I've had so many thoughts about my fitness/health and spark people over the last few weeks. I decided that they should probably be put down onto paper.
I'm not even sure that I can organize them into anything cohesive, but I'll try.
I w... Read more
Cruise pictures uploaded, SP update
I finally ( with LOTS of help from my husband) was able to put some cruise pictures on my spark page. I hope you enjoy them. I hope every time that I look at them I'll be motivated to stay at my goal weight.
You see, I went on this cru... Read more
In the groove
I got back in the pool today after not doing any exercise all weekend. To be honest, I really didn't want to go swimming. But, I knew that I needed to do some exercise. After all, you don't work hard to reach a goal, then not work to maintai... Read more
Just Do It
How many people have said, "Getting started is half the battle?"
I even have this quote in my signature line, "The only way to get it finished, is to get it started"
So why is it so hard? Why do I procrastinate? How can I find a mill... Read more
USE it or LOSE it
I've not been doing my stretching or strength training lately. Today, I really could tell. My body was stiff. I can no longer touch my toes. My muscles are getting flabby.
So today I set a new goal of ST twice a week. I think that ca... Read more
No Going Back
Last Friday I swam 100 meters without stopping. Yesterday, I swam in 100m intervals for a total of 700 meters in 25 minutes. Today, I swam intervals totaling 700 meters in 23 minutes. I shaved 2 minutes off my time !!!!!! What progress. Wh... Read more
Great swimming endurance
Yesterday was the best swimming day for endurance that I've ever had. The pool is 25 meters long and the most I've done without stopping is 50 meters ( down the lane and back). Yesterday I did 100 meters without stopping !!!! I'd start wi... Read more
Some changes will be happening in our lives, and I'm none too happy about it. My husband's job has been eliminated. It's our first time facing unemployment in our 18 years together. Now things aren't all grim. He got a good severance packag... Read more
The madness has got to stop !!!!!
Well, for anyone wondering, I'm all recovered from my surgery.
I was sidelined physically for a week, and emotionally for longer than that. The emotional part is keeping me from recovering in the food/fitness department.
I keep tel... Read more
It's finally Friday and this week is about over.
Yesterday was generally better. There were times during the day that I felt way worse than ever ( when I'd eat) and times I felt much better. By the evening my waist measurement was 2 inche... Read more
How fast things can change
I made it through Thanksgiving week ( yes, it was 5 days traveling and visiting family) and only gained 1.5 pounds. I got back to my starting weight in only 3 days and was doing well.
Yesterday, I had surgery and there were a few compl... Read more
OUT OF THE HOUSE
Several weeks ago I posted about cream drops. Well, I did purchase three bags the next time I was at Wal-Mart and just as I suspected, the next week they were all gone and they won't be getting any more (it's like this every year)
Bad news... Read more
7 month anniv. on Spark People
I'm right around the date for my anniv. It may actually be tomorrow.
In the past month, I've lost 2 pounds and 2 more inches overall.
The weight puts me at 116 today: That's 2 pounds below the low end of my goal range. Now I'm hav... Read more
Cream Drops... NOOOOOooooooo!!!!!!!!
I did it. I shouldn't have, but I did. I walked down the Christmas candy aisle at Wal-Mart. I was just checking out the choices and there they were, on the top shelf, calling my name. Zachary's cream drops. Chocolate covered vanilla cent... Read more
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By George, I think I've got it !!! ( and 6 mo. anniv. on SP)
It's taken a long time, but I'm pleased to say that today I couldn't have been happier with my breast stroke. A friend with swimming with me last Friday and she said that I was doing it correctly, I just wasn't gliding long enough and that's w... Read more