Here's my get-on-track plan. I'm trying to decide whether to start Monday, or on the 21st, or on January 1. Thoughts welcome. This is the first week outline. Weekly Check-in Walking Distance Average Pace Strength Squats Push-Ups Full Plank Dips Chest Press Flexibility Yoga Stretch Routine 6 Simple Stretches Hip Stretches Calf Stretch/Strength Measurements Weight … Continue reading december or january?
Internal measures of my health are consistently good. My blood pressure often warrants a double take because it's the kind of low that usually comes with a lot of cardio. My cholesterol is low. My resting pulse rate is great. Other than having crappy ventilators (i.e. asthma) and faulty wiring (i.e. migraines) and a little … Continue reading what ails me
"Do you still beat your wife?" So this happened. If you haven't heard about it, you can go here, or here, or here, or just Google "What's your excuse?" And the problem here isn't that a woman is proud of her accomplishment. It's the question at the top of her picture, which is a nightmare … Continue reading oh fer chrissakes
After blogging today about WW and HAES, and thinking about yesterday's entry about how other people's disdain colored my relationship with spiritual tradition, I find myself contemplating how often I apologize, whether inwardly or outwardly, for who I am, for the choices I made and for the way I feel. I do it so often … Continue reading no apologies
I started WW today; weighed in at home this morning, and then again at the office as soon as I got in. My scale is pretty danged accurate, which is good to know. It helps that my cube-neighbor is the meeting leader, so I can weigh in when it works for me. I like to … Continue reading yes, and…
For the next month, while I'm waiting (not so patiently) for my hip to heal, I'm going to try an experiment. But first, let me explain the big-ass gap in entries - I took some time off writing (and really shortened my training schedule) to finish my my masters. It needed to be done, and … Continue reading An Experiment
I have been thinking about this entry since I finished my training on Saturday. I power-walked 7 miles. I would have jogged part of it, but I had someone with me and I wanted to make sure she was okay. I'll start incorporating more jogging into my training this weekend. I'm super excited, then, for … Continue reading Really? Still in Love?
This morning I stood in front of the scale, wondering, "Should I or shouldn't I? Is this a throwback to determining worth by this number, or am I truly just curious?" I had my answer when the number flashed. I stepped off the scale. I stepped back on. Same number. "Are you fucking kidding me?!" … Continue reading Reality Check
There is not enough love in the world for this blog post. If I could make this a t-shirt, I would: "Healthy eating and exercise to live long and have a powerful body actually have nothing to do with appearance. They may, coincidentally, have an effect on my appearance, such as weight loss or gaining … Continue reading Dear Media…
I mean, there's no big secret in that. I like food and every time I try to cut certain foods out of my repertoire, it just leads to obsession, pain and ultimately abandonment of the banishment, which circles into self-loathing, recrimination and a host of other bad things. Strictly counting calories does the same thing. … Continue reading I like to eat!