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(Over?) emotional
Thursday, September 25, 2008      5 comments

How come tears well up when someone says something nice? My boss gave me a lovely compliment today about noticing my weight loss. She surprised me with the comment. As I told her "Yes indeed I've been working on losing weight", those ... Read more
Wednesday, September 24, 2008      3 comments

It's still Wednesday to me - just past midnight, and I've got the beginning of a strength training streak going! It feels so good to finally get up off the ground with that. Now I'm going to keep it up the best I can. Funny how little things l... Read more
Strength training motivation
Monday, September 22, 2008      3 comments

Motivate me with science... Lifting weights make you stronger, but can also reduce obesity and increase metabolism. Endurance/cardio work uses muscle fibers of type 1 (slow). Muscle fibers of type 2 (fast/glycolytic) are present... Read more
Monday, September 22, 2008      4 comments

Best moment today: A co-worker wondered if I had lost weight. Pretty good feeling to be able to say Yes! She thought I looked gooood! *beam* What a confidence boost. Had to run some errands today, so instead of our run after work we took ... Read more
Day 143
Sunday, September 21, 2008      1 comments

Can't be bothered to think of a catchy title but wanted to summarize the weekend: People: Lovely. A spontaneous visit on Saturday evening with neighbors and conversations OUTSIDE late at night (under their gas heater). Online chat with fri... Read more
There's something wrong with my brain
Thursday, September 18, 2008      5 comments

Not just mine, mind... We all know it: "Eat less, exercise more." Then why is it so hard? According to a study among office employees in the Netherlands published in the September issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and B... Read more
Oh Happy Day!
Saturday, September 13, 2008      8 comments

I'm just happy happy happy! My trousers are falling off! emoticon ... Read more
Spreading the Spark and Taking the First Step
Thursday, September 11, 2008      4 comments

Another real achievement to add to my list from yesterday: Both my systolic and diastolic pressure is 5 mmHg lower than it was last time my doctor checked it in June and he was very pleased with me. I’m making Real Progress!! What I d... Read more
Strategic measurements
Wednesday, September 10, 2008      8 comments

My Spark Adventure is far from over!!! but I am taking some time to summarize the changes I have seen so far. I do it now partly because I'm home with a cold, and had time to sit and mess around with my excel spreadsheet, but mostly because... Read more
Sunday, September 07, 2008      5 comments

I'm feeling ill today. Sore throat, a cough that's kept me awake, tired and aching all over. So there will be a slight change of plans for the weekend and no week 6 day 1-run today. Instead it'll be bed and soup and gentleness for me. I hop... Read more
C25K Week 5 Day 3
Friday, September 05, 2008      6 comments

After re-starting on week 4 last Friday, we got to the ominous week 5 day 3 today and ran the 20 minute after work! And wow, what a great feeling when I sit here and enjoy the cool-down. It went well, no real struggling anywhere amazingly, and e... Read more
Three months
Monday, September 01, 2008      5 comments

I started taking my weight problem really seriously and began to track my food and increase my exercise on May 3, the day I stumbled across SparkPeople. Three months later I am really astounded that I have managed to get rid of 10 % of me. ... Read more
Bad month with a positive end
Saturday, August 30, 2008      1 comments

It has been a "bad" month, Sparkwise. But - woohoo - we went out yesterday and did week 4 of my running program! I haven't done any "real" cardio since running wek5 day3 in the beginning of August! The long vacation and then my "get back to work... Read more
Goal 1 met!
Friday, August 22, 2008      6 comments

I guess can't really continue to complain about slacking off on vacation when I get home and can say that I have lost 10% of my starting weight plus two pounds into my next 10% goal. ... Read more
A whale of a time
Wednesday, August 20, 2008      7 comments

I'm going to work tomorrow for the first time this month, I can't say I look forward to it. But on the other hand, I look forward to getting back on track with training and eating. It has gone slightly out of hand without doing TOO much damage.... Read more

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