Tracking and golf!
For Thanksgiving weekend, we went to Arizona to visit family and to play golf. This was 2 and 1/2 months after the right hip replacement, so I was excited to try out my new hip on the golf course. Plus it was a milestone marker on the road to ... Read more
On track, day 15
It is Day 15 of my back on track streak. All food and exercise has been tracked. I have stayed within my nutrition ranges for calories as well as protein and carbs. (I aim for somewhat higher protein and lower carbs). I have been exercising,... Read more
Back on track
In 2012, I lost 30 pounds and improved my fitness levels, even though I was having issues with my hip and had hip arthroscopy. They found more wrong than expected during the surgery, and I was on crutches for 7 weeks and I did a lot of physical... Read more
10 pounds lost this summer!
I live near Phoenix, and the summers are when people tend to be less active because it is hard to do things outside most of the summer. When the low of the day is 90 degrees, it is pretty miserable to exercise outside.
Plus for me, I had... Read more
Another learning experience for me
Experience can be such a tough teacher.
Last night my spouse got home and dinner was going to be left over healthy tacos, with ground turkey and low carb tortillas. But, he wanted the taco meat as nachos instead. I said OK, and oh it is... Read more
Lost 30 Pounds!
I have lost 30 pounds since joining SparkPeople! Plus my fitness and health have improved. I have muscles now!
My journey with SparkPeople started after returning from a trip to Hawaii, seeing the pictures of me from the trip, the extra w... Read more
How much sunshine do you need?
How much time does it take in the sun to get your vitamin D?
Well, it is more complicated that it sounds. The link below is an article that includes an online calculator that will tell you how much time you need in the sun, depending on... Read more
Lost 6 pounds in 6 weeks!
It has been 6 weeks since my hip surgery, I am still on crutches with the last two weeks where I can put some weight on my right side, up to 50%, which means I can stand but not walk. It doesn't sound like much, but helps quite a bit.
I ha... Read more
I had hip surgery and am on crutches, week 3 of 6. My spouse has been traveling for most of that time, not the first few days and only back for one weekend.
So I am pretty much on my own, not able to do much, so I have had to be creativ... Read more
Peanut Butter - Stir and Refrigerate
Peanut butter is so good for you, it has fiber, healthy fats, protein and it tastes good! Plus it is nutritious, with vitamins/minerals including potassium, magnesium, vitamins E, B6.
One study published in the Journal of the American M... Read more
2 Week update: Recovery going well!
So far, I am doing well with my recovery from hip surgery. Thank you for all the positive encouragement.
The chronic hip pain I have been having on and off for 3 years is pretty much gone. I am very optimistic that this hip surgery will ... Read more
Hip Surgery scheduled
I am heading out of town for 10 days to visit family and go to Legoland with my 8 year old grandson. When I get back I will be having surgery on my hip. I will be on crutches and the recovery period is going to take some time.
This will p... Read more
Trivia Leader Award
I got my first ever trivia leader award for May.
Apparently I learned a something with all those wrong answers in the previous months.... Read more
Quality Grandma time!
I live in Arizona and am heading to Washington state, to visit my family for 10 days. During 1/2 of this time, I will be taking care of my two grandsons, while my son and his wife take a 5 day trip to Las Vegas.
This is the first time... Read more
100 spark points per day
The other day, I had 100 spark points, which is more than usual and mostly due to some good spins. But for fun I have been trying to get at least 100 every day, even with bad spins. It has made me explore content and feature more, and even exe... Read more
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