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Little Changes Can Make A Difference

Thursday, March 20, 2014      2 comments

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)

Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

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? Pocket Spouse? Yes Your hair? Independent ... Read more

Getting Back to Normal (If Normal Exists)

Thursday, July 12, 2012      2 comments

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!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012      1 comments

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!

Monday, April 02, 2012      3 comments

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

Friday, March 09, 2012      2 comments

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!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      1 comments

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!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      3 comments

"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.

Thursday, December 01, 2011      5 comments

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

Friday, October 07, 2011      2 comments

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!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      2 comments

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!)

Monday, June 27, 2011      2 comments

Use this blog for a smile and don't take the advice seriously!!!! emoticon Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiov... Read more

The Tortoise and The Hare (aka The Turtle and the Rabbit)

Thursday, May 05, 2011      3 comments

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

Is it a habit yet?

Monday, March 21, 2011      4 comments

It's often said that 21 days of doing something will make it a habit. Somehow I think I'm close to recreating healty habits, but I'm not going to back off. I've been successfully doing each of the following for at least 21 days, but know if I ... Read more

Let the March Winds Blow!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011      1 comments

Actually I don't like trying to bike outdoors in 35 to 50 mph winds, which is something we've seen a lot the last month or so. Too often I use that wind as an excuse not to get the exercise I should be getting. The reality of the story: ... Read more

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