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The Morning After . . .

Sunday, October 07, 2012      11 comments

Woke up this morning feeling a little bit like a kid the day after Christmas--is that all there is? I asked myself what all my fuss was about to get ready for the big High School Reunion. But then I realized that it wasn't about being beautiful,... Read more

Photos Tell the Ugly Truth--and the Beautiful

Saturday, October 06, 2012      14 comments

Okay, so I've worked hard for four months now. I actually started dieting one month before I found SP, so make it 5 months. I look a lot better and I feel a lot better than when I started. I've dropped two dress sizes. I'm not there yet. In fact... Read more

Tomorrow Is the HS Reunion

Friday, October 05, 2012      9 comments

And I'm ready! Got all the nails done yesterday [hands and feet] and going back today for a facial, just for good measure. I have a nice, slimming-illusion dress that I'll wear and kicky sandals that will show off my pedicure. Little lacy j... Read more

New Skinny Jeans--In the Teens!

Thursday, October 04, 2012      12 comments

Okay, I wasn't going to put a lot of money into 'between' wardrobe. Just want to save until I reach my goal and get some nice things that will last [as will my weight loss, hopefully]. But I can't go naked until I reach goal [now that the weathe... Read more

Did You Ever See a Dog with a Fat Butt?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      10 comments

No! Of course not! So I get down on all fours and lift my leg, just like Fido. It's a powerful exercise for trimming the tush. Don't know what fancy name they have for it on SP, but I'm using it to work on my biggest measurement. It will take ti... Read more

The Same Two Pounds

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      13 comments

It comes and goes: the same two pounds. Not the way I want it to be, especially since this is the two pounds that puts me out of or in to One-derland. So glad SP doesn't advertise it when I gain it. I know this relatively small [for me] flu... Read more

Be Kind to Yourself

Monday, October 01, 2012      10 comments

I have to remember this as I set my goals for October. Don't be too strict, don't push too hard; I have a long ways to go. I walked today to change up from biking. I still can't go as far as I would like because of the hip injury in August.... Read more

Over the Hill? What Hill? I Didn't See Any Hill!

Sunday, September 30, 2012      13 comments

Okay, so I rested yesterday, a day before my scheduled rest. My thigh muscles seemed to have a residual tiredness that built up as consecutive days of exercise added up. Each day I was using a lower gear to go up the same hill on my bike; and th... Read more

Dressing on the Side

Friday, September 28, 2012      11 comments

This is my new mantra for eating out. I never used to get dressing on the side and thought that people who asked for it were too picky. Now I'm practicing remembering to say it. I'll be doing lunch and a movie with an old friend today. We've kno... Read more

Count Down to HS Reunion

Thursday, September 27, 2012      4 comments

I'm so glad I found SP. There is a 45th high school reunion coming up for me on October 6. Fortunately this is an informal event that a few of my fellow alumni put together every year at a local restaurant. The one time I went to a formal high s... Read more

Flirting with One-derland

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      20 comments

First I have to say that my cheap, non-digital scale is not really accurate. And, like so many cheap scales, when I occasionally get to weigh on a doctor's office scale, I weigh a bit more. But when I started this fitness journey I didn't own a ... Read more

You Guys Are the Greatest!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      11 comments

I love my Spark community! When I whine, you sympathize and encourage me. When I make progress, you cheer for me. When I do stuff that doesn't help, you give me good advice. Thank you all for being there for me. Read more

Lullaby, Knee Pain, and Goodnight!

Sunday, September 23, 2012      8 comments

This is my weekly day of rest. A day off from exercise: cardio, ST, all of it. Just lie around and laze. I love it. But I also need it. I've gradually realized that my knees hold up pretty well during the beginning of the week, but knee pai... Read more

Skinny Feet

Saturday, September 22, 2012      14 comments

Well, it's happened. I've lost weight in some of the oddest places. As the tape measure shows progress it is not always where I would like. But I'll take any help I can get. I have been happy and proud to donate fat clothes to the charity b... Read more

I Want a New Photo

Friday, September 21, 2012      17 comments

I'm not there yet. But I've come a ways along this journey to fitness. I'm creeping up on 'Onederland.' I hate my before picture. It was a candid shot taken by a stranger at my brother's party. And it was a wake-up call. "That's me?!! That"... Read more

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