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Sweet lemonade
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      2 comments

Can't make it to my favorite-est class tonight (BodyCombat). I have an executive board meeting I can't get out of... So - in addition to the usual morning SPIN class, i thought I would take a walk during lunch. And since i need new SPIN sho... Read more
those pesky calories
Friday, September 02, 2016      1 comments

I'm a calorie hoarder, trying to save up my calories for all the really tasty things that come at night. Under Dr guidance, i'm trying to stick to 1400-1500 cals... which is about 200 higher than my previous aspiration. SO do i add the 200 c... Read more
Stallin'
Thursday, September 01, 2016      4 comments

Just met with a nutritionist. Maintaining 80lb loss for two years, but the scale isn't budging any further.. Even with 6 exercise classes a week... Nutritionist said that maybe this is where I am meant to be, if my metabolism is really slow. ... Read more
ALL THE EXERCISES!
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      2 comments

I am proud of myself - sticking to my routine, and adding more opportunities for exercise when I can. 2 SPIN classes (5am) and an almost regular Tuesda... Read more
Dear August, you suck
Thursday, August 25, 2016      7 comments

Well, to be fair, July threw you a curveball. Tycho the collie died Jul 29 (cancer, at 9 years old)...and the hits just keep on coming. Car died. Congrats to me on a new minivan complete with automatic does and car payments (it was a nice... Read more
A girl and her dog
Thursday, August 18, 2016      1 comments

This is Anubis, my hound/dane. He's 10.5, and is annoyed that he can't use the doggy door to cone and go as he pleases. While that is temporary (had to... Read more
Despite the scale, if i can
Monday, August 15, 2016      4 comments

An inanimate object could really ruin a whole day, if i let it! Long story: weighed in at the doctor's office Thursday after avoiding the scale (and truth) for about 2 months. The results weren't terrible - up 6lbs from my low, and 1 lb higher... Read more
Visualize 6 months from now
Saturday, August 13, 2016      0 comments

My SparkCoach exercise for today: A. "visualize how you want to look & feel 6 months from now." 1. Look: Slimmer. more toned. A comfortable 10. Weight: 175. 2. Feel: toned. not tired. My 5am SPIN class a habit + a Sunday morning and 2 e... Read more
Shoes can stop dropping any time now
Thursday, August 11, 2016      1 comments

Seriously! the month i decide to get 'back on track' (you know how that goes!), bad things happened. Good things too. Lots of running-around, beyond my control, twisting-and-turning, can't catch my breath things. Parents' anniversary (gr... Read more
Willing myself to become a morning person
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      6 comments

Reality: if i want to work out consistently, the 5am hour is my time, because: 1. I prefer group classes to just about any other kind of exercise 2. Hubby leaves for work around 6:30, I gotta get the munchkins ready and dropped off 3. Afte... Read more
Leftovers!
Thursday, April 07, 2016      2 comments

Thinking hard about what to order for lunch knowing i'd have leftovers, and will have to finish them for dinner at the airport later. So I got chicken wings. Portable. On my way out, slightly-too-big box in hand, a homeless guy approached m... Read more
is this me?
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      9 comments

I was at a banquet tonight, for my professional organization. Salad, dinner, dessert... you know "those people" who just couldn't possibly eat all of their dessert? Well, tonight, THAT WAS ME! I left some tiramisu cheesecake on the plate. No... Read more
Doing well, will it last?
Sunday, April 03, 2016      2 comments

I don't know how long it takes me to build a habit. All I know that it only takes 1misstep, I mistake, I bad decision to throw in the towel, declare myself a failure, and bask in the glow of the TV, spoon knuckle - deep in a pint of ice cream, ... Read more
My good kind of selfish weekend
Sunday, March 27, 2016      0 comments

Hubby and kids are gone, Thursday - Tuesday. The kids have Spring Break, and I, unfortunately, have to stay behind for work. This would normally be a weekend for misery and self-indulgence: snack on a pint of ice cream while working; go out t... Read more
Be careful what you wish for....
Saturday, June 21, 2014      0 comments

I have been hoping and wishing that my hubby were more on board with this whole getting-healthier thing. He has always been supportive, but passively so (you do what you need to do, I will complain only minimally that everything tastes like coc... Read more

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