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Waiting for the Solistice--Brighter days ahead

Saturday, December 03, 2011      2 comments

This time of year always gets a bit oppressive as the days get shorter and the dark comes earlier. It is nice to know that in less than three weeks, that will begin to swing the other way again and the days will start to lengthen out again. I li... Read more

Great Thanksgiving, moving on to the end of the year.

Saturday, November 26, 2011      2 comments

I had a great Thanksgiving with my parents, my brother, and his children. I also called my daughters and had nice visits with each of them. We had a slimmed-down Thanksgiving feast, and not only did we not miss all that extra food, but I think w... Read more

This weeks SparkPeople Goals

Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

Spark People has been a fun way to improve my lifestyle. There are so many things going on here that sometimes the extent of it can be a bit overwhelming, so I am trying to be a bit more focused. I am committed to continue tracking my exercise a... Read more

Tried Jumping Rope Today for Added Cardio

Friday, November 04, 2011      1 comments

I've wanted to increase my cardio a bit because I am meeting the minute goals, but not the calories burned goals. Jumping rope is a great way to get your heart rate up and burn a lot of calories in just a few minutes. I just did 5 minutes of jum... Read more

The best side effect: Less depression

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      0 comments

I started Spark people because I wanted to lose weight. I even went about that a little weirdly, because my mom kept bugging me about my belly fat, so I just started an exercise program (Callenetics) that I had used years before and knew that it... Read more

Current food attitudes

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      1 comments

This is Halloween, so of course, I want to be eating candy. I can tell that it will be tricky to avoid those fattening feast over the next 2 months. Sometimes it will be just a commitment to maintenance with the hope to loose a few pounds on th... Read more

Attended Health Fair at the Hospital today--My numbers are improving

Sunday, October 30, 2011      3 comments

Today I attended the annual Health Fair at our hospital. The primary reason I went was to get a flu shot at a good price, but I got some better news then I expected. Even before I learned about SparkPeople, I had been working on getting my chole... Read more

A quarter of the way!

Thursday, October 20, 2011      2 comments

I was excited about reaching my quarter of the way mark at today. I hope I can keep it up! This is exciting to me. I like that I don't feel hungry on this diet, and I am finding that I can fit in most of the stuff I really want if I take reasona... Read more

Trying Pilates

Friday, October 07, 2011      2 comments

I tried a couple of Pilates workouts this week. I am super glad that I had been working on the Callenetics for a couple of months, or I don't think I would have done very well, but I thought they were enjoyable. I like them because I have a CD w... Read more

I am Excited

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      1 comments

I weighed 170 this morning, which was my first 5 lbs mark. I finally have the scales going the right way. I am also really enjoying exercising. I am doing Callenetics an Super-Callentics which I like even better, but don't always have time for. ... Read more


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