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If only I could be my 18-year old (sometimes)
Yesterday was a banner day for my daughter. She's in college 700 miles away from home and admitedly the first week wasn't the best. A lot of loneliness, difficulty finding people she really wants to be friends with.
She really wanted to a... Read more
Time to get back on track
So the last couple of weeks have been difficult. First I went on a cruise and then travelled 700 miles to take my oldest to college. We ended up being away from home almost two straight weeks.
The first week I did fairly well. I ate well... Read more
Vacationing with Sparkpeople
Last week my family and I sailed to Bermuda for a week's vacation before my oldest is off to college. Prior to leaving I really worried about how I would manage to come home and not have gained any weight. I'm writing today to report all I did... Read more
What a Disappointment
Shortly after joining Sparkpeople I started the Couch to 5K program. This was my second time as I completed it 3 years ago. The problem was once the weather turned, I was no longer interested in running outside and I don't have a treadmill.
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The Proper Way to Weigh Yourself, Part 2
For those of you who read/commented on my blog from Saturday, I thought I'd follow up.
Wednesday is my official weigh-in day. My daughter woke me up at 5:00 am saying she had been up all night, just couldn't sleep. I started to just loung... Read more
My oldest goes off to college in mid-August. It's a 12-hour drive from our house. So between the drive, orientation and getting her settled, we'll be gone a week. Exercise, other than a lot of walking would probably go by the wayside, but did... Read more
The Proper Way to Weigh Yourself
So this is my question for the day. Is there a proper way to get on a scale? I ask this because I can get on and off my scale three or more times in succession and each time see a different reading. And the variation may be as much as a pound... Read more
Weekly Weigh In
I started to write this last night, but I had sloppy fingers and lost my post. Starting over...
I weigh in on Wednesday mornings. I consciencously avoid the scale the rest of the week because daily fluctuations can be so frustrating. Wel... Read more
Wow, was I caught off guard (or maybe it wasn't as bad as I thought)
I know I eat out more than I should, but I'm usually very careful about what I order. I ask for my meal to be prepared without butter, oil, sauces, etc. More often than not, I order a dinner-size salad with chicken on it, dressing on the side.... Read more
Wow, was I disappointed when I got on the scale for my weigh-in this morning. 2.5 lbs UP. Yikes. How did that happen? I've upped my workouts and I'm eating as well as I ever have. Oh, I know what happened...
Yesterday was my youngest's... Read more
My appetite is increasing
The last couple of days I've noticed that my appetite seems to be increasing. I want more food.
Today is day 28 for me since joining Sparkpeople. So far, so good. I'm motivated to eat the right things. I'm motivated to workout. And usi... Read more
When's the last time you had a physical?
My husband has several medical issues all stemming from being diagnosed with Type I diabetes over 40 years ago. His endocrinologist considers him a model patient because he does everything he's supposed to do to keep his blood sugar where it's ... Read more
It's amazing what age does to you.
So I've been working my way through C25K with a fair amount of success. By that I mean I'm getting through the workout, but my speed is relatively slow. For example, my week 3 runs are averaging 14 minute miles. Even when I just walk, I find ... Read more
What did we do back then?
Some pretty fierce thunderstorms came through the mid-Atlantic yesterday afternoon. You may have heard about the hurricane force winds that tore up Bridgeport, CT. I'm not in CT, but we had some severe thunderstorm activity in South Jersey as ... Read more
It's time I did this...
I've been thinking about starting a blog for some time now and all I've done is think about it. Well, it's time to do more than think, so here I am, typing away. Let's see how this goes.
I thought I'd start with a bit about my last 24 hou... Read more