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Spark activity tracker

Monday, February 09, 2015      2 comments

I have tried and tried to figure out why my spark activity tracker does not track properly. I have emailed tech support so many times that I have simply given up. I have tried everything they have suggested and it still takes way way too long t... Read more

WOW! What a day

Friday, November 15, 2013      0 comments

Today was my first day to work out on machines. I did a 5 minute warmup on the stationary bike. Then I worked out on 8 weight machines And then I walked on the treadmill 1.25 miles at 3 mph on a 3% incline. Tonight I walked with my husband 1.75 ... Read more

My journey to a healthier life

Wednesday, November 13, 2013      1 comments

I went to the Glendale adult center and had a one hour session with a personal trainer. I was doing great until I saw myself in the mirror while working on the bench. Geez. I remember a time when that would send me running for chocolate. Not onl... Read more

Excuses give us reasons to fail....

Sunday, February 13, 2011      0 comments

I just read this on Spark People. So so right. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I just rode my bike for the first time in over two years. If riding my bike makes me feel this energized, why don't I do it more often? I am going to l... Read more

I need some ideas

Monday, February 07, 2011      0 comments

I finished reading Robert Maurer's book "One small step can change your life....". One chapter says to give myself a reward (small) for succeeding in my small steps forward to my goal. I need ideas. Small - inexpensive - ideas.... Read more

I am reading an awesome book

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      0 comments

For those people who, like me, are having difficulty finding the time, energy, inclination to exercise you have got to read this awesome book. One Small Step Can Change Your Life - The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer, Ph... Read more

Anybody out there wanna join me

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      0 comments

For the past two weekend my husband and I have gone on hikes. !st time was South Mountain - won't do that again. One could get lost with all the trails and no type of directional to lead back to where the car is parked. 2nd time - Thunderbird ... Read more

I am proud of myself

Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

Today my husband and I hiked South Mountain. I managed to find the hiking trail I was looking for. 1.5 miles. Well, I found the beginning of the trail and throughout our hike it intertwined with many other trails. So the hike wasn't easy to mode... Read more

My heart is broken...

Monday, November 29, 2010      3 comments

My constant walking companion was diagnosed with a large cancerous tumor on the 12th of November. The day after thanksgiving the pain was too much for him to handle and I had to relieve him of his pain. I cry every day for him and can't seem to ... Read more

Whoa mama

Saturday, April 24, 2010      1 comments

Two days of being on the road. Thursday I drove north to Mt Vernon from Seattle than west over Deception Pass to an island that the name escapes me at the moment. I miscalulated the distance and it seemed I was in the car FOREVER. I went to the... Read more

Oh my gawd, what a day

Friday, April 23, 2010      1 comments

I had every intention of doing some walking in a flower garden today. The problem, I miscalculated how far that flower garden was from Seattle. By the time I got there 2.5 to 3 hours later (thought it was about an hours drive) I was pooped from ... Read more

I miss my walking buddy in Glendale

Monday, April 19, 2010      3 comments

I am on the west coast until the end of the month. I am proudly keeping up with my walking so far. Packing up a home in Oregon, cleaning that home for the next tenant, driving to Washington state, unpacking the truck into the new home has kept m... Read more


Friday, March 26, 2010      2 comments

I am so glad I found Spark People. I have a walking buddy I am so glad to know. She and I try to keep each other "sparked" to exercise. Today Lorrie and I walked 3.43 miles together. THANKS LORRIE FOR JOINING ME! YOU ROCK! Prior to that I walked... Read more

I did good today

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      4 comments

Wow! It feels so good when I exercise to satisfaction. 30 minute/1.5 mile walk: 45 minutes/10 miles - stationary bike: 12 minutes on trampoline: 10 minutes of stretches. Yea for me! Now I want to see happen 4 - 6 days a week.... Read more

Yea for me.....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      4 comments

Today I walked 1.5 miles in the morning with my doggy. This evening I walked 1.56 miles with Lorrie. Thanks Lorrie for being my walking buddy. emoticonRead more

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