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Desiderata for the Weary
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      0 comments

Keep going, even when you don't feel like it. Even when bad things happen, or good things fail to happen, and you wonder what's the point. Do your best. Maybe it's not THE best, but it's your best for today. Tomorrow is another day. ... Read more
New Old Shoes
Saturday, April 06, 2013      4 comments

Last night I wore an old pair of shoes (well, brand new, never worn, but I bought them back in 1993 and just kept them in my closet all this time). Why I never wore them was because they didn't fit. I actually bought two pairs of red Conver... Read more
What Will The New Me Be Like?
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      0 comments

I'm not doing April goals. I failed miserably at my March goals, so I'm giving it a rest this month. (Not giving up on goals entirely. Just changing tack for a month or so.) Well, there is a kind of overarching goal I have, which is nebulou... Read more
Accomplishments at the End of Month 10
Monday, April 01, 2013      2 comments

For me, 150 pounds was a magic number. It was, at one time, my goal weight -- since I couldn't imagine being any smaller. Later, when it seemed attainable, 150 pounds became the weight at which I would take up activities that I had never do... Read more
Easter Weekend
Sunday, March 31, 2013      2 comments

Well, I'm in a much better place mentally since I finally broke 150 pounds. It felt like I had been sitting at 151 for ages, even though it was less than two weeks. Some of that loss was probably hair, since I have had my hair cut even shor... Read more
Single-Digit Sizing!
Thursday, March 28, 2013      0 comments

I am still sick, but Easter is coming. Tomorrow is Good Friday and that is a holiday in Canada so stores and businesses are closed. I needed a haircut and I had to get some beige hose to wear with my new Spring outfit. All winter I have been wea... Read more
Shifting Focus
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      0 comments

Didn't go to the gym this morning because I am still sick. At least the upset stomach turned out to be something I ate and cleared itself up. Still have cold symptoms (sneezes, sniffles) and general lack of energy. Being sick makes me more ... Read more
Ugh! Sick!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      2 comments

Well, it's clear to me now that my discouragement yesterday came from being in the early stages of "coming down with something". Not sure what this is. Some kind of cold maybe. It started with a tickle in my throat yesterday and some stomac... Read more
Slightly Discouraged Today
Monday, March 25, 2013      4 comments

Trying not to feel discouraged and blame myself for my body's reluctance to let pounds go right now. (I'm shrinking in inches, still.) What happens is, I start telling myself that what I choose to eat can affect my weight loss as well as ho... Read more
Country Road, Take Me Home
Saturday, March 23, 2013      1 comments

Well, today was kind of funny for exercise. The weather is beautiful, nice and sunny, though there is still lots of snow around. I decided it would be good to get some fresh air instead of spending an early morning at the gym again. DH agr... Read more
Thursday, March 21, 2013      2 comments

The denim skirt should have been a wakeup call. When the scale doesn't change, I forget to check my clothes. I forget that I can lose inches without losing pounds. So now I am wearing a brand new pair of pants with a belt because the l... Read more
The Numbers Game
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      0 comments

Weight loss is going slow again -- like, stalled at 151 -- but my strength is growing at a phenomenal speed. I've said that I confound my personal trainer, and that's understandable, but now I even confound myself! The settings are going up by t... Read more
A Couple of My Thrift Store Finds (Photos!)
Monday, March 18, 2013      2 comments

Here is kind of a visual check-in with what I look like now, even though it hasn't really changed much since the "rock star" photo posted in my gallery. The excuse for this is to show off my thrift store finds. The plaid skinny jeans I now ... Read more
Another Day in Clothing News
Saturday, March 16, 2013      2 comments

As of today: My weight is still going down in small increments. (Yay!) I was 151 pounds on the scale this morning. I can lift 75 pounds on the bench press (even though DH put 85 pounds on by mistake and I still managed a set of 10 lift... Read more
Fitness Test and Thrift Store Finds
Thursday, March 14, 2013      2 comments

Today I had what they call a "fitness retest" at the gym. The trainer took all my measurements and in the end added up all the inches lost since my first fitness test. It was up somewhere close to 30 inches. I have lost another 3% body fat (what... Read more

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