Before and After

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Very inspiring!

You might have seen this already, but just in case you haven't I'm posting it too. His post about the ironman he did with his father and brother is a great read

Monday, September 13, 2010

I won't back down

There is a hill that is close to the end of my run. I'm almost home when I get to the bottom of it. I've been challenging myself to run, not walk, that hill for a few weeks now. It's gotten a lot easier and I've noticed some real improvement in the muscles in my legs and rear end. I love it when a great song comes on my iphone when I am approaching that hill. I put my iphone on shuffle and listen to whatever comes on, it's always a different run that way. Today a really awesome song came on right as I started running that hill. Thought I'd share, it really fits the whole weight-loss/exercise thing, I think.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Learning to eat well

When I was in junior high school (that's what we called it, now it's middle school) I took a home economics class. Actually, I took home ec all through my junior and senior high school years. Looking back it amazes me to think of what we were not taught when it comes to nutrition. I vaguely remember a food pyramid, but when we were actually cooking, we didn't take that into consideration. I remember learning how to make white sauce. I can't say that is something I've made a lot over the years.
My junior high home ec teacher was one of my favorite teachers, she was very patient and kind. She taught us how to make a food budget. I remember working really hard on it, it wasn't easy to feed two people on the limited amount we had in the budget. I ended up with a lot of boxed macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and things like that on the menu. I got a very good grade on it. When I got married we were on a very tight budget so we ate all those cheap foods that were on my budget menu from junior high. I don't remember being concerned about it. Not until a few years had passed and I had gained a lot of weight.
Were you taught good eating habits or have you had to develop them yourself?
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