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Thoughts on Mortality (Part 1. . . .I think)
Monday, February 10, 2020      2 comments

To keep this from being a novel and to allow me to try and organize my thoughts rather than rambling, I think this is going to be a 2 part post. If I can fit it into 1, I will. The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 have been full of les... Read more
Getting Faster!
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      6 comments

One of my big goals for this month was to up my base pace in Orangetheory. As a very quick recap, Orangetheory focuses on interval training on the treadmill and rower, so there are three paces that people use during the workout, base, push, and ... Read more
Stuck. And it's all my fault.
Saturday, September 14, 2019      6 comments

I'm doing the In Between Challenge for the the time between the Summer 5% Challenge and the Fall 5% Challenge. My goal is to get out of the 210s and into the mid to low 200s so I can be into the 190s during the Fall 5% challenge. I started... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge Recap
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      2 comments

After futzing around in the 220's since mid-March, and losing a grand total of 1 pound between April 20th and June 8th, I needed help. So I joined the Summer 5% Challenge. I've done these in the past and had success, I've also done them and have... Read more
Internal vs External Cues
Friday, April 19, 2019      5 comments

I've been going to Orangetheory Fitness for the past 6 months. And I love love love the workout. Can't say enough great things about it. And if you've been around me in person you already know that. . . and want me to shut up. I'm officially and... Read more
March Recap
Monday, April 01, 2019      3 comments

Frustrating. Disappointing. Since I hadn't weighed in at the end of February due to just getting off of a plane, what happened in February was that I lost 1.2 lbs and then on the last week of work travel gained enough that when I finally w... Read more
February Recap
Wednesday, March 06, 2019      4 comments

It's amazing how fragile my eating plan is, and how even at this point how dependent it is on everything else going reasonably well. February included two known work trips, the first one to California went well. I went to Orange Theory 2 out of ... Read more
January Recap
Saturday, February 02, 2019      4 comments

Do you ever feel like you need to be beaten with the life lesson stick before things sink in? The things you know that are the right thing to do, but you don't do and then sit there sad because nothing has changed. Like drinking your water, trac... Read more
6 years on Spark
Thursday, September 08, 2016      12 comments

I joined SparkPeople six years ago with the goal of losing 86 lbs. Here I am 6 years later, only 91.8 to go! I know that sounds like a bad joke. And if all you looked at was starting weight and ending weight, this past 6 years would quite honest... Read more
A Tale of Two Months
Monday, August 29, 2016      6 comments

In July 2016 I missed 1 day of exercise and 4 days of tracking what went in my mouth. In August 2016 I missed 8 days of exercise and 11 days of tracking what went in my mouth. Guess which month I lost more weight? And it was a significant ... Read more
Lessons in saying no
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      6 comments

Saying no. Saying NO. Saying noooooo. Saying Hell NO! Any way you say it, I suck at all of them. It's like it doesn't matter what the rest of the question is, the words "Can you" trigger an instantaneous, "Sure!" in response. Yes, I can. N... Read more
Spark People Premium
Monday, August 15, 2016      10 comments

Thoughts on Spark People Premium so far: Pluses- - No Ads Woo Hoo! - I like the Spark Coach morning visualization exercise - I also like the self evaluation part. I like data. I work with data on a daily basis, so having that self... Read more
Look at me! My pants are loose!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      10 comments

So why don't I stop drinking water and start eating a bunch of junk! But really . . . ... Read more
I'm just going to leave this here...
Thursday, September 03, 2015      6 comments

For today. For tomorrow. For any day when you feel like you're not going to make it. When it's hard. When you don't want to work out. When no matter what or how much you eat you don't feel full. When you give up and come back heavier. When you'v... Read more
How do you count activity not on the tracker?
Thursday, April 30, 2015      4 comments

Saturday we were out working on our property for between 4-5 hours. I have no idea how to track that. It was definitely exercise, both strength and aerobic because we cut down two trees, moved them, cleaned silt from a flood last year from a 100... Read more

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