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Zumba Delusions

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      9 comments

Today I went to the Basic Zumba class at the Y. I've been going to the regular Zumba class but I thought perhaps I could do better keeping up with the moves if I spent a little time at the elementary level. It was lots of fun, and like the regu... Read more

Still Celebrating!

Monday, March 22, 2010      10 comments

A year ago today I made my Weight Watcher goal. A year! Wow!!! I have now been at a healthy BMI for a full year. My cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which were high, are now normal. I feel better. I have much more energy. I am happier. I ... Read more

How Did You Learn Portion Control?

Sunday, March 21, 2010      12 comments

This week's Weight Watcher meeting was all about portion control. Our leader came out in clothes, hat, and shoes way too big for her. She then took off the huge shirt and had on a too tight shirt underneath. Then she took it off and the huge pan... Read more

You Can't Do Everything

Saturday, March 20, 2010      13 comments

Sometimes you have to make decisions. You just can't be more than one place at once - at least I don't know anyone who can. Today I wanted to go to my Weight Watchers meeting and I wanted to go to the YMCA for step aerobics/pilates/zumba and I w... Read more

My Favorite Filling Foods

Friday, March 19, 2010      12 comments

Today I was asked what my favorite filling foods are. Good question. The foods I think satisfy me the most and help me stay within my calorie range include oatmeal, bananas, apples, fresh broccoli, brown rice, low sodium canned beans (blac... Read more

Marsha, Strong and Healthy

Thursday, March 18, 2010      10 comments

Yesterday at the YMCA I was doing strength training: lat pull downs, squats on leg machine, seated chest press, rows, etc. When I was about give out and thought I couldn't finish a set, a thought just came to me, loud and clear: Marsha, Strong ... Read more

Relief Eating

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      7 comments

I recently wrote on the At Goal and Maintaining Team message board about a real problem for me at this point in my journey: I frequently have "relief eating!" I get up for those stressful things and handle them well. Then when it is all ove... Read more

More On the Loving Yourself As You Are Challenge

Monday, March 15, 2010      8 comments

Day 15 assignment: "Think about how far you've come in the first two weeks of the Challenge. Blog on your progress during the first two weeks of loving yourself as you are now. Support other team members too! Do your choice of Cardio today." ... Read more

Challenge: Write a Blog About Your Good Points

Sunday, March 14, 2010      7 comments

For the Polk County SparkTeam's "Love Yourself as you are Now Challenge" I'm to write a blog about my good points. Well, that's going to be very difficult. I'm just so tired. I spent all day getting ready -- cooking and cleaning -- and then put ... Read more

Check Out the Trivia Leaderboard!

Saturday, March 13, 2010      16 comments

No modesty here. I'm up there in the top ten. There it is: OldMom3 at 93% for this month!! Because of SparkPeople, I'm getting more knowledgeable about nutrition and exercise everyday. Isn't that something??... Read more

Recounting My Weight Loss Journey

Friday, March 12, 2010      10 comments

I weighed in at Weight Watchers weekly, and my weight went up and down, up and down and down, and up and down and down and down. I didn't always feel successful. When I look at the lowest weight of each month rather than the weekly weight, I got... Read more

Did You See the Elephant Blog?

Thursday, March 11, 2010      6 comments

Maybe you can help me. I read it. I went on. But my mind kept coming back to the elephant. Now I can't find it. It goes something like this: the rider(driver) is the brain; the elephant is the emotions. The rider can keep the elephant goi... Read more

Precise: Estimate::Obsessed:Rational

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      7 comments

Precise is to Estimate as Obsessed is to Rational.?! Hmm. Maybe, on maintenance anyway. When I look at the top rack of my dishwasher I used to be able to tell you what my bathroom scale was doing. If my dishwasher was full of measuring cup... Read more

One Down Differently Today

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      12 comments

Yesterday when I wrote "One Down" I was talking about finishing the grant proposal that I'd been stressing about. Today my "One Down" is a good one, too. I'm back down the one pound I was over the weight I'm aiming for. I expected it to take 5 d... Read more

One Down; Preparation for Next Time in Order

Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

Well, the grant proposal is in the mail, with all the required forms and signatures. Relief. Natalie is napping and I'm sipping decaf tea. Relax. Relax. In The Spark, Chris Downie says, "Avoid stupid stress," on page 42. He demonstrates ho... Read more


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