Quite some time ago, I realized that the only real way I would permanently lose weight is if I got off my big butt and moved it regularly. A few years ago, I finally sucked it up and started walking at lunch hour. For me, that particular exercis... Read more
I'm still struggling with food and fitness on the weekends. I don't know if that will ever change before I retire (in another 20 years or so!), but I'd sure like to try to change it.
This weekend was an odd one, I don't normally go out Fri... Read more
One of the Sparkpeople Dailyspark articles talked about "Stop the Fat Talk" or something similar, and there was a link to www.operationbeautiful.c om . I read what the site was all about, and I love what the people on the sit... Read more
So, I'm not excited about the snow falling today. I'm not a big fan of winter, never really have been. I've tried over the years to learn to like winter & snow, but I'm only marginally successful most years.
Since snow has arrived early i... Read more
Before I even started on SparkPeople, My Guy had said that he'd cut down by half his smoking if I could get under 200lbs and stay there for 6 months. I've been hovering around 201-203 for the last month, but the realization that I'm about to st... Read more
I know summer ended about 4 weeks ago, but I want to rebel. Not that it would make any difference, and rebelling would probably include wearing shorts and t-shirts till it snows, which just isn't going to happen with this body. Oh, the woe of ... Read more
Well, wouldn't you know it... I mentioned snow on Thursday's blog, and it snowed last night. Big fluffy snowflakes fell quickly after 9pm, and that first snowfall is still pretty. Right up until this morning when we had to leave for work, when... Read more
I don't have great balance, never really did. I know it's one of those things I have to practice in order to get, and I do try.
Like today. When I go for my lunch hour walk, I find I often look down on the ground. Out of habit, I look ah... Read more
I can't believe I used the 'S' word in October!!
It's getting cooler these days, the winds are picking up a bit, but that wasn't enough to keep me from walking outside today. And while I got ready for the walk, I got a bonus surprise....
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So I whined yesterday about walking at the indoor track at the rink. This morning, the sun was shining, light puffy clouds in the sky, a slight breeze, and just under the freezing mark.
I'm glad I do my cardio at lunch hour. It at least w... Read more
Those who know me personally also know that I don't like the winter months. I get cold easily, the sun doesn't shine as many hours during the day, and I don't get outside as much.
Today, as I have been for the past week, I went for my walk... Read more
Once a year, all the IT staff from our level of government get together for professional development forums. Imagine, a bunch of geeks and nerds all in one room. :-P
The forums are held at a local hotel, which also has some of the best fo... Read more
I'm back to work this week, after a great week off. The weather wasn't too bad, my boredom wasn't overwhelming, I had a great time, and I had a lot of successes, healthy-lifestyle-wise.
So, here's a list of Successes I had last week:
-Dr... Read more
Starting Friday, I'm on vacation for a week. I'm not really good at taking time off, mainly because home has so little structure. Basically, it's not work, and while I don't mind enjoying the time with My Guy and working around the house, the ... Read more
I stayed home from work yesterday. The bursitis in my hip decided to flare up Monday night, and I was barely able to get any sleep. Tuesday morning rolled around, and I had great difficulty just standing up, my hip was that sore. Called in si... Read more