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Changing seasons

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I am quite sad summer is over--I love Fall of course. Only this past summer, I bought myself a new bike with a great saddle on it, and was able to ride on the trails frequently. Here's hoping for a few more warmer weather days, or calm no wind dayas. I love biking, but I haven't yet converted to cold weather biking.


What a Health Scare does for You

Monday, October 06, 2014

Back in May I started waking very dizzy. It got worse and worse, and I tried to hide it, pretending it would go away, or googling ideas to fix the issue. I drove to work one day, and had to have my dad pick me up. I went to the doctor. My blood pressure was over 160. The doctor immediately put me on blood pressure pills and did further testing. I was in the 3% range for developing other issues withing the next 10years -such as risk for heart attack and diabetes. No thanks. The dizziness didn't subside. After three days, I returned to work---well---there was a gas leak(hence why I was dizzy). First they said it wasn't was my unscented hand lotion....finally they brought someone in. I have come to think of the gas leak as a blessing in disguise. My mom has high blood pressure-since her 40's and my brother as me....After having tests, and seeing numbers on paper, even though it is 3%...I didnt accept that. I made changes and have lost 20 pounds since May. It is incredible. I did a crash course in healthy living and eating on the internet and magazines. At the time there were some PBS specials on about healthy living. I am not missing anything. I can still have the chips if I want them...I just dont want them right now. One thing I refused to give up was my chocolate...I compromised and switched to 70% dark. Every week I buy a bar...and I choose to either eat it all in one shot or stretch it out of the week.


starting on the right track

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This morning I started out right...instead of Eggos and sugary syrup, I had special K (also yummy), with almond milk on top. a good start to the day.

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BABYSOX 5/13/2014 3:32PM

    I hope the rest of the day goes as well as your morning.

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Back into It

Saturday, November 09, 2013

During summer, with some personal issues, I took a detour off the fitness track. I still did some fitness, but not nearly enough. Well, I am pleased to say, I am getting back into it. That is good, better than good. I may have been side-tracked for a time, but getting back up on the horse is half the battle won.

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BABYSOX 11/10/2013 7:03AM

    Life happens, but you are now back on the road to a healthier you. emoticon

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September 23-Summer's Gone

Monday, September 23, 2013

Where did it go to! Not many more outdoor biking the trail moments left. I am hopeful for this weekend. My goal now that summer is over is to move back inside to the gym, and reboot using my home DVD's. I have a new mobile phone and was able to download some cool sounding fitness APPS. Looking forward to testing those out as well.

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BABYSOX 9/25/2013 11:44AM

    I am in the same boat. I have to come up with a plan for those icy days in the winter. But it is really beautiful now.

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BARBANNA 9/23/2013 2:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon No way! emoticon emoticon Oh well there always a late summer, I hope! emoticon

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