Why do you exercise? Really. Why do you exercise? I was a big avoider of exercises of all kinds when I was overweight. I considered walking the mall while on a shopping trip to be my exercise for the week and would stop in the Food Court to fill up on foods from coffee shops … Continue reading Can Exercise Alone Cause Weight Loss?
Although I've never read the entire book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I did pick it up at our library and skim through it one afternoon. The book made me think about how modeling our behavior on proven, successful models helps us in a lot of areas. For example, rather than reinvent the wheel … Continue reading 7 Habits of Highly Successful Losers
I always wanted to be a runner. In fact, when I was in high school and college I ran for fun on the school track. There was something freeing about running and it made me feel strong and healthy. Then I got married, gained 50 pounds, got pregnant, gained 75 pounds and stopped doing any … Continue reading Tell Me Again Walking Does Not Work
You know that saying, "The devil is in the details?" Well, in the weight loss world that saying holds a lot of truth - at least it does for me. We all get the big picture of weight loss. The goal is to shed excess pounds to be healthier, look better, and feel more positive … Continue reading The Devil is in the Details
When we lived in Florida, I had friends who would run races for charity. I would sometimes go cheer them on if the charity was one that I supported. I felt much like the fifth wheel as my friend would cheerily wave as I stood on the road looking after her. I sometimes felt like … Continue reading The Self-Confidence That Comes with Self-Discipline
I was talking to a friend the other day who struggles mightily with her weight. She has finally lost enough weight that she is able to move without being in constant pain. She is ready to do some exercise. She asked me what I recommended. I suggested walking or water exercising. She's going to think … Continue reading Your First Exercise Experience Was What?
I admit that I am a bit on the frugal side. I enjoy the hunt of finding deals at yard sales, perusing the clearance rack for next season clothes for my growing boys and saving money using coupons. Sometimes though, being frugal isn't a good thing. Here's my running shoes I was using up until … Continue reading There Is No Glory In These
If you are connected with me through Facebook you might remember that I was asking for bike recommendations. I got some good recommendations from Roy, but needed to wait until the cash flow came through. Well, this morning I was at a garage sale, which is where you will find me on most Saturday mornings … Continue reading I’m So Excited!
Don't forget to enter the Subway Giftcard Giveaway!! Last year I was walking in my yard, minding my own business when a brick appeared out of nowhere and I banged my toe. Sadly, my foot had no shoe on, and reacted very poorly to being banged. I had broken my toe. I was in pain. … Continue reading Injuries: Patience and Creativity Required
I got this very brightly colored stability ball a couple of years ago as a gift. And in case you were wondering, I did ask for it, although once I saw the color my first thought was, "That doesn't match anything in my house!" Then I wondered where to store the thing, but remarkably, it fits … Continue reading Anybody Use A Stability Ball?