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An improvement in “anti-mugger” speed. Or maybe it was the cold?
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      15 comments

My “anti-mugger” pace refers to the burst of speed I could manage over a given distance if I’m ever faced with an emergency requiring it. I got a very late start yesterday and missed my class at the gym. I waited awhile for the temperature... Read more
Never let a Hungry Man out alone
Monday, February 04, 2013      17 comments

Either he should never be let out alone or the food industry is conspiring against me. Yesterday we enjoyed a very diverse set of activities ranging from the classical music of our local symphony to watching the Super Bowl and Beyonce along... Read more
“Out damned spot! Out I say!” Just like Lady MacBeth…
Sunday, February 03, 2013      13 comments

I’ve discovered a regrettable stain, a visual reminder of an unfortunate deed. No, it’s not blood on the comforter on my bed. It’s chocolate! The only victim here i... Read more
Is there a level of intensity required to classify movement as “exercise”?
Saturday, February 02, 2013      24 comments

I was thinking about this when I recorded my miles for the “Virtual Walk/Run Across America” which I’ve found to be a very motivational challenge. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I walk. Sometimes, when DH is along, it’s more of a stroll. Still I... Read more
Life is a Mystery to be Lived not a Problem to be Solved
Friday, February 01, 2013      15 comments

That’s what’s written on my coffee cup this morning. It was given to me 35 years ago by a friend who followed that philosophy. I usually don’t use this cup anymore. ... Read more
Don’t make waves. Don’t rock the boat
Thursday, January 31, 2013      30 comments

That was my mother’s philosophy, although she did have her subtle, passive ways of attempting to change the tide, at least for Dad and me. Outside the family she was meek and timid. Dad on the other hand was more proactive. While Mom was ... Read more
What are you training for?
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      17 comments

It’s a simple question I was asked while on the treadmill. I’ve been increasing my time and distance lately so it was a reasonable assumption that I had some race on the horizon. Only I don’t, not yet anyway. Come spring I’ll probably reg... Read more
Appointment with my “parole officer”
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      26 comments

For reasons not related to this blog I have been researching crime and prisons. First let me assure you that neither I nor any member of my family has ever been in prison. However, dieters have some things in common with those people a... Read more
I eat breakfast with SparkPeople. Sometimes lunch too
Monday, January 28, 2013      31 comments

Bet you didn’t know that you’re my meal companions. Does this lead to “mindless eating?” Not for me. I know that this defies the conventional wisdom that to be successful in weight loss/maintenance you should not do anything else while ea... Read more
The ice melted. I wonder what she did with 7 loaves of bread
Sunday, January 27, 2013      16 comments

You gotta love winter in central Virginia. You get to see some snow and ice and if you are able to wait awhile, you don’t even have to shovel it. It just melts. On Friday as I left the gym, it began to snow. Temperatures have been in the... Read more
The “beast” in my basement - Out of sight, out of mind
Saturday, January 26, 2013      25 comments

DH saw me typing this title and thought I might be referring to him. His office is in the basement and he does spend a lot of time there. He also shows up in my blog now and then. No Joe, the beast is not you, but this old behemoth that w... Read more
Mean girls/women come in all sizes
Friday, January 25, 2013      26 comments

The horror stories of abuse hurled at overweight girls/women are sadly numerous. I read them all the time here on SP. They are very visible in movies and on TV as well. Unfortunately, mean comments about our bodies aren’t limited to cheer... Read more
Shut up, Jillian! I know my body better than you do
Thursday, January 24, 2013      24 comments

And the question is: ”What will you never hear on the “Biggest Loser?” But you will hear it in my living room. I have one of Jillian’s DVDs. My daughter gave it to me along with the weights I wrote about last week. I love cardio, but the... Read more
One dessert I would not deny myself – Granddaughter’s birthday cake for Grandpa
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      21 comments

I meant to post this last week after my post for DH's birthday - The Junk Food King & I. Our 11 year old granddaughter likes to bake and decorate cakes. This is o... Read more
Regarding the weather, just call me Goldilocks
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      17 comments

My goal this year is to increase my distance running. I even found a trail that perfectly suits my needs. It’s a 25 miles drive, but out here in the country that’s practically next door. The plan was to run there every week or two. A w... Read more

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