Last eve at supper I decided I wanted some of my hubby's mashed potatoes. I served myself what I thought was about a quarter cup. I started to take a bite. Doubt crept in. I got up from the table, got a measuring cup, and put the potatoes in it.... Read more
I just finished all the laundry, getting every single piece -- even the ironing and hand washing -- finished and put away. As I was reorganizing my closet and throwing out my last clothes that are too big, I realized something: I have enough clo... Read more
My Kind of Triathlon
Today I worked out at my gym. It was 98 degrees outside, so I appreciated the air conditioning. Nonetheless I was totally sweated through way before my 120 minute session was complete. I'm trying to change my thinking from sweating being bad to ... Read more
SparkPeople Video Surprise!
The other day I couldn't get to the gym. It was my strength training day and I was scheduled to burn 307 calories. I decided to try some SparkPeople videos.
First I did three of the cardio videos -- Jump Start, Bootcamp, and Kickboxing. I... Read more
Good Check Up Today
The SparkPeople-inspired lifestyle pays off again! Good annual check up today. Blood pressure: 112/70. The nurse said that I must have very good genes. But I don't think that's it. My mom and sister are both on meds for high blood pressure and m... Read more
SP Health News: The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span
Day before yesterday I wrote about what I am doing right now, standing up to blog and otherwise participate in SparkPeople. Some SparkFriends wondered what motivated me to do that.
Well, I had just read the, "The Longer You Sit, the Shorte... Read more
Personal Best - Elliptical
I really had a great workout today at the YMCA. I started with elliptical and I tried the interval selection for the first time. (Usually I do the manual, cardio, or weight loss program selection.) The interval program varies from resistance of ... Read more
A Different Perspective
I doubt you can tell, but there is something different about this blog than any other I've ever written. I am putting into practice something I've read about and makes sense to me. Perhaps you have been reading, too, about desks now available th... Read more
Starting Monday August 2nd, I'll be increasing my work hours and changing officially from a consultant to an employee. The nonprofit agency I work for does a lot of good and I'm proud to be associated with it. My thought today, though, is about ... Read more
Another SparkPeople Feature I Just Found
I was considering resetting the SparkPeople articles because I was having trouble finding articles I hadn't read. But, I knew I had not read them all and I wanted to find the ones I hadn't read. Today I found out how.
Go to the Healthy Lif... Read more
An Older Woman's Wonders
It has crossed my mind a time or two, so maybe I'll just put it out here and see what my SparkFriends have to say. It seems to me that my body is responding to my attempts to build muscle far better than at any time in the past. Do you think thi... Read more
Blowing My Own Horn
I just found a new award on my SparkPage. Celebrate! Celebrate! No modesty here, I'm going to blow my own horn -- just strut and crow -- border on being obnoxious. For the first time, I received a Trivia Leader award for June 2010. I just love a... Read more
"How Long Are You Going to Do This?"
On my recent vacation a relative with a history of yoyo dieting similar to mine (until I met SparkPeople) asked me, "How long are you going to do this?" She was talking about what she perceived as my diet. I assured her my new lifestyle is forev... Read more
Celebrating Vacation Success!
I'm celebrating that I spent 2 weeks on vacation, did not journal, and didn't always have control over what I had to eat. (Church picnic with fatty hot dogs and family get together with greasier hamburgers, pizza, etc.) BUT I think I did pretty... Read more
Letting Go of Punitive Dieting
The Days of Punitive Dieting are gone forever. Thank heavens! Starving is just not a smart strategy. Often it doesn't work at all, and when it does work, it doesn't work for the long run. I've read it and I've lived it. Today I want to think abo... Read more
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