Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Tale From The Trail: Pushing Through

This morning’s workout was a tough one. First, the morning didn’t begin as planned. I was to meet one of my cycling buddies at her house and together we would ride to our usual location and connect with the remainder … Continue reading

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They May Have Snow on the Roof, but…

I’m one of those fortunate people who seem to be put in the right place at the right time. Or perhaps I just have expectations that I’ll experience life’s little joys. I’m taking a vacation day today. I decided to … Continue reading

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When Weight Loss Feels Weird

I shared in a recent post that my weight loss plateau has ended, for now. I discovered I wasn’t actually on a plateau, but I was eating healthy fats in too high of a quantity. I’ve made the necessary adjustments … Continue reading

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Give A Little/Receive A Lot

Through the years, especially during my late 20s and early 30s, I’ve run countless 5Ks, three half marathons and one triathlon. I’ve always been a participant, never a volunteer…until today. I friend of mine was responsible for recruiting some volunteers … Continue reading

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Anger Management

Tonight on my way home from the office I witnessed not one, but two instances of road rage. They occurred about 20 minutes and 15 miles apart. Horns blared, two-ton vehicles swerved aggressively, middle fingers saluted. Each was behind me, … Continue reading

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Motivation

Today an office colleague asked out of the blue, “So how do you stay motivated to work out all the time?” She used to work out a lot, but lately she can’t seem to make herself. My initial response was … Continue reading

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I’ll Take That as a Compliment

“So you consider six miles to be a long run?” That was hub’s comment after telling him how far I ran this morning. His little jab actually felt complimentary. I normally do a long run on Saturdays (8, 10 or … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I?

Actual conversation that took place this week. Friend: Have you lost weight? Pam: Yes Friend: I mean, a lot of weight? Pam: Yep, almost 80 pounds since January 2009. Friend: How? I told her a little bit about what I’m … Continue reading

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A State of Obesity

On Monday my local newspaper ran the following opinion piece. I hope the link to the article is still open and that you’ll take a moment to read it. Go ahead, I’ll wait. I emailed the author, Dr. Anshel and … Continue reading

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Plateau, Interrupted

I’d not lost a pound, or even an ounce since switching from South Beach Phase I to Phase II. Sigh. I know, I know, I shouldn’t focus on the numbers. But two weeks of following the food plan, exercising like … Continue reading

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