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2008 retrospective: What worked, what didn’t

Looking back, I certainly learned a bunch about what works and what doesn’t with regard to my getting fit. In no particular order… Works: Outrageous distance-based goal with deadline (Lazy Man’s Triathlon, first 5K race, first 5K continuous run, marathon, open water swim, triathlon… what else to come?) Doesn’t work: Exercising for X minutes Y […]

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Wed, December 31 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 4 Comments

Great site, I think I’m at my 5k goal, current book, miscellaneous news

Some miscellaneous notes… Jason, who stopped by the other day to offer some encouragement (thanks!), has a great blog about his 130 pound loss. He also started running along the way, is a believer in slow running, and has even done some  ultramarathons (my current not-so-secret obsession). Jason and I started within a pound of […]

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Wed, December 24 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Support » 2 Comments

More on Oprah’s weight gain tell-all » The-F-Word.org

I’m not going to talk about Oprah. But I do want to talk about this statement in a blog about Oprah: “For people with disordered eating or an eating disorder, weight is but a symptom of a larger, often emotional problem.” (Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting Oprah or fat people have emotional problems.) The realization that […]

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Wed, December 17 2008 » Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 3 Comments

Dealing with stress constructively

I had a moment of clarity last year in which I realized that, until I learned to deal with stress better, I would never stop overeating to deal with stress. Sounds obvious, right? So I have experimented and found several things that work for me, not necessarily in this order or in every circumstance: Support […]

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Thu, November 13 2008 » Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 4 Comments

People, I miss you!

Just a quick note — I’m still working a bunch and trying to catch up, but will be back blogging shortly. I twittered the other day about missing my blog, but it’s not so much the blog but YOU I miss Staying motivated is much easier when I know you are out there, so thanks […]

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Mon, November 10 2008 » Support » No Comments

Part 3, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Hi, all! I wanted to get back to business and continue to my third post (see first here and second here) about the Influencer by Patterson, et al. So far, we talked about figuring out what to change, getting yourself to buy in to the change (for real), and the ways to actually make the […]

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Thu, October 9 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy, Support » 3 Comments

Foodio54 and the five worst drinks in America plus a little rambling

First of all, let me laugh at the blog name Foodio54. Clever. I have some really great old music running through my head now. Perhaps I date myself. (OK, in the 70s I was like, ten, but still!) Now, down to business. Mark Salinas stumbled my second Influencer post (thanks, Mark!). When I checked out […]

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Wed, October 8 2008 » Everything else, Motivation, Stress eating, Support » 7 Comments

How do you handle people who sabotage your efforts?

I’m all about personal responsibility (a little too much, according to some), but reality is that not everyone is always supportive of us. How do you handle people who sabotage your efforts? The folks at Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat have a great fill in the blank letter to the office diet saboteur. […]

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Tue, September 30 2008 » Self image, Support » 8 Comments