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Maybe I Shouldn't be Annoyed, But....

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      14 comments

My mom asked me for the third time today if I didn't think the reason I've had back to back colds for the last month is that I'm too thin. No, mom, I think I finally am staying at a healthy weight for the first time in my life. Perhaps I pushed ... Read more

Peanut Butter Tip and Questions

Monday, August 08, 2011      20 comments

If you microwave a tablespoon of peanut butter for 10 seconds it will spread much easier. Today I enjoyed a tablespoon of PB on a graham cracker and a relatively small amount just tasted heavenly to me! Although I like the all natural peanut but... Read more

No Matter How Bad I Screw Up.....

Sunday, August 07, 2011      14 comments

Yesterday I weighed in at Weight Watchers, my 30th monthly free lifetime weigh in. I spent 2010 about five pounds below my WW goal and now I've been at my personal goal weight range about 10 pounds below my WW goal for 2011. I thank both Weight ... Read more

Follow Up

Friday, August 05, 2011      12 comments

Follow Up to yesterday's blog: Pharmacist recommended triple antibiotic ointment until open sore are gone then switch to hydrocortisone for scaly skin. Seems to be working for me. (Incidentally, my CVS hydrocortisone cream has 10 warnings, but n... Read more

Who Knew? Pharmacist's Instructions

Thursday, August 04, 2011      12 comments

While I'm focused on getting over this cold I thought it would be a good time to treat the scaly skin patches on my hands. I asked the pharmacist and heard something that I didn't know. He said never use cortisone products on broken skin. He sai... Read more

Prepared for the Appetite From Hell

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      7 comments

I can't taste a thing. I could not even tell there were raisins in my oatmeal this morning. Right now my appetite is just neutral - I can eat, but I feel no urgency. So I plan to just make wise decisions. However, I know what to expect. L... Read more

Oh, No, No, No!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday I enjoyed a run on the treadmill with 4 minute intervals up to 6.8 mph/1 minute walk at 4.5mph. Wow, I was almost back to speed and almost back from my cold/cough that kept me out of the Watermelon Series race #3. I then tried my new S... Read more

Tracking Shake Up

Monday, August 01, 2011      7 comments

I only have 5 days left in my Weight Watcher three month tracker. For those of you who are not Weight Watchers, a three month tracker is a paper journal for tracking food, exercise, hunger levels, weekly goals/plans, tips, etc. I have estimated... Read more

Good Sale

Sunday, July 31, 2011      14 comments

I found a Speedo bathing suit for half price yesterday and decided to get it. For one thing, it is just what I need if I decide to enter the swimming events of the Senior Games. I think I'll just time some of the event lengths - like 50 yard bre... Read more

Another Lesson Relearned

Saturday, July 30, 2011      11 comments

When my bad cold and cough caused me to stop exercising, I missed it. For several days it just didn't feel right to sit around even sick. But then in just a couple more days it felt right --too right. After 10 days of rest there was part o... Read more

Lesson Relearned

Friday, July 29, 2011      20 comments

I know that having good healthy foods handy is a major factor in my ability to make good choices and stick to healthy eating. I know it, but from time to time I forget to think about. This lesson was never as clear to me as it was day before yes... Read more

Reward Enough

Sunday, July 24, 2011      12 comments

I almost titled this blog "Giving Up a Dream", but that is not right. I gave up the trophy for the 201 Watermelon Series of 5Ks. I'm not giving up anything else. You know, it came almost too easy. I saw a poster at the YMCA last January for... Read more

Missed My Race

Saturday, July 23, 2011      14 comments

The good thing is it was not an agonizing decision. My body gave me very clear signs. I am not to run today. So despite the fact that I was in second place in my age group for the Watermelon Series of 5Ks, there will be no awards for me this tim... Read more

Be A Detective

Thursday, July 21, 2011      8 comments

Okay. There are no secrets. It's just eat less and exercise more. BUT it's hard to do. And exactly how to do it is a little mysterious. There is a lot of contradictory information out there. Further confusing the issue, different things wor... Read more

Down Time Musings

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      9 comments

Okay. Cough is not gone, but I can talk now. I still sound pretty pathetic, though. When I called in sick I this morning got sympathy instead of grief. Some down time has made me think: 1. I used to do a lot of Suduko before I joined SP.... Read more


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