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One Small Sign

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      10 comments

One small sign of my change to a healthy lifestyle is the way I measure oil. Used to be whenever I measured I held the spoon or measuring cup over the bowl of ingredients. If a drop spilled it would go into the bowl. Now I hold it over the count... Read more

My Computer's Back, But I'm Doing Better Than It Is

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      5 comments

Computer: My laptop is back home. When it went to the shop it would not turn on at all. Although it still has a quirky little problem, I can work around it. Based on what the repair man said, sounds like a costly repair would not be worth it. ... Read more

Celebration of Health

Saturday, December 03, 2011      12 comments

Natalie (4 years old): She's out of the cast and healing well, but for two weeks she is suppose to be very careful. No playing ball as it jostles the arm, no running, no jumping on the bed, etc. She goes back to the pediatric orthopedist at the ... Read more

Weight and Exercise Update

Thursday, December 01, 2011      11 comments

Weight Goal Range 124-129.9: 11/25 (Day after Thanksgiving) - 130.4 11/26 - 129.4 11/27 - 128.6 11/28 - 128.6 11/29 - no weigh 11/30 - 128.0 12/01 - 127.2 Goal: Home weight of 126 and a range of 124-129. I'll give it a try -- wi... Read more

Getting It Back -- Again

Monday, November 28, 2011      9 comments

I ran for 20 minutes of my 60 minute treadmill workout today, mostly in one minute intervals. I finished 4.75 miles and felt great. Beforehand I wasn't sure my back was up to it, but no problem during and none for the almost 9 hours since. It is... Read more

Third Thanksgiving That Counts

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      15 comments

This is my third Thanksgiving living in my goal weight range. Each year I have been sincerely thankful to weigh a normal weight after 5 decades of being overweight and obese. This year I feel even more thankful because I finally believe that I w... Read more

Estimate It and Go On

Sunday, November 20, 2011      12 comments

I've found that for me one good way to handle those potluck dinners and parties where I eat a bit of this and a bite of that is to honestly pay attention to what I'm eating, track it as best I can, and go on. Of course I make the best choices I ... Read more

Quitting is Not An Option

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      17 comments

Quite a while back, maybe a year and a half ago, my Weight Watcher leader handed out stickers. They have her face printed on them with the slogan, "Quitting is Not An Option." She told us to put it some place we would see it frequently. I put mi... Read more

Role Model

Sunday, November 13, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday when we were done with lunch Natalie, 4 years old, asked me for a piece of paper, a pen, a can of black beans, the container of blueberries, and several other food items. I wondered what she was going to do. Then I saw her copy the wor... Read more

Repetition

Friday, November 11, 2011      8 comments

Perhaps my SparkFriends are tired of reading repetitively that I'm building back up to my speed, endurance, and strength following illness. Seems like I've just had one cold after another. But I do think there is an important principle here. Do ... Read more

WalkOut Review

Thursday, November 10, 2011      4 comments

Exercise TV has changed their offerings. If you are a "glass half full" exerciser, it gives you a chance to try some new workouts. Today I tried Jane Fonda's PrimeTime WalkOut. (I ran yesterday and only run every other day.) I enjoyed the new Wa... Read more

Stepping Up the Workout

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      7 comments

I did 50 minutes on the treadmill with 10 intervals of 4 minutes of running. I told myself I only had to go 5 mph if that is what I felt like, but I probably averaged 6.5 mph. One minute I managed 7.5mph, but I'm not able to sustain that for lon... Read more

Things on My Mind Today

Monday, November 07, 2011      5 comments

Things on my mind today: My daughter and son-in-law are now homeowners!! I am so happy for them. Natalie's arm is healing well. She was in her first red cast 2 weeks and now is to be in this purple cast for 3 weeks. I enjoyed a go... Read more

Join the No Gain Holiday Pledge

Sunday, November 06, 2011      16 comments

I encourage all my SparkFriends to join MONTY68 in his pledge not to gain weight this holiday season. Check out his great blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4566968 In recogn... Read more

Scale Crazy

Saturday, November 05, 2011      9 comments

Overall, I'm doing a great job with my fitness program. I've now been a healthy BMI for 33 months. I've reduced my goal weight officially at Weight Watchers twice and I'm well below that weight now, too. BUT I still haven't gotten used to the we... Read more


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