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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

A Beautiful Me

Monday, July 09, 2012      2 comments

SP is helping me to quit dissing myself. Other sparkers have blogged about posture and I remember my mother telling me [over and over] to stand up straight. Now I'm beginning to do it because I want to, because it feels better and because I wasn... Read more

3,500 calories equal a pound of fat!

Sunday, July 08, 2012      2 comments

It's that simple.... Read more

How far to go?

Saturday, July 07, 2012      1 comments

I have known that I was obese for a long time. It wasn't until I started sparking that I began to make baby steps and realize that I can beat this! So today I added strength measurements to my goals and did 11 push ups--an I'm not sure I was eve... Read more

I'm Tired of the Pain

Thursday, July 05, 2012      0 comments

Life remains the same until the pain of remaining the same becomes greater than the pain of change.... Read more

Cleaning Out for a New Month

Thursday, July 05, 2012      4 comments

Okay, the 4th of July party is over and I'm ready to look at goals for the new month. My brother's party was great and my sis-in-law provided lots of healthy food to choose from; my bro broke out some goodies from his wine collection [yes I had ... Read more

Feelin' Good

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      7 comments

My cat woke me up early [as usual] and I decided to get up instead of roll over and go back to sleep. Remembering the holiday, I thought about how little traffic there would be on the streets at 6 AM, so I headed out on my bike to explore a new... Read more

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