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Balance

Friday, January 23, 2009      1 comments

One of the things I'm realizing as I tackle new endeavors such as cross country skiing and going hands free on the treadmill is that my sense of balance is TERRIBLE! I've always been a klutz, but I thought after losing all the weight I've lost t... Read more

More Hands Free...Woo Hoo!

Thursday, January 22, 2009      1 comments

Did a 50 min. treadmill session tonight with only 5-10 mins. hanging onto the heart rate handles now and then...woo hoo! What a DIFFERENCE in the workout! Keep SPARKING out there everyone!! Don... Read more

Sobering Oversight...!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009      2 comments

I have been so EXHAUSTED today...! A day filled with long boring meetings during which I find myself having to startle myself back to life now and then. Later there was much running around and my heart just wasn't IN it like usual. Ater a w... Read more

Doors Flung Wide Open!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009      3 comments

I am so proud of ALL the barriers which have been overcome as my fitness and health has improved over the past few years with the tremendous support available through SparkPeople! Yesterday I tried cross country skiing for the first time EV... Read more

Cross Country Thrashings... :-)

Monday, January 19, 2009      4 comments

I ROCKED today getting out for the first time EVER doing Cross Country Skiing! It was a picture perfect: fresh snow had fallen...just a few inches...temps were perfect mid-20s. The park is tucked away in the middle of God's country...beautiful v... Read more

More Snow Shoveling Cardio Today, but TOMORROW...

Sunday, January 18, 2009      2 comments

I'm GOING to get out and finally try CROSS COUNTRY SKIING! Woo hoo! Going to hit the sack and rest up for the big day! Don... Read more

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


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