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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

Ten Things I've learned on Spark People

Thursday, August 09, 2012      16 comments

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

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      10 comments

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

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      7 comments

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!

Monday, August 06, 2012      6 comments

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

Sunday, August 05, 2012      5 comments

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

Saturday, August 04, 2012      13 comments

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

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

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