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Exercise is my secret
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      1 comments

While reducing calories is the key to weight loss, I've realized for some time that I make more thoughtful decisions about what I eat when I'm in an exercise routine. Whenever I stop keeping track of exercise, I tend to gain weight because I beg... Read more
Exercising with an injury
Sunday, April 30, 2017      0 comments

Two years ago I got an injury in April, and it derailed me. I stopped exercising and didn't really get back into it the rest of the year. That lack of exercise resulted in my gaining back some weight. In January 2016, I started over, and I've ke... Read more
Exercising with a Minor Injury
Saturday, April 15, 2017      1 comments

I ended up with two minor sprains in my ankles this week--sorry to admit that it was an injury related to tripping while wearing high heels. Flats are back! I can walk slowly (no need for crutches) but can't do impact cardio. Here's how I'm... Read more
Walking and Dancing to the Tunes
Thursday, March 23, 2017      0 comments

I walk to Leslie Sansone videos on YouTube a lot. But I know those walk-at-home moves. So today for my cardio, I went to YouTube and played a lot of fast beats and did those walk-at-home moves to some pop and rock oldies: Stayin' Alive Bo... Read more
In like a lion
Saturday, March 04, 2017      2 comments

While my cold and sinus issues in January derailed exercise that month, I got back to it in February and logged 1000 exercise minutes. Hope to be in like a lion during March!... Read more
Got derailed a bit
Saturday, February 04, 2017      1 comments

I ended up with a bad cold in January and took time off from exercising. Now that I'm well, I'm having a hard time getting back to it! I'm starting again today.... Read more
Making Goals for 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017      0 comments

In 2011--my previous best year for tracking exercise--I exercised for 12275 minutes. In 2016, I exercised for 12406 minutes. Both years, my goal was to reach 12000 (250 minutes per week/1000 minutes per month). For 2017, I'm increasing the... Read more
Beating Goals
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      1 comments

I'm at 12362 exercise minutes for the year--so far. That number beats my previous year-end record. I'm at 1200 minutes this month and going for at least 1250 minutes for the month. If I go past that number, I'll beat my record from November. I f... Read more
Reached year-end goal
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      6 comments

My original goal for the year was to exercise 12000 minutes--averaging 1000 per month. I exceeded that goal today! Now, I'm ready to beat my 2011 record of 12275 minutes. Only 248 exercise minutes to go this month! And--I'd love to als... Read more
Learning from History
Friday, December 02, 2016      1 comments

I don't want to look backwards to fill myself with regret. However, we can always learn from the past. I don't take weight off as easily as I used to--let's just call it the slower metabolism that seems to occur after menopause. I was at a good ... Read more
New Goal for December
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      1 comments

I joined SparkPeople back in January 2011 and had an amazing year of exercise. I set a goal of 12000 exercise minutes for the year and reached 12275. This year has been my best exercise year since then. I began to get serious about exercise agai... Read more
Post-Turkey Exercise Challenge
Friday, November 25, 2016      5 comments

Not too late to join me! I have a goal to get in 250 exercise minutes between now and the end of the month. (Previous Blog Post) I did eat too much at lunch yesterday and then had the sense to skip the pie before I was really miserable. The... Read more
Invitation to Turkey Exercise Challenge
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      4 comments

Tomorrow on Thanksgiving, I'm going to exercise at least 52 minutes because if I do, I'll hit my 1000 minutes of exercise for the month. Things get dangerous in food land tomorrow but studies show continuing with exercise during holiday ea... Read more
85% completed towards my yearly exercise goal!
Sunday, November 06, 2016      1 comments

For the past several months, I've maintained my weight by simply continuing with the exercise plans I put into place earlier this year. The weight loss from earlier in the year related to putting on weight last fall--and this fall I haven't gai... Read more
Good bloodwork results!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      2 comments

In December, I had good bloodwork except that the results once again showed my thyroid to be underactive. The doctor asked me to get these results rechecked in about six months. So last week I had them check my thyroid levels again--and they wer... Read more

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