This morning the scale said 201.5 (pre-poo, so I've entered 201!) much to my delight. Alas, this morning I only did my school-walk cardio, nothing extra, and I may not get to the strenght either: last might I was doing last minute prep for Forem... Read more
another challenge arises
To my great joy and delight, my number one spiritual son from Peru, Foreman (we joke he is also the most expensive, as I support his pastoral and missionary work - he's featured in my Gallery) arrives Wednesday from Peru to spend some time in th... Read more
some nutritional no-no's I've learned
It's good to have lots of fruits and veggies. I try to have four of each daily. Usually I go for two fruits with breakfast. For instance, a friend gave me some pears, LOTS of pears, so I've had double portions.Well, I read that prunes are way up... Read more
not the main motivation, but a nice perk
I'm not trying to get comments at all, but today on my way to the loo at school one of the teachers Iused to work with stopped me and told me how wonderful I was looking, and that I looked twenty years younger. TWENTY!? How old did I LOOK? The ... Read more
Weekends are the worst!
I can start out okay with my usual breakfast. But Fridays, for example, are my evenings off, and DH likes to go to a restaurant - and so do I for that matter - and while I may actually stay in limits, like I did recentl... Read more
Cuy! Cuy! Cuy!
I believe the Peruvian name for guinea pig is an onompatopeia (spelling?) Anyway, today to gain one littel Spark Point I did a search, and usually I just think, "hmm, what shall I look up today?" So I decided to look up guinea pigs. Found an art... Read more
I broke through the barrier of 204! Weighing in at pre-poop 203 this morning, I am hopeful for 202 tomorrow morning - SIXTY pounds since I started. A Happy Anniversary present to myself (I suppose to dh as well, not that he really cares about my... Read more
water water water
Since i started school, I've been filling 3-4 half liter bottles halfway and freezing them the night before, then filling them the rest of the way with water before heading to school. With 4 bottles I can easily reach the 8 cup goal before lunc... Read more
Almost forgot about blogging!
And what does it mean, BLOG? Is it an acronym?
While I appreciate the Richard Simmons' workouts, and the oldies can be fun, I DON'T like having "Upside Down" and "Maniac" stuck in my head...so one night I sat and jotted down ... Read more
Daughter is best buddy
Abi lives with me (along with her 2 younglings, my grandkids) and it's she who got me into SP. She's been the greatest buddy, keeping me from trying calorie rich samples while we shop and saying no to things when I couldn't...and at the same tim... Read more
keep the muscles guessing
Abi and I have 3 exercise dvd's - Richard Simmons 60's and 80's Blastoffs, and a "Burn Fat Fast" by someone Austin. 60's is the lowest impact; then 80's; then Burn. So, depending how we're feeling, or what ELSE we've done, we decide which dvd to... Read more
Joining the Community Team
Was checking out spark points, and decided I'd look into this. So, I copy pasted the requirements here for a reminder for myself. Hopefully I'll continue to have ENOUGH spare time at work to maintain membership!
We have a change coming t... Read more
TRYING NEW FOODS
I can be adventurous, which is probably why I make it as a missionary...
I already tried alligator (Italian sausage at an art festival here in Rochester) but I had it a different way inPeru. There is a large, tasty fish there called Paiche, an... Read more
BEEF! and other good foods
I haven't had real beef in a while - can't count those 2 pathetic burgers I got at Burger King on my way home from buffalo -! And while it is possible to get beef in Peru, they don't really know how to cook it so it's nice and tender (like when... Read more
the Value in a Good Workout!
Recently I began to add some crunches to my strengthening exercises, especially since for the 3rd week in a row Abi and I managed to sweep and mop the floors! I want to exercise the abs and obliques to help with muscle tone. Well, yesterday was ... Read more
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