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Eat More (Veggies) Feel Better
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      3 comments

I've been working on the Eat More Feel Better challenge. This is a challenge to encourage you to eat lots more veggies each day. It has been helping. (Although I wish the challenge were written a little more specifically, the way that the 5k ... Read more
Veggie Power
Thursday, February 28, 2013      2 comments

Maybe it's rather obvious, but there is a direct correlation between eating lots of veggies and staying in my calorie target range. I don't mean just a can of green beans at dinner, but a big tray of roast veggies, carrots as a snack, salad at ... Read more
Nutrition Goals
Sunday, February 03, 2013      2 comments

It still makes me sort of crazy that every time I adjust a weight goal for the upcoming month or two I have to reset all of the nutritional goals. I guess I understand why it is set up that way, but it still is a bit of a pain. My goals bl... Read more
I Like Mornings
Monday, January 07, 2013      5 comments

I have to confess that I have a little evil glee at leaving the gym early in the morning, done with a strong workout, while others are just streaming in to get started.... Read more
Where are the January People
Friday, January 04, 2013      1 comments

Maybe it's because the weather has been mostly mild for the winter. But I haven't spotted any January people at either gym yet. In fact this morning was far less crowded that normal. Maybe next week, when they all shake off vacation.... Read more
2012 Wrap Up
Monday, December 31, 2012      1 comments

So I'm not much of one for doing New Year's Resolutions. I tend to slide off of them quickly and then there is a sense that I can/ought to wait until January rolls around again to make new changes. But this was a year that I took my eating... Read more
Met a Weight Loss Goal During the Holidays
Friday, December 21, 2012      1 comments

I was shocked and really, really pleased to read the scale this morning. I was down another pound and met my mini-goal for the month with another week to spare. Not bad for the middle of the holidays. Now I know that I'm about to start ba... Read more
I Need a Better Walking Route
Thursday, December 20, 2012      0 comments

My walking route is getting a little stale. I can now do the full 3 miles pretty comfortably in under an hour. But planning a new route is stumping me a bit. The routes I'm coming up with are either not much longer or too much longer. I ... Read more
Lessons and Carols
Monday, December 17, 2012      0 comments

I've been hearing of lessons and carols for a couple years. Yesterday I finally got to attend a service. It was so lovely. Like a Jesse Tree, it walked us through the Bible to see the need for redemption and restoration, to prophecy, to... Read more
Joyful Joy
Monday, November 26, 2012      0 comments

Well, my little tracker icon isn't where I'd like it to be this morning. I put on a couple pounds in the week of having family here, not tracking what I ate and not getting enough exercise. On the other hand, I took a lovely walk with my mo... Read more
Breakfast choices.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      0 comments

So looking at the types of breakfast I can have, I'm seeing that a bagel with peanut butter might be portable and easy to eat in the car, but it's also almost 500 calories. I need to rethink this one. For mornings when I have to eat on t... Read more
Goals for December
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      0 comments

I'm doing pretty well with setting realistic goals and making progress towards them. I'm finding that if I set goals for actions, my ulterior motive for losing weight or inches will ultimately follow. But I can't set a weight loss goal on ... Read more
What's Your Ultra Challenge?
Friday, November 16, 2012      0 comments

Ultra Run www.dailyspark.com/blog.
_50_miles I read this blog account of a 50 mile ultra marathon this morning and thought it was such a good account of what we all have to struggle w... Read more
Thanksgiving is Wonderful and Special
Thursday, November 15, 2012      0 comments

I've resolved that I am going to make a wonderful Thanksgiving feast, enjoy it with my family, be thankful for all of the year's blessings, but not treat every day leading up to it or every day after it as another excuse to feast again. I'm... Read more
Tricking Halloween's Hidden Pounds
Thursday, November 01, 2012      0 comments

Well I've been doing well in September and October. My kids have had so many athletics practices that I've been hitting the gym quite a bit. I also kept Halloween candy out of the house in the many months before the holiday. The stores ha... Read more

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