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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
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