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Good Morning World!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      3 comments

I startled a bunny on my bike ride this morning. He crossed the street, hopping in front of me for 1/2 a block, then sat in the grass at the side of the street until I passed. Then I rounded a corner and flushed a flock of pigeons from a pool of... Read more
Sure Glad to Have Spark Buddies
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      2 comments

I was invited to dinner at the house of some new friends last night. It was a pleasure to visit with them, but I didn't know what to expect for dinner so I tried to budget it. I was pleased when they offered me a vegetarian dish which, while it ... Read more
A New Learning Curve
Monday, July 23, 2012      4 comments

Thanks for all you comments about my broken bike/new bike. When I started with the old bike I found out I had lost most of my balancing skills. While i got somewhat better with the old bike, the new bike somehow requires more balancing. I guess ... Read more
New Bike! Yay!
Sunday, July 22, 2012      9 comments

Well, the bike shop said they couldn't fix my fancy bike because it is some weird off-brand and they didn't have the right tool. Plus they were going to charge me $98 to fix it. Started looking at used bikes on Craigslist Friday. There are ... Read more
Boo-hoo! Bike Broke
Friday, July 20, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday on my ride the chain fell off my bike. This has happened before so I put it back on and started to ride again. It fell off again. Repeated process. It fell off again. Repeated process several times. I was almost at my destination and f... Read more
Finally--A Before Photo
Thursday, July 19, 2012      7 comments

My sister-in-law was kind enough to send me photos from the 4th of July party they had. While I have been on Spark People since June 1, I hadn't found a before photo. I used to throw away or delete photos of myself because they were so truthful ... Read more
50 Minutes!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      8 comments

I did 50 minutes straight on the bike this morning! No breaks, no rest. Got out early to enjoy the cool air and lighter traffic. Hit only one red light!! And I came home feeling exhilarated, not exhausted. Life is good. I'm getting stronger. My ... Read more
Positive Is Good
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      7 comments

It's said that Napoleon surrounded himself with lucky men. I guess positive people sort of rub off on us. I know the opposite is true. I had lunch today with a friend who is not very positive at her best and today she was down-right negative. I'... Read more
I'm Strong Enough to . . .
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      8 comments

I woke up thinking about where my bike ride would take me today. I considered a distant spot and then found myself thinking, "I'm strong enough to ride there." A couple of months ago I would not have believed I ever could ride that far [about 4 ... Read more
I Ate My Dumbbell
Sunday, July 15, 2012      8 comments

I had planned to get up early, while it was still cool, and go for a long bike ride today. But I overslept. I was bummed about this, so just puttered around for a while. When brunch-time rolled around I felt like spaghetti so I prepared the nood... Read more
Love the Tracker
Saturday, July 14, 2012      6 comments

So I planned my weekend well. I knew the youth group was having a luncheon to raise money for their trip to camp. I went through the line and had the hot dog, hold the bun, beans okay, no potato chips, thanks. Skipped the sugary punch in favor o... Read more
Exercise Makes Me Feel Good
Friday, July 13, 2012      4 comments

Did no cardio yesterday, but called it a rest day, a day off. Today I really didn't want to miss the cardio. Took my walk before anything else could distract me. Just 30 minutes around the neighborhood, but the air was fresh from last night's ra... Read more
Learning to Like New Foods
Thursday, July 12, 2012      4 comments

I've been sparking for about 6 weeks now. I've started buying different foods at the grocery store and I'm just as satisfied with the meals I've been eating. A lot of these foods I would eat before when out but not fix at home. I'm cooking more ... Read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      2 comments

I will NOT go back to being a couch potato.... Read more
Good Day
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      4 comments

It was a busy day, but I managed to stay in my guidelines. I've been slack on cardio so far this week, but I've been better on strength training. It's gotten hotter here, which is part of the cardio problem--if I don't get out and do it early I'... Read more

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