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Swim + walk = sweat

Thursday, May 28, 2015      1 comments

The scale budged again! Whoo hoo! But WAIT! There's MORE!! I've lost inches, too, measureable inches! I am quite beside myself with excitement! I also have a question to anyone who cares to respond: what do you do about sweat at work? I nor... Read more

Life is Messy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      0 comments

Last week: health scare. Not quite over, follow-up with cardiologist in June and then maybe I can get back to normal exercise routine. Actually, any exercise routine would be great. This week: family issues. To paraphrase The Princess... Read more

Good News!

Friday, May 15, 2015      2 comments

Well, my heart seems to be in good shape. At least now we know there are no blockages... Long story short, spent 2 days in the hospital checking out my heart due to chest pains. And everything checks out clear! Also my cholesterol is "golden" (... Read more


Friday, May 08, 2015      1 comments

My campaign to lower my blood sugar is succeeding! 6 out of the last 7 days my fasting blood sugar has been below 150. Normal range is 80 - 120, so while I am not within normal range yet, it's 10 - 20 points lower than it has been in the last 2 ... Read more

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." John F. Kennedy

Thursday, May 07, 2015      3 comments

Quite a quote just for leg day, eh? But it speaks to me about challenging myself by doing what needs to be done. And today, what needs to be done is leg day. I did all the exercises on my list today, so that's an improvement over last week'... Read more

The walrus swims on!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      0 comments

Yes, swimming is still on the menu, kids! 22 laps today, which is 4 more than last time. Still fighting the negativity in my head. Dory is my spirit animal... ... Read more

Still here

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      2 comments

Finding alternatives to walking just now, because of my toenail infection. Still plugging away at it.... Read more

"Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." — Sa

Friday, May 01, 2015      3 comments

I overslept this morning, so no swim yet. I hope to do so after work, but I am never very energetic after work. I am ... dubious. And my stupid in-grown toenail - 1 of 2 that I possess - has become infected. What?!? That has never happened ... Read more

Friends don't let friends skip leg day.

Thursday, April 30, 2015      1 comments

Today was leg day, my first in about 2 months. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be, but leg day never seems easy. And it's totally necessary for strength and balance. I also got in 40 minutes of cardio! 5 on the stationa... Read more

Recovery Wednesday

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      2 comments

No workout this morning. Remembering my modest goals for the week, I've worked out 2 mornings in a row so today is recovery day. Quoting one of my favorite sources of inspiration and direction, xxfitness - that's women's fitness - on Reddi... Read more

The walrus returns

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      3 comments

Swam again today, this time for 40 minutes. Happy Happy! But WAIT! There's MORE! Yesterday I blew past my goal for steps taken, by better than 1,000! Nice Nice! Today I'm not sure I can realistically expect to surpass my steps goal aga... Read more

Another way of tracking starting today

Monday, April 27, 2015      2 comments

I received my Spark meter over the weekend and today I am wearing it. Today is baseline day! My goals for this week are still quite modest: goal 1) exercise at least 3 days this week (1 more day than last week) goal 2) perform at leas... Read more

I AM the walrus!

Friday, April 24, 2015      2 comments

Koo Koo Kah Choo! I swam today for the 1st time in a couple of months, at my new gym. 30 minutes! TaDa! I had a lane all to myself and the pool temp, while not ideal, didn't make me think I was going to stroke out after 5 minutes. All ... Read more

Doing the neutron dance!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      3 comments

Maybe a bit excessive but the scale finally dropped appreciably!! 2 lbs! 2 whole pounds! Whoo hoo! I know, I know, way too excited for such a drop. But after not budging for a couple of weeks, I'll gladly take it! BUT WAIT! There's MOR... Read more

Early to bed...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      2 comments

...early to rise means I don't kill Mr. Floppy-Dead-Fish Man for waking me up several times during the night. That being said, I achieved my goal of getting to bed earlier last night. Yay! Go me! BUT WAIT, there's MORE! I got up early,... Read more

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