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Haven Grander YET! :-)

Saturday, January 17, 2009      0 comments

Circuit City (RIP) was awash with vultures descending to pick its bones and I, with $100 in gift cards burning a hole in my pocket, courtesy of DW :-), was in the thick of things going after another pair of speakers with which to grace my GRAND ... Read more

Hardest Goal For Me to Meet...

Friday, January 16, 2009      1 comments

Keeping my calories down! I've been so HUNGRY this winter season! Even though I stay away from those high-carby sweet trigger foods, I keep gnoshing on one thing after another all day long. I turn to low calorie veggies quite a bit, but obv... Read more

Two - fer

Thursday, January 15, 2009      1 comments

I had started my treadmill session today planning for once to use one of the programs that comes with the treadmill. You know those programs that vary the incline and speed...? Good challenge, right? Well, it started at such a slow speed th... Read more

Restoring My "Clock"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009      1 comments

Many of you may know about my inner alarm clock and how I pride myself on not needing an alarm clock to JAR me awake each morning. Since the time change last fall, however my "clock" has not been so reliable...and that usually means I overs... Read more

Hands Free...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009      1 comments

Well, didn't get up early, so I wondered what I could do to challenge myself during my 35 min. treadmill session this morning...at last inspiration came from an old, out of print Al Jarreau song...one of my favorites: "I Keep Calling" I don... Read more

Snow Shoveling Boogie!

Monday, January 12, 2009      3 comments

I rocked yesterday boogie-ing to my mp3 player while revelling in my cardio snow shoveling for a couple of hours...I was having so much fun I shoveled well into my neighbor's driveways on both sides of ours. My sweatshirt was SOAKED when I was d... Read more

"Grand" Haven...?

Saturday, January 10, 2009      5 comments

I've been rocking this past week carving out my "haven" upstairs. My son helped me to move my 250+ pound treadmill upstairs just before Christmas so we would have enough room in our living room for the tree. So we set my 'mill up in our storage ... Read more

Flow: For Love Of Water

Thursday, January 08, 2009      1 comments

While one might question the appropriateness of this ecological topic, one has to admit that WATER is one of the fundamental ingredients of the SparkPeople approach. Although I've been aware of the growing concerns revolving about the avail... Read more

Freezing Rain: What a GRAND Morning!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009      2 comments

More yucky weather, got up too late to do much more than 35 mins. on the treadmill, grinding them out when... I received a phone call from work: Due to road conditions don't come in till 10! Woo hoo! A SNOW (er, FREEZING RAIN) DAY!! Ha... Read more

Over the Top 1,000 Calorie Treadmill Workout!

Saturday, January 03, 2009      5 comments

Finally, for the FIRST TIME in this New Year, I found myself rocking under the least likely of circumstances tonight! I'd had a busy day of going to the landfill with our recycling, seeing clients in my office, doing a smidgen of grocery sh... Read more

Backsliding Into 2009 Goals

Tuesday, December 30, 2008      7 comments

Here I've been at it for over two years...really committed to this new and healthy lifestyle...and BAM! Some serious backsliding over the past week! My DW wanted to make some holiday goodies...and needed my help. I've done this before, no p... Read more

Frosty The Treadmill!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008      5 comments

Well my son and I managed to dismantle and heft my treadmill up the stairs to our storage room, where I've cleared out space to set it up. We had to reclaim space in our living room for our Christmas tree! Moving that 250 pound treadmill be... Read more

Back On Track!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008      3 comments

I am OVER that bug...and you know...it's kinda weird, but I MISS it...as there isn't ANYTHING that kills the appetite like a gastrointestinal bug...lol! So now my appetite is back, but hey, stuffing with veggies and water. One thing I've n... Read more

The Good News Is...

Sunday, December 14, 2008      1 comments

I'm eating next to nothing these past few days...! The bad news is...this is due to a nasty gastrointestinal bug I'm fighting...ugh! Lots and lots of water...flushing it out as best I can! Don... Read more

Working Out When I Don't Want To...!

Sunday, December 07, 2008      1 comments

Been shopping till we're dropping, my DW & I both yesterday and today...not a lot re: $$$, but a lot of time as my DW is heading in for a surgical procedure (not a biggie, more of a diagnostic step) on Tues and figures she isn't going to feel mu... Read more


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