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Lessons Learned

Sunday, July 17, 2011      13 comments

As part of a summer challenge I have to reflect on the last round of BLC (a member-created challenge here at Sparkpeople). The challenge lasted 12 weeks and over that period I lost 9.3 pounds. I was on vacation for a little over a week of the ... Read more

a BIG dose of perspective (Picture)

Friday, July 15, 2011      39 comments

I have a 12 year old dachshund named Max. He is the sweetest dog I have ever owned. All my friends in real life call him "the love dog" because of his disposition. Max is gravely ill. I am surprised he survived the night. We took him to th... Read more

Injuries and Momentum

Saturday, July 09, 2011      27 comments

This will be a brief blog as I am typing with my left hand. I injured my wrist on Wednesday, spent most of yesterday between the doctor and the imaging center and now I am facing a few weeks of immobilization of my right hand/wrist/forearm. I ... Read more

Car Exercises

Saturday, July 02, 2011      14 comments

Yes, you read that right! I was stuck in a car for 400 miles today and found there WERE exercises I could do: "Glute Squeezes" "Quad Sets" "Hammer Curls" "Wrist Curls" "Mini Leg-Lifts" and at pitstops and gas stop - high knee ... Read more

The perfect flaw

Saturday, July 02, 2011      9 comments

There is a framed piece of counted cross stitch hanging over my desk that my older sister stitched in 1994. Her stitching is so even and neat and faithfully recreates the award winning design from a cross-stitch magazine so many years ago. How... Read more

That little voice in my head...

Thursday, June 30, 2011      21 comments

Eleven months ago when I began this journey my "little voice" was indulgent. It said things like "Have another cookie." "Why not drive thru McDonald's?" "Cookies are on sale - buy 2 boxes." "Get the 3 course meal - the appetizer and dessert ar... Read more

The thing I love I also HATE

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      24 comments

I love the internet. I love that I can find the answer to just about anything so quickly. I love that I can connect to people all over the world in seconds. I love Sparkpeople. I could go on and on, but in spite of my love of this world wide... Read more

How losing weight affects the rest of your life

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      30 comments

I've lost a little over 66 pounds and in the process have lost a few other things too! One is that need to surround myself with "stuff". If something was free I took it. If something was on sale for 90% off I thought I couldn't live without i... Read more

Just keep putting one foot in front of the other...

Sunday, June 05, 2011      20 comments

When reading blogs and posts I often see people say things like "I need direction." "I need motivation." "I'm bored." "I'm tired." "I'm struggling." etc. There is nothing "easy or quick" about this journey to health and fitness and many o... Read more

Need YOUR input!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      36 comments

Okay I lost 1/10th of a pound. Granted, I didn't gain, but this week I slayed my all time fitness minutes with 922! I ate in range (some days at the bottom some near the top) and I drank my water... 1/10th of a pound? Okay I know I've ... Read more

Why do people LOOK for you to fail?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      20 comments

Don't you get tired of it? Everyone that is struggling along this journey to health and fitness encounters it... that naysayer that says things like: "You know you will get bored with this." "It will never last." "You will just gain it... Read more

Instead of taking the "excuse" look for an alternative!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      16 comments

Here I am in a challenge to "Push my Tush" out of my chair WHICH I have been doing (my DH says to the extreme) and I wake today with unbearable pain in my left foot - so much so I can't put any weight on it. Assuming nothing changes by morning ... Read more

Your chair is an obstacle!

Monday, May 30, 2011      19 comments

As those of you that have been reading my blogs know I am in a weekend challenge to work on one bad habit (sitting on my tush too much!). Not only is it robbing me of potential minutes of higher calorie burn (see yesterday's post for comparison... Read more

Don't sit on your assets!

Saturday, May 28, 2011      12 comments

It's Day 2 of my "Break the Bad Habit" weekend. I'm trying hard NOT to sit so much but get up and MOVE! I have found that setting the timer on the stove helps. I set it for one hour when I go to "sit" at the computer or on the sofa and that w... Read more

Push the Tush - Overturning Bad Habits!

Friday, May 27, 2011      16 comments

My BLC challenge this weekend is to blog about and work on overturning a bad habit. I do not work outside the home but I do a lot of volunteer work on the computer. I SIT too much. While I have upped my cardio tremendously I still spend too m... Read more


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