in Paris in 2008
terrace, La Petit Pontoise
Montmartre - Sidney Bechet Trio - the new one
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Musician, bookworm, dancer, photographer.
I originally lost 15 lbs. tracking my food on Spark and using Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVDs, as well as walk/running outdoors.
I've started running more and walking for longer periods, as well as using some Coach Nicole videos for ST and cardio. But this summer, I have slipped...enjoying a little too much food...still pretty healthy but I need to cut quantities and do more veggies consistently.
Don't know when I will reach my ultimate goal. Right now, it is two steps forward, one step back...or vice versa. However, I am hopeful! I do feel consistently fit and at age 67, that's a good thing.
"Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett
“Don’t trade what you want most for what you want at this moment.”
"Mind like parachute - only function when open!" Charlie Chan
"The only worse thing than having made a mistake is failing to understand your mistake." Oswald Sobrino, Catholic blogger
"This self is not a cage to be escaped, in pursuit of elusive joy: it is in me." CAROLINAMUSED
“The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.” - Unknown
KARVY09 - "Food's always going to be there. What works for me is tackling it head on instead of avoiding it."
Madeleine L'Engle - "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."
Marcel Proust - “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
"Live by the 80/20 rule. Eating nutritious foods 80% of the time and "fun" foods 20% of the time is a healthy goal." - Sparkpeople article
I've reached a major weight loss goal of 139, but I'm now working on maintaining that & losing 5-7 more pounds by the end of August 2012. I've gotten much more comfortable running, and I have more energy for my day! I'm also enjoying fitting into smaller clothes. Thanks, SparkPeople and SparkFriends! Hugs!
I've gotten more structured as a result of sparking!
Goal - 3-5 miles a day, either outdoors or with Leslie Sansone DVDs.
I need to do more ST...but a daily structure just does not work for me.
I'm trying a simpler approach to ST, seeing if I can fit in sets of it while waiting for things to cook, etc.
I had worked up to 8 lb. weights for arms but am now back to 5 lbs. for all but the easiest moves.
I'm from Pennsylvania & turned 67 this summer. I'd like to continue to look & feel younger than that! I'd like to be able to dance and sing forever, and haul my suitcase around Europe with no pain.
I love my Kindle & my local library! I also enjoy contradancing & ballroom dancing, when I can find a partner. I am enjoying learning to speak and read French and I love to take photos.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 147.0
Ack! With all of the spark site changes this past week I can't seem to 'goodie' anyone.
Pretend that I've sent you a beautiful holiday bouquet, and a giant hug!
You are amazing
824 days ago
A day trip like that is great fun. Let's try for next time.
And happy holidays to you, too, of course,
826 days ago
Hello, Sara, and a big wish that you're having a fine time doing lovely things.
Claire's first serious walk post-surgery was in Chantilly. It prompted me to give her a link which I think will provide a giggle for you, too.
826 days ago
I am glad you enjoyed my blogs about Rome, Sara! And I think going back to Rome is always a good thing to do!!! I hope next time I'll be going for fun only and no work!
910 days ago
I've been wondering about you, so it's nice to have you drop by. You'll need a note to excuse your absence, though. Claire's month-old note below tells us that you'll be going back to France, which is exciting. If you'll be flying from one of the New York airports this time, I hope you'll let me know.
917 days ago