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Gathering a support system.

Thursday, April 05, 2012      2 comments

Wow. It's been seven months since I last entered on my blog. And I have the weight to prove it. 194. Yesterday I went to my doctor's office. I asked for some help in losing weight, i.e. accountability. She said yes (Yay!) and is making an appt. ... Read more

Have to go to the gym tomorrow-can't today.

Monday, September 05, 2011      1 comments

The gym is closed for the holiday, and I'm bothered by it. Isn't that great?... Read more

Another day.

Monday, August 08, 2011      1 comments

Sunday is my day off. I watched shows and hung out with my cat all day. Tomorrow I'm walking into town and sitting at the coffee shop reading my magazine, Cooking Light. That will give me a five mile walk. When I get home, I'm stripping my bed l... Read more

Shingles. Oh no!

Friday, August 05, 2011      0 comments

Ouchy. It means no work for 2-3 weeks AND no gym. The pain could be better, could be worse, but I'll use my stationary bike here at home. Hopefully, I will get out and walk a bit. I'm not contagious out in the open air like that. The receptionis... Read more

Today's Workout.

Saturday, July 30, 2011      1 comments

I began with strength training, with barbells and exercises. (I hadn't done ST for months!)Then I used the recumbent bike for 15 mins. Next I used the pedal machine for arms. (Anybody know the name of that?) Last I spent 15 minutes on the tread... Read more

How long do you swim laps?

Sunday, July 24, 2011      0 comments

When I began swimming laps in June, I swam for 15 minutes. Then it changed to 20 minutes and soon after it became 30. Today I went for 40 minutes. Yay! My goal is to swim for an hour each time. Thanks to SparkPeople I can actually imagine meeti... Read more

Keepin' it simple.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      0 comments

For dinner tonight I mixed together 3/4 cup of white (Oh no!) rice, 1/2 cup black beans, one can of Safeway Mexican stewed tomatoes. Then I topped it with black olive halves. It was simple and sooo good. When it comes to food, I'm not a complic... Read more

Hey everybody! Let's do a little exercise!

Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

I grew sore from my new swimming binge. So, today I went UPstairs in the gym to use some cardio machines. I walked on the treadmill for 30 mins and spun on the recumbent bicycle for thirty mins. (Just had to check out the TV screen.) Although th... Read more

Tasty Calories

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      3 comments

I ate tasty food all day today. And I stayed within my caloric range. One need not torture themselves to make a little progress. My recent weight loss has been but two pounds. Or should I say that my recent weight loss was TWO POUNDS!!!!! It's ... Read more

A short vacation.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday and today I spent my time in a motel visiting my cousins, one of whom I had not seen in 35 years. We bonded immediately. I thank God so much for the visit. AND I remembered to swim my laps in the funky, little motel pool. It was wet, a... Read more

Oh my goggles!

Sunday, July 10, 2011      1 comments

I used the message board about whether or not I should use goggles while swimming. Almost every response was 'yes'. I bought them. I used them. And I wondered how I ever swam without them! It makes my time in the water SO much more pleasurable. ... Read more

Back in the pool.

Friday, July 08, 2011      2 comments

Such response here and on my message board post! Thank you everyone. I'm learning the difference between muscle soreness and joint pain. So, after a couple of days off, I went back to the pool to swim my half-hour breast stroke. It was wonderful... Read more

Ouch.

Friday, July 08, 2011      2 comments

I've been swimming 6 out of 7 days and it makes me quite happy. Now, though, I'm feeling pretty sore. Should I take a few days off or swim through the pain?... Read more

My first week at the gym.

Sunday, July 03, 2011      1 comments

F our out of five days I've gone swimming at the gym. I'm swimming straight laps for 30 minutes now. It feels SO good. Today I went upstairs and got on the treadmill for 5 minutes. A treadmill is VERY different than walking outdoors. Slowly but ... Read more

Tomorrow I'm going swimming!

Saturday, June 25, 2011      1 comments

Today I joined the gym! I've been planning this for a year. The timing was right on! ... Read more


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