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SLENDERELLA61
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9,496 Times and Follow Up
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      15 comments

I just went to edit my SparkPage and saw a surprising number. It says in the lower left hand corner that my SparkPage has been viewed 9,496 times! That is amazing. Of course, I look at it fairly often, but that is not all me. Did you know ... Read more
Fun with No Consequences???
Monday, October 11, 2010      10 comments

I'm at the top of the weight range that is acceptable to me AND I had to attend a prime rib mystery dinner fund raiser. Of course, I did not have to eat it, but I chose to enjoy some. I ate very moderately and don't expect a gain tomorrow morni... Read more
Not Sure
Saturday, October 09, 2010      14 comments

Yesterday I saw a woman I hadn't seen in months. She asked me if I'd lost weight on purpose, and I assured her I had. "I hate you," she said, and walked away. It didn't feel right and left me wondering what I could do. I suspect she's been gaini... Read more
Short Term Obstacle
Thursday, October 07, 2010      15 comments

As I blogged, I rode 25 miles on my bike on Sunday and then 10 more miles on Wednesday. My bike is really comfy, the weather was gorgeous both days, I felt no discomfort, and thoroughly enjoyed both rides. So I was really surprised to find a ro... Read more
Not Too Bad
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      11 comments

Today was okay. I didn't eat quite as well as I wanted and didn't exercise quite as much as I planned. I did cook the meal my extended family wanted, but I chose my food and portions wisely. This eve I didn't do any snacking. It was the afternoo... Read more
Inspired By a Blog
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      12 comments

I read a blog some time ago, I don't even remember who the blogger was, about a Sparker who walked to town each morning to enjoy a cup of coffee. That sounded like a very nice thing to do and I kind of tucked the idea into the back of my mind fo... Read more
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

Reference: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/fitness_articles.asp?
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: http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
esource/fitness_articles.a
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: http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
ource/wellness_articles.as
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

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