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fire it up!
Sunday, December 26, 2010      0 comments

At the end of my sparkpage is a link to a community journal -- that's where I blog about exercise, so you are invited to check in if you like. In total, I am down 2 sizes, with 3-4 sizes to go. Illnesses are almost over and company have gon... Read more
5 weeks to the New Year
Sunday, November 28, 2010      3 comments

I seem to have lost a week in there -- getting sick and all. I have a new fitness tool, a foam roller. It's to help loosen up and massage the illiotibial band -- a band of tissue which causes pain in my knee when I try to run. I'll be trying to ... Read more
Did you feel it?
Friday, November 26, 2010      2 comments

As I was putting the turkey away, I felt the old habit of nibbling at it surge up. I'm quite happy to say that I noticed it and did not act on it. The memory of an Iron Chef challenger who kept putting food into his mouth while he cooked came t... Read more
Feels like another start over
Thursday, November 18, 2010      5 comments

In a month's time, I reduced by 1/2 pound. That's the official weigh in at the Doc office, but I've been graphing my progress and I've gotten a look at how strict I have to be -- and I need to be strict with carbs and exercise. I'm sick now, som... Read more
Scary stuff
Sunday, November 07, 2010      5 comments

I'm going to the hospital today. A friend woke up not feeling well and was sent from the doc to the hospital by ambulance. The suspected link is the diet she went on. She went to one of those "physician supervised" programs where they give you v... Read more
10 weeks until 1/1/11
Sunday, October 24, 2010      4 comments

I have yet to head outside to walk and yet to practice violin today. I'm tired. B vitamin shots might be helping a bit (my body doesn't respond like most people's do). I exercised hard on Friday and Saturday and got my muscles sore. I had a marg... Read more
getting strict--er
Friday, October 22, 2010      1 comments

Having to report what I eat to the Doc, well, it's made me look at when I've been successful and making the scale move in the desired direction. So, it seems that when I cut out two carbs, and have carbs at lunch and dinner, not breakfast and sn... Read more
Doc visit, mixed progress
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      2 comments

Well, the doc wants me to document intake and exercise for a month before considering whether or not an increase in thyroid medication is appropriate. In 2 months time, my weight is the same but my measurements are not. My waist is down 1 inch, ... Read more
week 11, 12 week countdown
Monday, October 18, 2010      1 comments

I'm starting week 11 trying to catch up on sleep. I may have to get the bulk of my exercise done after my workday. My weight went up after the weekend, bouncing right back to where I started, even though I had brought it down 3 lbs! Funny how I ... Read more
accountability and motivation, week 12 countdown
Sunday, October 10, 2010      1 comments

I think I need to blog once a week. I keep most of my yakking about exercise on my community journal (link at the bottom of my spark page), but I think I need to check in with a blog once a week. I tend to blog in my head when I exercise, but th... Read more
diet fatigue
Monday, September 27, 2010      3 comments

I notice that I can get tired of making the best choice in each place, each meal, and especially when dining out. The nice part is that portion control has gotten easy. Meal planning has gotten easy. And most of the time I have some healthy auto... Read more
Surrendering to morning exercise
Monday, September 20, 2010      2 comments

I have had problems with energy and the regimen of thyroid medication is helping. I take B vitamin shots, but my body is weird and I don't react to them like most people. I only notice a benefit when I'm exhausted. So, while I'm trying to figure... Read more
Real Progress
Thursday, September 02, 2010      7 comments

I took my measurements, something I'm doing officially at the first of the month. My waist is down 1 inch. My belly is down 1.5 inches. My thigh is 1/2 an inch smaller. (doing the happy dance!) I've noticed different body things, muscle lines i... Read more
still learning
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      3 comments

The treadmill today identified my fat burning heart rate as 109, and my cardio target heart rate as 134 -- and I had been noting that 160 was strenuous, but working in the 150, 145 range --- slow me down, my walking speed is okay at 20 miles/hou... Read more
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      3 comments

I have to work on my recovery skills. I had to address a situation where my authority was overridden inappropriately. I had to clear my emotions to work with clients and then address it at the end of the day. I was not hostile and I feel I was c... Read more

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