"Can" I spin again?
Over the summer I had a serious spinning accident .... due to the deteriorating spin bikes my gym was "allowing" its members to utilize. Yes, I wanted to word that carefully. I would not have been injured or traumatized if they had "not allowe... Read more
It's All About Perspective
You can focus on the negative . . . or be thankful for the health you have.
Recently, my focus has been on the negative . . . an unfortunate, preventable (in my opinion) injury in spin class, that has removed me from my "happy place," and ... Read more
No More Spinning :(
Spinning class used to be my "happy place." Now it just makes me sad . . . literally.
Spinning was m... Read more
Hydrophilic Foods, Eat More to Lose More
I read an interesting article about the author of a book called The HD Diet (“hydrophilic” foods diet) in a Woman World magazine. You simply pair a glass of water & at least one water-absorbent (hydrophilic) food at each meal/snack. The idea i... Read more
Sometimes I DO Like My Scale
I've been reading a lot of blogs lately about this particular "relationship," and I sympathize. It can be a very frustrating one, no doubt.
Most of the time it doesn't accurately reflect the progress we're making on our journey. I agree... Read more
NSV, Caught by Surprise!
Walking is now a pleasure, as my inner thighs no longer touch! Apparently, all the spinning classes I've been doing has toned up my inner thighs, and now that awful, "flabby" tissue/loose skin that had always rubbed together when I walked, no l... Read more
Getting over a setback
As some you know, my favorite "me time" is reading, health magazines mostly. I came across these words of wisdom in one of my many, many magazines. It's kinda where I'm at right now & no doubt you've all been there as some point or another in... Read more
Spinning--To Shake Things Up!
As I blogged a few weeks ago, I promised myself I'd start spinning classes once I dropped below 220 pounds. Well, I'm finally there! So this morning, off I went to a spinning class. And out I came, sweaty and weak-legged. Wasn't sure I could... Read more
Getting Out of My Comfort Zone
When I started this weight loss journey, I was 247 lbs. I’ve lost 24 lbs to date. I do feel good about that, as I should. It’s been a slow, steady spark journey—with just the right amount of commitment and support. I love sparkpeople.com! I... Read more
A visit with my Grandpa
As some of you know, my 96-year-old grandfather's health is failing. We are quite concerned and sad that his time has come. But we are trying our best to enjoy every minute we have left with him. I come from a very close-knit family. We all ... Read more
Controlling Hot Flashes in a Flash!
I'd like to share a wonderful gift idea with you. It could even be a gift to yourself, as it is the best possible gift you could receive if you are already menopausal (or just entering that period of your life) . . . so be kind to yourself, lad... Read more
Self-image--No makeover needed!
As I continue to read through my huge stack of health magazines (my favorite pastime), I came across the following sentiments and thought I would share:
"You're Beautiful the Way You Are--No Makeover Needed!"
Think you have big flaw... Read more
Do Something That Makes You Happy
My favorite thing to do--the most relaxing thing in the world for me--is reading my many, many health magazine subscriptions. In fact, I'd have trouble counting up in my head how many subscriptions I have subscribed to (I have to keep a chart t... Read more
A wonderful NVS Climb
I've been thinking for a while now that maybe I should start posting a blog once in a while. I know I enjoy reading other member's blogs . . . and get a good feeling when I can offer encouragement or advice to them. Isn't it selfish not to rec... Read more