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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

To rest or not to rest

Sunday, February 08, 2015      1 comments

So What really is best. I just read a book that advocated cross training (doing different kinds of workouts every day) strongly and also working out daily. Not it wasn't oh go all out everyday just don't take a complete day off. I tend to ... Read more


Friday, February 06, 2015      3 comments

Too many treats have meant that working out consistently, and I have been very consistant for almost 2 months, has not yielded weight loss, or at least only a miniscule pound or so. What has happen though is my sleep habits are improving some... Read more

Snowy days and Tuesdays

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      2 comments

The song is Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down. However it's a snowy Tuesday and I am not particularly down though not particularly impressed with the snow either. I will say it's pretty though. I have reached 7 weeks of exercising well... Read more


Wednesday, January 28, 2015      2 comments

Today I tried to focus on clutter. Well at least a little. I have been trying to eliminate some clutter daily. I have been but some days it's just not very much. Today it was a lot more. I sorted the stuff my daughter packed up for good will and... Read more

40 minutes

Monday, January 26, 2015      2 comments

So I actually thought I would work out longer over the weekend but that wasn't the case. Monday's I work in the evening so it's a good day for a longer workout. I might have made it longer than I did but the Elliptical I was on kicked me out of ... Read more

Working Out

Friday, January 23, 2015      2 comments

So is 25 to 20 minutes of cardio and 5 minutes of weights or sometimes 10 enough to matter. I sure am hoping so. I get a little Obsessive compulsive about some things sometimes. I have been there with exercise before. I don't want to get t... Read more

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