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Not expecting a loss this week

I’m staying at Le Royal Meridian hotel in Shanghai. I exercised (at the gym on the 10th floor of the hotel — the building on the right with two antennae) and then walked all over Shanghai. And, I managed to eat fairly well today. But it was tough. I am tired and I miss my […]

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Wed, October 29 2008 » Everything else, Persistence » 2 Comments

Guilin, a BLT, and a Western toilet

I was thinking I wouldn’t get much exercise today because we went on a river cruise, but we did do a fair bit of walking afterwards! We are in Guilin, a charming city. A few too many tourists around for my taste, but heck, I’m one of them, so I can’t complain too much, can […]

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Mon, October 27 2008 » Everything else » 4 Comments

Exercising on an airplane

I’m on one. To China. Right now. I found more articles on how to exercise on planes than I expected. I started searching because I don’t want to break my exercise streak for the latest Elastic Waist fitness challenge. Because I’m just like that. (OK, my bronchitis broke my streak on Friday, but I’m back!) […]

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Mon, October 20 2008 » Strategy » 3 Comments

50/50 by Karnazes and what really motivates me (hint: not just losing weight)

I know I still owe you the final Influencer post, but I had to interject this one! So, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that I’ve made a big personal breakthrough: Exercising to lose weight sometime in the future? Yawn. That’ll last a few days. However, having a goal like riding my bike to […]

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Mon, October 13 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy » 11 Comments

Two great posts I found: motivation and lentil love

LifeRemix is a great private collection of blogs. I found these two gems there tonight while riding my @#$^^&*&#$%@% exercise bike at 11:10pm to meet my @#$@#^%@^@#% daily exercise commitment. (But I did feel great when I was done.) Lentil Love: How to Sex Up a Simple Staple and Save from WiseBread — Good for […]

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Sun, October 12 2008 » Motivation, Recipes » Comments Off on Two great posts I found: motivation and lentil love

A little Friday diet and exercise humor

I need a little extra humor this week…

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Fri, October 10 2008 » Humor » 4 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

Down 3.9 more pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Well, down 3.9 more pounds for a total of 9.4 in two weeks! -9.4 since starting Biggest Loser Blog Edition -16.2 since starting blog -33.2 from highest weight It’s been downright enjoyable most of the time — definitely low stress. I credit the Lazy Waister’s Triathlon for getting me to exercise 1-1.5 hours per day, […]

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Sat, October 4 2008 » Progress » 2 Comments

What’s working? I finally made exercise a priority

One thing that is different for me this time is that I have put health and fitness at the top of my priority list, no excuses. In the past, it was what I tried to fit in after I took care of everything else — which mean it slipped off the list altogether before too […]

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Thu, October 2 2008 » Humor, Motivation, Persistence, Strategy » 9 Comments

Crappy day thus far. Not going to let it get to me.

It’s 10am and I had a rough morning. The whole family was crabby and difficult today. Impatience and miscommunication were rampant. And I didn’t handle it well. This was not one of my stellar Perfect Wife and Mother Moments. I’m now home alone starting my work day, feeling kinda crappy. So, how am I going […]

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Wed, October 1 2008 » Persistence, Stress eating » 4 Comments