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Small Changes Day 29 Bust workout rut
Monday, July 24, 2017      2 comments

No problem. I get bored if I do the same thing, so at the moment I'm alternating days of hand weights + stationary bike with days of treadmill and elliptical during the week. On weekends, it's usually some heavy cleaning. Plan is to add back ... Read more
Small Changes Day 28 Hidden Sugar & Pet Peeves
Sunday, July 23, 2017      2 comments

Sugar and sodium are the two most overdone ingredients in many food products. WHY must spaghetti sauce be sweet? Nowadays I use salsa or sofrito as a starter base for tomato sauce recipes to which I add no sodium diced tomatoes and lots of vegg... Read more
Small Changes Day 27 Happy Thoughts, Positive Attitude
Saturday, July 22, 2017      5 comments

Most of the time, that's me. It's not worth dwelling on the negatives; it's not healthy for me or anyone else and doesn't change anything. When I catch myself complaining at work, I refocus on how fortunate I am to have the job I've got after ... Read more
Small Changes Day 26 Multitasking and Fitness Minutes
Friday, July 21, 2017      3 comments

I've got this one. When I use the stationary bike in the gym, I add upper body stretches. When I'm alone in the elevator or at the copier, I do calf raises or some kind of movement. I usually do some wake up stretching before I get out of bed.... Read more
Small Changes Day 25 Fiber and keeping the family happy
Thursday, July 20, 2017      6 comments

I could use some work on fiber. I do eat a lot of fruit and a reasonable amount of veggies, I have flaxseed oatmeal for breakfast at work, and I like vegetarian/vegan food. Could plan more non-meat bean and/or grain based meals. Fortun... Read more
Small Changes Day 24 Better Butt and Sundry Observations
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      1 comments

Better butt - YES! Definitely improved here with treadmill and incline, elliptical, stationary bike, and recent moderately strenuous hiking. I have glute muscles! Yesterday was a trade off. I should have said no to the breakfast croissan... Read more
Day 23 Evening snacking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      5 comments

I can do better on this. Tonight I will do better since I have some juggling to do. A department downstairs was handing out breakfast croissants and fruit. Fruit was fine, but I didn't need the breakfast croissant. So I had it for lunch and ... Read more
Day 22 Music & exercise
Monday, July 17, 2017      6 comments

Well, what can I say? I'm a musician, and I seldom use music as background to anything. If I'm outdoors, I prefer to pay attention to my surroundings. If I'm in the gym, I like the quiet. If I want to listen to music, I want to give it my fu... Read more
Day 21 Declutter the mind
Sunday, July 16, 2017      5 comments

Hmph. When I first read that, I thought what perfect timing. I'm about to spend a week on retreat doing just that. However, the point was that uncluttered surroundings are good for your mind. It still fit. It's sure easier to do when you're r... Read more
Must blog!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      6 comments

I'm on retreat and wasn't going to blog, but this one is a must do. I just came off the upper loop hiking trail and had to sit by a river overlook to pause and be grateful. My room is on the second floor as I requested, and I can do it. ... Read more
Monday, July 10, 2017      4 comments

I'm on retreat this week and am suspending my Small Changes challenge and nearly everything till I get home. ... Read more
Small Changes Day 20 Burn 100 Cal
Sunday, July 09, 2017      5 comments

Not impressed with article. 100 calories are loose estimates based on 150 lb person. I would like to BE that 150 lb person. I have my own collection of doable activities however many calories they supposedly burn. Walk Stretch Treadm... Read more
Small Challenges Day 19 Planning & Travels
Saturday, July 08, 2017      6 comments

I'm on the road this weekend, traveling north to visit a friend I haven't seen in some years and then on to a retreat. Planning at the moment means planning to make good food choices and stay active. Last night's dinner at the Salty Snapp... Read more
Small Challenges Day 18 Lunch
Friday, July 07, 2017      3 comments

Got this covered. I've been keeping healthy lunch fare at work so I don't have to take time to make lunch at home or eat in the cafeteria. Low sodium V8 juice Veggie burgers Bag of broccoli and carrots Light salad dressing Frui... Read more
Small Changes Day 17 Bright Side
Thursday, July 06, 2017      4 comments

I have to work 10 hour days for the summer--but I get Fridays off. I don't like working the longer days--but I've got breakfast and lunch under control by stocking only healthy foods I can eat at my desk. I'm not losing lbs--but I've s... Read more

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