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Nice summary of weight-loss & healthy lifestyle wisdom!
Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

No, not from me, but from this awesome blog (also great recipes on here): "The Anti-Diet Post" from The Londoner: A Lifestyle Blog www.thelondoner.me/2012/
01/anti-diet.html Enjoy!... Read more
This time it's mandatory.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      8 comments

I had a little scare today. The university is mostly shut down this week, so I am working from home with no immediate deadlines, no grant applications due, no family-visit pressure. It's the most laid-back holiday season I've had in several... Read more
The yo-yo cliche, and moving on
Friday, August 12, 2011      5 comments

Yeah, what a cliche. I was doing So Well, and then, well, I wasn't. A couple of injuries, a different job schedule, a busier life, a lot of stress. And aft... Read more
Revisiting my problem
Monday, August 09, 2010      8 comments

Here's my honest, embarrassing, but necessary confession: I have gained a good deal of weight in the last six months. Probably about half of the 70 pounds I originally lost with the help of Sparkpeople - frankly, I'm not quite ready to look at t... Read more
Friday, July 09, 2010      4 comments

Thanks to posting my goal to walk this morning, I forced myself to do it, even though I got to sleep too late, was awakened in the night by a huge thunderstorm, and then hit the snooze button twice this morning. I walked 20 minutes, showered, fi... Read more
New exercise goals
Thursday, July 08, 2010      7 comments

I just read the DailySpark blog entry today that reported that the target heart rates women have been told for years are probably too high. Here are my numbers: Standard calculation (220 - age): - max heart rate: 179 - target heart ra... Read more
Done ... sort of.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      16 comments

I've been AWOL the last week, but for a very good reason. As of yesterday morning, my dissertation is DONE and sent to my Ph.D. committee. OK, "done" is a relative term. I still have to defend it on March 24th, make whatever changes my com... Read more
Things I can and can't control
Saturday, January 23, 2010      9 comments

I don't know about you, but I think the most stressful things in my life are usually situations that I can't control. It makes me anxious to be at the mercy of some other per... Read more
Next paragraph
Saturday, January 02, 2010      8 comments

Going from December 31st, 2009 to January 1st, 2010 isn't any different in most senses than going from any other Thursday to any other Friday. Sure, you stay up to watch the ball drop and have a sip of champagne; you make some promises to yourse... Read more
Garmin good! Headcold bad.
Monday, December 28, 2009      9 comments

Love love love my new Garmin Forerunner 305. This is my first real running toy and I'm thrilled with it! It has a heart rate monitor and a switchblade for killing KGB spies! ... Read more
Relieved, but this is no time to slack off
Friday, December 18, 2009      4 comments

The meeting with the deans on Thursday went just fine. They waggled their fingers at me a little bit and told me they wanted me to do all the right things to graduate on time in the spring. But they were ready to grant my extension and offered t... Read more
Only a wee bit terrified
Sunday, December 13, 2009      5 comments

This is a challenging month for me, to understate the situation dramatically. No time to celebrate accomplishments because there is so much more to do. I ran my first 4-mile race on 12/6, and basked in that for about 24 hours, but the constant b... Read more
Pics from Sunday's race
Monday, December 07, 2009      14 comments

Coming down the home stretch (I'm in blue and black with ponytail, lower left). And thousands cheer! :-) ... Read more
Longest race so far = automatic PR :-)
Sunday, December 06, 2009      9 comments

OK, so I don't actually know my exact finish time. But I do know two things: I finished in well under 56 minutes, which means I was running well under 14 min/mile (that's goo... Read more
Longest run yet, and feeling great!
Monday, November 23, 2009      7 comments

I thought it would never stop raining this morning. The weather map showed that all the little green patches had headed out of town, but every time I looked out the front doo... Read more

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