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Lose the clutter lose the weight
Monday, May 16, 2016      7 comments

This is the title of a book I have checked out from the library. I recommend the text if not the specific program described. There are a lot of studies cited about the impact of clutter in our minds and homes and schedules also affecting wei... Read more
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

So I am part time staff at our community college library here. That means I am off for Spring Break for a week. I was planning to leave after work today for the whole week. First stop was to spend time with a former room mate in the cities. ... Read more
Marching Forward
Thursday, March 10, 2016      6 comments

So back in Sept. my Cholesterol was over 300 and what is even more alarming is my bad cholesterol the ldl was over 200. I am amazed sometimes at myself but this really didn't motivate me to do a lot. I looked at my Sept. 3 blog and that was ... Read more
Sept. 3
Thursday, September 03, 2015      7 comments

So it's the third of September, the month of my birth. I am making a renewed effort toward health. Not doing super great yet but when I am facing another year of life it's a good time to reflect. I have done one positive thing. I am not co... Read more
August 6
Thursday, August 06, 2015      4 comments

Summer is waining. I have accomplished little in the way of health and fitness. However I keep trying plugging away at this and that and I am not going backward. I am trying to keep that in mind and move forward just a little this last mon... Read more
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      5 comments

So I am supposed to be committed to riding bike a lot and keeping up my visits to the Y as well. I had a huge goal and now I know I can't meet it so I have lost some of my drive. So what do I do. 1. I have found a shorter bike tour and set a... Read more
Portion Control
Saturday, March 21, 2015      2 comments

Made myself some chicken marsala the other night and got to thinking about portion control. So I could count out my noodles by the cup or half cup, but how tightly do I pack them. I could actually measure out the chicken mushrooms and sauce bu... Read more
Sustainable Motivation
Monday, March 09, 2015      3 comments

A woman I have some respect for who writes and teaches about health and mostly fitness talks a lot about this idea. We need to have a lasting reason for weight loss, fitness, good health. I never stick to a routine for exercise and eating health... Read more
I think I can
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      5 comments

I feel like the little engine that could. I have not been as good about having my workout bag packed and have been going to bed with negative thoughts about the whole idea of working out. However morning has looked a little better and I get up... Read more
Measuring progress
Monday, March 02, 2015      3 comments

It seems that what the scale say trumps everything. I am really 2 months+ into working out more and well I have probably lost a pound or pound and a half. Not the most encouraging thing. On the bright side I am noticing it's easier to put the... Read more
Pain and exercise
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

So once upon a time when I was much younger I injured my knee pretty badly. Now that I am older and overweight it definitely has it's moments. Yesterday was a long moment. I limped on my way into the gym as well as out. I got in my time on the... Read more
Sunday, February 22, 2015      4 comments

So I am trying hard to get back to eating better. Mostly for me that means more vegetables and fewer treats. Feel like I won the battle today. I had oatmeal with a banana for breakfast. Chose to forgo lunch out, a Sunday tradition for us to c... Read more
Food and business
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      1 comments

So today is Ash Wednesday and we enter a time when those of us of a Christian leaning think about preparing for the remembrance of Easter. Traditionally those of the Catholic faith, I am not one of those, give up something for Lent and Fast fr... Read more
The weighting game
Monday, February 16, 2015      3 comments

So here I am trying to lose weight and get in shape. With age it becomes more and more of an uphill battle. I have been discouraged because my weight is not dropping and than I eat more which is illogical. This morning I actually was down... Read more
Baby it's cold outside
Thursday, February 12, 2015      2 comments

So for those who know me you know I live in North Dakota. Our winter has been atypical because we had some 50+ days in January. We even had a couple days last week that were pretty nice for the time of year. Now it's cold. we are back to n... Read more

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