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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

Question from a Newbie

Sunday, November 14, 2010      12 comments

I received an interesting SparkMail from a newbie asking me how I got started exercising. She asked if I truly am a "couch potato turned jock". It made me stop to think. I had many couch potato years. There were whole years I didn't even try to... Read more

Fitness Workshop

Saturday, November 13, 2010      7 comments

I signed up for a workshop on Tuesday eve about getting the most out of your workout. It is a free event, or I should say, included in YMCA membership. I don't know for sure that it will apply to a 61 year old woman, but I plan to go and find ou... Read more

C1D1

Friday, November 12, 2010      10 comments

I joined a challenge on another web site. I'm keeping track of the days that I eat all my food "with dignity". If I eat standing up or mindlessly, I start over. If I lose control or overeat to the point I don't feel good about it, I start over. ... Read more

She Called Me Her Inspiration!

Thursday, November 11, 2010      14 comments

Today I went to a training for my agency. The head presenter looked great; she had obviously lost a lot of weight. Afterwards, I told her how good she looks. She said she's lost 40 pounds and achieved a healthy BMI. Then she warmed my heart. She... Read more

We Made It!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      12 comments

Thanks for the support, SparkFriends. Yesterday went pretty well. The baby ate for me and burped for me and didn't slosh all of it back up. I almost lost my patience one time with the older one when she closed the bedroom door and would not reop... Read more

New Challenge

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      12 comments

My daughter went to finish up a job interview yesterday and they put her right to work! Yesterday for several hours dear son in law was home with the kids. Today he is working. So I'll have two for several hours. Please keep your fingers crossed... Read more

The Key to It All

Monday, November 08, 2010      12 comments

Some days I find it really difficult to stay within my calorie range. Other days it is not so hard. Yesterday was an easier day and today was not too bad, either. I've said it before, but mean it more than ever. If I do the best I can each... Read more

My New Favorite Quote

Sunday, November 07, 2010      13 comments

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross... Read more


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