Which word to choose?
I want to choose a word for the New Year, something that will describe how I want to live the next 365 days!
Determined, Fierce, Persistent, Committed, Focused, ......which one? ... Read more
6 months and 14 pounds!
Well, I'm not in the 150's anymore, I'm in the 170's. There I said it!
The menopause monster has been kicking my butt over the last 6 months. As part of my attempt to reduce my heart disease risk, I was taken off of Estrogen. It was awh... Read more
I'm in the 150's!
It took awhile but I weighed in below 160, for 6 days in a row. I was not sure if I would stay below 160 so I didn't update my weight until I was in the 150's for several days. I feel so great about this! ... Read more
No new jeans for me! I will stick with the jeans I have for awhile longer. If the next size down didn... Read more
Yes, It's Progress!
In a previous blog I was wondering if the jiggly spots around my hips were progress. I believe they were! For the last several weeks I have been concentrating on a heart healthy diet and exercise. The jiggles are disappearing! Yay!
W... Read more
A bug and two teeth!
Oh what a week! First a stomach bug got the better of me, then I had 2 wisdom teeth removed. Whew!
It has been a week and I think my stomach is finally getting back to normal again. Hopefully my energy level returns too.
The wisdom... Read more
Is it progress?
I have been doing well on increasing my activity level and getting to the gym regularly, and I feel better for it. But there is one thing I have noticed and I wonder if anyone else has?
It seems as I tighten my core muscles and lose a fe... Read more
Those mouth watering commercials!
This week I got serious about getting back into the habits that helped me to lose weight about a year ago. For the last several days I have been avoiding after dinner snacking.
The first night I noticed my mouth watering I thought it was... Read more
On my way!
Another good day at physical therapy. My therapist did tell me not to underestimte my injury, I was talking about starting back at the gym in a few weeks. So it looks like this may take more time than I had hoped. I did underestimate my bac... Read more
Finally! Returning to normal.
Since July 6th I have been recuperating from a back fracture and doing nothing but waiting for it to heal. Yesterday at physical therapy was the first time they went beyond gentle stretches. Today I am sore, a working muscles I haven't worked... Read more
Take a deep breath.
Following 7 weeks of frustration, I must keep reminding myself to stop feeling sorry for myself. Each day I wake up to a gorgeous, warm and sunny day, I need to remind myself that my injury could have been worse. I am also lucky to have these... Read more
Time to recuperate.
My summer was going so well! I had started back at the gym. I had always wanted a boat and after looking for a year, I bought a 22' open bow, and rented the dock space. I had even purchased the boat insurance.
Unfortunately, on my 4th tri... Read more
I started the day with a doctor's appointment and my blood pressure meds were adjusted. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better.
With my blood pressure under control again I will be back to the gym tomorrow. My exercising has actually inc... Read more
I have been inspired!
Yesterday I read a blog written by a fellow Sparker who had challenged herself for 90 days. For those 90 days she would eat right, exercise 6 days a week and get plenty of sleep. She had gained a few pounds while maintaining and wanted to lose... Read more
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Working on it.
One of the issues that has been stressing me out is in the process of being solved. Taking care of my granddaughter has become more than a full time thing. I love her dearly, but it has become too much for me. I have been insisting that I nee... Read more