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Getting It Back After Minor Bump in the Road

Monday, August 09, 2010      15 comments

I've been very concerned that going back to work 2 full days a week might trigger eating. I started back on payroll on August 2, 2010. (Before that I was just working one day a week as a consultant plus some grant writing at home.) My first week... Read more

Thanks, TBRANCH, and Thanks to FLUTERBUGCE, TOO

Sunday, August 08, 2010      12 comments

Really enjoyed the Polk County SparkTeam pot luck dinner last evening. It was wonderful to meet AMANDJCD and get to see FLUTTERBUGCE, EILEENV3, and ASMITH (hope I have that screen name right) again. TBRANCH has such a lovely home. She and her hu... Read more

Now I Can Look the Part

Thursday, August 05, 2010      19 comments

Today it came! The FedEx man left me a little white package. Natalie was here and we opened it together. I now have a bright red (size small) SparkPeople shirt. Natalie was very impressed. You may remember I won $10 credit on the wheel the ... Read more

Confident Portions

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      13 comments

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

Enough Already!

Sunday, August 01, 2010      14 comments

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

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


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