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Working those workouts
Monday, May 21, 2012      28 comments

Last night got a bit too late getting caught up on statuses and SparkFriend's blogs, so I didn't get this written earlier. I've been thinking lately about how different my workouts are than I originally had planned and how much I'm enjoying the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mini-ugh and shopping fun
Sunday, May 20, 2012      154 comments

So, the mini-ugh first. Without getting into all the details, BFE (bestest friend ever) and his recent love-of-his-life are having troubles. Problem is ... if they're fighting and not talking, he turns to me both because he's bored and wan... Read more
Adding the pictures
Friday, May 18, 2012      45 comments

Moving right along, my eighth month of healthier living sees me at 191.5 pounds. Having started at 250.5 pounds, that is 59 pounds (as I called it in my previous blog - on the cusp of 60 pounds). Pretty crazy to realize my original goal of 160... Read more
On the cusp of 60 pounds down
Thursday, May 17, 2012      27 comments

I'll be taking and putting up my 8-months along picture tonight after I get home from the gym. Tempted as I may be, I won't flex these biceps because then the pictures wouldn't match. ... Read more
Bits and pieces from reading The Spark
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      24 comments

As I'd mentioned in another blog, many many years ago (two decades or thereabouts) I had read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". I'd gone to a seminar by the same name. I had purchased audio cassettes that I listened to a couple of tim... Read more
Some woohoos and my manic week
Thursday, May 10, 2012      44 comments

First the woohoos. The first I passed maybe a week ago, maybe a little more, but didn't make a big deal about. The site on which I record my weight daily (in addition to SparkPeople) tells me extra information such as my calorie deficit ba... Read more
Reading, reading, and more reading - Oh MY!
Sunday, May 06, 2012      25 comments

I think I've gotten myself into the middle of reading too many things at once. emoticon Yes, there really... Read more
Tale of the ankle
Friday, May 04, 2012      22 comments

It's pretty much back to normal now (WHEW!), but those who saw my statuses Monday and Tuesday would have caught a little about my ankle tweaking. So here's the much longer (and boring) story. Sunday night as I was sitting in bed, I came to... Read more
Refrigerator picture and Kindle Fire
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      38 comments

So many things going on. I initially was thinking to stuff them all in this blog, but it would be WAY too much. So first about my new toy! (My brother has labeled me JenniGeek now.) REFRIGERATOR PICTURE Back in mid-April my Spark... Read more
Quick answer on Sodium for QUASIOR
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      22 comments

To try to answer why I'm making sodium a focus in my goals, first the reason why we often hear sodium levels talked about as a concern: "High levels of sodium can cause the body to retain too much fluid. This can be harmful to people with ... Read more
Ending off April and into the month of May
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      44 comments

Another month bites the dust, and another month down, and another month down, another month bites the dust. Time to take a look at how I did on my goals for April: 1) Weight stably at or below 195. ** Not quite. I saw 194.5 one day, the... Read more
Yeah, I'm a math-head
Friday, April 27, 2012      49 comments

I always loved math. I love tinkering with numbers and figuring out interactions between them. Some numbers we often know if we're tracking our food: Fat gram = 9 calories Protein gram = 4 calories Carbohydrate gram = 4 calories ... Read more
Tinnitus (aka ringing ears)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      22 comments

Today's health news article for me was certainly of interest. (
p?health_day=663963 ) I know. Sometimes I can seem to be ridiculously healthy. And even I don't think... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Were they talking / laughing at me?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      189 comments

Most likely not, but a good reminder that I do have that little insecure voice in my head somewhere. Thankfully she's never been strong enough to overwhelm me. This came about tonight while working out at the gym. A group of three or four... Read more
Some thoughts while on the elliptical
Sunday, April 22, 2012      20 comments

First off, the elliptical. I remember the first time I set foot on one. I asked one of the gym employees to show me how to get started. I wasn't even sure if it was going to work for me because of knees and ankles, but figured I would giv... Read more

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