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My Kind of Triathlon

Saturday, July 31, 2010      9 comments

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!

Friday, July 30, 2010      11 comments

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

Thursday, July 29, 2010      14 comments

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

Sunday, July 25, 2010      15 comments

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

Saturday, July 24, 2010      9 comments

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

Friday, July 23, 2010      13 comments

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

Lunch Dilemma

Thursday, July 22, 2010      13 comments

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      11 comments

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      8 comments

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

Sunday, July 18, 2010      18 comments

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?"

Saturday, July 17, 2010      16 comments

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!

Friday, July 16, 2010      12 comments

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

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      13 comments

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

Observations While Packing

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      11 comments

Small clothes, and especially small summer clothes, take up less space in the suitcase than larger clothes. However, the athletic shoes take up a whole bunch of space. -Marsha... Read more

Planes, No Trains, and an Automobile

Monday, June 28, 2010      8 comments

As I get ready for my trip to South Dakota, Virginia, and back to Florida -- a total of 5 plane flights and 600 miles in a car -- I am really very thankful to be the size I am now. I remember back about 10 years ago I had a plane flight to... Read more


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