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Went for a 60 Minute Walk-Jog and Am Eating a Higher Range of Calories
Sunday, July 23, 2017      0 comments

It was hotter than all get out this morning in Chicago, and we all slept in. Yes, my alarm went off, but I thought it was just an annoying bird outside my window. In any case, I walk-jogged for three miles. I am proud of myself! My knees are... Read more
Ate a Bigger Breakfast and Pre-Workout Snack. Aiming for 1400 Calories Today.
Saturday, July 22, 2017      1 comments

I know I said I wouldn't freak out because my calories were too low. Well, I know eating 1,000 or less is not good because my metabolism is slow as it is, and I don't want my body to think it's starving. My averages are dipping, and that is no... Read more
Jogged around the Park at Least Once and Ate a Bigger Breakfast, No Freak Out
Friday, July 21, 2017      5 comments

I got my walking fix in this morning! Yeah! I also managed to jog around the park at least once, and was mindful of my knees. A lot of other enthusiasts do the same, even some very elderly folks. It makes me feel good to be part of their mor... Read more
Addicted to My Walks, and It is Raining. Really Sad. :(
Thursday, July 20, 2017      6 comments

Sigh. It is raining cats and dogs, and I left my umbrella at work. I miss going on my morning walk and will definitely practice mindful eating habits (which was part of my 30 day challenge anyway). Today, I am going to clean as part of ... Read more
Lost 4 Pounds and Really Sore Today, but Still, Walking This Fine Morning
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      5 comments

First the good news. The lump on my breast I wrote about yesterday (or maybe I just mentioned the gyne visit) was fine; it's just a skin thing. Yay! Two more cancer-doctor visits to go. I do have skin cancer, so I have to be extra-vigila... Read more
Am Going for a Morning Walk and Taking My First Progress Picture
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      9 comments

I am going for a short walk jog. Yesterday's insanity class kicked my butt, and even though I did yoga, I need to stretch more. Also, my insanity teacher recommended that I take one of those progress pictures once a month, since I don'... Read more
Got My Morning Walk in and Used Resistance Bands, Started Slow, 5 Minutes
Monday, July 17, 2017      4 comments

Quick blog. Started with a morning walk because of the 30 day challenge. 30 minutes turned to 50, and I ended up using resistance bands. I only did 5 minutes of arms because my knees were complaining. I also had a little bit of a heavier... Read more
How I Know This Time, I Am Making Progress and Sticking to It
Sunday, July 16, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday, we were visiting my Grandma Min, and I scored some lovely birthday jewellery for her at Kohls! Anyway, we had finished taking her to Maders, which sadly sucked in terms of the food. Everybody's meal was awful, but I still made the b... Read more
A Change in Health Plan is Not the End!
Saturday, July 15, 2017      17 comments

This morning I got up at 2a.m. for some union work reason, then around 6a.m. I had to zonk out. I let myself sleep in, and now, we are off to see our Granma. Today, nothing I had scheduled is going down in terms of my fitness plan. However, ... Read more
Tired Today after the Walk but Had Company!
Friday, July 14, 2017      3 comments

I am dragging my butt today. My husband woke me up at 6a.m., on accident, and my son wouldn't get up to go for a walk at 7a.m., but he did around 8a.m. We decided to increase our minutes, to 45 and had a great time. Unfortunately, we both pun... Read more
Uncharacteristic Morning Walk! Who Can Get Up at 5a.m.? I can!!!
Thursday, July 13, 2017      3 comments

I got my fitness minutes done for the week, and I went on a meditative walk/prayer this morning. Anything else in terms of fitness for the rest of the week will be gravy! The walks are going well, and today, I walk-jogged lightly. No ma... Read more
Going to another Restorative Yoga Class
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      2 comments

I have been feeling so good, I decided to go to another yoga class this evening. My husband said it was OK. I mean it fits with my plan for today ... Read more
Tracking Is Becoming a Fun Habit, but I Have to Eat More
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      7 comments

Tracking every day is finally part of my day, and the good news is that I have my cravings and hunger under control. It's all the veggies and water drinking that help out, and I am NOT tired--except for when I work out. Plus, the tracking is k... Read more
Finally Made It to the Yoga Center!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      6 comments

Yesterday, I had an amazing day. I finally made it to the yoga center and took an insanity work out class. I had to modify most of the exercises, but I still got my butt kicked. Then, as I was walking home, I ran into the yoga instructor who ... Read more
Added a New Goal
Monday, July 10, 2017      3 comments

Exercise is helping me boost my mood and attitude. I am not getting an exercise high, so much as post-exercise exhaustion and the ability to rest at night. (I may change my treat to a massage.) Anyway, I am doing really well with cutting ... Read more

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