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Strength Training

Saturday, December 04, 2010      7 comments

I started the day with Oxycise and The Biggest Loser Strength and Sculpt DVD. Both are good and don't hurt my foot. The only exercise I can't do on the BL is lunges, which I have substituted squats. The last few months my main focus has been ... Read more

December Goals

Friday, December 03, 2010      12 comments

I am going to try again. I just wrote a blog and lost it :( The last couple of days have been pretty rough. I kinda was down, and almost ready to quit. I felt frustrated because I couldn't exercise like I wanted and my foot was really hu... Read more

November Review

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      8 comments

I was going to do this last night, but I was too tired and a little discouraged from gaining at TOPS. I know I need the accountability. So, I am doing it first thing this morning. I sat down and went through all my November blogs and tallied up... Read more

Booted

Monday, November 29, 2010      12 comments

Today I went to the doctor for a checkup on my foot. It still has been hurting quite a bit. He still thinks it is probably a stress fracture even though it didn't show up on the x-ray. (Stress fractures don't always show up on xrays -- only a... Read more

Last Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday, November 28, 2010      6 comments

I had a good day today. My children and their spouses came for Thanksgiving dinner. I did end up taking a small second helping of turkey and dressing. i had a very small breakfast and desert of a piece of pie for supper. I stayed within my c... Read more

Treadmill/Bike Ride

Saturday, November 27, 2010      9 comments

I am really focusing on exercise as I prepare for my 3rd Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. I walked for 60 minutes on the treadmill this morning. The first I have been on the treadmill for about 6 months. I did Oxycise for 20 minutes. Then, my h... Read more

Bike Ride

Friday, November 26, 2010      4 comments

My husband and I went on a bike ride today. The first time I've been on a bike in probably at least 5 years. The weather was perfect -- in the 50's, warm with just a little bit of coolness in the air. We rode for 4 miles. I was huffing and p... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2010      4 comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Spark Friends!! Today I started out with 55 minutes of exercise. Then we headed to my sister's house for Thanksgiving Dinner. I only had one helping and didn't go back for seconds. I know I went over my calorie ... Read more

Two Turkeys

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      7 comments

Last night I bought two turkeys - each @20 lbs. When I carried them, one in each hand, I thought how heavier they were. Then it struck me this is the amount of weight I want to lose by next May. I am walking around now with that weight and no... Read more

One More Pound Gone

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      6 comments

I am down one more pound today! I am only 1/2 lb away from this month's goal. I know I am going to have to work real hard this week. I have two Thanksgiving meals coming up. But I am planning for them, not only in what exercise I will do , b... Read more

Motivation Acrostic

Monday, November 22, 2010      5 comments

I read this verse today and it really motivated me to keep on keeping on. Deut. 30:11 "now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach". M-ake short term goals O-ut with negative thoughts T-hink... Read more

Thanksgiving Begins

Sunday, November 21, 2010      9 comments

I love this time of year. For the last 3 years we have celebrated Thanksgiving 3 times in one week. It always starts with the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Our church has a Thanksgiving potluck right after the town's celebration of lighting t... Read more

Jam Day

Friday, November 19, 2010      8 comments

Today was another quiet day. I made some more raspberry jam, plum jam and plum blueberry jam. While I was stirring the jam, I slowly marched in place. I was careful in not putting any stress on my foot. It hasn't been very sore today, which ... Read more

Focusing on strength training

Thursday, November 18, 2010      6 comments

I didn't sleep very well last night because my foot was really throbbing. It hurt worse I think because the dr kept poking at it yesterday. But I really wasn't too tired today. One thing I have noticed being on this high protein, low carb die... Read more

Sidelined Again

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      9 comments

This afternoon I went to the dr because my right foot has been painful for the last couple of weeks. He said he thinks it is a stress fracture. I had an xray taken late, so I will find out tomorrow the results. If not, the nerves could be infl... Read more


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