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I wish I lived in Kansas
Monday, October 22, 2012      8 comments

One thing I remember about driving across Kansas was that it was flat – very flat. I thought about that trip on Saturday during my “long” run. Long is a relative term for me lately. My recovery and comeback had been going so well that I... Read more
Mommy, it happened again!
Sunday, October 21, 2012      9 comments

That was the screech from the nursery that sent me running to my toddler’s room 37 years ago. I found her holding back the curtain and excitingly shouting “The sun came back!” Such is the wonder of an almost 3 year old who suddenly realize... Read more
3 new additions and no junk food in sight – My new improved table
Saturday, October 20, 2012      16 comments

Last month I wrote about the daily challenge of living with the junk food king, including a picture of my kitchen table. This is how it looks now. The peanut b... Read more
My non-exercise (actually food related) injuries - Confessions of a Klutz.
Friday, October 19, 2012      9 comments

We are often warned by well intentioned people about a specific activity because of potential injury. Don’t do X, Y or Z. It will hurt your (insert body part here). Looking back at my history of injuries serious enough to require rest a... Read more
Why do my mind and body lie to me?
Thursday, October 18, 2012      13 comments

If I feel good, eat healthy and exercise, isn’t that enough? No, not for me and looking around at the general population, not for a lot of other people either. Without some objective measure, it’s way too easy to deceive myself. The voi... Read more
Really people? Do I have to run through a cloud of smoke?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      14 comments

There is a “loop” in my town, a 2.75 mile route with paved sidewalks and no streets to cross. There’s also a short “notch” along the way which adds just enough distance to make it a 5K for those so inclined. It’s a favorite of runners, walkers... Read more
The soundtrack of my life echoes through my workout
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      4 comments

Many SP articles, blogs and threads involve workout music. At age 65 I have to admit that I’m not familiar with much of it. The last I remember being surrounded with popular music, my 3 kids were in high school (1983-1993). Soon afterwards te... Read more
I know where all the men are – at least the old ones
Monday, October 15, 2012      8 comments

No, this isn’t like one of those spam emails “meet sexy singles in your area.” But as I get older I’m coming face to face with the statistics of life expectancy. Sadly, I’m attending more funerals lately and have even begun to read the obituar... Read more
Who are these people who get 100% in Trivia?
Sunday, October 14, 2012      12 comments

Not just for 1 day, but for a whole month! After 3 years of lurking on SP, reading and learning, and 150 weeks of maintenance, I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about food, fitness and health. After 1 month being active here, it turns out t... Read more
The absolute best exercise ever.
Saturday, October 13, 2012      4 comments

We’re constantly bombarded with advertisements for the magic pill or gadget or activity that will allow us to “melt away the pounds.” I remember this even way back in the 50s when Lucy Ricardo tried to shake away and steam away the extra weight... Read more
Did you RUN the whole way?
Friday, October 12, 2012      14 comments

That’s my favorite example of what NOT to say to someone at the finish line, no matter what the length of the race. I suppose it’s a matter of perspective, but I count every step moving forward as distance traveled whether or not it involved hau... Read more
Women, Pre Title 9 (1972) - Were we really that active?
Thursday, October 11, 2012      7 comments

One of the reasons often stated as a cause of the sudden increase in obesity over the last 20 years is a reduction in activity levels. I want to take an honest look back. While my friends and I actively played outside during childhood, f... Read more
How I eat when on vacation
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      8 comments

When in Rome, I’ll eat the gelato. When in Germany, I’ll eat the strudel. When in Athens, I’ll eat the baklava. There’s a pattern here. Obviously, I have a sweet tooth and part of the fun of visiting new places is eating the specialtie... Read more
I will not drink another calorie
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      10 comments

I made that decision over 20 years ago. At the time it was a reflection of my frugality, not aimed at weight reduction. I was annoyed that restaurants charged so much for a drink. I began to order water since the soda was half water (ice) any... Read more
Pride + Impatience + Frustration = A Fall
Monday, October 08, 2012      12 comments

I was very self satisfied over the weekend. I’ve been in maintenance a long time and feeling confident that I’ve got this thing down. I’ve developed immunity to DH’s stash of junk food. I attended grandkids’ activities on Saturday and ignored ... Read more

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