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On A Roll
This is the 3rd day in a row that I've gone to the gym and I'm finally back up to doing a mile on the treadmill in just over 20 minutes. To some that may not sound like much and 3 years ago it wouldn't have sounded like much to me either. Toda... Read more
Every Day Is What You Make It
Now I know some people don't want to hear that - they want to blame it on the day of the week, the traffic, the weather, their hormones, their relatives, their finances or whatever. The bottom line is that every minute is a choice. No one can m... Read more
I was a little kid who didn't like to eat. I know, right? I was skinny and sadly, my mother thought that was a bad reflection on her as a mother. Sooooooo, she took me to a doctor at age 5 or 6 to get me pills to increase my appetite. They w... Read more
What I Have Learned
One would think that after 62 years I would know better. 3 years ago I lost 62 pounds and put 52 back on. On Monday, the start of a new month, I re-committed myself. Along the way I've learned some valuable, hard lessons.
1. I must log my ... Read more
Time To Start Again
I did SO well last year. And then... stress, mostly, from an intense, long-term project at work combined with the coldest and darkest winter I can ever remember (and that's saying something!) de-railed me. I didn't feel like getting out of th... Read more
Random Observations This Morning
And they all took place in the bathroom. Hmmmmm.
I noticed as I was putting lotion on my legs that I have a lot less leg to cover. Hence, less lotion will be used ... Read more
So Important To Keep Exercising!
I have the day off today so I'm still at camp. There's a lovely little gym which is really a physical therapy/rehab center 2 miles away in town that I joined so I could work out on weekends. This morning as I was on the treadmill, I saw a larg... Read more
I Know, I Know. It's Just A Number.
But geez, Louise. Allow me just a minute or two to whine and then I'll be good.
I'm losing about ... Read more
My Knees Say "Not Yet"
I've been doing a little web research on C25K and downloaded an app to my phone that helps you keep track of the time for walking fast and the time for jogging. I gave it a go last weekend but my knees started hurting immediately. I've learned... Read more
A Workout with a View
This is the view I had from the treadmill at my gym this morning. I have a vacation day and am at our camp in Clayton, NY which is in the beautiful 1000 Islands. My gym ... Read more
That's what a co-worker told me yesterday. All of a sudden people are noticing I'm smaller than I used to be. It's funny but I think my body has finally decided to let go of the weight and the numbers are consistently moving downward. For a l... Read more
My Doctor's Star Patient
That is what my doctor told me on Friday - I am his star patient this year. Well geez, I expected him to be happy about my 35 pound weight loss since my last visit but I didn't expect the reaction I got. He wanted to know how I did it, did I e... Read more
The Pain Of Not Exercising Is Much Worse Than The Pain Of Exercising
It's really true. Who knew? Before I started moving every day and sitting in my recliner because it was easy, it hurt to do just about everything. If I stood too long, my legs started going numb. I didn't need a medical degree to figure out ... Read more
I would have said you are full of it
if you had told me I would enjoy my exercise sessions. I would have have said this as recently as 2 months ago. Yesterday when I couldn't believe I was still going strong at the gym it occurred to me that I'm feeling really good and it's all b... Read more
Quite Frankly, I'm Amazed
I logged over 1,000 minutes in activity in April. Who knew? I'm stunned, shocked and amazed. Guess those 10 minutes a day and lots more on others really DO add up!
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