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Calorie range frustration, the calculation

Saturday, September 29, 2012      3 comments

I was happy as a clam with SP, content with my maintance and results until last night when suddenly my calorie range needs dropped by 125 calories per day. What happened? I didn’t change my weight, although 2 weeks ago when I got active ... Read more

Be careful out there

Friday, September 28, 2012      6 comments

We don’t want to live our lives in fear, but a few precautions may prevent us from being the lead story on the local news. When out running or walking, it’s easy to get lost in the moment especially when listening to music. Several very po... Read more

“Very well developed quadriceps” said Dr. H.

Thursday, September 27, 2012      2 comments

This ends my 3 day ‘trilogy’ on self image and comments made on my body parts. The first was from my teenage son, the second from a rude stranger and finally from a medical professional. Was my doctor using a nice euphemism for ‘thunder ... Read more

That’s a great suit for someone small on top

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      8 comments

When I wore my new bathing suit to the pool for the first time, that’s the comment I got from one of the regulars. And I was only halfway to my weight loss goal at that point. Yesterday, I wrote about my son’s comment which made me laugh... Read more

“Maybe you just lowered your standards”

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      3 comments

That was the reply of my 14 yr old son in 1989 as we ran around the track at the gym. I had mentioned that I weighed 20 lbs more than in college and I thought I looked pretty good. I laughed and thanked him for his honest opinion, but I st... Read more

My scale is at the entrance to my kitchen

Monday, September 24, 2012      7 comments

It’s the first thing I see when I enter in the morning still in my PJs. I’m probably alone in this. I know it’s not a common location for this item. When I moved it from the bathroom to its current visible spot, I wasn’t thinking about ... Read more

I live with the junk food king of the world

Sunday, September 23, 2012      4 comments

Here’s a picture from my sparkpage, posted when I first joined several years ago. This is not a staged photo. My table really looked like this. It’s somewhat better now since I... Read more

Grandma said "Always get a fresh chicken"

Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

Of course Grandma meant it should still be clucking. Getting a “fresh” chicken was her answer to me as a newlywed, when I asked why my chicken didn’t taste as good as hers. She lived in the country and I was in a NY apartment so heading ou... Read more

Suddenly 20 lbs heavier

Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

No, I didn’t eat 70,000 extra calories. I decided to get serious about strength training. The set of weights I got for Christmas 10 years ago were gathering dust in the basement. Maybe I would be more likely to use them if I put them by the T... Read more

"Later Never Comes"

Thursday, September 20, 2012      3 comments

“Mommy, will you color with me?” asked my 4 yr old daughter back in 1973. Maybe I was busy with the baby. Maybe I had homework to do (grad school). I don’t remember why, but I replied, “Later, Jeannie, I’ll do it later.” Sadly, she said, “... Read more

I Can’t Turn Back Time but maybe I can slow it down a little.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      4 comments

Once I proudly pulled my new driver’s license out of my wallet. Once I wore an ID around my neck to advise building security that I belonged there. Now I carry a Medicare Card. It all went by so fast. I never thought about what I was e... Read more

I don't want to go the gym today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      6 comments

I don’t want to go to the gym today, but it’s raining heavily so I have no choice. I don’t want to hear “I told you so!” Especially when it isn’t true. I don’t want to hear “Running will ruin your knees” Especially when it isn’t true. ... Read more

3 Years on SP - My First Blog

Monday, September 17, 2012      4 comments

I feel like such an oddball. I didn’t have dramatic amounts of weight to lose. I never yo-yo dieted. I was always rather content with my pear shaped body and I was always active and fit. However, by age 61 I was carrying 30 lbs more th... Read more


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