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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

7th time at the gym

Friday, February 20, 2015      3 comments

Went by myself. No more trying to meet with my neighbors. They already are giving me excuses. Yeach! Did 23 minutes on the bike, mostly at level one. Am very tired from driving 235 miles on Wednesday to see a past design customer. My r... Read more

One more benefit of eating healthier

Thursday, February 19, 2015      2 comments

For me it has become all about gaining health, not dieting. I've noticed lately that my hair is not falling out as much as it used to. Now if it would only stop getting gray. Read more

6th time at the Gym

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      3 comments

Upped time on stationary bike to 19 minutes. 1/2 way through I did a 90 second burst at level 4. Got heart rate up to 145, then I went back down to level 1 and 2 with heart rate around 116. Two sets on abs. NO I did not do 50 pounds agai... Read more

Planning for Lent

Monday, February 16, 2015      5 comments

Lent begins on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) It is a time of purification, sacrifice, reflection, and doing positive acts in preparation for Easter Sunday How well these tie in with improving one's health and continuing to bringing one's body to t... Read more

Exercising is paying off

Sunday, February 15, 2015      12 comments

Despite the 1/2 pound weight gain last week my waist and hip measurements were down yesterday by 1/4" each. These are the only two I track so I'm assuming other areas went down as well. Going to the gym is paying off. I'm toning and tighte... Read more

A week off my eating plan: for my skin's sake & taste lesson

Saturday, February 14, 2015      3 comments

I added more edible and drinkable items * to my consumption this past week as I did not want to loose an weight. My skin has been getting crepe(y) the past few weeks so I figure I'd give it a week to do some catching up. At age 64 the collage... Read more

5th gym day - upped ab weights a lot

Friday, February 13, 2015      3 comments

Went with my neighbors. The husband did his own thing while the wife and I worked together. We did 18 minutes on the bikes (up from 14) and then abs. We worked in together (my doing a set while she rested between sets and vise versa) on the s... Read more

4th time to the gym

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      5 comments

I went with my neighbors who also signed up near the same time as me. They were wearing jeans and were not allowed to work out. Neither they nor myself was told of a dress code when we joined. We were not happy campers. They said they ... Read more


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