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Changing My Schedule for More Success
Monday, October 04, 2010      14 comments

I just realized that I'm having more trouble with evening snacking because of the Better Sleep Challenge. Before the challenge, I often "walked" (Leslie Sansone style) while I watched TV in the evening. When I was active I wasn't snacking or eve... Read more
New Personal Distance Record
Sunday, October 03, 2010      11 comments

I just got back from a 25 mile bike ride, which is my longest ever. I really concentrated on distance today, not speed, and took the time to thoroughly enjoy the beautiful day and the gorgeous trail. I accidentally hit something on my MP3 player... Read more
Meeting with the Wellness Coach
Saturday, October 02, 2010      14 comments

I met with the Wellness Coach at my gym yesterday. Yes, I know, it was part of my plan for September, but I only missed it by one day. Although I did not get exactly what I wanted out of the session, it made me feel great! The obviously ath... Read more
September Review
Friday, October 01, 2010      8 comments

September Results: SparkPoints: 2692 Fitness Minutes: 2466 (41.1 hours) Strength Training Gym Sessions: 9 Days Food Tracked (almost 100%): 25 Days Stayed within Calorie Range: 16 Calorie Differential Report: Not valid due to lack o... Read more
Don't Hold On
Thursday, September 30, 2010      8 comments

id=1544 I'm making a concerted effort to read my SparkPeople articles more thoroughly and apply them to my program. In the video article above it stresse... Read more
Perfect Pushups
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      12 comments

Reference Spark article:
sp?id=1003 To do perfect pushups, according to this article, you need to build up to lifting 80% of your body weight. I don't lift near that much weigh... Read more
Grateful for Gratitude
Monday, September 27, 2010      7 comments

I just read the Spark article:
p?id=1541 It enumerates the benefits of gratitude and four steps to developing more gratitude in your life. I am truly blessed in so man... Read more
Help, Please, With Introducing Newbies to SparkPeople
Saturday, September 25, 2010      15 comments

Several people at work are very interested in what I have done to lose weight and keep it off. After several discussions with my boss, we've decided to go ahead and set up a SparkTeam at work. One staff member started last week following t... Read more
Happy To Be Me
Friday, September 24, 2010      8 comments

I've been overweight 55 of my 61 years. And now I am not just a normal weight, I am slender. I still wake up and look and marvel. Can that person in the mirror really be me? Negative thoughts come and go. Should I really have eaten that mu... Read more
Four Week Challenge
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      9 comments

I'm into the fourth week of the Official Better Sleep Challenge. I go to bed earlier, at a consistent time, exercise earlier in the day, reduce my overall caffeine (almost all before noon), and greatly reduce the size of my evening snack. I usu... Read more
A Small Victory
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      11 comments

Well, the apple pie and the mini Baby Ruth bars and finally even the Butterfinger bars I blogged about over two weeks ago are gone from the kitchen counter. I did not eat one bite! I did not even put them out of view. I was patient and determine... Read more
Three Year Old Suggestibility
Monday, September 20, 2010      13 comments

This morning I was reading to Natalie, my 3 year old granddaughter. (Incidentally, she is known as the New Big Sister as of last Thursday.) I read Puss in Boots and in our version the king lifts his cup and toasts the marquis as they celebrate p... Read more
Lesson Relearned
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      14 comments

It seems like some lessons I have to learn over and over again. Last evening, after a supper I was still feeling quite hungry. I could still eat another 145 calories without going over my range, so I started adding options to the nutrition track... Read more
Unexpected Learning from Pilates Class
Monday, September 13, 2010      8 comments

In pilates, our instructor frequently reminds the participants to move their shoulders down away from the ears. She explained that movement engages the lats, the latissimus dorsi, a big muscle in the back. For years I have raised my shoul... Read more
No Pictures. Don't Ask.
Sunday, September 12, 2010      16 comments

No, I'm not talking about my second granddaughter who we are expecting in the next 5 days. I'll be proud to get her pictures online just as soon as I can. But Friday I did something outrageous. I hope you'll be content with words, because I... Read more

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