Tuesday, April 24, 2007      0 comments

Now that I've achieved my "goal weight", I'm thinking about stabilizing my healthy lifestyle. Right now, I *need* a goal, so I'm adding tracking of calcium, iron & fiber. The problem is that this tends to focus me too much on what I'm eating...... Read more
60 minutes of distance run...
Monday, April 09, 2007      0 comments

After procrastinating for weeks (why do I do that?), I extended my long run today by 10% (about half a mile). I (mentally) argued with myself for the first 1.5 miles as I tried to wimp out, then trudged around the "new loop" like a whipped puppy... Read more
Tuesday, April 03, 2007      0 comments

I took advantage of the SP Virtual 5K team to make myself run hard on April 1st. I also dragged my DH for an extra push in my always-slow 1st mile (he goes out fast, so I had to work hard to keep him in sight). It worked! I squeaked in sub-9 min... Read more
spreading the love
Wednesday, March 14, 2007      0 comments

today i joined a running club for their weekly 4mile beachside run. at first i was out of my comfort zone as we stood around waiting for everyone to gather...i was the newbie, the out-of-towner, the stranger amongst friends. but once we started... Read more
magic number
Monday, February 05, 2007      0 comments

Well, it happened. I stepped on the scale yesterday and it showed me the number I've been looking for. How did I feel? Elated? Triumphant? Relieved? None of those! I was mildly surprised, but it didn't change my world. THAT happened a long... Read more
Goal Missed?
Friday, January 19, 2007      0 comments

I missed my goal. A year ago (or so), when I started SP, I made myself a goal to be at 116# (pulled more-or-less out of the air) by 2007 (another random number). I didn't make it. I'm still "in the neighborhood" at 117-118 according to my cheapi... Read more
Monday, December 18, 2006      0 comments

"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes ... Read more
afraid to succeed?
Friday, December 08, 2006      1 comments

i'm almost afraid to admit it to myself, but i'm now in striking distance of my initially-stated goal weight. i know it's just a dumb number, but getting under 120# is a milestone and one that scares me...if i follow plan, i'll be at goal by the... Read more
giving it my all
Monday, October 16, 2006      0 comments

So today's "spark thought of the day" was about giving every day your all...I think this really speaks to the philosophy I'm trying to put into action. Giving every day my all means sorting thru my goals and priorities to find the ones tha... Read more
Sunday, September 24, 2006      0 comments

Well, it's technically NOT a PR since I probably ran this fast 20 years ago ;-) I had a wonderful run today. The excitement of running with others, the beautiful morning, exploring new scenery and the enthusiasm of the all c... Read more
my legs
Wednesday, September 20, 2006      0 comments

I noticed today that my legs are tan. they weren't tan last year, when I wasn't taking care of my whole self. but now, they're leaner (at least I think so), more muscular (definitely) and there's a tan line from my running shorts. my thigh... Read more
exercise hiatus
Friday, September 15, 2006      0 comments

this week i combined a business trip with a family visit and ended up not exercising much for 5 days :( yesterday i went out for my regularly-scheduled HIIT and practically FLEW through the 3-mile course, then slept much better last night t... Read more
Sunday, September 03, 2006      0 comments

I read posts from folks who've lost lots of weight, then I look at my accomplishments and goals and feel kinda lame. I think of how hard it was for me to "own" my start weight (I think now that I was actually around 135#), and how I didn't reall... Read more
my program
Thursday, August 31, 2006      0 comments

losing weight, running faster AND it possible? I'm consistently running 3miles 5x/week but I'm slow. I'm 3 weeks into my "program" of one HIIT session per week (interval runs 6x1min/2min) and one "long" run (4+miles) per week. I... Read more

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