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Yeah, OK, fine ... I'm doing the bootcamp.
Sunday, May 03, 2009      7 comments

I actually enjoy exercise now ... well, SOME exercise. I love to run and walk outdoors. But it's very hard to make myself do strength training. It's just not all that fun. Pe... Read more
Second 5K down!
Saturday, April 25, 2009      8 comments

OK, so I don't exactly look like this woman ... but I did finish my second-ever 5K race this morning, and faster than the previous one - yay me! My goal last time was to... Read more
Stomp that pretty girl
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      6 comments

No, this one isn't about losing weight. To my surprise, many of the issues I've struggled with in the last 6 months as I've lost and re-lost the same 10 pounds over and ov... Read more
A self-fulfilling prophecy?
Monday, February 23, 2009      3 comments

Does anyone else do this, or am I the only crazy, self-sabotaging one? I always complain that I gain weight when I travel, especially when I travel to see my sweetie. He's no... Read more
Just Keep Swimming
Monday, February 16, 2009      6 comments

atch?v=CmyUkm2qlhA&NR=1 People who knew me when I was heavier often compliment me on my weight loss, and that's a nice thing,... Read more
A few great things about turning 40
Friday, January 30, 2009      8 comments

My original target for reaching my goal weight was my 40th birthday, now nearly one month past. As it turned out, I stopped making much progress toward that goal last summer, an... Read more
Lessons from last place
Saturday, November 08, 2008      19 comments

I ran my first-ever 5K this morning, and I finished dead LAST. Believe me, I looked. Yeah, I was ahead of a lot of walkers (but not all of them, by any means), but in the field of runners, I was definitely the very last finisher. Was I unhappy a... Read more
My 5K commencement ceremony
Thursday, October 30, 2008      5 comments

Caption in above poster reads: "I believe people run marathons every day of their lives in one way or another, and we need to remember to give ourselves the finishers' medals we deserve." --Zoe Koplowitz, author and marathon competitor ... Read more
Update: Mixed results
Tuesday, October 28, 2008      5 comments

A brief update on my attempt at a better way to deal with social situations and anxiety: Friday lunch: Ordered a salad with grilled chicken, knowing I'd be fine eating the whole thing - which I did. Unfortunately, one of my 3 lunch companio... Read more
Diagnosing my own social anxiety
Thursday, October 23, 2008      3 comments

i've been thinking a lot lately about the situations that sabotage my efforts to eat mindfully and healthfully. The one the consistently does the most damage is clear: social situations that involve eating. Usually it's a meal with friends, but ... Read more
I went for a run this morning
Friday, September 26, 2008      8 comments

It seems unbelievable to me, but I am now a runner. For the past several weeks I've been following a run/walk program. ( www.americanrunning.org/
articlenbr=19 ) The first week, I mostly walked, wit... Read more
Before it's too late - a reminder.
Monday, September 01, 2008      4 comments

From "Spiritual palliative care" by Shirley Otis-Green, M.S.W. (Journal of Palliative Care, 9(6), 2006) IT STILL SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. Mrs. A was a lovely woman in her mid-fifties. She had widely metastatic breast cancer and a growing recog... Read more
The joys of statistics
Monday, September 01, 2008      7 comments

I have a confession to make: when it comes to my weight loss, I'm all about the numbers. I love the idea of getting healthier, I love getting compliments, and I love fitting into smaller clothes - but what it really comes down to is what I can m... Read more
Here we go again!
Friday, July 04, 2008      8 comments

After a couple months of unscheduled "maintenance," I'm tired of seeing the same numbers on the scale over and over. It's great that I weighed exactly the same at the beginning of July as I did at the beginning of May, considering all the travel... Read more
I've lost as much as I've wanted to lose.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008      7 comments

It's time for me to be clear about something with myself: I've lost as much as I've wanted to lose. When weight loss has happened quickly (40 lbs in the first 4 months), it was because I wanted it - and I did whatever it took to make it happen. ... Read more

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