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Space Shuttle Launch No Longer: More Cowbell!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009      9 comments

Today while on the treadmill this morning I remembered my earlier days on my 'mill experimenting with the incline. When I kicked it up to "10" I felt like I was an astronaut reclining in my seat getting ready for Lift Off! The angle seemed so IM... Read more

Gratitude

Monday, November 16, 2009      5 comments

Had a great day today...been psyched about fitting into an ancient, yet never worn pair of size 38 jeans over the weekend. I believe they were bought DECADES ago when I had my stomach stapling surgery and it seemed to be on my way to this size ... Read more

We're All Sparkin' HOT!

Friday, November 13, 2009      10 comments

Okay folks, put on your party hats, get in the conga line and celebrate! This is one of my favorite 6 mph songs and everytime I hear it I feel like hamming it up and pretending I'm just FULL of myself and think I'm the HOTTEST fellow around... Read more

Addicted to Blogs / Jumping Rope!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009      9 comments

I just LOVE to catch up with everyone and their blogs! Such inspiration, heartbreak, excitement, creativity, angst, curiosity...how can I resist? After all we're like one big family, right? Well, I'm beginning to realize that I'm spreading ... Read more

New Movie Looks to be "Precious"...!

Friday, November 06, 2009      0 comments

Just passing along a couple of reviews of a new movie: "Precious"... It looks to be a TOUGH flix to watch, filled with abuse and neglect, however it's theme of *HOPE* caught my eye and seemed like it offers quite the inspiration for anyone ... Read more

Onward and DOWNward...Preparing for the Holidays!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      7 comments

I was a bit nervous anticipating my weekly weigh-in today as we had been out of town this weekend with a few dining out "indulgences"...but YES! Another pound down! Been buckling right down and holding my calories down to an average daily total ... Read more

Second Wind

Thursday, October 29, 2009      9 comments

Just a couple of random musical thoughts during my treadmill session tonight... Billy Joel's song "Second Wind" got me stepping right along...I always find this song giving me such a boost! I heard that he had written this to respond to the... Read more

Reaping Rewards...!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009      8 comments

Although I've been religiously tracking my food and keeping my intake on the lower side (between 1500-2000 cals. mostly) I've been nervously awaiting my weekly weigh-in. Reason? Well that WHOPPING 10# loss I had last week was preceded by my colo... Read more

Exercise More Control, Celebrate More Freedom!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009      9 comments

It occurred to me while on my treadmill the other day that one of the things that prevented me from tracking my food for so long was a sense of apprehension over feeling so *constrained* by the numbers and logging food. Yet, now that I'm DO... Read more

Scheming & Dreaming For My Reward...

Friday, October 23, 2009      10 comments

While out for a walk the other night I had a little extra time to kill so I finally got myself into our local friendly bicycle shop (Chenango Point, Binghamton) to browse for a bike to reward myself with once I break through to ONEderland... :-)... Read more

Tracking Food At Long Last...

Thursday, October 22, 2009      10 comments

Recently as part of a challenge for those of us previewing Chris Downie's book "The Spark" I finally agreed to track my food. This is pretty big for me...I have been holding out on food tracking since Day 1 of being with SparkPeople...no m... Read more

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ONEderland...!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009      6 comments

I have to confess to having a little "help" via the cleansing one has to do before having a colonoscopy, but I am still THRILLED nonetheless to having dropped TEN POUNDS this week! I dropped from 226 to 220 after the first attempt at a colo... Read more

Pleasant Surprise at the End of the Day...!

Friday, October 16, 2009      8 comments

Okay...as you've probably seen by my status, the Nulytely and other concoctions have done their duty...kept me awake almost throughout the night...and they're STILL causing rumblings this evening! Trying to fight it off with the acidophilus in m... Read more

Updates

Thursday, October 15, 2009      6 comments

Well I think it's time to put some thoughts down here...been putting this off hoping for more inspiration, more SPARK...but for whatever reason this hasn't happened. Trying to put my finger on the "blahs" which have been hanging on lately. ... Read more

SPINNING The Drearies Away...!

Friday, October 09, 2009      8 comments

Although I had hoped to get out for long walks/jogs while visiting family in MI, it's just been too yucky outside...cold, drippy and dreary. So I had my son set up his bike in his bike trainer and tried mimicking what I imagine a "spinning" clas... Read more


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