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SAINTBETH
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Wow! This is hard!!
Friday, August 24, 2012      8 comments

Travel really puts me off my routine. Guess I'm just a creature of habit. I ate over my calories yesterday even though I packed healthy snacks. I didn't leave enough room to be invited out to dinner. We ate Chinese food with lots of veggies, so ... Read more
Airport Walking
Thursday, August 23, 2012      10 comments

I'll be getting my exercise today walking in airports. That may seem like a cop-out, but the last time I had to change planes at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix I think I walked nearly a mile at a quick clip to be sure to make my connection. ... Read more
All Packed and Ready to Go
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      11 comments

Tomorrow I'm flying out at an unfriendly 6:25 AM. Trying to be at the airport an hour early will be a challenge. I've set the alarm for 4:00 AM. Fortunately the airport is only about 20 minutes from my place. But in a way it's good. This flight ... Read more
Shrinking the Wardrobe
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      11 comments

My favorite nightgown for warm weather was getting too big. Hooray! The straps kept falling off my shoulders and that really bothered me the most. I didn't mind that it was full and loose in the body--that's comfortable. So last night I bro... Read more
Dealing with Stress and Strong Emotions
Monday, August 20, 2012      17 comments

Stress and strong emotions have a peculiar effect on me: it shows up in frequent trips to the toilet. At least it does now that I don't just hit the fridge and binge eat. This is an effect I can't control [well, Pepto Bismol helps]. The rea... Read more
A New Week with Nowhere to Go But UP
Sunday, August 19, 2012      7 comments

Had a good day of rest today. Slept late. Minimal exercise--10 minutes walking at an easy pace. I love my exercise, but I love my day of rest, too! Spent some time with my cat who will not eat or drink anything now--the end is near. Vet sai... Read more
Not the Best Week of My Life
Sunday, August 19, 2012      9 comments

When it rains, it pours. This has not been the best week for me. Started last Sunday with a stupid hip injury, the second uncle died in two weeks--the last of my mom's siblings, my cat has been to the vet and run up more in one visit than I've s... Read more
An Injury of Biblical Proportions
Friday, August 17, 2012      9 comments

My hip injury is Biblical: Just as he [Jacob] crossed over Penuel the sun rose on him, and he limped on his hip. [Genesis 32:31] Jacob had been wrestling all night with a Man, a divine appearance, who touched him on the hip and dislocated it. He... Read more
Look, Ma! No Hands!
Thursday, August 16, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday I did the experiment--could I ride my beloved bicycle after injuring my hip? But of course, nothing was as straight-forward as I had planned. [I can't believe I just wrote 'beloved bicycle' but it's the way I feel ... now!] I had ... Read more
Repentance Soup
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      10 comments

Got on the scale this morning and I'm up 2 pounds. Boo! Hiss!! Well, less exercise does that, even though I have not gone over my calorie limits while recuperating from the hip injury. It's feeling better today and I'll try riding my bike l... Read more
Sleep that Knits up the Raveled Sleeve of Care
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday I took the day off from all exercise. It was time for a weekly day off but this was really dictated by my stupid self-inflicted injury while dancing Sunday night. BTW, THANKS to all my Spark Buddies for your kind words, prayers and goo... Read more
Sleeping with Frozen Peas
Monday, August 13, 2012      10 comments

Judy and Amy and I went out for dinner and Salsa dancing last night. It was a fun evening. We had a coupon to 'buy 1, get 1 free' for Mimi's Restaurant dinners. So I looked over the menu online before we got there. I was fully prepared to order ... Read more
OK, I'm an Addict!
Sunday, August 12, 2012      10 comments

It's Sunday. Supposed to be my day of total rest--no exercise, no cardio, no strength training. Rest. Just rest! But I woke up early and it was so deliciously cool outside . . . . And this evening I'm going to go Salsa dancing with som... Read more
Reassess, Rearrange, Revive!
Saturday, August 11, 2012      8 comments

Well, it's been two weeks since I started two-a-day exercising and time to reassess. In my usual gung-ho way, I went for five days a week of two-a-days even though I only put three days a week on my goals. And I lived to be writing this, so it d... Read more
It's Getting Easier
Saturday, August 11, 2012      7 comments

Amy had a few friends over for dinner tonight and it was easier. Each time making good decisions gets easier with practice. Amy often grills chicken breasts and tonight she steamed veggies, too. Judy brought green salad, I brought bread and wine... Read more

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