Pleased and Honored
My niece called yesterday and asked me to run a 5K with her. She's a really neat person, 24 years old, recently engaged to be married, graduated valedictorian of her high school and at the top of her university class, beautiful, funny, hard work... Read more
It's Not Nice to Laugh at the Doctor
I had comprehensive lab work and all my numbers are good. My high blood pressure and high cholestrol are gone and staying gone. Thanks, SparkPeople! Yeah, me!!
I almost laughed, though, when my doctor said my weight has stabilized. I weighe... Read more
Joy and Celebration
Hubby and I are celebrating our 32nd anniversary today. We are eating out tonight. I'll eat as healthy as I can and I will enjoy. I think of all the things I've accomplished in my life -- earning a degree with honors, raising a good kid, contrib... Read more
Congrats to the Slowest Loser
I really enjoyed the Slowest Loser blogs and am delighted that he made his goal! It's great to have someone promoting slow weight loss. When you lose it slow, you aren't as hungry. You are better able to meet your nutritional needs than with a s... Read more
No Television Coverage Needed
I ran into a person I see from time to time through my work. When I first met her I weighed more than 200 pounds. She was very complimentary -- and maybe a little surprised -- that I have maintained my weight loss now for several years.
She... Read more
SparkPeople Workout Music
I downloaded the Inspiration Mix from iTunes as featured in the DailySpark today. I'd already worked out today, so it will be tomorrow until I use it fully. But in previewing it, I'm impressed. I think I'm going to like it better than my free do... Read more
Portion Control Questions
Portion control has been a major weapon in my weight war. I grew up thinking that a quarter of a huge watermelon was a portion, that a package of oreos serves two, and that a pint is a small serving of ice cream. Measuring cups and a postage-typ... Read more
Maybe I Shouldn't be Annoyed, But....
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
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.....
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 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
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
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!
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
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Tracking Shake Up
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