I always said I wanted a day to do nothing...
...and I got it...and about 14 others just like it :) The recovery to my bunion surgery requires me to be off my feet for more than two weeks. Normally, I would be in an absolute dither b/c I couldn't clean, get up and around, etc. But, SP ha... Read more
Recovering after bunion surgery
...the good news is that I will have plenty of time to devote to this site for the next few weeks... the bad news is I won't be able to exercise like I was until my foot heals... the good news is when I am able to start exercising I won't have b... Read more
My Cholesterol is Giving Me Fits
Ugghh! Just got my results back yesterday... and my cholesterol jumped up 4 points to 264.... They started me on meds 6 months ago and one doctor (he was filling in for my regular) cancelled them b/c of knee and leg pain... I went to my regula... Read more
I Made Up My Own Triathlon Yesterday :)
I have been feeling more and more energetic...so as yesterday was an extra day off, I decided to have an 'exercise day'. I planned my entire day around physical fitness, and realized when the day was done that I actually did three major activit... Read more
In addition to being a mindless eater...I'm an....anxious eater???
I don't over eat when I'm sad, I don't over eat when I'm angry or mad, I don't over eat when I'm tired, I don't over eat when I'm happy,,,
I did find out after joining SP that I over eat when I'm perfectly fine and not paying any attention ... Read more
Oh, The Food at Family Reunions!
What a wonderful day yesterday was! My 4 siblings and I were all together with my 87-year old mother and multiple nieces and nephews...and my mother's newest great grandson, Owen! (mine couldn't be there ;(
Now, my 87-year old mother, who... Read more
Last Evening's Walk
Yesterday was a great day! One it was Saturday, two the weather was perfect! Blue, sunny skies, 85...and no humidity - which is a major change from the high 90's (degrees and humidity).
I finished up all my chores - inside and out, took a... Read more
The 10 Best Things About My Walk Around the Block...
.. which .is almost 4 miles!
I live more or less in the middle of nowhere - but it sure is a beautiful nowhere! I went out for my walk tonight and thought, yet again, how absolutely lucky I am to be able to walk where I walk b/c these are ... Read more
Reclaiming My Sundays
Looking back, I don't know how or when it started but I suddenly realized I was going, going, going 7 days a week... constantly working, cleaning, painting, cleaning, gardening, cleaning - and always with a "To-Do" list a mile long. Saturday I... Read more
It's too hot to eat!
I can't believe I'm say it, but there it is!... Usually I can 'graze' for hours and never even get the slightest signal that I'm full.
I just ate my dinner and I still have almost 500 calories left and the idea of eating one more mouthful i... Read more
I Now Know How Rocky Felt - I Just Ran My First Mile!!!!
I am sooooo excited! I just ran my 1st consecutive mile! I can't believe it... even though I'm active, I have never been a jogger...I always said I didn't have enough lung power or it bothered my legs (or some other excuse).
Well, since... Read more
I love 'ah ha' moments...
I just love 'ah ha' moments...especially when they just kind of sneak up on you and catch you by surprise... I just had another one, thanks (again) to SP...
I always thought I worked best by myself...even though everything is so team-orient... Read more
In the early morning rain...
Go figure - age and the weather are not mutually exclusive when it comes to exercise! I frequently walk where I live, and Katie, my next door neighbor asked me if I would be interested in walking in the mornings with her because she needed to... Read more
A treat is just a treat....
Sometime over the last few years I have gotten into the habit of having a 'little treat' every day - but one usually becomes two, etc.
When I first started with SP, I was really conscientious and the weight came right off. Because of thi... Read more
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My Mother's Day Present To Myself
My only child (daughter) moved to Florida late last year... and I don't have any other relatives in this state...or any adjoining ones either... This is the first Mother's Day I have ever spent w/o my daughter (I've been a single mom since she... Read more