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Monday, January 05, 2015      2 comments

I went to my first ever zumba class tonight - what fun! Great instructor and small supportive class - I think this is going to be a good fit for my fitness level and desire to shake up my workout routine a bit.... Read more

Back on Track

Friday, December 12, 2014      3 comments

After a rough summer and fall, I am back on track. Logging my fitness and nutrition everyday and ramping up the workouts. Next step, getting the nutrition back in range - that's the goal for this week.... Read more

Demoralized but moving on

Sunday, July 13, 2014      4 comments

I've had some ups and downs over my years on SP. Today I stepped on the scale to find I am a pound below my heaviest weight ever. It was a demoralizing moment. My goals this week: track everyday and be in range on the nutrition tracker eve... Read more

Problem Sundays

Sunday, June 29, 2014      0 comments

It seems nearly every Sunday I am over on my nutrition tracker. Usually it's fat or calories....sometimes both. Well, knowledge is power. I can fix this.... Read more

to track, or not to track?

Sunday, June 01, 2014      4 comments

Do I try to track nutritional info while traveling and having several meals/day where I won't know the nutritional information, or do I not try? It will add another level of stress just finding a computer to log into (I have tried the phone app,... Read more


Tuesday, May 20, 2014      1 comments

Last week was a little rough - got some flu-like bug that wiped me out. I took days off to rest up, but it was still a long week. I didn't have the energy to log in and track stuff, didn't work out, and I'm sure I didn't always make the minimum... Read more

Appreciating the small stuff

Monday, May 05, 2014      2 comments

I realized as I was sauntering through the blogs, I really enjoy ones where someone has a small success.... maybe getting in a walk at lunch, or taking the dog for a walk instead of watching t.v. for that 30 minutes, passing on the dessert, etc.... Read more

Moving on

Sunday, March 02, 2014      2 comments

I didn't meet my Feb goal of losing 3 lbs. I totally blew it. Feeling kind of low at this point. Okay, done. Time to get on with it.... Read more


Sunday, January 26, 2014      2 comments

It's down to the wire to meet my mini-goal of losing three pounds this month. I know it doesn't sound like much, but lately it's been a struggle losing at all. I set the goal at the end of the first week in Jan and am down two. Still, a pound in... Read more

What's up with that?

Thursday, October 24, 2013      2 comments

Everyday this week I've felt like I've been doing well with nutrition, and everyday I've been over on my tracker. I'm usually good at estimating. This week I've just been oh so wrong!... Read more

Back at it

Monday, September 30, 2013      0 comments

Got back from vacation and looking at those vacation pictures was a real eye-opener. I've been struggling to stay with the program, keep my eye on the goal, and all those other sayings but really struggling with living it day-to-day. Today has b... Read more

Mud, mud, and a little more mud

Monday, July 29, 2013      2 comments

I went for a bike ride today - it was an absolutely great day for it. The trail was in pretty good shape, except for frequent mud puddles (some were more like little mud lakes). I was nervous about sliding and potentially losing control in the m... Read more

to that guy who inspired me

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      0 comments

You probably don't even remember me, even if you saw me a couple people in line behind you at Subway. I'm not really a regular so every time I have to look at what's new. And on this day, lunch was late, it was a stressful day, and everything lo... Read more

Nice day, rough ride

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      4 comments

I had today off work and when I looked out it looked gray and a little ominous, but the temp was a balmy 45 F or so. What to do? Throw my bike in the car and head for my favorite bike path! By the time I got there, the sky was blue, day was fine... Read more

Resetting trackers - should I be doing this?

Sunday, October 21, 2012      2 comments

I've missed my goal more than a few times now. When that happens, I reset my goal (lose lbs by date), usually trying for a rate of 5 lbs/month. As a result, the food allowed in the nutrition tracker increases. Is this the right thing to do? Or s... Read more

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