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My life in sportsbras
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      4 comments

Another Wednesday.... this is week 11. I feel stuck--but I can also feel myself accelerating. I'm (re)learning how to run. When I was a teenager, I was very fit but my genetics provided me with C+ cupsize in my bras, and... definitely... Read more
Progress Week 10 -- some weeks are longer than others...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      0 comments

Yes, it's been longer than a week since I last posted. But--I was traveling, and the time merged into an amorphous mass. The ads on SP tend to make my browser freeze when I'm traveling, or text I've entered gets lost, or... well, whatever. Fo... Read more
Progress Week 9 -- "When life gives you lemons"
Friday, November 13, 2015      3 comments

This is the first week I've missed my Wednesday progress report. Which just about sums up this past week of progress. I've been "otherwise preoccupied," which is not a great place to be when it comes to making progress on a personal pr... Read more
Progress Week 8 -- "Ridin' that train..."
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      3 comments

Eh--the Grateful Dead reference doesn't really fit for a title, but I wrote a post this morning which prompted me to think about the other Sparkers I'm interacting with these days. We are all riding our different trains toward some goal. Some ... Read more
Planning and Maintaining Routines, sigh.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      0 comments

I'm in a good mood as I type this. I got through Halloween in pretty good shape. A homemade carrot cake loomed large over my weekend, but I have been pleased to discover that the store-bought candy does not have a great deal of appeal. I'm do... Read more
Exercise Minutes
Friday, October 30, 2015      3 comments

I am going to meet a milestone in October: 1500 minutes logged of exercise. My goal was 1000. Just by being consistent, somehow I have managed to bring my activity level up to an average 50 minutes a day. Definitely the fact that I have... Read more
Progress Week 7 -- Yearly Check Up
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      1 comments

I had my yearly check up today--and not with my usual doctor. It was a great, upbeat visit, and I liked the doctor who saw me--but I have to admit, in retrospect, I would have preferred to see my usual doctor. Not least because my usual do... Read more
Food Cravings -- Is there a pattern?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday as I was miserably over-eating, one light in the darkness was the thought "Hey, I know when I was last feeling the need to eat this intensely, I wrote that date down in my blog. It's going to be interesting to see if there's a pattern... Read more
Progress Week 6 -- Feeling out of it
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      1 comments

This past week was good. I have moved down on the scale--which is nice to see after a long week of nothing happening, even if I was putting in a consistent effort. I feel SO MUCH healthier now than the day that this journey started for me--but... Read more
Progress Week 5 -- Efficiency is not my watchword
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      2 comments

I can't believe it's Wednesday again! I'm about to make a short trip out of town. I'm apprehensive--and am trying to plan to minimize 'being off track' (not exercising, consuming too many restaurant food calories). So am not in the mood for m... Read more
Hand in Hand We Walk
Sunday, October 11, 2015      4 comments

Today, for the first time in... more than a year? Longer? I went for a walk with my husband after dinner. This might not sound like a lot, but--we have become too busy. When I joined SP about a month back now, and took some steps to brin... Read more
The Notebook -- Revisited
Sunday, October 11, 2015      1 comments

Well, yesterday I finally found my missing notebook. The one that's "critical to the completion of a VERY important project I've been doing--a project that I've put on my 'back-burner' for a number of not-particularly-good reasons." It was... Read more
The Notebook--an exercise in self-sabotage?
Thursday, October 08, 2015      1 comments

I have a notebook that is critical to the completion of a VERY important project I've been doing--a project that I've put on my 'back-burner' for a number of not-particularly-good reasons. Well, now I'm ready to get going with the project a... Read more
Progress Week 4 -- Branching Out
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      2 comments

I've had a successful week of exercising and eating mindfully. My children think that I've lost weight (I have) and a friend yesterday told me "Your color is so much better than the last time I saw you." I put on my red corduroy trousers Monda... Read more
Struggling to Reward Myself
Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

I'm coming up on week four. I have made progress. I have set, and accomplished, a number of goals. I put on *ANOTHER* pair of trousers this morning that I couldn't wear last spring. I am ready to reward myself. I know exactly what I wan... Read more

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