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Exercise Blog - day 6 - Thursday 5/30/13
Hot today - and it will be hotter tomorrow. I felt "off" today and instead of going for a "power walk," I settled for a half-hour walk with my dog, who enjoyed it, I think! I went slower than usual, stopped for him to sniff and so forth, but at ... Read more
Exercise Blog - day 5: saw two deer in the woods!
Beautiful day here, again. As part of my half-hour walk, I took a five-minute path through the woods near my neighborhood. I heard a lot of rustling, and then saw two graceful deer with their beautiful white tails run off into the woods. Seeing ... Read more
Exercise Blog - day 4 - Tuesday 5/28/13
Another 30-minute (actually 33-minute) walk in the books! I went earlier and a little slower today -... Read more
Exercise Blog - day 3 - Monday 5/27/13 Memorial Day
The sun is finally out today! I had a very challenging half-hour walk today, down a very steep hill and up another very steep hill. En route I saw a young man running up and down one of these hills - very impressive - clearly in training for som... Read more
Exercise Blog - day 2 - Sunday 5/26/13
Today's half-hour walk in the rain was less enjoyable than yesterday's, but I'm still glad I did it! Reminded me of a long-ago hike in the woods with the Girl Scouts - but that was about ten miles of hiking in the rain. I was grateful today that... Read more
Exercise Blog - day 1 - Saturday 5/25/13
Doing this as an assignment for my hypnotherapist! I am walking every day now, for 30 minutes at a 3.5 mph pace (17 minute mile), without my dog. (I walk him separately - I need one walk where I don't have to stop for him to smell the roses, and... Read more
Back from Minneapolis!
I loved Minneapolis - we were there for a week while my husband attended a convention - but I overate there and felt extremely self-conscious. I really hate my body, I'm afraid. I also hate the way I feel when it's really hot outside and I am fa... Read more
The weekend at last!
I'm glad it's Saturday. I have some things to do, but it's good not to have to go to the office. The dog is curled up beside me, not actually sleeping but waiting for me to get finished on the computer ... at least that's what I think is going t... Read more
Another sunny, beautiful day in Maine
I'm at work, but I'm happy to be here - even though it's beautiful outside - it just means that walking later on will be easy (no rain, ice, or snow!). I am feeling better today, really grateful for my family, especially my husband who is home o... Read more
Trying to keep the focus on my health in tough times
I am doing pretty well using the SparkPeople tools to keep me on track. I have not really had too much of a problem with night eating (my old habit) since last Friday when I re-started because I'm spending a lot of time on the SparkPeople site! ... Read more
Woke up WAY too early
Just making a blog entry before returning to bed to try to get a little more sleep. The dog woke us up - he barked because there was some sort of scary noise outside, like a screech owl or something. Anyway, all is well now, he's asleep again - ... Read more
Beautiful day in Maine
It's a beautiful day here in Maine, the perfect Maine summer day - 70s, sunny, nice breeze. I am getting over my cold and I'm starting out slowly with exercise. I really want this to be a permanent change, so I'm trying to do more of what SparkP... Read more
Back and doing OK!
I'm making a renewed effort to do SparkPeople now - and I feel much better already. I have a bad cold and I usually wait until after I'm well to "start" anything like this, but this time I felt so bad about myself after seeing photos of myself o... Read more
I have a lot to do at work so I can't write much - but I am OK today - got enough sleep, had a good breakfast, feel pretty alert and able to do stuff. Still have a little cough, but that's going away! It's a cold but sunny and beautiful day toda... Read more
Got to the gym!
About three weeks ago I joined the gym very near where I work (5 min. walk) and got the "early bird" membership, which means I can go anytime between 5 am and 10:30 am, Monday thru Friday. I got it primarily to have a place to walk during the wi... Read more