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Root canals!
Thursday, September 15, 2011      7 comments

I'm still recovering from my root canal. It feels as if a large and determined army made a forced march through my mouth. Yesterday I was fairly out of it, but feel bet... Read more
3.3 miles today!
Sunday, September 11, 2011      3 comments

I walked 3.3 miles today. I am SO motivated. I am motivated to make progress and I am also motivated to make as much good use of my time as I can before my school year begins and I will, necessarily, have a huge chunk of "free time" removed f... Read more
A Virtual Walk from Slavanskaya to Nemchinovka
Saturday, September 10, 2011      3 comments

It's 7 miles and I've done 3 of them. That means I am approaching Nemchinovka. The population there is under 5,000 and it's got a definite suburban cast. The streets are getting less wide; there is more park land and even some farm land.... Read more
Question about Facebook Protocol & Walking down Mozhayskoye Shosse
Thursday, September 08, 2011      2 comments

Today I decided to make a few stops--Odintsovo, Lesnoy Gorodok, and Kokoshkino, to break down the 16 mile segment a bit. I am "friends" on Facebook with a woman I grew up with and went to school with. I recently commented on a picture she p... Read more
I'm a Periwinkle!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      7 comments

I've joined the Periwinkle Team of Spark People's Biggest Loser Challenge. I am really psyched and hope to do a great job for them. I also managed to finish the 3 mile virtual walk down Kutozsky Prospekt to Slavanskaya Square in my virtual... Read more
Walking from Moscow to Lucca, Italy
Monday, September 05, 2011      3 comments

I have joined the Spark Team Where are you walking to? It is a virtual walk and some of the members have mapped out their route on Google Maps. I decided that I wanted to take a 1,500 mile walk--I know it's really long and will take year... Read more
A couple of new Spark Teams
Sunday, September 04, 2011      5 comments

I have joined a couple of new Spark Teams and am already feeling motivated. It's very difficult for me to motivate myself for myself for the sake of myself but I have always done much better when I have some accountability to maintain. I can ... Read more
From 4X to 1X
Saturday, September 03, 2011      6 comments

At the end of June, barely two months ago, I ordered some 4X items (pants, trousers) via mail-order. Then I went to Scotland and then I started Sparking. I tried on the 4X pants and they barely could stay up. So I moved back to my comfortable... Read more
September: A New Month
Thursday, September 01, 2011      4 comments

August was a fairly good month: I lost 7 pounds, I learned some good new recipes, I ate quite a few vegetarian/vegan meals; my blood sugar results improved and I was very regular about working out at the gym. Now that September dawns I mus... Read more
Adieu to August
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      3 comments

Tomorrow I have to go to the dentist for an emergency tooth ache. I actually think that something has been gearing up to go ballistic in my gums for a while and it's decided to make its appearance. I've made a decision that I regret a bit:... Read more
A Few Goals
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      3 comments

I have been working well with short term goals so I'll create a few more. I will simply focus on the ONE goal right in front of me and I think it's best if I have no weight-loss goals at the moment for 2012. Here we go for the rest of 2011: ... Read more
Weight Journal: 1969-2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      1 comments

I just found a page from an old notebook where I had tracked my weight sometimes from month to month from 1969 up to 1998. It was a revelation to see all the yo-yo dieting and, from the perspective of time, identify when I had big weight ga... Read more
Amazing things
Monday, August 22, 2011      4 comments

I've been doing some amazing (for me) things at the gym. In the past few days I have started on the elliptical trainer and on the rowing machine. True, I can't do more than about 5 minutes at a time but the main point is that I can do this. ... Read more
Too sensitive....
Saturday, August 20, 2011      6 comments

I remember my father telling me I was "too sensitive" and I think I remain so. I don't know why I let my feelings get hurt so easily. I typically blame myself but sometimes it really is because other people are rude or inconsiderate. ... Read more
I Don't Want Anything
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      7 comments

I wonder if anyone has had this problem? I am a little bit disgusted by food. I had a "virtuous" meal of broccoli and whole wheat pasta last night along with salad and it just left me feeling "meh". The thoughts of meats, sweets, and other c... Read more

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