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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


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

I have a confession to make

Sunday, June 15, 2014      7 comments

I lately discovered that I'm a "weightist". No, that's not a real word, but it'll do for this confession. I am guilty of judging people by their appearance. Here's the story: I work with an attractive young professional woman who is probabl... Read more

A successful mini-vacation

Monday, May 26, 2014      1 comments

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Hey, my little marker moved (in the right direction)!

Thursday, May 15, 2014      4 comments

emoticon I've only lost .4 lbs, but that's better than nothing. I'm actually down about 4 pounds from my worst, but... Read more

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