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I can see it
This time last year, I was embracing my sedentary, middle-aged body, when I found something I really liked to do. I love to dance. It was while I half-heartedly worked out on the machines at the Y was when I discovered a Zumba class and fell i... Read more
One Day I Saw Beautiful
Iím not sure exactly when it happened, really.
I was trying to find it in me to get myself back on track. I wasnít feeling at all good about my progress. I was 53 years young at the time, looking matronly, feeling sluggish. I was teaching ... Read more
My first Blo-deo to my Spark Freinds... Read more
OMG! It's happened again!
My sister-in-law dropped in to check on her brother, my husband. He's been convalescing from surgery he's had last month which has left him immobile. After taking a seat and generally asking about how he felt, she switched gears.
She w... Read more
Aging and Other Adventures
I'm not sure when it happened. It was quick. It was slow, slight, subtle. It was something that obviously crept up on me catching me off guard.
There I was standing in church after service ended with my grown son and a friend o... Read more
One moment in time
I was dressing to take a walk when my 10-year-old pup, Kovu began whining. I sighed. I swore to myself I wouldn't take him because he slows me up by sniffing, sprinkling, and stopping. Of course, as I was staring into his big brown eyes, I gr... Read more
As I was working out ..
Yesterday afternoon was pretty typical around my house. Hubby and son were in their respective rooms. I was in my den doing a DVD. I was really getting into it, my grunts sounding very much like bedroom noises.
The phone rang. Company co... Read more
Bring Sally Up - Squats
My firstborn came home from Pensacola, FL for the weekend. He went to You Tube to show me this squat challenge. Not only was the music kicking, but he, his brother and I did this. I petered out after a minute. Fascinated, I am determined to... Read more
Doing my be under duress
This morning I woke up in a funk. Teary. Sad. Depressed. After watching some TV I rose up and made myself some breakfast and wandered into my den. My eyes dropped to the corner of my screen.
June 18, 2014.
T... Read more
Oh, I know I shouldn't be scared of anything, but I am now. I need help and I am asking the spirit of SP for it.
My 190 has went to 200 lbs. I know I'm not eating correctly and I am telling myself to be 'happy' in this body.
Bu... Read more
How the weight came on
It stands to reason while I have rededicated myself to become healthier, it has dawned on me that itís not just the fact I donít want to be overweight, itís the fact of my closest friends and familiesí judgment because I did. And it is not the ... Read more
On my way
Today was the first day I had done yoga in four years. I am a major procrastinator, and I know change cannot happen unless I am proactive about it. After sitting in front of my computer playing games, I logged onto SparkPeople. Now don't get ... Read more
I have a confession to make.
I am pretty chubby.
Let me break this down even further.
I am pretty, comely, pleasant to look at.
I am chubby by fifty pounds.
Hence the creation of my blog's moniker..."Pretty Chubby". ... Read more
Starting over ain't easy, but it's a good thing!
I am happy to say I made it through an Insanity DVD Wednesday and one of the newest Firm DVDs today. In spite of an Achilles tendon ache behind my right heel and labored panting which sounded like the whole neighborhood could here, I am very ha... Read more
Insanity: the first day
These workouts are no joke. Just as before, I go at my own pace, rest when I needed to, and gulped down water in between rest stops. I was completely drenched!
I did modify some of the moves -- the high knee jumps for example -- beca... Read more