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LADYBUG1943
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Benefits of Walking
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      5 comments

I have arthritis. Not bad enough to take medicine for it, but bad enough to have pain throughout the day when I get up from a chair, walk downstairs, etc. Part of my walking program is doing some yoga stretches afterward, when everything is nice... Read more
Walking every day
Monday, August 13, 2012      6 comments

This is really paying off for me, in terms of feeling better. I regret leaving it behind for several years. My legs are getting stronger again, my back and shoulders and neck are free from pain, and it feels really good to be able to wrap m... Read more
The cookies had no lasting effect
Saturday, July 28, 2012      6 comments

I didn't even go over my calorie limit for the day, and went right back to smoothies and sensible eating the next day. The challenge for me is always to make sure one break... Read more
Walking
Thursday, July 26, 2012      8 comments

I've been walking every morning (except today) for about 10 days, and am enjoying the feeling of getting my legs strong again. Have been drinking highly nutritious "green smoothies" for about 4 - 5 days, as well. Okay, that's the goo... Read more
I'm Back!
Thursday, July 05, 2012      2 comments

From a 3-state trip, in which I had to pack for 3 different activities. Went to see my daughter's family (5 grandkids!), to a crazy quilt retreat, and spent time on both ends of the trip with my husband where he's working. Came back 3 lbs. ... Read more
Good signs:
Thursday, June 14, 2012      3 comments

Today I lifted a heavy bag of garbage. It strained neither my arms nor my back. Woo Hoo!!! Quote I saw today: One-quarter of what you eat keep you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive. Hmmmmm.... hopefully... Read more
Boot Camp .... Again!
Thursday, June 07, 2012      2 comments

Since I came very close to the boot camp goals last time, I'm starting over today. The 10 minute "short time" really helps me to know that I can do it, reminiscent of how Chris was when he started this whole SP phenomena. It is just so reachable... Read more
Self Promise
Friday, June 01, 2012      3 comments

I saw this on a friend's blog, asking others to "pass it on." It's a good one, and I without hesitation, copied it to paste here. Pretty easy, right? Breaking these de... Read more
28 days!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      3 comments

I put in over 1000 minutes of exercise during the 28 day bootcamp just finished. It's so rewarding to feel the new strength in my body, along with the creaking joints of arthritis! I sort of ended with a stumble, though, because I simply forgot ... Read more
Day 22 - almost there!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      2 comments

I've been doing way more cardio exercise than is "required" but I'd already started that habit. The daily videos are much easier than the first time around, but I still feel my 68 years when I do them. It's a little sad that when I moved easily ... Read more
Day 17
Thursday, May 17, 2012      2 comments

Down 1.6 lbs. since starting. That doesn't sound like much, but it's the first real loss in a month or more... I keep bouncing up and down. The really cool thing is how much stronger I am. In some ways, I'm in better shape than I was while ... Read more
Day 10 - Feeling more fit
Thursday, May 10, 2012      2 comments

Just watched Dr. Oz and yet another fitness expert on his show. He seems like he's throwing mud on the wall--get a big handfull of information and throw it out there--some will stick to someone somewhere. He seems really fit himself. I've notice... Read more
Day 7 - 83 minutes!!!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      1 comments

Just as the day before was a no-energy day, day 7 was a full-of-energy day. It pays to rest! I did 30 minutes of Curves, 45 minutes walking with Leslie, and day 6 and 7 of the bootcamp videos. I'm gratefully aware of how much more easy the... Read more
Day 6 - Nada
Monday, May 07, 2012      2 comments

I've been keeping up till yesterday. Not enough sleep the night before, but that doesn't really explain my complete exhaustion. Honoring my decision to listen to my body, I didn't do the day 6 exercise. Plan on doing two today. I did that last b... Read more
Days 3 and 4
Saturday, May 05, 2012      2 comments

Completed Nicole's video for Day 3; did nothing else but was pretty active all day long. Steps for the day: 7455, which is pretty good for me on a non-cardio day. Day 4: Completed video. I like this day's video: upper body workout with a ba... Read more

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