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She's Thrifty!
Saturday, November 09, 2013      7 comments

Today I did not go to the gym because I want to go tomorrow to Step class, and my hip and knee were sore from yesterday's three miles on the treadmill. I really meant to do a half-hour on the treadmill and then switch to the recumbent bike, but,... Read more
Puff, Puff, Puff, Like a Choo-Choo Train
Friday, November 08, 2013      4 comments

So this morning I did a good fifty-five minutes on the treadmill, during which I managed to travel a "distance" of a little over three miles. During the last five minutes, just as I was going into the cooldown on the machine, my current per... Read more
Tai Chi on a Rainy November Evening
Thursday, November 07, 2013      2 comments

Last night I went to Tai Chi even though I didn't feel like going. I asked my husband to drive me, because it was dark and rainy, and because then I could bribe myself with the promise of us going out to Starbucks for a coffee after (I alwa... Read more
Challenging My Physical Weaknesses
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      3 comments

Today I used the BOSU ball differently than I have in the past. As a reminder, BOSU stands for "BOth Sides Up". So today I had the bouncy side down (or I should say, the flat side up). But don't worry. I wasn't standing on it. (Whew!) I was usin... Read more
My Journey in Photos
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      5 comments

For those who have never clicked through to my gallery, here is my abbreviated journey in photos: The catalyst, this photo taken May 16, 2012. 202 pounds. Size 18/20. ... Read more
Changing Shape
Monday, November 04, 2013      2 comments

So, earlier in the year, around April or so when I was close to the weight that I am now maintaining, I didn't like the shape I saw when I looked at myself in a full-length mirror. I've always had a waist, and for most of my life (say from ... Read more
Boring? Bring It On!
Sunday, November 03, 2013      6 comments

So, what happens when you change up your workouts over time so that you are doing less weight training with your lower body (figuring that Step class and Tai Chi have got you covered for using your leg muscles), and yet you consistently do upper... Read more
Reversal
Saturday, November 02, 2013      2 comments

I keep telling myself I'm going to do a blog entry about going to the gym. As in, packing my bag, what I take, how I use it, post-workout shower procedure, stuff like that. Anyone who looks at my photo gallery can see that as I lost we... Read more
Doing More
Friday, November 01, 2013      4 comments

I don't know that I really have goals around weight loss and healthy living anymore. I guess I have guidelines now. I know what range to eat in, what foods to eat, that sort of thing. I track my food and fitness out of habit, because i... Read more
I Do Not Know How I Feel About It (Tai Chi)
Thursday, October 31, 2013      4 comments

I still can't figure out whether I like Tai Chi or not. There is a "field trip" happening in two weeks, with a couple of beginner classes from nearby cities going to the Retreat for lunch and a tour. Part of me wants to sign up and go, and... Read more
Angry Tigers
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      4 comments

Tai Chi tonight. Boy, the world must contain some pretty angry tigers. According to Stephen Colbert, in a fight between a lion and a tiger, a tiger would win. ... Read more
A Mixed Bag Full of Mixed Feelings
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      5 comments

This blog post will be all over the place today. It is a mixed bag full of mixed feelings. First, a little bit about fitness: I had to go to the gym early today and drop my son off at his school nearby, well before the 9:15 start time... Read more
I Bought My Halloween Candy Today
Monday, October 28, 2013      7 comments

Normally I would never miss a Sunday morning Step class, but yesterday my hip and knees protested that however willing in spirit I was, my body thought it would be a good idea to give it a miss yesterday. So I skipped yesterday and instead ... Read more
Unspoken Goal (These Boots Are Made for Walking)
Sunday, October 27, 2013      9 comments

There are many reasons for losing weight and some of them are less overtly admirable than others. I mean, let's face it, if we lose weight for the aesthetic (as opposed to the athletic) effect of it, that's hardly praiseworthy, is it? ... Read more
Winter Fashion
Saturday, October 26, 2013      4 comments

It's beginning to feel a lot like winter. I've had to scrape the car before going out in the morning, and where we used to get a wet drizzle when the sky turned a certain shade of grey, now we are as likely to get "rain" that is suspiciously whi... Read more

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