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What's a better work out than freeweights?
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      2 comments

Completed a full week of weight training and put together a weekly work out schedule just for me! I started that this morning - you read it right - this MORNING! Not sure if I want to keep up with a morning work out. I'm really a night owl but I... Read more
Musta been a good workout..ow!
Thursday, May 30, 2013      2 comments

So, with the weightlifting and strength training stuff, it take a bit to see any results. However, I've read that you can tell you've done a good workout by the muscle soreness and stiffness 3-6 days out. Ok - I'm pretty sure Tuesday's work out ... Read more
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      1 comments

I adjusted the exercise tracker on SP for more cardio and strength training...holy cannoli - the calorie limit is to the moon! I couldn't eat everything I was supposed to for the weight training! I know there are a couple more pounds hanging off... Read more
Weight (not) training work out(side)!
Monday, May 27, 2013      0 comments

I start my weight training program officially tomorrow. I think today could count, albeit unofficially, since all my yard work was hefting cinder blocks around. I also moved everything out of my public storage unit in order to cut monthly expens... Read more
Just weighting around
Saturday, May 25, 2013      1 comments

I decided to go back to weight training. Cutting calories just isn't enough to make a difference in the way I feel. Actually, I think I felt weaker, and less motivated cutting the calories back so far. For me, it just doesn't seem sustainable. ... Read more
Killer Karate Warm Up - heh heh heh
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      2 comments

I led the warm up in karate class this evening. The instructor said, "make 'em sweat!", so I did - hee hee hee! I'm still a little giddy about it because there was the class of 25+ kids, all teenagers and below, and me, the 46 year old is tasked... Read more
Chuks begins...
Sunday, May 19, 2013      0 comments

Today in Master Weapons class, we began learning nunchaku! That's nunchuks for anyone who doesn't speak Japanese. I think, if I don't clock myself in the head too hard, I might be able to wield these things! We start with only one. That's a good... Read more
Impulsive Eating vs Mindful Living
Monday, May 13, 2013      1 comments

I've done that impulsive eating thing again this weekend. I didn't bother tracking food Friday or Saturday - I couldn't remember half what I put in down my gullet. Senseless - nibbling at everything in sight won't shorten the path to my d... Read more
Distractions abound!
Friday, May 10, 2013      3 comments

I've had a couple weeks where life is just speeding along so fast it goes airborne when it hits a speed bump & bottoms out on the other side. Have you ever done that with a car? I did - the "speed bump" was actually a set of train tracks. I thin... Read more
Another life milestone achieved!
Saturday, May 04, 2013      2 comments

My daughter is graduating this weekend with a Bachelors of Fine Arts - Illustration! It has been such a pleasure raising my precious "little" girl. I am so proud of her accomplishments! Watching her interact with the gallery visitors and sell he... Read more
Family picnic - just get over it already!!!
Monday, April 29, 2013      1 comments

The season of picnics kicked off today in my sister's back yard. That's right! Everything on the table except for the meat and some fruit was pretty much off my official "diet". What's to be done in a situation like that? My confession: Yo... Read more
It moved!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      3 comments

The scale moved the last couple weeks! I can't believe it - I thought it was broken, but it actually reads that I've lost a couple pounds! YAY! I have only four pounds to shed to reach my first goal weight. ... Read more
Good News...Bad News...
Saturday, April 20, 2013      3 comments

Good News! My divorce settlement is done! Bad News. It pays (him) to be bad... Good News! I'm losing weight again! Bad News. I'm back on my low FODMAP diet to stave off a stressed out, cranky digestive system. Good News! My daughte... Read more
Ho hum - same weight again.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      0 comments

Still no change on the scale, but I guess I've needed to work on my attitude first! At least I've not gained any weight! I've worked on avoiding processed foods in my diet. I'm adding flavorful vegetables and low calorie fruits as snacks, ... Read more
Nothing gained...nothing lost
Monday, April 08, 2013      1 comments

So, I'm maintaining my current weight. I still hope to drop another 8 or 9 pounds before daughter's big wedding day. I still can do it, if I get cracking! I continue to be mindful about my fitness. I actually raised the weight for my arms this ... Read more

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