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Personal Best (Warning: More Bragging!)

Saturday, December 04, 2010      11 comments

Yesterday I managed, in good form, to complete 2 sets of 15 reps at 220 pounds on the horizontal leg squat machine. WooHoo!! I started at the Y and on this machine at the end of February 2010. It was either 77 or 88 pounds that I started with an... Read more

Cooler Weather Brings an Unexpected Challenge

Friday, December 03, 2010      11 comments

For months I have given hardly a thought to making the goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day. When it is hot and when I am working out I just automatically drink far more water than that. But this week the temperature has plummeted. I ... Read more

I Know My Limits

Thursday, December 02, 2010      14 comments

I just read the DailySpark blog about Cherry Berry Oatmeal cookies. They look wonderful. However, I won't be making them this year. Despite the fact that I've kept off my 80 pound loss for more than a year now, I know I could not bake this ... Read more

Comfortable Acquaintances

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      8 comments

I've been thinking that I need to look for at least one good before picture. I sure enjoy reading other people's SparkPages and success stories, especially when they show dramatic before and after pictures. I have pictures of me 40 pounds overwe... Read more

Right Answers

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      14 comments

I answered the last six questions correctly on trivia and ended up the month at 90%. Hooray! I am a happy trophy junkie!! I try to apply the information I learn in trivia as well as SparkPeople articles to improve my nutrition and exercise... Read more

Teetering on Trivia

Sunday, November 28, 2010      12 comments

In June I earned my first A+ Trivia award. In July I visited my mother and did not answer enough questions to qualify. I earned the award in August and September. In October I did my best -- 100% correct for the entire month! But this month... Read more

I Did It!

Saturday, November 27, 2010      16 comments

I weighed in today at Weight Watchers and I was down .4 pounds over last Saturday. I actually had a small loss Thanksgiving week, even after indulging in what seemed like extremely decadent apple caramel pie. I am still 4 pounds over what I cons... Read more

Once a Year Eating for a No Gain Holiday

Thursday, November 25, 2010      11 comments

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. If I counted right, I did not overdo it. My tracker says I stayed within my calorie range. However, I ate before 1pm and it's nearly 7pm and I'm not hungry. That never happens to me. It makes me susp... Read more

No Gain Holiday

Monday, November 22, 2010      13 comments

I found a jpeg graphic that sums up my current effort and decided to use it as my profile picture for the next five weeks: No Gain Holiday. I've done it before and can do it again. I do not have to gain weight in order to have a truly joyous hol... Read more

Giving It Up

Sunday, November 21, 2010      15 comments

I have often written that my goal is progress, not perfection. Perhaps I am still trying to convince myself. I can say that my overeating episodes have become smaller, healthier, and far less often. Yet today as I wrote in response to someone's ... Read more

Good Tastes

Saturday, November 20, 2010      10 comments

Oh, yesterday I added walnuts and raisins to my oatmeal and it tasted totally like a decadent treat to me. Then this afternoon I made pumpkin pudding. I roasted a pumpkin and cooked it down. I made sugar free butterscotch pudding, added pumpkin ... Read more

Warning from Shoulder

Friday, November 19, 2010      11 comments

Last night I couldn't get to sleep and my left shoulder was throbbing. I know me. I'm at high risk for overeating when I am tired. So between needing to take it easy on the shoulder, probably getting less exercise than usual, and my tendency to ... Read more

The Gym Is Like a Vitamin Pill

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      13 comments

One of the things I heard at the fitness seminar yesterday is that you should consider the gym kind of like you consider your multi-vitamin pill. Just as a pill supplements your good, healthy diet, the gym supplements your good, active lifestyle... Read more

Free Workout Music!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      10 comments

My MP3 player really helps me get into my workouts. I like having a variety of music to choose from. In the past I blogged that I enjoyed downloads from Fitness Magazine and thought they were worth the money. Well, this time I found a source th... Read more

Celebrating a Negative!!

Monday, November 15, 2010      12 comments

This morning as I was selecting something from my closet to wear to work I was thinking. There is not one thing in my closet that is too tight -- not one thing that I would be embarrassed to wear due to my size or shape. I can say that sin... Read more

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