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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
Love those SparkPeople trophies!
Saturday, June 18, 2016      0 comments

The most valuable part of SparkPeople for me is inspiration to exercise. I have a job that involves a lot of grading at the computer, and I love sedentary activities like reading. I don't feel like I have a lot of free time--so exercising often ... Read more
Starting January Jumpstart in May!
Friday, May 06, 2016      3 comments

I just finished the SparkPeople Spring into Shape Bootcamp and finished the 28-day Bootcamp before that one. It's not January, but I'm looking for the next challenge--so for the upcoming month I'll be in the January Jumpstart challenge. You may ... Read more
Try the SparkPeople Bootcamps
Sunday, April 10, 2016      1 comments

I don't think they advertise them much anymore, but I've always like the SparkPeople bootcamps. You might have to use a search engine on SparkPeople to find them. The bootcamps are essentially 28-day exercise programs that encourage you to get i... Read more
Exercising at least 10 minutes every day: Such a good strategy!
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      2 comments

Most of us live such busy lives that we tell ourselves we don't have time to exercise. I fall back on that excuse myself. So when I realize the needle on the scale is going in the wrong direction, I find the best way to get back into the habit o... Read more
Could your thyroid be behind your trouble losing weight?
Saturday, February 13, 2016      2 comments

For a long time, I've known that weight does not come off easily for me. In December, a blood test showed my thyroid to be underactive. Now I have an explanation for cold extremities and why it takes a lot of time for me to lose even a half poun... Read more
Never quite got back on track...until now
Monday, February 01, 2016      2 comments

Once I got off crutches, I never quite got back on track with exercising. Somewhere back around June I did lose a few more pounds. However, when the fall hit, I got off track with stress-eating and by January 1, I had gained 10 pounds. So in Jan... Read more
Back again--off of crutches
Sunday, April 26, 2015      0 comments

It's been four weeks today since the fall that put me on crutches. Two weeks ago I began walking slowly without crutches. One week ago, I noticed that I can walk pretty close to my old pace. I'm careful on stairs and not great about squatting lo... Read more
On crutches--doing seated exercises
Friday, April 03, 2015      1 comments

The good news is that although the fall I had on this past Sunday hurt my right knee, I can get by with one crutch and put weight on that leg. I just walk very slowly. After resting quite a bit this week, I realized I hadn't exercised since Sund... Read more
New Challenge: On Crutches
Sunday, March 29, 2015      1 comments

This morning I completed my two SparkPeople challenges: Spring Into Shape and the 10 minutes of Exercise a Day. It's crazy, but I indicated my completion of these challenges from the emergency room on my iPhone while I was waiting and waiting f... Read more

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