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Thursday, March 13, 2008      0 comments

It's not the team that wants to win that wins. It's the team that wants to win, and is willing to work at it, that wins. - Vince Lombardi November 10, 2007 Gosh, I love that quote. I've had it up forever now, but it still speaks t... Read more
September Intro - archiving
Saturday, November 10, 2007      0 comments

September 10, 2007 Well, I hate to say it, but I just don't have time to be active on Spark right now. I started a new job about a month ago and now have precisely zero personal time. Someday I'll get back! Just as a small update: ... Read more
August Intro Page- Archiving
Monday, September 10, 2007      0 comments

I Know Where I'm Going It's not the team that wants to win that wins. It's the team that wants to win, and is willing to work at it, that wins. - Vince Lombardi August 1, 2007 I started my fitness journey on May 16, 2007. Mot... Read more
Body for Life Challenge-- Anyone want to do it with me?
Friday, August 03, 2007      5 comments

I've committed to myself to do the Body for Life Challenge, planned start date 8/21 (I'm giving myself a couple of weeks to figure out what I want to do for meals and to get past my daughter's birthday). http://www.bodyforlife.com I'm looking f... Read more
My weight history - Archiving
Wednesday, August 01, 2007      0 comments

This is what I had written on my sparkpage intro from 5/16/07ish through 8/1/07. Just archiving: This is my weight history (for the record, I'm 5'9"): * I was a fat kid-- more than chubby. I slimmed down by high school (weighed about... Read more
Body-for-Life for Women Mind Exercises
Monday, July 30, 2007      3 comments

"It's not the team that wants to win that wins. It's the team that wants to win, and is willing to work at it, that wins." -- Vince Lombardi I checked the book "Body-for-Life for Women" out from the library. More and more, I know that the... Read more
USMC PFT Challenge
Sunday, July 29, 2007      0 comments

A while back in here, I wondered whether I had what it takes to be a Marine. Not that I'm looking to join up-- I just want to know if, fitness-wise, I could hack it. So I started a challenge in the Hard-Corps team to try the USMC Physical ... Read more
Mile Time
Thursday, July 19, 2007      2 comments

Bragging on myself here. Recall that I had to repeat the mile run every year of high school gym class because I couldn't make it in 15 minutes. Definitely not a born runner here! Today, after I dropped off my daughter at camp, I decid... Read more
My First 5K
Saturday, July 14, 2007      1 comments

Just noting for history's sake that I ran my first 5K race tonight! Woohoo! Unfortunately, there was a bottleneck early on (2 person wide footbridge v. hundreds of people), so that definitely affected my time-- conservatively, I'd say it a... Read more
Body Fat Calculator
Thursday, July 12, 2007      0 comments

Recording this because it seems accurate for me (same range as what was professionally tested): http://www.healthcentral.com
/cholesterol/home-body-fat
-test-2774-143.html... Read more
What next?
Tuesday, July 10, 2007      2 comments

I'll complete the Couch to 5K program this week and I'm trying to decide what to do next. For now at least, I don't want to aim for a 10K-- just not interested in pushing the distance right now. I've been feeling a little bored with the straig... Read more
The Great Luna Bar Flavor Experiment
Wednesday, June 27, 2007      14 comments

I've decided eating a protein bar every now and then would be a good addition to my eating habits. I've never been a great fan of the protein bar, but I'm going to at least try it out. Based solely on popularity and nothing more, I'm going wit... Read more
RMR/BMR
Wednesday, June 13, 2007      0 comments

http://www.caloriesperhour.com
/index_burn.html The results of your calculations are: BMR 1,485 RMR 1,461 (calories) For an explanation of BMR and RMR and important notes on the accuracy of these calculations, see Calculating BMR a... Read more
Could I be a Marine?
Friday, June 08, 2007      1 comments

No career change plans on the horizon, but I ran across the fitness requirements for marines today (I was searching for the weight requirements, since I had seen reference to them before). They are here: http://usmilitary.about.com/od
/marin... Read more

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