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Rest vs. Laziness
Saturday, January 29, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I made a choice not to go to the gym. I have been pushing myself pretty hard and decided to take a day off from higher intensity exercise and lifting. I walked a lot but didn't do anything higher intensity. I had been wanting to spend ... Read more
and about that tracking
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      3 comments

One day fairly recently I read a daily blog about tracking. so what do you really track and how accurate are you? I have been thinking about this a lot. Do you taste the samples in the grocery store? Do you track them? As for me it's a sometimes... Read more
Cooking for Two
Monday, January 24, 2011      6 comments

Anyone who reads my blog or knows me knows I really like to cook. Having had 3 kids at home a lot of my life I have not adapted to cooking for just my husband and I, however today I might have made progress. Last night I was making chowder for c... Read more
aerobic housework???
Sunday, January 23, 2011      4 comments

I am never entirely sure about counting house work as aerobic exercise however today that is the route I opted for. I rarely mess a day at the gum but today is one of those days. I knew my house was pretty much a disaster and that my energy for ... Read more
The learning curve
Friday, January 21, 2011      2 comments

I am always looking for new ideas and new motivation but when it comes right down to it and I am down to it right now and getting serious about taking off the pounds I have gained I go right back to my original plan. I eat a lot of good stuff an... Read more
My take on it; or Chia seed vs. Flax seed
Thursday, January 20, 2011      0 comments

So for taste, texture and appearance ground flax definitely has the edge. But I am getting ahead of myself, maybe some background is in order. I have been eating flaxseed most days for a couple of years, maybe more. My doctor suggested it as ... Read more
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      1 comments

So I read a couple of very interesting and thought provoking articles from psychology today this morning. One related specifically to our fruit and vegetable consumption. Vegetable consumption (fruit as well) have been highly promoted and toute... Read more
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      3 comments

So this weekend we traveled from Bismarck to Minneapolis and back. Lots of car hours too much food and too little exercise. That's the negative side. The positive is that I did exercise. I worked out early Friday morning before we left and I ... Read more
Thursday, January 13, 2011      6 comments

I have been talking about getting serious about dropping the pounds I have been gaining for a while. I actually think I am moving forward yesterday and today. My issue is really not even emotional eating most of the time. It's mindless eating. U... Read more
Exercising around the obstacles!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      4 comments

Well today really starting last night didn't go as planned per se. Last night my 21 year old was stuck in O'Hare waiting for air traffic to clear so she could fly back to Fargo so it got to be a late night for me and than had a couple of interup... Read more
Eating Clean ( how clean should it be?)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

I certainly don't take eating clean as far as Tosca Reno of Oxygen, Clean Eating and cook book fame. I try to cut trans fat but struggle with peanut butter consumption. I try to eat all whole grains, that goes better most of the time. I also try... Read more
Back to Routine
Monday, January 10, 2011      2 comments

I work for the higher ed system in my state at a community college so I have had all of semester break off. Tomorrow I will go back to work and back to a routine. I think it is time. Even with the start of the new year I have been doing too much... Read more
Sunday, January 09, 2011      7 comments

So a year ago I had never even heard of Leslie Sansone and had given up on exercise DVDs. Now I am not the greatest Walk at Home fan on Spark People, but it is a reasonable, and doable home workout that should suit just about anyone. Pretty easy... Read more
Real Age
Saturday, January 08, 2011      3 comments

Most everyone knows something about or has at least heard of Dr. Oz, esp. since he now has his own tv show. You can go to a website associated with him and his YOU books and take the "Real Age" test. It's a little like a low tech version of what... Read more
Heart Rate Monitor, Zumba and Lettuce Wraps
Thursday, January 06, 2011      2 comments

Hey I made it to zumba for the second time this week. It was a great class today. I got my heart rate up to 128 which made me pretty happy. I also did some time on the elliptical and managed more intensity there than what I have been. Got to sav... Read more

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