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Are you Sitting on your SHOULDAS?

Saturday, October 13, 2012      24 comments

Hindsight is 20/20. We can all look back and see where we SHOULD HAVE done something... exercise, not eat that 2nd brownie, weigh and measure portions, had water instead of cola, taken the stairs instead of the elevator, etc. Many of us are si... Read more

The internet opens our world and our heart.

Friday, October 12, 2012      11 comments

I was thinking today while sweating on the treadmill about how different the world is not compared to when I was a young married woman. At that time a long distance phone call was a luxury that cost a pretty penny. We wrote letters. Now with ... Read more

How to survive the weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012      15 comments

Tomorrow is FRIDAY again and every weekend presents challenges for those on the journey to "Health & Fitness". For many of us getting out of the weekday routine interrupts exercise. Perhaps eating out is a potential obstacle. Some may have a ... Read more

Early Cold Snap and Nothing to Wear

Saturday, October 06, 2012      24 comments

Last spring I gave away my "cold weather clothes" because they were too big. I haven't really had a chance to shop yet for new things and the weather has turned off cold (going down to 28 tonight!) and I'm scrambling for something to wear! I g... Read more

Pushing past Status Quo

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      23 comments

As many of you that have been reading my blogs know. I'm a slow loser. I normally plod along at a 1/2 pound a week. This week rather than focusing on the "excuses" for why I lose slowly I decided to take that bull by the horns. I joined a... Read more

Tried something new - Recumbent Stepper

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      10 comments

As I have blogged before I have total knee implants so some gym equipments is not a good choice to prolong the life of these new knees. I have been eyeing people on these two machines at the gym and today I tried it out. It's called a Re... Read more

Meal Plans

Monday, October 01, 2012      49 comments

Breakfast: 1/2 bagel 1 TBS whipped cream cheese, 4 ounces low sugar orange juice, 1 piece of whole wheat toast, 1 pat of butter, 4 ounces low sugar orange juice, 1/2 cup whole grain granola, 1/4 cup skim milk, 1/2 small banana, 4 ounces o.j... Read more

Sometimes success is NOT on the scale.

Sunday, September 30, 2012      18 comments

It's very exciting when the scale shows a nice little drop. I think we ALL enjoy that, but I'm learning to look at those other successes. Today I began thinking about where I was 2 years aod where I am now. It's a startling difference! ... Read more

Why I joined a gym even though I have EQ at home.

Thursday, September 27, 2012      17 comments

I am fortunate to have quality exercise equipment at home (recumbent bike, elliptical, treadmill, free weights, etc.) I do use them, sometimes quite a bit, but I wanted to get a boost on my journey. I joined a gym. Now let me explain W... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Traveling doesn't have to be a pause in your progress!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      130 comments

I have been on the road the past 5 days, staying in motels, eating in restaurants, attending a big 90th birthday bash for a relative and surrounded by opportunities for excuses but that was the OLD me. The NEW me finds opportunities for EFFORT.... Read more

Why I do Strength Training

Thursday, September 20, 2012      17 comments

I will admit that before I started doing these 12 week BLC challenges I never did strength training. I thought lifting weights was for those oily bodied muscle men in the tiny speedos. I never thought a middle aged woman (okay so maybe I'm get... Read more

Sweet Sweat

Thursday, September 20, 2012      18 comments

My first week of the 12 week challenge finished and I lost 2.6 pounds. I'm really pleased with that. It didn't come without careful attention to food and a lot of sweat but oh how SWEET that sweat is. So as I promised in a previous blog here ... Read more

Finishing Well

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      18 comments

I'm sure many of you have been a part of a team challenge here on Sparkpeople. Perhaps you are in a fitness group or class that weighs in weekly. Maybe you are going it alone but have a set weigh-in day. I think this applies to any of you. ... Read more

Make sure that pat on the back doesn't turn into a reach in the pantry!

Monday, September 17, 2012      21 comments

There is great benefit in reading blog postings on Sparkpeople. I often see myself in the words of another! One thing I learned long ago is that I self-sabotaged success with reward. Now I firmly believe short-term goals and rewards are a gre... Read more

Battling Entitlement

Saturday, September 15, 2012      20 comments

Entitlement is one of those words that can certainly be applied to my battle with food. I think it began in my teenage years. First there was the whole chocolate "ban". My mother (and many back then) thought chocolate caused acne and it was ... Read more


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