Ten Things I've learned on Spark People
I've only been sparking for about 10 weeks, but I've learned a lot, so far.
1. An adequate amount of Parmesan cheese comes out of the shaker side [little holes] and it is not necessary to open the side with the one big hole.
2. Choosin... Read more
My Favorite Non-Jock Exercise
I'm no jock. Yes, I exercise, but nothing fancy or too strenuous. You won't find exercise equipment in my apartment--except my 2 dumbells disguised as spaghetti jars full of water! And I hate to sweat [but I'm not up to a swimsuit yet].
So,... Read more
Fresh and Cool
Last evening when I was about to go on my evening bike ride I discovered I had a flat tire. The bike shop was closed, so I walked instead. I found a lovely street near me that I hadn't walked before with nice views. It was a good discovery. Toda... Read more
Day Off = Feeling Great!
I took Sunday entirely off from exercise: no strength training, no cardio, no pilates, nothing. Toward the late afternoon I was thinking about taking 'just a little walk' but I told myself, 'No.' It was actually kind of boring to not get out and... Read more
One Plateau to Love, One to Hate
I live on a plateau. It is a fairly flat top hill near the ocean. I really love living here because I can walk north or south from my house and have lots of streets and pathways that have only a gentle incline--easy walking and easy biking! Plus... Read more
Long and Lean
Yesterday I wore my 'skinny jeans' if you can call anything above the teens a skinny. And they were loose when I put them on!!! Hooray for me! I had to belt them to keep them up--something that has never happened before.
Somehow in my fits ... Read more
Ein, Zwei, Drei .... Uno, Dos, Tres
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Keeping My Shirt On
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