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Thursday Goals

Thursday, December 25, 2014      8 comments

Even though I didn't lose any weight in 2014, I've had real, measurable progress: lower resting heart rate (from 75 to 60), greater cardio endurance, able to do 57 sit ups in a min (from 25), better upper body strength (bench press went from 40 ... Read more

Jazz, Joy & Jersey

Monday, December 22, 2014      11 comments

I had to shoot them separately, and photoshop them together. But at last I have a pic of all my pets, Jazz, Joy and Jersey. This pic may give you the mistaken impress... Read more

14 days Sober Sunday

Sunday, December 21, 2014      10 comments

I didn't get a chance to blog my goals because of internet problems. I'm finally back up. Sunday Ta Das: 1. got to the gym at 10:30, did 30 min rowing & pt exercises 2. no alcohol, this makes 2 weeks sober. If I was to ask myself ho... Read more

Success Saturday Goals

Saturday, December 20, 2014      5 comments

I finally watched Biggest Loser this morning, through the lens of spending energy toward success or failure. The contestants, are always working toward success: all day, every day, week after week. I have to be like this. As soon as this blog is... Read more

Fantastic Friday Goals

Friday, December 19, 2014      4 comments

"To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail." - Dorothea Brande I was feeling down yesterday. I added DS16 to my auto insurance. the added expense, plus his nonchalant attitude, plus he now wants a car! gave me buyer's re... Read more

Thursday Goals

Thursday, December 18, 2014      9 comments

I've not been exercising and eating light. I'm doing the best I can. But I guess everyone is doing the best they can at the time, with what they have available to them. That's a don't-beat-yourself-up philosophy that I came across. Which on one ... Read more

Wednesday goals

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      4 comments

First night of Hannukah was wonderful, except the latkas didn't agree with me, because they're fried. But they were so delicious with cinnamon applesauce. emoticonRead more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      5 comments

For today's goals, I'm taking a page from my Spark Friend, PattyR81's book! Tuesday Goals: 1. Constantly sip hot, low/no cal drinks 2. Make broth based soup 3. Don't buy stuff I shouldn't be eating (candy, crackers, cookies, etc.) 4... Read more

Monday Goals

Monday, December 15, 2014      3 comments

I survived my sober weekend. Did lose any weight over it. I think it's going to take a longer stint. Today's goals 1. Write it before I bite it 2. 10,000 steps 3. continued no alcohol 4. plan meals for the week 5. pt exercises ... Read more

Saturday Goals

Saturday, December 13, 2014      4 comments

After reading a story shared on the LoseIt subreddit www.reddit.com/r/loseit/ , I started to think about my relationship with food. I say relationship, because in some ways food has become a companion in stress, as well as celeb... Read more

Friday Goals

Friday, December 12, 2014      5 comments

Last personal trainer session was testing to see how far I've come in 10 weeks: 1. Bench press went from 40 to 50 pounds 2. Resting heart rate went from 75 to 60 bpm 3. One min sit up test went from 27 to 54 4. Improved step test 5. Di... Read more

Thursday Goals & 21 days until 2015

Thursday, December 11, 2014      3 comments

21 days until the new year, 2015. Someone, somewhere said it takes 21 days to form a habit. That's probably not really true for everyone, but stick that convention for a minute. What habit, or new behavior would you like start the new year with?... Read more

Wednesday goals

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      6 comments

I made Spinach Balls for the holiday work lunch today. Here's the recipe: Ingredients 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach, thawed & well-drained 2 small onions, very finely chopped (I use a food processor) 2 1/4 c. stuffing with herbs (I ... Read more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      7 comments

I did really well yesterday. I want to celebrate. I didn't feel like going to the gym, but went anyway. Had a great time at Zumba. Good for my heart, mood, and self-efficacy. I kept my calories low. I didn't have seconds at dinner, or wine. And ... Read more

Monday Goals

Monday, December 08, 2014      5 comments

"Well that's interesting" That's the way I'm going to look at my wine & crackers this weekend. It's an experiment to see how does having wine only on Sat & Sun night, at home, after I'm in for the night, watching TV & relaxing. The results of th... Read more


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