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16th Gym Visit + condo's update

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      3 comments

Last visit was 8 days ago. Hope to get back to twice a week for the next couple of weeks. Bike: 21 minutes. Didn't have time for longer. Noticing I am getting stronger = easier to pedal. Today only did level 1 for the first two minute... Read more

First blog in 12 days. Dealing with a sewer overflow

Saturday, March 28, 2015      4 comments

One follow commented on my page,concerned that I may not be well. Just to let everyone know I am OK, just very busy. Still (slowly) rehabbing the rental condo to get it on the market...then I had to deal with a sewer back up that over fl... Read more

14th Gym visit

Monday, March 16, 2015      4 comments

Bike: 22 1/2 minutes: 5 minutes at level 2. Yes, I began today up a level. 5 min @ level 4. 2 1/2 min @ level 5. 5 min back to level 2 5 1/2 min @ level 1. Abs next: I learned from last Wednesday's experience that the mach... Read more

My "new" camp shirts don't fit

Saturday, March 14, 2015      6 comments

Due to the heat of Bakersfield CA I generally live out of cotton blend camp shirts from April to mid October. Even T shirts are too hot. In the late winter of 2013 K-Mart had a sale on Spring/Summer clothes. (Yes, that's 2013.) I was wea... Read more

Fast food made me sick. "SAD" is physical abuse!

Friday, March 13, 2015      5 comments

No, I did not catch a "bug" from a fast food restaurant. I had a very hectic afternoon on Wednesday and yesterday was frantic in it's pace and I was on Southern California freeways for over 8 hours. I did not have time for anything but drive... Read more

Gym visit #13

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      5 comments

Today I increased my bike time to 28 minutes. ( The most I had done before was 24.) This included two periods of 4 minutes at level 4 (not just one) and 2 1/2 minutes at level 5 (not just 30 seconds). Getting stronger with nearly every "ride".... Read more

Gym visit #12 & Down 30 lbs.

Sunday, March 08, 2015      4 comments

Getting easier to ride the bike. Higher rpm's for same heart rate as before. Staying at 22 to 24 minutes for now. Did 4 minutes at level 4 then a 30 second sprint at level 4 before going back down to level one An ab machine that I tried... Read more

11th gym visit: One month

Friday, March 06, 2015      4 comments

Did 22 1/2 minutes on the bike. Increasing the amount of time spent at higher levels than just level one. Could only do 30 seconds at level 5, but a month ago, when I first started I could only do 11 minutes, all at level 1. I only did ... Read more

Sweeping the rain

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      4 comments

Here is what I did yesterday afternoon after the heavy downpour we had: The planter areas at the front of my condo are much lower that the grass. They fill with water that is up against the building. This is not good for the foundation. ... Read more

10th gym visit = mini workout only

Monday, March 02, 2015      3 comments

Went grocery shopping for a few things at a market in the gym's shopping center. Bottled water was on sale. I drove the electric handicapped cart around trying to find someone to lift the 24 bottle pack for me. No luck. Thought, "what the ha... Read more

2015 Monthy results Jan & Feb

Sunday, March 01, 2015      8 comments

Jan: Down 9 1/2 lbs, 1" on waist and 1' on hips Feb: Down 4 1/2 pounds (no loss the last week) 3/4" on waist and 7/8" on hips Total so far for 2015: -14 pounds, 1 3/4" off my waist and 1 7/8" off my hips. Increased endurance and st... Read more

9th Gym visit = a lot better

Thursday, February 26, 2015      5 comments

I was able to pedal better today. I only did 21 minutes but I was able to do it at higher RMP's than last time to keep my heart rate at the proper rate: 4 minutes @ level 1, 3 minutes @ level 2, 4 minutes at level 3, 5 minutes at level 4 but... Read more

8th gym visit

Monday, February 23, 2015      4 comments

My goal was to increase my time on the bike each time and to up the minutes spent at higher levels. My body was telling me otherwise today. Despite taking 2 days off I just couldn't pedal today. I pushed on though and still added 1 minute ove... Read more

Down 2 1/2 pounds, feeling full, and blood sugar balance

Saturday, February 21, 2015      4 comments

I had put 1/2 pound back on during my week of being off program 2/8 through 2/14. I went off program purposefully to allow my skin a week to "regroup" a bit. I lost this 1/2 pound plus an additional 2 pounds this past week. Clothes contin... Read more

More clothes going "bye bye"

Friday, February 20, 2015      7 comments

Those who have been following my blogs know that I was wearing size 22 pants and 2X tops in July 2014. All the 22's and 20's as well as 2X, 1 X and XXL tops and pants have been gone for a while. I've been in 18 pants with ZIPPERS, not elastic... Read more

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