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NDCAROL
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Freaking out about fat
Thursday, March 24, 2016      3 comments

emoticon Well, as a Type 2 diabetic, I need to limit carbohydrates anyway, right? So I've been reading about ... Read more
CI vs CO
Monday, February 22, 2016      7 comments

Okay, I'm going to gripe a little here, too, and see if anyone else has the same frustration. Last week I had calorie differentials of 5700 for the week, and at the stated 3500 cals/lb, I should have lost, right? No. I Gained!!!! What do I... Read more
A NSV (non-scale victory) to report. Yay!
Saturday, February 13, 2016      7 comments

emoticon No, I haven't reached the point of my pants falling off yet, but - drum roll - when I looked at my gut... Read more
It sure feels good to feel my muscles working!
Friday, January 08, 2016      4 comments

emoticon That's a plank, not a push up. My core is definitely getting stronger, but the arms really need help... Read more
Here's something new !
Monday, December 28, 2015      4 comments

My attitude? In the old days, when I'd make a resolution to lose weight in the new year, that's all I was focused on and didn't include the other components of health: physical, spiritual, social, and psychological. And, I usually ate all... Read more
Can I be my own Cheerleader?
Friday, December 11, 2015      8 comments

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I think I've found some exercise I like...
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      6 comments

...and that's easy on my joints. Despite what you see in pictures of the yoga poses, I haven't had problems with my hip or knee. I've maintained a lot of flexibility over the years (many years!!) so it hasn't been that hard to take a beginners' ... Read more
Rethinking through the Holiday season
Saturday, October 31, 2015      1 comments

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Slow down to know yourself
Monday, October 05, 2015      8 comments

emoticon Since retirement I've been able - and willing - to slow down and pay attention to what I do with my ... Read more
Stress and its impact on me
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      5 comments

emoticon I just read one of today's SparkPeople articles posted on our Start Pages. Good reading. Stress and ... Read more
Switching it up a little
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      4 comments

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Feeling better now that I'm retired
Sunday, June 07, 2015      6 comments

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Weird Science
Sunday, January 11, 2015      4 comments

To help keep myself motivated, I'm reading at least an article a day on nutrition, stress, and/or exercise. Lately I've been reading about the importance of sleep and the effects of stress on cortisol production. Cortisol excess seems to lead to... Read more
Inconsistency
Saturday, November 08, 2014      3 comments

emoticon I keep telling myself I'm gonna get a good STREAK going, but when I discovered my streak page, I realized ... Read more
Practice, practice, practice
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      4 comments

I'm home this week, taking advantage of one of the 6 weeks of PTO I had coming. I plan to retire next Spring, and I'm trying to see how I do with no structure, except the one I impose on myself. One of the issues that's concerned me is eat... Read more

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