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changing my workouts

Thursday, February 04, 2016      1 comments

I love hiking and walking outdoors, and yet I know I need to mix it up. So, at the physical therapist's suggestion I started water jogging in deep water - no impact. It's ok. But boring. I really have to discipline myself to stay focused and wo... Read more

I'm inspired - "Fake it until you become it!"

Wednesday, January 20, 2016      2 comments

I just watched a TED talk by Amy Cudding, "fake it until you become it," and wanted to share it with my Spark Friends. It was so inspiring. While not directly related to weight loss, it is about being powerful in your own life. Here's the link: ... Read more

Rewards structure

Sunday, January 10, 2016      2 comments

I know that rewards are powerful motivators but I have not actually used them yet. So today I figured out what I am going to reward and what the rewards are going to be. We'll see how this works, and I may modify it if it doesn't work well. For ... Read more

Why am I REALLY doing this?

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      2 comments

My real motivation to lose weight? Gosh. I have wanted to lose weight ever since I was 13 years old. Since I weighed less than my goal weight is now. I think for me the real reason has been that I wanted to be loved and valued and it always seem... Read more

quick and easy go-to meals

Saturday, December 19, 2015      2 comments

breakfast - spinach, onion, olive oil eggbeaters, and feta omelet or - oat bran, flax cooked in water, with frozen blueberries and skim milk or - kashi go lean and skim milk lunch - Canned salmon with onions and red wine vinegar, on top of... Read more


Sunday, December 13, 2015      1 comments

I am so grateful for my chiropractor because I think he may have discovered and fixed the reason for my hip pain. After months of PT and continued pain, not to mention being told numerous times that this is my new normal because I'm older now, I... Read more

3 accomplishments I am proud of

Friday, December 04, 2015      5 comments

1. painted the frames for the paintings I am taking to the gallery. 2. Consistently tracking food and exercise. 3. Not giving up through this plateau and being proactive in researching what to do differently.... Read more

Canned fat

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      6 comments

I've lost 15 pounds so far this time around. Here's what 15 pounds looks like in cans. :) It's in My photos. Didn't know how to make it show up in my blog.... Read more

Pre and Post Workout Fuel

Monday, November 23, 2015      3 comments

Pre-workout ideas 15 minutes before workout fruit and greek yogurt - Cottage cheese and fruit just fruit a couple hours before workout regular breakfast of oat bran, flax, blueberries and skim milk Post workout Fuel Ch... Read more


Monday, November 09, 2015      2 comments

I'm grateful for my wonderful physical therapist because my hip is feeling better. I left his office pain free today. YAY!!!... Read more

Planning for travel

Friday, November 06, 2015      2 comments

Planning to go visit family next week. We've had a tough time this past year coming to terms with my brother's death. This will be the first visit with some of my family since the memorial service, and I am a little apprehensive. Aside from the ... Read more


Wednesday, November 04, 2015      2 comments

I intend to slow down and savor my meals today. Goal is to take 20 minutes per meal without distraction. I did notice with breakfast that I was neither hungry nor full halfway through. Watched the chickadees out the window while I ate. Got my mi... Read more

letter to me, my friend

Sunday, October 25, 2015      3 comments

I'm proud of my approach to weight loss this time. I know it isn't just about weight lost - it's about health and well being; about feeling good and not having to use meds, about being able to live a full healthy life. I am so blessed to be able... Read more

Water Aerobics today

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      3 comments

I'm gonna do water aerobics today. Have had a lot of resistance about being cold and exposed in my swim suit. But, in alignment with the assignment to do something I am afraid of I am gonna go. Will check back later to report... I went to w... Read more

excuse busting self talk

Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

Hey, so you don't feel like working out. You know how great you will feel once done. You can do this, I know you can. You are strong and persistent and are changing things for the better. This is the next small step. Keep on taking these steps. ... Read more

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