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Summer is flying and so am I
Today's adventure with my two gandsons was 36 holes of miniature golf. I hadn't played in years and it was their first time at 7 and 9. It was a hot, hot day, but we really had a lot of fun. This whole summer has been filled with adventures w... Read more
Slow, but steady
I get so discouraged when I read about those amazing Sparks losing lots of weight in some pretty amazingly 'speedy' ways. My own progress has been really slow. However, when I look back I see there has actually been progress. I can exercise l... Read more
Elliptical success and challenge
It was too hot to exercise outdoors yesterday so I hit the gym, did some weights and finally succeeded in going an hour on the elliptical. Now, I hope to replicate that often and set it for a more challenging setting. We'll see how it goes ove... Read more
A new interim goal
Dr. Fuhrman helped me budge a little from a long standing plateau. But, then I've been stuck again since I quit that little challenge. In three weeks our son's family will be with us and we will do a road trip as a part of their visit. While ... Read more
A few changes to fall off the plateau
So, for 4 days I've now been following (pretty well) the 90/10% "crash" diet recently featured on Dr. Oz show. To eat only about 150 calories of fats, meats and dairy, plus no sugar is a definite challenge. However, focussing on fruits, veggi... Read more
90/10 Eating Plan Trial
I'm trying something new to me...Dr. Joel Fuhrman's 90/10 plan recently featured by Dr. Oz. The testimonies ... Read more
Between now and July 4!
I've been on a bit of a weight plateau recently and am ready to find my way to another stair step on my way down this journey. ... Read more
Lots of steps, a little progress
I've managed t keep up pretty well on my walking and other exercise lately. Yesterday I worked on hula hoop for awhile and did a bunch of squats while watching a health program. Then I walked out the door to handle some errands in the area. I... Read more
Walk, walk and walk again...
Yesterday, I logged nearly 15,000 steps at our air show. I was pleasantly surprised I could do that since I had walked quite a bit the day before, too. So, I was even more gratified when I walked with my dh today. I never walk so many days in... Read more
DH Says, "Lose Weight!"
Ouch! For years I've complained about weight struggles. I've yoyo dieted most of my life. Today, I lamented once again that I need someone to hold me accountable as I do a lousy job of it on my own or in print. My doctor is no help. He need... Read more
Off Track Again!!!
Mother's Day was not what I had hoped it to be. Yet, we did get to spend part of the day with our daughter's family. Our oldest grandson broke his arm - clean break through both bones of his left forearm, Friday night. He may yet need surgery... Read more
Gotta stay on track despite...
My 98 year old mom fell again last evening right after I got off phone with her. She's been treating a uti and I was concerned because it grew out a particularly nasty bacteria this time. She's fallen a few times in the past while having a uti... Read more
Overeating as Habit
After reading a health article in SP about 10 reasons why we overeat, I thought of one not specifically mentioned - habit. I started eating an after school snack as a young child. Whether it was when I got home or on those days I stopped at th... Read more
Coffee filters are healthy - 2?
After hearing that paper filters filter out two compounds from coffee that can increase cholesterol, I researched further and found that tidbit to be true. So, I'm going to cut out the Starbuck's lattes for awhile and use paper filters in my po... Read more