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25 things I'm looking forward to
Sunday, January 13, 2008      2 comments

You Sparkers may have thought of all these before. But I keep thinking of things that I'm looking forward to, now that serious weight loss is becoming a reality. Every time, I think, "Hey, I oughta write that down." So I'm writing it down. If yo... Read more
The farthest from home I've ever been
Wednesday, January 09, 2008      2 comments

As of today, I've lost 30 pounds, the amount I had gained in the 18 months prior (the time period I've been taking birth control hormones). In the two years prior to that, I had slowly been losing weight. I'm not sure how much, because it starte... Read more
Put one foot in front of the other
Thursday, December 20, 2007      1 comments

Last night I caught one of my childhood favorites, the old Rankin-Bass stop-animation classic "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town." In it, the young Kris Kringle meets up with the evil Winter Warlock, and melts his heart by giving him a choo-choo tra... Read more
Re-thinking fitness
Saturday, December 15, 2007      4 comments

I bought my set of resistance bands almost a month ago now, but they've been sitting in front of the TV collecting dust ever since. Today I finally pulled them out of the box, put the DVD into the player, and started learning how to use them. ... Read more
Holiday Team Challenge!
Thursday, December 13, 2007      0 comments

Tomorrow our Holiday Team Challenge begins! This is the first challenge I've ever started myself. What a blast! It's keeping me very motivated, because I'm in charge of the darn thing, so I better stick to it. NOR1498 (Lenore) has been suc... Read more
Beginning a ST regimen
Wednesday, December 12, 2007      3 comments

OK, so it's not exactly a "regimen" yet. But tonight I finally got off my butt and got to work on my butt! I knew strength training was important; even if I didn't before, all the SP articles tell you so. I even bought some resistance bands a fe... Read more
Feeling much better, thank you
Tuesday, December 11, 2007      1 comments

Well, the clouds have lifted and I'm feeling back to normal again after my California jaunt. Boy, am I sick of seeing that scale hang out in the 261-263 range! It's been there for 2 weeks or so. But I know a lot of that is the time of the month,... Read more
Home again
Monday, December 10, 2007      3 comments

Fair warning to the reader ... if you're looking for humor, go back one entry. Uplift, back two or so. This one is a lament. Long distance relationships are strange and difficult things. I can predict the roller coaster ride now, but that ... Read more
Day 1 in SF
Wednesday, December 05, 2007      5 comments

I arrived in San Francisco yesterday. The flights themselves were low-stress; after Thanksgiving and well before Christmas, airplanes are half-empty. But traveling long-distance (and especially flying standby, which I do whenever I come out here... Read more
It's the 2nd day that gets ya.
Friday, November 23, 2007      1 comments

I made the 3 hour drive to my brother's house Thanksgiving morning completely confident that I would make it through my 2-night visit with my newfound healthy lifestyle intact. Sure, Thanksgiving dinner would be completely out of my normal eatin... Read more
Exercise? What a concept.
Monday, November 19, 2007      0 comments

I'll be perfectly honest here. I'm not the "sporty" type. When I was a girl, I wanted to play piano, read, play with my Barbie dolls ... my parents nudged me into some active hobbies, like tennis, golf, and softball, but I was never all that goo... Read more
New habits
Monday, November 12, 2007      0 comments

Well, it seems that my new habits are becoming more and more established. Yesterday I had a *bad* day ... I mean, a *really* bad day. It was the kind of bad day that, before adopting a more healthy lifestyle, would have ended with a pint of Ben ... Read more
Working with my cycles
Tuesday, November 06, 2007      1 comments

Wow, what a hard day yesterday. I was very annoyed at my boss at work (for good reasons, I promise) and very annoyed at my scale for not moving, but there was something else going on. Around noon, I made excuses and told boss I was going home, a... Read more
Making a clean break
Sunday, November 04, 2007      0 comments

I've always been someone who appreciates gradual changes over time, someone who's suspicious of sudden conversions and radical turns. And there have been times that has worked for me in terms of diet and health, making small changes (like drinki... Read more

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