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It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish
Friday, October 05, 2012      6 comments

That’s was the song in my head while running the other day. Coming back from rehab sometimes it’s discouraging not to be going as far or as fast as I want. Many on SP get discouraged when the weight loss is not progressing faster. Sometime... Read more
Society in Denial
Thursday, October 04, 2012      10 comments

Although I’ve only been active on SP for a few weeks, I have been quietly lurking for over 3 years. Lately I’ve been aware of the differences between the insulated environment of SP and the larger society we live in. On SP there are differ... Read more
Why women can’t “keep up” with men or heels in the workplace.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      6 comments

I mean the ‘heels’ on our shoes, not what you may want to call an obnoxious male boss. Every day I drive past a billboard advertising surgery for varicose veins. The caption is “Love Your Legs Again” and the picture is of a woman, seated w... Read more
Cardio, balance, flexibility and that thing I always forget about.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      4 comments

I know there are 4 types of fitness. Cardio – check! I like all kinds of cardio. They make me feel great! Flexibility – Nature didn’t give me much naturally, but I’m working on it. I always stretch each day and Yoga helps too. ... Read more
My frame size went from small to medium to large…yeah, sure.
Monday, October 01, 2012      4 comments

I defy the norm. It was my positive body image that caused me to ignore the added pounds. Before BMI we had height & weight charts on the doctor’s wall. At 5’6” the range was 117-154. In high school I was at the lower end and always assum... Read more
Never on Sunday
Sunday, September 30, 2012      6 comments

That was a 1960s movie and popular song. It’s also fits my exercise plan. No, it’s not a religious thing. I just take one day a week to give my body a complete rest and Sunday seems to fit in well. It’s not that I don’t move at a... Read more
Calorie range frustration, the calculation
Saturday, September 29, 2012      3 comments

I was happy as a clam with SP, content with my maintance and results until last night when suddenly my calorie range needs dropped by 125 calories per day. What happened? I didn’t change my weight, although 2 weeks ago when I got active ... Read more
Be careful out there
Friday, September 28, 2012      7 comments

We don’t want to live our lives in fear, but a few precautions may prevent us from being the lead story on the local news. When out running or walking, it’s easy to get lost in the moment especially when listening to music. Several very po... Read more
“Very well developed quadriceps” said Dr. H.
Thursday, September 27, 2012      2 comments

This ends my 3 day ‘trilogy’ on self image and comments made on my body parts. The first was from my teenage son, the second from a rude stranger and finally from a medical professional. Was my doctor using a nice euphemism for ‘thunder ... Read more
That’s a great suit for someone small on top
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      8 comments

When I wore my new bathing suit to the pool for the first time, that’s the comment I got from one of the regulars. And I was only halfway to my weight loss goal at that point. Yesterday, I wrote about my son’s comment which made me laugh... Read more
“Maybe you just lowered your standards”
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      3 comments

That was the reply of my 14 yr old son in 1989 as we ran around the track at the gym. I had mentioned that I weighed 20 lbs more than in college and I thought I looked pretty good. I laughed and thanked him for his honest opinion, but I st... Read more
My scale is at the entrance to my kitchen
Monday, September 24, 2012      7 comments

It’s the first thing I see when I enter in the morning still in my PJs. I’m probably alone in this. I know it’s not a common location for this item. When I moved it from the bathroom to its current visible spot, I wasn’t thinking about ... Read more
I live with the junk food king of the world
Sunday, September 23, 2012      4 comments

Here’s a picture from my sparkpage, posted when I first joined several years ago. This is not a staged photo. My table really looked like this. It’s somewhat better now since ... Read more
Grandma said "Always get a fresh chicken"
Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

Of course Grandma meant it should still be clucking. Getting a “fresh” chicken was her answer to me as a newlywed, when I asked why my chicken didn’t taste as good as hers. She lived in the country and I was in a NY apartment so heading ou... Read more
Suddenly 20 lbs heavier
Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

No, I didn’t eat 70,000 extra calories. I decided to get serious about strength training. The set of weights I got for Christmas 10 years ago were gathering dust in the basement. Maybe I would be more likely to use them if I put them by the T... Read more

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