Today is my last day of work, after 45 years of answering to a job and career.
I've been heading this direction for several years, getting to work from home, then cutting back on my hours and finally finishing my last contract. I'm very for... Read more
Food is NOT a treat
I went waaaaay over my calorie budget yesterday, went to a baseball game and had basically crummy food - fries, fried breaded chicken, ice cream, soda, ketchup and ranch dressing and then when I got home, a whole carton of tapioca pudding. I ha... Read more
If I don't sweat, it doesn't count
Working out on the treadmill today, I realized a new non-scale victory - SWEAT! I used to say I never sweated. Truth was, living in the desert its harder to see it and I rarely exerted myself enough to do it. Now, it's my new standard of effo... Read more
Reviewing August, making changes
I like to review my Reports at the end of the month to see what I've done well and what needs improvement.
Nutrition - I'm over in sodium (I love pickels and popcorn) and fat and running average is 1800 calories per day. I want to have N... Read more
It never ends
I'm staying the course, tracking my food, exercising, doing yoga, slipping up regularly so I'm very good at maintaining at a higher weight than I should or want to be!
In any case, being away this past weekend I noticed that some good hab... Read more
I haven't gotten back to my low point in February. A couple of things happened that I've recognized indicate I'm easily discouraged. First, I was on vacation in March and didn't watch my diet or get my regular exercise and I added 3 pounds. ... Read more
Results on 2 weeks of travel
This trip I prepared better ahead of time and thought about what I wanted to accomplish in the areas of eating and exercising, sharing with others and working while on the road.
I planned to have healthy snacks in the car and ... Read more
1500 cal on the nose
today quite by accident I hit 1500 calories exactly. I've been going over that regularly and getting disgusted with myself. Today was easy staying under 1500 and I didn't let emotions make me eat more. I feel very good and I got some active minu... Read more
It's the daily, hourly, minute"ly" that gets me there
I did well on my vacation this month and I'm still trying to get back to where I was from the overage of my March trip. March was in cold weather and I didn't plan beforehand how to get in active minutes. In June I made a plan and executed it ... Read more
Back from a successful vacation
I spent a week in the mountains of North Carolina at a writing class at the John C Campbell Folk School. They serve 3 meals a day, cafeteria style, desserts at lunch and dinner! I'm proud to say I came back home the same weight that I left! T... Read more
Pattern of weight
I was looking at Spark reports for steps, calorie differential and activity minutes and a pattern emerged. I seem to be able to go 2 to 3 weeks burning calories and staying at or below my BMR and then I see a spike. Looking at the spikes they ... Read more
Getting off sugar
I read a blog this morning about being addicted to sugar. It resonates with me. Since my vacation in March, I've struggled to get back to healthy eating, succumbing to the sweet tooth more times than I want to admit. It doesn't matter if its ... Read more
How to handle a vacation
After struggling this past week to get back to my pre-vacation wieght and eating habits I've learned some things about myself. I'm very fortunate to be working from home part-time. It allows me to plan my own day, which starts out with a light... Read more
Back from a week vacation
I had a great trip exploring my "roots", genealogy research, in Pennsylvania last week.
I stayed at a B&B and had a wonderful breakfast each morning. I'd asked for gluten free and it was for the most part. The big breakfasts kept me through ... Read more
Today is a good day
I weighed in at 170.4. My back doesn't hurt. I walked 45 minutes on the treadmill. I'm not hungry. When I was entering my weekly FitBit results, I looked at the long term trends in weight and exercise. Several things stand out :
1. Suga... Read more
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