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
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