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I'm making progress
I've been doing much better with my swimming form for several weeks, but one thing has always bothered me. It seems I don't have very much stamina. By the time I get to the end of the lane, I'm gasping for breath and my heart rate is 140-150. ... Read more
Let the celebrations begin (MY BABY IS 8 !!!!!)
Today is Michael's birthday. He's 8 years old and amazes his teacher that he can go through an entire school day without ever wanting to sit in his chair.
Michael was allowed to have one friend come over to celebrate, so I only got a quarte... Read more
Things to remember about swimming
After having a break from swimming yesterday due to a sick child, I made it back to the pool today. It was a good workout because I figured out a few things that I need to remember and build into my swimming every time. I'm going to jot them ... Read more
I did it !!! (How to learn the breast stroke)
I joke that every time I go to the gym, I forget something that I need. Today, it was my swim cap. It keeps the hair from draining water into my mouth. Today I REALLY needed it. I couldn't even go half the length of the pool doing the free ... Read more
Life Lesson Learned
I really didn't want to work out today. I just didn't feel like it. But, I decided that I will make that commitment just for today. I don't have to commit to every day for the rest of my life, just for today. Well, God wanted me to see some... Read more
Feeling really good about swimming
I've continued to hang in there with my swimming, and I'm seeing major progress. Now, I'll admit that I'm cheating. After drinking all the pool water (from my last post) I decided that my goal is to get "no impact cardio", not make the Olympic... Read more
My pool is gone.
Today I went swimming and swallowed most of the water in the pool. The gym says that it's way too expensive to refill, so the pool will be closed indefinately .
OK, so I made that part up. But, I did swallow a lot of water today which l... Read more
5 Month anniversary
Well, it's been 5 months on Spark People and I've met my goal weight. I'm swimming and doing occ. low impact aerobics for my cardio. I'd like to get better at the swimming. A few private lessons might be in order to perfect (ha, actually find... Read more
My clothes fit !!!!!
No, I've not been running around naked, but I do have two items of clothing to add back into closet rotation. They are a long sleeve t-shirt from L L Bean and a pair of workout pants. Both got tight last winter in the arms and thighs respecti... Read more
Yes, I can swim.
Today was much better at the pool. I actually put my face in the water and blew bubbles without drowning or panicking. Naturally the backstroke is my favorite way to swim because my face stays out of the water. My arms are still very sore. I... Read more
Can I really swim?????
I went to the pool for the second time today, and I was SHOCKED !!!!
Even though I stayed in the pool for 20 minutes, I didn't feel like I was getting a good workout. I couldn't so straight in the lane to save my life, my arms were pooped... Read more
I'm a card carrying member...
of a gym that is. I'd said all Summer that I was going to join a gym with a pool when the kids started back to school. They started back and I continued my low impact aerobics in my living room. Then yesterday the neuroma in my foot started b... Read more
I've decided to check my measurements every two weeks. It helps me to keep track of how things are going, even when the scale isn't moving much.
I lost 4 inches in 2 weeks. AMAZING. Now, I know that this is not my norm and won't contin... Read more
Will the weight come back?
I've lost a total of 13 pounds since mid April. Today I saw my rheumatologist and she started me on steroids. I know one of the dreaded side effects is weight gain because they make you so hungry. I'll only be on them short term and hopefull... Read more
I always feel better
I didn't exercise for the last two days. Sunday was just really busy with church, meetings and last family flings before summer is over. Then yesterday I had a stomach bug. So, after taking off two days in a row with no exercise I really, rea... Read more