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25,594 steps at the bottom of the world
Sunday, January 19, 2014      15 comments

We hiked around a lot today in the local national park and looked at the permanent ice field above the town where there's a ski resort in the winter. It's so cold here it's hard to remember that this is the height of their summer! ... Read more
Greetings from the Bottom of the Earth
Saturday, January 18, 2014      19 comments

Greetings from the southernmost tip of Argentina, the city of Ushuaia. I'm here with my friends Axel and Suan and we are preparing to get on a ship to spend 10 days expl... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Review of the Spark People 28-day Bootcamp DVD
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      27 comments

For a link to the full review, go here: docs.google.com/document
XtvKJ8xPUJM9ze21OH2RQ/pub Because formatting is difficult in these Spark Blogs I'm going to post an abbreviated version of... Read more
Dancing with the Binghamtonians
Thursday, November 14, 2013      16 comments

Last Saturday I enjoyed meeting up with DDOORN, ANNIEMAC_98, and her husband for an afternoon of Contra and English Country Dancing. None of them had tried it before. Here's DDORN's post about it: http://www.sparkpeople.c
om/... Read more
Spark Meetup in Binghamton, NY Sat 11/9
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      12 comments

If you’re anywhere near Binghamton NY, come join me and DDOORN at a beginner-friendly contra dancing event happening next Saturday, November 9 in Binghamton. There will be LIVE MUSIC and lessons! Contra dancing is sort of like square danci... Read more
Post-apocalyptic kayaking with LESLIELENORE and her brother
Monday, October 07, 2013      18 comments

This past weekend the bf and I went to a contra dance in Buffalo - loads of fun - dancing until late Friday night and all day Saturday (HR monitor reported 1455 calories burned on Saturday alone). Then Sunday the bf and I met LESLIELENORE a... Read more
Kayaking 14 miles through 4 locks with 12 friends
Monday, September 30, 2013      19 comments

Last year I kayaked with LESLIELENORE and her brother and two others in the canal between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. http://www.sparkpeople.c
om/mypage_public... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts We’ve kept off 6.5 tons for 629 years!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      47 comments

While there are 17,156 members in the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team ( teams.sparkpeople.com/ma
intaining ), 215 of them have joined a list to celebrate their maintenance anniversaries: docs... Read more
Hoopin' with ZIRCADIA and a weekend in northern VT
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      19 comments

The bf and I went to Vermont last weekend and on the way stopped to see ZIRCADIA. We didn't have much time, but there was enough to take a really nice walk along the water and try hooping. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Regain happens. The most important thing is what you do about it.
Thursday, July 18, 2013      88 comments

I started at 335.6 lbs in 2007, got down to 326.2 in late 2008. I reached my initial goal weight (under 160) in early 2010. I have been up and down both above and below 160 several times since then. I eventually moved my target goal weight... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I’m back in my “fat pants.”
Monday, June 03, 2013      485 comments

Once upon a time, when I was over 335 lbs, I had a favorite pair of 4x batik rayon pants. The colors were subdued enough to work with my (then) very somber wardrobe of blacks, greys, and dark colors that I thought helped me blend into the backg... Read more
Contra Dancing - burning calories and socializing...
Monday, April 08, 2013      33 comments

A little over a month ago XC ski season was winding down and the rivers hadn’t really thawed enough to kayak on safely. And socially I’ve been a bit of a hermit over the winter, not really getting out there and meeting new people. ... Read more
Report on a 1 Rep Max test
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      19 comments

BREWMASTERBILL has been bugging me to do a 1 rep max test so I inserted one into my lifting schedule. Since I usually lift at home alone in my basement, I generally do the 18 or 24 reps that the New Rules of Lifting for Women has prescribed... Read more
Gun Show!
Sunday, January 13, 2013      16 comments

Enjoyed catching up with NIMNIX, WOLFKITTY, and GEE-KNEE this evening after hours. ... Read more
Communal Project: a log reinforcing healthy choices & thoughts
Saturday, December 29, 2012      8 comments

After two pretty rough months emotionally, I fell off the bandwagon last weekend and overindulged at three parties in four days - with predictable results. In addition to getting back on track with the food and exercise, I thought it would ... Read more

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