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Ein, Zwei, Drei .... Uno, Dos, Tres

Friday, August 03, 2012      14 comments

Strength training day. Sort of love it and sort of hate it. I don't know why it is so easy for me to 'forget' to strength train. It has one of the things I like best when exercising--almost no sweating is involved. But I find myself looking back... Read more

I Hate the Tape Measure!

Thursday, August 02, 2012      10 comments

It's a new month and time for the monthly measurements. I hate the click, click, click that my retractable tape measure makes as it creeps out across my broad expanse of belly. Sure, I could press the button to shut it up. Sure, I have a plain t... Read more

Put a Straw in It!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      7 comments

I live in a very small place and don't have room for a lot of exercise equipment. I also live on a very tight budget, so I look for alternatives. I have finally finished eating my dumbells [see previous blog]. As a single person it took a while ... Read more

Two a Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      12 comments

Well, after a couple of months on SP I'm seeing some good changes and feeling stronger, better, happier. This is good. I think I'll go another 30 days [I started with a 30 day challenge to myself--just try it for a month]. Read more

The 10% Solution

Monday, July 30, 2012      11 comments

I had read many health ads and heard from my doctor that just losing 10% of my body weight would make a big difference, help my border-line high blood pressure, lower my cholesterol, etc., etc., etc. I just didn't think I could do it until I fou... Read more

Patting Myself on the Back

Sunday, July 29, 2012      10 comments

Today I decided to walk instead of ride my bike. My legs feel like I need to cross-train a bit. Since I was out early I had fewer distractions and got in some thinking time, too. I realized that I have just lost 10% of my starting body weig... Read more

Dancing the Pounds Away

Saturday, July 28, 2012      7 comments

I just finished a folk dancing class--my first since Junior High School. It was fun and I know I burned some calories. But I have SP to thank for it. Before I started SP this free [good word!] class was offered where I worship but I wouldn't con... Read more

Counting My Blessings

Friday, July 27, 2012      6 comments

My neighbor, who is slightly deaf and speaks very loud naturally, kept me awake until nearly midnight because he and a friend [also deaf and loud] were talking in his back yard which is right next to my bedroom window. I had gone to bed early [9... Read more

Keeping My Shirt On

Thursday, July 26, 2012      14 comments

I realized today that I've been staying dressed a lot more lately. Now some of you won't know what I'm talking about, but many of you will relate. I used to come home and immediately change into a robe, muu-muu or caftan. If nothing else, after ... Read more

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

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