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Into Unfamiliar Territory..
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      12 comments

I weighed in this morning at 149.2 pounds. I am 14.2 pounds away from my goal weigh and 21.8 pounds away from what I weighed last November. I am slowly becoming a smaller me. I didn't think I'd lose this week after my 1.8 pound weight loss ... Read more
Weekend exercise
Sunday, April 11, 2010      3 comments

Well....I managed to do it. I woke up yesterday and got my husband over to the Amity was a blustery windy day, but we did the 10 k walk from the Brigittine Monastery back via the daffodil farm to the school. It took over 2 hours... Read more
On to the next stage of my journey
Friday, April 09, 2010      7 comments

This morning I stepped on the scale and weighed 150 pounds. One-Five-Oh!!! Sure, I still have 15 pounds to lose until I hit my target weight. But now is a good time reflect on where I've been and where I'm headed. Here are some measur... Read more
Setting Specific Goals vs. Being on the Journey
Friday, April 02, 2010      6 comments

I've been inspired by fellow sparkers who set monthly weight loss and fitness goals to examine why I haven't done that yet. Instead of setting specific targets, I've focused on doing the right things and seeing what happens/how I feel. I track m... Read more
Fight against flab gets fiercer as women age
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      8 comments

This was the the title of an article on the front page of today's Oregonian. The front page! Perhaps it was because the headline was "Health care battle far from over" that they sneaked in another article on health care and women (knowing their ... Read more
Birthday success story
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      3 comments

Today I weighed in with a 1.6 pound weight loss. I was apprehensive because the night before I went out to celebrate my birthday with my husband. So I was really happy that I lost that weight. Mind you, this weight loss came after 1 week of trav... Read more
Seoul Trip
Monday, March 15, 2010      3 comments

OK, I am back from a week in Seoul, Korea....where I spent 5 days teaching / consulting with a group of 12 engineers. I taught them about software design, and we practiced doing design, then I helped them clean up some code to make it have a bet... Read more
Seoul Journey
Sunday, March 07, 2010      7 comments

Well I made it all the way from Portland to Seoul. And I am enjoying being here. I left my home at 5 a.m. Friday PST and arrived at my hotel in Seoul at around 8 p.m. Saturday. Seoul is 17 hours ahead of Portland OR. But I still had a long time ... Read more
Should I give up chocolate?
Thursday, February 25, 2010      9 comments

I have been a slow, steady loser. Since the first of December I've lost 10 pounds (sure, that included the holidays), but still. Slow and steady. I've had patience, persistence and haven't felt deprived. I also exercise a lot. Every day, if I ca... Read more
The Scale and Me
Thursday, February 18, 2010      7 comments

Not everyone views weighing each day as a negative. In fact, I've heard it recommended that if you are a compulsive scale watcher, you can learn to turn what can be a potentially negative behavior into a positive traint. You can learn to in... Read more
Someone is noticing...
Friday, January 29, 2010      4 comments

I went to studio cycling class today at noon. And worked hard. In the locker room I started talking with a couple of other women in the class about the recent changes we've had in instructors. And, surprise, in the middle of the conversatio... Read more
What do I have in common with Rhesus monkeys?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      2 comments

Today's Oregonion reported on a new study by Oregon Health & Science University researchers. Eighteen post-menopausal monkeys were studied under conditions intended to simulate that of post menopausal dieting female humans. After eating a high f... Read more
Life's Ups and Downs
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      3 comments

I keep realizing that life is a journey...and we should take it one day at a time. Yesterday I was ecstatic because I lost two pounds !!! and finally made it back into the 150s. I am still doing a happy dance about that because I weighed to... Read more
Exercise isn't Enough
Saturday, January 02, 2010      0 comments

Today I went to a 90 minute studio cycling or spinning class. Starting the first of the year, the Saturday classes at the club I go to are 90 minutes (supposedly getting people conditioned for the spring). I can tell you that 90 minutes is a lon... Read more
Why I Keep Making Resolutions
Thursday, December 31, 2009      0 comments

My 25 year old daughter asked me today if anyone still makes New Years Resolutions. I gave her examples of resolutions her brother had recently made--get a new fulltime job this year, move out on his own...But I didn't go so far as to say whethe... Read more

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