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Setting the bar higher than I ever thought possible.
Thursday, September 24, 2009      2 comments

On Sunday, I am going to run my first half marathon - 21.1km non-stop running. I signed up for this event early last spring when the snow was melting, the sky was blue and running outside (which I do year round) was actually becoming plea... Read more
Summer's Gone
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      2 comments

I get up at 5:30 am to run twice a week and I am seriously distressed that it is dark now when I do so!! This morning, in fact, it was still a little dark by the time I got back to the house! When I am running on those gorgeous early summer morn... Read more
The second set.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      1 comments

Today I shopped for fall clothes. I started last fall as a size 12 and worked my way down to a size 6 that was hanging off of me when the warm weather moved in. I gave away my size 6's in March and purchased a spring/summer wardrobe in size 2's ... Read more
Vacation Report
Monday, August 31, 2009      3 comments

Well, I won't bore you with more details about my backpacking trip - it was fabulous and inspiring and soul-filling and, if interested, you can visit my facebook and see some pictures of it: http://www.facebook.com/albu
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Vacation Alert
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      3 comments

Ah, I LOVE setting the autoresponder on my work email to a "Vacation Alert" - I know it'll bite me in the butt when I get back and there are 370 emails waiting my immediate attention but, in the meantime, I am on vacation!! We leave tomorro... Read more
I'm going backpacking.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      1 comments

I can't really describe to you what backpacking is like for me. If you've never strapped a big, bulky, heavy pack onto your shoulders and stepped off the main road to head fearlessly into the wilds, you won't get it. Everything about it sounds l... Read more
50 isn't the new 30, it's better!
Thursday, August 06, 2009      1 comments

I'm not quite 50 yet but I'm already looking forward to it! No, I'm not wishing my life away and I know every passing year is one closer to the grand finale but I have never dreaded getting older - as an optimist, I've always considered the alte... Read more
Tracking my food ROCKS...
Thursday, July 30, 2009      4 comments

...okay, I lie. And not very well. But I have to do it! Have to - there's no other way! I can forget what I ate almost as soon as the taste has left my mouth. And I LOVE to eat - so it's easy to eat and eat and eat and never consider the c... Read more
What I Don't Miss
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      3 comments

A journey of weight loss is, ultimately, a journey of loss. In order for any of this to succeed, you have to lose things like bad food habits and long nights plopped on the couch with a bottle of merlot and TV zapper. You no longer have the free... Read more
Trusting Myself in the Process
Monday, July 27, 2009      3 comments

Maintenance is really about trusting the process - believing that you can eat more, that you can manage your recovery from obesity and that you can do this every day for the rest of your life. Like most obese people, I have too much histor... Read more

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