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These Are the Days We Live For
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      4 comments

I am between trainers right now so even though it's Tuesday, there was no appointment for me this morning before Step class. (I will be trying out a new-to-me trainer tomorrow.) Man it was busy at the gym this morning! Step class was full t... Read more
A Small Price to Pay
Monday, September 23, 2013      4 comments

Step class is at 4:00 in the afternoon on a Monday, and like a good neighbour and State Farm Insurance, I was there.* It was a quieter class today, with only about a half-dozen or so people. That meant I was in our intrepid instructor's pe... Read more
Sublime Sunday
Sunday, September 22, 2013      8 comments

This morning I lost track of time and I barely made it to Step class; I slipped in just as the class was starting. Sunday is a busy day for Step. There were 6 men and 12 women in the room. Because I snuck in just in time, I had to take a spot of... Read more
Decision Made
Saturday, September 21, 2013      7 comments

Well, the good news is that the spike in my weight has come back down again. And I didn't perform any more science experiments involving treadmills today. The bad news is that DH's new trainer is not going to be a suitable substitute f... Read more
Science Experiment
Friday, September 20, 2013      5 comments

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: * How necessary is visual feedback for maintaining forward momentum on an exercise machine with a continuous belt? OR * Hey, I wonder what happens if I try to walk on the treadmill with my eyes cl... Read more
Tai Chi
Thursday, September 19, 2013      4 comments

Well, I went to a Tai Chi class in my community today. I really knew nothing about Tai Chi before I attended. But now I know enough that I think it's just what I need in order to improve my stability. I found that it was much like Step... Read more
Kick and Clap, Everybody! Kick and Clap!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      4 comments

DH has suggested that perhaps my expectations of "trainer behaviour" are based on the fact that my old trainer was a young guy, and my new trainer is a young girl. DH and I had the same personal trainer (PT) formerly, but PT treated me wit... Read more
I Miss My Old Trainer
Tuesday, September 17, 2013      4 comments

So today was my first Tuesday with trying a new personal trainer. Needless to say, the word "tranquil" has not applied to any part of my day so far. What made it even worse is that today -- and hopefully for today only -- the gym changed t... Read more
This is Why the Mom Does the Grocery Shopping
Monday, September 16, 2013      6 comments

So, the boys (DH and DS) went grocery shopping by themselves yesterday, and DS came home with a box of plain glazed donuts. I already know they are 190 calories each. I fear this will not end well. ... Read more
Sunday, September 15, 2013      1 comments

Change is something I struggle with wherever I encounter it. The self-improvement I most fervently wish for is that I could encounter change with the nonchalance of a Zen master, that nothing would cause a ripple in my calm demeanour. ... Read more
Need to Get My Groove Back
Saturday, September 14, 2013      3 comments

It's really starting to feel like autumn. I'm enjoying the cooler weather, but we (my family) still haven't gotten back into the usual routine. It used to be fine getting up at 5 to go to the gym at 5:30. But getting up at 4:30 to go to the... Read more
Fast Fashion Is Ruining The Nation (Haha!)
Friday, September 13, 2013      2 comments

Summary for September 13, 2013 (Yeah, it's Friday the 13th) Weight: 141.8 (down again) Sleep: did not record Bedhead: soaring, but not epic Mood: ? --- So yesterday I made a connection in my brain that is likely to have un... Read more
Weight History (Mine), BMI, and Goals
Thursday, September 12, 2013      3 comments

First, a little summary for September 12, 2013. Weight: Up again (142.8) Sleep: a little over 7 hours Bedhead: EPIC! Mood: meh (no exercise yesterday) ~~~ On SparkPeople we often don't know each other's "weight history". ... Read more
Fluke or Trend?
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      7 comments

Ever since I kind of just *stopped* losing weight in May, after a year of steady weight loss, I've still been following the Spark plan. That is, I weigh myself daily, I track my food and exercise daily, I make a conscious effort to eat thos... Read more
Totally Random Thoughts
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      4 comments

Some random, unconnected thoughts that are going through my head right now: ~ It seems weird to me to go clothes shopping and be frustrated because I can't find my size, not because everything is too small, but because everything is too BIG... Read more

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