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The Cascade of Osteoarthritis

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      2 comments

So like most 49 year old woman who have suffered a knee injury I have mild osteoarthritis in my left knee and really minimal cartilage besides. When I had serious problems with my knee I took up exercise. First water walking and than elliptical ... Read more


Monday, February 07, 2011      3 comments

Last night before bed I was craving chocolate or peanut butter or any of a number of unhealthy things. I went so far as to search for my husbands stash which thankfully I didn't find. I got myself off to bed without any real indulgences. Toda... Read more

Zumba and Bobble

Saturday, February 05, 2011      2 comments

I spotted a water bottle with a filter built into it in a department store and finally got one. It's called a bobble and now when I fill my water bottle at a public fountain I still have filtered water. Oh I so like it. It's clear with a hot pin... Read more

Things I do at the Gym

Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

I suppose the number one thing I do is exercise. However I also talk to the desk staff on a regular basis, you know just to be friendly. Another thing I talk to a lot of people I really don't know. Random ladies in Zumba. The older men who walk ... Read more

Ey Ey Ey!!!

Thursday, February 03, 2011      2 comments

How could excercise not be fun when you have to laugh at yourself screaming Ey Ey Ey and hoping toward a mirror on one foot while kicking the other foot out in front of you. It really is a bit of a kick and a challenge to zumba. It's a good thin... Read more

Cross Training (adding variety or dieing trying)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      0 comments

Ok so that title is an exaggeration. Sorry but I bet it caught your attention. I tend to get in a rut and it's esp. easy in winter. Can't really ride bike here in the winter and I just don't do outside much of anything in two feet of snow and su... Read more

Working out against the odds.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      1 comments

Sometimes there are days when you just don't feel like working out. Tuesday's my routine is to go to the Y and walk on the track before work because I work early on Tuesdays. I has such a tummy ache this morning and half a headache but I got mys... Read more

Burning calories in the cold

Monday, January 31, 2011      2 comments

So I am feeling excessively whiny about the cold today. However I am sure I burn more calories just getting around in life when it is this cold. My vehicle doesn't warm up enough to heat well just around town when it is this cold and even a quic... Read more


Sunday, January 30, 2011      4 comments

So today I went to Sunday school and church. This should be a blessing. Don't get my wrong it was in many ways. However they have doughnuts every week. They place them on platters outside the Sunday school room. UFF. Also today was pot luck Sund... Read more

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

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