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Building Confidence

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      8 comments

Well, the hip is a little better today. I was able to do all my strength training machines. I entered them gingerly and made sure none strained the sore spot. I did 1/2 hour on the stationery bike and it felt good, kind of tingly in the injured ... Read more

Hitch in My Get Along

Monday, April 19, 2010      17 comments

Today when I tried to stand up after playing with play dough on the floor with Natalie, I did something. Something not good. I twisted or pulled or strained my left hip. I can walk just fine, but sitting down, getting up, and bending over hurt. ... Read more

884 Calories!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010      15 comments

Often I enter my food in the nutrition tracker before I eat it. One of the advantages of that technique is then I eat more confidently. Entering the whole day or the whole week ahead of time and adjusting for any last minute changes (Did you eat... Read more

I Win the Argument!

Saturday, April 17, 2010      15 comments

I ate a little more than I intended to eat yesterday. It was all healthy food and I really know that it isn't a problem. I can rein it back a bit if the scale shows I need to. But my first thought when I woke up today was rather negative. I was ... Read more

More Healthy Rewards

Thursday, April 15, 2010      20 comments

Yesterday I had a check up at my doctor's office. My HDL healthy cholesterol was 55, up from 47 six months ago. That 47 was a big improvement over measures from 2008 and before. The rest of my numbers were all good this time, too. My docto... Read more

Not Giving Up

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      9 comments

Disappointment. My biggest goal right now is to lose body fat and gain muscle. My eventual hope is to move from the "acceptable" body fat range to the "fit" range. I had my body fat percentage taken yesterday and there is no change. I look at my... Read more

What is Wrong with this Picture?

Monday, April 12, 2010      16 comments

I swear today I saw several cars driving around the gym parking lot looking for a closer parking spot. What is wrong with this picture? -Marsha... Read more

Warning the Obvious

Sunday, April 11, 2010      15 comments

You know that styrofoam coffee cup printed with the warning, "Contents May Be Hot"? And the razor blades that warn about being sharp? And the plastic toy food that says, "Do not eat"? You feel like calling up the president of the company and say... Read more

Calcium - Important for People over 50

Saturday, April 10, 2010      10 comments

Here's the question I asked: "How does the SparkPeople 100-150% of RDA for calcium standard relate to the 1,200 mg recommendation for people 50 and over? The recommendation is only 1000 for people under 50. Does SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker... Read more

Two Important Things I've Learned

Friday, April 09, 2010      9 comments

The two most important things I've learned recently about maintenance: 1) I don't have to be hungry to maintain a healthy weight. Filling foods exist and are a great help. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, lean protein, and whole g... Read more

Won't Make America's Funniest Home Videos

Thursday, April 08, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday my daughter saw my car in the parking lot of the YMCA when she brought my granddaughter for her swim lesson. She looked around and saw me in the Zumba class. She said she watched through the glass doors for 3 minutes or so, but couldn... Read more

Magical and Wonderful Three Year Old Thinking (Indulgently Off Topic)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      11 comments

My daughter is expecting in September, but we don't know yet if it is a boy or a girl. If it is a boy, she and her husband have selected the name Aven Beck. If it is a girl they are thinking about Annabelle and calling her Belle. When 3 yea... Read more

Walking into Spring with my MP3

Sunday, April 04, 2010      9 comments

I was given an MP3 player for Christmas. When I put away Christmas gifts, I put its small package over by the computer. But then I forgot about it. This week, while reading Fitness Magazine at the gym, I remembered it. My daughter gave me a... Read more

In Praise of Middle Foods

Saturday, April 03, 2010      4 comments

For years I was either on a diet or I wasn't. When I was on a diet I ate lettuce, celery, carrots, broccoli, green beans, yellow squash, bell pepper, and other low carb/low calorie vegetables. I ate cantaloupe, peaches, and strawberries in caref... Read more

An Admitted Reward Junkie

Friday, April 02, 2010      11 comments

With this blog I will reach 20,000 SparkPoints and get my next trophy. I've tracked a lot of food, completed a lot of cardio and strength training, been motivated by reading about others' successes and efforts, and learned a lot by reading Spark... Read more

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