It all started with a craft idea I saw about 10 or more years ago in a magazine. Some crafty person had made a pin (brooch) out of buttons. They had bought buttons all the same color and sewed them on to a circle form. I thought to myself, co... Read more
Hi everyone! It's been a month since I last told you about my health status. I've been back to the surgeons and the cardiologist, and they are both pleased with my progress so far. I still can not drive, and I still have to ride in the back s... Read more
Hello Spark Friends!
I have been away. Very unexpectedly.
On March 25th I went in for a cardiac cathertization, which is where they inject a contrast dye, and then take pictures of your heart and surrounding veins. If there's a minor blockage, they automatica... Read more
Be Pro-Active About Your Health
I currently take high blood pressure and thyroid medications. My doctors like to see me about every 6 months, just for a general check up along with prescription renewals. About 3 years ago, during one of these check ups, my dr and I had a con... Read more
September Plans and Goals and New Gym
So I've joined a new gym. It's called Life Time Fitness and it is truly amazing. It's like belonging to a country club/spa/elite gym, and with everything it offers, it really isn't any more expensive. It has 3 indoor pools and 4 outdoor pools... Read more
Is It Just Too Much?
I had a thought today.
Scarey, I know!
Then I was reading another SP friends blog, and she... Read more
It's August already!!
So, I've been thinking about what I want to do differently this month. I've slowly been increasing my sets of ST exercises that I do and still working up to get a small amount of cardio in every day. For the month of ... Read more
What I've Learned from BLC25
I've participated in the BLC 4 rounds in a row (BLC 20, 21, 22, 23), and then took a break for a variety of reasons and returned for BLC 25. Some observations:
1. I benefit from the commraderie of teammates.
2. I don't like being told spe... Read more
New Meals, Yumminess, and a Nutritional Victory!
First off, the yumminess! I am SO in love with this recipe that I have it once a week! Yes, it is high in fat, but it's a good fat and if you eat low fat the rest of the day, you're ok. It's easy to prepare. And it tastes so, so good!!
... Read more
A Week's Worth of Meals
Another BLC Challenge, this time it's for a whole week's worth of meals. So my breakfasts and dinners have been working out very well. The weather was brutally hot on Tuesday, so the salad with shrimp was perfect. Today was cooler, and eating... Read more
5 Dinner Meals for the Week Ahead
Yes, you guessed it. This is another challenge for the BLC. I've spent a good bit of time thinking about this. One of my problems is when I get home at the end of the day, I really don't feel like cooking, which is a conundrum. I love to coo... Read more
5 Breakfast meals for The Week Ahead
For our weekend challenge in the BLC, we have to plan 5 breakfast meals for the upcoming week. I LOVE breakfast!!
Breakfast #1: 1 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup of Kellog's Bran Buds, 1 single container of Fage Peach Fruyo Greek yogurt (yum!... Read more
Meal Plan for May 11 - 17, 2014
As part of our WEC this week in BLC, we had to write out our meal plan for 4 days next week. I almost never plan my meals in advance, because I never know what I'll be in the mood to eat on any particular day. I always make sure that I have pl... Read more
CICO for the First Week of BLC
CICO, for those of who who don't know, means "calories in-calories out". It's a report you can find under your "my trackers" tab. SP calls it a calorie differential, and it's just one more way for you to keep track of your numbers. Each numbe... Read more
My First BLC25 Fitness Test
One of the objectives for this weekend's challenge in the BLC25 was to do a fitness test. This test will be repeated in week 6 and week 12 of the BLC. A goal is to improve your results. There were four parts to the fitness test:
1. Push... Read more
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