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Have a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving! I am!
Started today with a bang. Got out and took an hour walk, 4 miles, before going to my 10:00 job.
When I was almost home from my walk, my daughter who is coming over for Thanksgiving called to finalize plans for tomorrow. Fortunately I had ... Read more
Under 150! (148!)
I lost 2 pounds!!
Wish I knew what I did to achieve a 2 pound loss this week. That's the first time since I started SP that I lost more than one pound in a week. Most weeks it's either nothing or a half pound. One thing I did this week was... Read more
Trying to stop isolating
My daughter and her two kids met me at the mall yesterday. I got a bonus walk in by going around the mall shopping with her. The stores she wanted to go to were spread out so we actually did some good walking. Wish I had a pedometer so I could s... Read more
Give credit where credit is due
I struggle with being a coward.
I really have a lot of faith, yet the only way I exhibit it is through prayer and encouraging and loving others. I fall short when it comes to verbally expressing my love for God and giving him credit for all... Read more
For me the changes have been gradual
I don't know how or when it happened, but I have (probably gradually) decreased my intake of sweets, diet soda, and fast food.
I know at one point I started carrying healthy snacks with me whenever I was going to be out of the house for an... Read more
Growth and Change, Thanks SP!
Dieting has always been a trial for me. I normally would feel tired from not eating much and also from exercising without enough calories to energize me for a work out. I not only would feel tired, but I would also feel emotional. Well, crabby i... Read more
When I was a teenager I was very insecure about my body as many of us were. But I had grown to be tallest in my class in 4th grade, and got large breasts at that time too. I stayed 5'3 for the rest of my life, so gradually I was one of the sho... Read more
Peppermint and Stromboli (Not together!)
Started out to be a great day. Got up early due to the time change, and had an extra hour before I needed to leave for work, so I took a walk. While walking I tried to listen to music, but nothing hit me right. I was impatient with the music. Ma... Read more
I don't plan on ever seeing those pounds again!
I dug up some old pictures of myself from when I was at my highest weight. Back before 2000, which is when I started finally losing weight.
The pictures are in my gallery, I didn't post them in my blog because I had a hard enough time putti... Read more
Picky eaters in the family
I know that kids learn by example. I've heard that picky eaters come from seeing parents be picky eaters. Well, I have the pickiest eater for a husband. He won't eat any vegetables. He won't eat meat unless it's a hamburger or meatloaf. Well, he... Read more
Checking out body composition and cholesterol levels
I have posted pictures on my SparkPage of me at 161 and 150, which is my current weight. Check them out. Tonight I got a body composition analysis done. The kind with the calipers. Rachel, a very energetic kinesiologist eat the Y did the measur... Read more
Heart Rate Monitoring and a goal reached
I found out through the calculator that uses resting heart rates, what my Target Heart Rate should be for cardio.
When I walk, my HR is not quite within the zone, by about 7 BPM under. This really discouraged me. I walk 3-4 times a week an... Read more
I need ideas to help reign in out of control Sparking.
I had a better day! Yay! The past few days I've felt depressed so I'm doing what I can to rescue myself before it turns into depression. I know, since I'm bipolar that I don't have a lot of control over this, but there are steps I can take to he... Read more
Change of Season Blues
I had a great time with my hubby today when he asked me to take a walk with him. He had the idea to take our walk at a park that is situated around a lake. The path goes around the lake through the woods. We still have most of the leaves on the ... Read more
Victory in spite of an "off" day.
Ending the day feeling positive is a surprise for me today.
I've done well, felt positive and energetic since I started with SP July 26th of this year. That's almost 3 months. A great start.
Then this morning I was discombobulated for... Read more