Training Logs for July 14, 16, 19
Monday, July 19, 2010      2 comments

7/14/10 CARDIO: Elliptical trainer 40 min., aerobic setting, 439 calories burned Lower Body Weight/Reps Weight/Reps Weight/Reps BB Squats 45/6 45/6 65/5 65... Read more
I wish I had pix! But I will describe a MAGICAL day!
Sunday, July 18, 2010      8 comments

Today my family and I had a blue ribbon fun day. I got up and made b-fast for the family (a Sunday thing if I do it at all), then we went to a local farm and picked some raspberries and blueberries. The blueberry bushes were really loaded and w... Read more
Progress Update with Photos (finally!)
Friday, July 16, 2010      21 comments

Okay, so it's hard to find the time to take photos, crop and edit them then post them here, but I finally got around to it! So here's the deal, I started in January at 210 pounds and there was no way anybody was going to take my picture a... Read more
Training Logs for 7/9 and 7/13
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      0 comments

More of my training logs! I hope these are useful to y’all! I know it is pretty dry reading, which is why I try to intersperse some chatty stuff in between. 7/9/10 CARDIO: Stationary Bike, level 11-12, 35 minutes, 282 cals. burned ... Read more
A great weekend....but an unplanned cheat meal found its way in there somehow...
Monday, July 12, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday we drove up to Eugene, Oregon to attend one of the largest counterculture fairs in the country. We go every year. This year we took the kids, they wanted to go, okay, sure, why not. We packed a cooler and I had every meal planne... Read more
No time to post training log... Stuff Happens
Friday, July 09, 2010      4 comments

Well, I normally would post my training log for today here... I am trying to be better about keeping up with it. But wouldn't you know life gets in the way. I spent the morning watering (an endless job in this heat) and cleaning the house so I w... Read more
Catching Up...more Training Logs!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      2 comments

Hey friends… Oy, I haven’t been keeping this up-to-date, have I? Life gets in the way… Anyway, here are my training logs from 6/25/10 through today. 6/25/10 CARDIO: 40 minutes elliptical (level) 12) 382 cals. burned. Stretch U... Read more
WOO HOO! Weight Loss... and More Stuff I've Learned.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      10 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning (“cheating”, you know, because weigh-in day is really Friday, but I just HAD to look) and I lost 4 pounds!!!!!! Actually the needle was right under the 170, so I guess I could call that 169.5 or something, but... Read more
Training Log for 6/21
Monday, June 21, 2010      1 comments

Well, I finally got to the gym today, after a bit of a hassle lining up child care: 6/21/10 CARDIO: Stationary Bike, 35 minutes, 285 cals. burned Rowing, 15 minutes, 125 calories burned. Stretch Lower Bod... Read more
Training Logs for 6/16 and 6/18
Monday, June 21, 2010      3 comments

I'm a bit late getting these out. I hope I will be able to make it to the gym today, because I don't have anybody to watch my DD, and they get crabby if anybody under 13 is in the weight room at my gym so I can't take her with. Maybe later!! ... Read more
Training Log for 6/14/10 and an observation
Monday, June 14, 2010      2 comments

Well, I came to a simple, yet profound realization today… You must realize I live in rural Southern Oregon, it has never stopped raining all year, consequently the whole state is covered by grass, grass and more grass…tall, headed-out weedy, pas... Read more
Tips I've picked up along the Way
Sunday, June 13, 2010      7 comments

Okay, I’ve lost 35 pound so far, and I am getting in shape. I have picked up a few things in the last 5 months, and I would like to share them with you….I hope they help you too: 1. Eliminate the junk. The obvious! Pop, sugary drinks of any k... Read more
Training Log for 6/11/10 - Ready for the Weekend!
Friday, June 11, 2010      1 comments

Here�s my training log for 6/11/10 Overall I really felt like it was Friday. I was tired!! And I slept like 10 hours last night, too. I need that 2 days of rest before I hit it again on Monday. I really can see how much this takes out of m... Read more
Training Log for 6/9/10 and a new approach re: Calories
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      2 comments

Well, after mulling everything over I have decided to change my nutrition as follows: I will try the cyclical or "Zig-Zag" approach to calories and I will have two "high" days in my week, these will be Tuesdays and Saturdays. These days wor... Read more
Re-thinking my program - feedback wanted!!!
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      8 comments

Okay, after reading Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, I began to come to the conclusion that iI might be eating too little to support muscle growth while staving off the starvation response. Right now Sparks has me at 1220-1550 calories/day... Read more

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