I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought that by working out 5 times a week and getting under 200 pounds I was on the right track to meet my health goals, lower my cholesterol and lower my risk of diabetes. So I went and had labs done las... Read more
Geeking out Fitness Style
I never thought I would write anything like this. I am a member of a gym that I enjoy going to. It is an Anytime Fitness and yes, there are a few lunkheads, but on the whole it is a pretty chill group of people. We say hi to each other and tr... Read more
Should I help my husband?
So my husband got a new job and with it comes new insurance. His new insurance requires a health risk assessment. I am familiar with this and had to go through it myself with my insurance in the past. He had to have his weight and blood pressu... Read more
My new mantra for the next 30 days
Courtesy of the Dr. Phil 20/20 diet commitment contract to myself. This really resonated with me.
"Just as in life, this diet is not going to be a success-only journey. Therefore, if I deviate along the way, I promise not to beat myself up o... Read more
No Pain No Spin
Well, spinning was a bust. I do not have a rock hard tiny heiny, so the spin bike seat was torture. We got 5 minutes into it and gave it up. That is a tough class to take if you can't even sit on the seat. So we cancelled the video and got o... Read more
Detox after poisoning myself
So on Easter my dad died. He and my mom live in Oklahoma and I live in Wisconsin. So I wasn't able to be with him when he passed, but I don't think that bothers me much because I remember him at home and not in a hospital. During this time I was... Read more
Progress because of the gym
So we finally joined a gym a couple of weeks ago. Why? Many reasons really, but mostly because my husband is now a full fledged have to meet his own weight loss goals before his physical in May. So now that he has been forced to walk down my ... Read more
1/6 of a pizza
If you have ever read the serving size on a round 12" pizza, it says 1/6 of pizza. I don't know how to cut a pizza like that to get 6 equal servings. So I grabbed the larg... Read more
So, here I am all excited to find Billy Blanks Jr on Amazon Prime. I know my husband will be home before the end of it, but I start it anyway. Over halfway through the video he comes home, sees me working out and can't just go away and let me ... Read more
Goals and things I want to accomplish in 2014
I am putting this out here mostly for me, just so I can see what I want to accomplish, and what actually gets accomplished. Hopefully I will do well enough so I can come back quarterly and see what got done, and what needs to be done yet.
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So I have this girlfriend, we have know eachother for almost 40 years. Since we were 4. We have remained friends for a long time, but she always seems to be in competition with me. I don't really know why, we both have different strengths but ... Read more
Well, I did the soup thing and it seemed to work. The calories are on the low side of my tracker but I didn't get the huge results I was hoping for. I weigh daily, I need to for now cause its the only way I can see how bad I blew a day. So I ... Read more
drastic or necessary?
I am going to try something different. Excercise doesn't appeal to me. At all. My knees hurt doing many things, I work two jobs and am tired from that so exercise really doesn't appeal to me at all. So I am going to try a jumpstart from anoth... Read more
Spark coach or Wii Active
So I was browsing around on the internet at fitness centers, you know, low cost places like Planet Fitness or Anytime Fitness. They are fairly reasonable but I wouldn't have anyone to work out with, and since my record is spotty at best, I woul... Read more
What do you say?
So a week ago at a church function one of the members (younger guy, in his 30's) announced he was going to have heart surgery. That heart problems run in the family and it wasn't that invasive, just a through the thigh kind of thing. He is a b... Read more
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