My New Step Challenge
The weather here has been limiting my outside walking, but I've come up with an east idea to get those 10,000 steps a day. If the weather is bad, I plan to walk inside the house 5 to 10 minutes an hour during the day. At night, when I'm watchi... Read more
A friend had a quote on Facebook that said, "I've expanded my skills. I can now forget what I'm doing while I'm actually doing it."
This is funny, but it is so true for me. Lists are becoming mandatory, but not on paper (which I would mispl... Read more
Little Changes Can Make A Difference
Here are a few suggestions to increase the calories burned in a day. How many more can you name?
1. While you blow dry your hair or brush your teeth, do some stretching, just don't stand still.
2. Park at the far end of the parking lot... Read more
One Word Answers (Copied from Madhu's page & Edited)
Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.
Where is your cell phone?
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Getting Back to Normal (If Normal Exists)
July has started out on a wild roller coaster ride, but hopefully the downward spiral is coming to an end. Last week I had 4 days that were 20 (or more) hours long. During my college days of long ago, this might have been normal behavior and I... Read more
April has left me, the weight is still here!
My healthy living routine during April was similar to the weather here during that month--hot one week and freezing the next!!! The best way I know to describe the month would be to say that sleep and exercise were lacking while food and stress... Read more
I'm Getting There!
March has been a month of contrasts! A week of regular exercise and eating habits would be followed by a week of little exercise and eating foods that weren't as healthy as they could have been. This wasn't the way I had planned things, but as... Read more
Marching Slowly Along
February was a great month for getting exercise and eating better, so the scales did drop 5 pounds.
March started off great until Sunday, when a sore leg muscle cost me 4 days of exercise. Yesterday I was able to do a 30 minute bike ride ... Read more
A New Month With the Same Goals!
In January I missed my exercise and weight loss goals. As the weather changes, my leg swells as a result of the surgery, so the scales have moved like a yo-yo. I do know that they are showing a decrease over the month, but not the 5 or 6 pound... Read more
Don't Get Run Over!
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
When I read this quote today, I realized that it definitely applies to my life. Thanks to Sparkpeople, I have all the tools and knowledge to re... Read more
Some helpful hints for those facing knee replacement surgery.
In June, 2004 I had my left knee replaced, and I just had my right knee replaced 2 weeks ago. If I had it to do over again, would I? There is no doubt in my mind that I would go through this surgery again.
Here are a few things I have l... Read more
Good Advice for Each of Us
I received a power point presentation this morning with advice for retired people about living life to the fullest and enjoying everything you can. One slide had advice that I think applies to losing weight and keeping it off:
"1. Foods ... Read more
Down But Not Out!
I've had 2 months of very limited activity, but am beginning to make a slow comeback.
In June my right knee started giving me problems. Actually, the pain was so severe that I would be in tears by the time I walked about 100 feet. The c... Read more
Healthy Humor to Brighten Your Day (or give you an excuse!)
Use this blog for a smile and don't take the advice seriously!!!!
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiov... Read more
The Tortoise and The Hare (aka The Turtle and the Rabbit)
We probably all know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. While the hare could move much faster and was more agile, the pokey, clumsy tortoise kept lumbering along until he won the race.
In a cartoon version of this story, th... Read more
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