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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
Back on track
Friday, March 27, 2015      1 comments

One of the cool things about coming back to SparkPeople is that I have a record of my exercise for the past several years. January 2011 is when I joined, and I did great. Starting that month I logged about 1000 hours of exercise almost every mon... Read more
Walk the dogs at your local animal shelter
Sunday, March 15, 2015      2 comments

Even when I'm not doing as well with exercise, one thing keeps me walking once a week. I'm a volunteer who walks dogs at my local animal shelter. My daughter and I go every Saturday morning. A number of people I know had no idea that animal she... Read more
Spring in my step
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      1 comments

The weather is great--hope the cold winter is over. I've been consistently exercising since mid-January and now am into 10-day streak of exercising at least 10 minutes a day. I've joined a couple of SparkPeople challenges and am eating real... Read more
Taking the green fruit and veggie challenge
Sunday, March 08, 2015      4 comments

I liked the blog that invited us to take the St. Patrick's Day 5 green fruits and veggies a day challenge. Off to the grocery store to buy: Broccoli, Spinach, Avocado, asparagus, peas, kale, zucchini, green apples, lettuce, brussel sprouts, p... Read more
Tigger is bouncing
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      2 comments

Glad to report I've been exercising regularly for the past six weeks. Bounce! In the fall, I attended a weekly nutrition session at work--that weekly reminder helped keep me from getting back into bad eating habits and from gaining back wei... Read more

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