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Plodding is not a bad thing
Friday, December 02, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday was a low energy day, but I did two good things for myself: I spent a break in the gym on a stationary bike and went for a 15 min walk over lunch in another new to me park. I did pretty well on the bike and have been upping my speed,... Read more
More parks
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      5 comments

Two years ago, I made a project of walking in 100 different parks between Dec-May. I did it and found many new-to-me parks in the process. I was fortunate to work within lunchtime distance of nearly 20 parks from little city parks to a couple ... Read more
I won't be sorry
Saturday, November 26, 2016      6 comments

Today's excursions included Red Rocks Amphitheater, a huge natural outdoor amphitheater in an amazing place. Just the ramp up was more steep than I bargained for, so I told daughters to go on, and I'd do it at my own pace. I eventually made it,... Read more
Month's efforts paid off
Saturday, November 26, 2016      6 comments

Exactly a month ago, I made plans to spend Thanksgiving with daughters in Denver. Daughter who lives there said bring hiking boots; she and sister both hike a lot. It was the motivation I needed to get my out of shape self back in action. I d... Read more
New boots + hike = happy
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      3 comments

My new Lowa hiking boots were at the PO this morning. I'm so pleased with them. I wore them for their first hike, and my feet, narrow heels and all, felt right at home. ... Read more
I can!
Monday, November 21, 2016      4 comments

One of my goals is to be able to go up the stairs at work as easily as I go down. I got a chance to try it today. I've been going down the stairs from my third floor office and going up one flight once a day. Today the power was out for awhil... Read more
Did it again and treating myself
Sunday, November 20, 2016      3 comments

Well... I wondered how I'd feel today after yesterday's longer hike. Answer? Fine!!! No soreness at all, though I suppose the hot soak I did last night didn't hurt. I was going to take a day off but after a good nap I decided to go to my fav... Read more
Hoping plus a real hike
Saturday, November 19, 2016      3 comments

It's been three weeks since I did my restart prompted by unexpected plans to spend Thanksgiving in Colorado with daughters. "Bring hiking boots" was one thing they told me. Hiking boots? Oh dear. I am so out of shape since the last time I use... Read more
Making progress
Friday, November 18, 2016      4 comments

Downers: no further weight loss yet Upside: being much more active. I am so grateful for the little gym downstairs. I use the stationary bike, one of the three treadmills, an exercise ball, and hand weights. I use the stairs whene... Read more
Two weeks later
Thursday, November 10, 2016      4 comments

emoticon Lost 4 lbs ... Read more
Plans and motivation
Saturday, October 29, 2016      6 comments

The last six months have been stressful, and I really caved in to emotional eating. I'm going to spend Thanksgiving with both daughters, and I need to fit into my winter clothes. It's the motivation I need to seriously get back on track to bette... Read more
Portion size and calories GRRR
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      6 comments

Got me again. I had a prepackaged dried soup for lunch, 100 cal portion, and only later when I went to track it did I discover the container is supposed to be two portions. REALLY??? You're looking for convenience, right? Something to grab w... Read more
Bonus day & Progress
Thursday, September 01, 2016      5 comments

With more rain, wind and flooding expected on Florida's west coast, I'm off work today. I''m in my nightshirt finishing first cup of coffee and catching up on Sparking. One cat is having a crazy fit dashing around and harassing cat #2, and tin... Read more
Carpe diem
Saturday, August 13, 2016      6 comments

Today I'm grateful for my new job. It's more different from my previous one than I expected, but in interesting ways. I deal with phone calls a lot more and use a record keeping program in ways I never needed to access previously. My daily rout... Read more
Happy Thriday
Thursday, July 07, 2016      6 comments

That's what my office neighbor called today, the end of our 4 day summer week. My space is beginning to look like mine as I've brought in a few more personal things each day. I'm working at a central location now and am enjoying running into p... Read more

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