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What's In a Name?
Saturday, August 01, 2009      21 comments

I often wonder how people determine their e-names. Some of them are pretty easy to understand. Frequently it’s a parent of X number of kids, or a particular child, a mom of (insert a pride here), so and so from here or there. Those are pretty... Read more
The Power of Denial
Saturday, August 01, 2009      16 comments

Recently, in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said: ¨THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?¨ A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did... Read more
Strike A Pose (Before)
Friday, July 24, 2009      15 comments

I just completed the ‘loading’ phase of my first time trying Creatine cycling. For the next three weeks I will taper off to ‘maintenance’ level usage and then four weeks off. If you don’t know, Creatine is a nutrient that is found naturally wi... Read more
A Common Misconception
Monday, July 20, 2009      12 comments

My BIL and his wife brought the new baby (and 2 year old) over for the weekend. They stayed with us the first night and with FIL the second night. It was a good (brief) visit. People who we don’t see often always want to talk about our ... Read more
Key Grocery Items
Saturday, July 11, 2009      13 comments

I read comments all the time about the challenges people have being able to keep the right foods in the house. I came accross a good article highlighting the basics to keep on hand and I thought I'd share for those who are interested. ... Read more
I Forgive Her
Thursday, July 09, 2009      15 comments

I wouldn’t use the word ‘stellar’ to describe my current level of focus. I’m doing pretty darned good, though….way better than last month, for sure. I’ve kept up on my fruits, veggies and water. I still need to put more emphasis on cardio. I... Read more
Staying On Track With The 3 Ps
Monday, July 06, 2009      12 comments

I’m off to a somewhat shaky start on my recent goals. The first couple days were excellent. Of course the holiday weekend made things a challenge. I’m not disappointed about it though, as I did plan, that for a couple meals, I would be eating... Read more
Fat Pinch and Q3 Goals
Thursday, July 02, 2009      9 comments

No improvement to my body-fat margin! In fact, it was up ½%! How is that freakin’ possible??? So the nuts and bolts of the test results are that over the past six weeks (when I last had it checked), I’ve lost 6.5#-Ya me! HOWEVER (you knew thi... Read more
Q2 Review
Wednesday, July 01, 2009      13 comments

Nutrition: On a weekly average I have been over my goal of 1620 cal at 1738 cal. Not too bad really as that is still below my BMR of 2200 . The breakdown of nutrients has been within range for the most part. Fat was out of range only last we... Read more
If We Can't Be Friends
Saturday, June 27, 2009      16 comments

I was listening to this song today and it occurred to me that it speaks to the relationship I am having with myself on this journey. How can we be lovers if we can’t be friends How can we start over when the fighting never ends, baby An... Read more
Unplanned Rewards
Saturday, June 13, 2009      11 comments

When I joined SparkPeople I, like everyone-I suppose, spent lots of time browsing other people’s pages. I read their stories, many of which I felt connected to. I browsed their pictures, studied their plans and programs. One of the motivators... Read more
Not a Natural
Tuesday, June 09, 2009      14 comments

As far as I can tell, I’m not meant to be a runner. Is that possible? I want to run. It seems so liberating and I want to feel that. I’ve not gotten hooked the way most folks do. I’ve done the run-walk routine off and on for a while, trying... Read more
It's Hammer Time
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      9 comments

When I’m in the gym, it’s MY time. My workout is planned. I’m focused on my agenda. My cell is in the locker. Other gym-goers recognize headphones as one’s personal, ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. As focused as I may be, though, I am a people watche... Read more
I Thought It Was a Fluke
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      15 comments

When I started strength training last winter, I intentionally started out slooooow. I had lifted in my former life, fairly heavy, but rarely did cardio. This time around I had a plan, albeit loose, a plan nonetheless. I started with full-body... Read more
Climbing and Bingeing
Monday, May 25, 2009      14 comments

It was beautiful at the coast yesterday! Sunny, 70ish with about 40 mph winds! Before we left the house we packed a cooler full of healthy snacks; we ate had a high protein shake for breakfast and tuna sandwich for lunch then hit the road. ... Read more

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