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Competing with myself
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      3 comments

In 2011, I exercised 12275 minutes. Last year, I got serious again, and in 2016, I exercised 12406 minutes. My goal this year has been 12960 minutes; however, October was a low month for exercise, and I had to make up some minutes in November. ... Read more
Tracking food: Are you getting your diet?
Monday, September 25, 2017      3 comments

I actually am a pretty healthy eater. In the past couple of years, losing weight has been slow. I have felt like I know what to eat, and I've wanted to be able to eat without a constant counting of calories. Dieting can feel restrictive--and the... Read more
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

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