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Progress Report
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      4 comments

I haven’t been spending much time on Spark because I’ve been spending time at the gym. 2013 was the year I finally started making real progress. This was mainly because I had three bouts of pneumonia in 2012 resulting in a bronchoscopy in Janu... Read more
Time for Some Changes
Thursday, February 21, 2013      1 comments

I've been on SparkPeople for quite some time. I've made some changes in my diet and tried to work in exercise. I had some success with that, and I lost some weight. Then I started on a constant round of illness. I've had pneumonia 3 times in... Read more
I Love Walking
Monday, July 30, 2012      2 comments

This photo was part of a SparkPeople e-mail message today. I figure it's supposed to mean "I love walking as an exercise." That's one possibility. It struck me a differe... Read more
I’m giving up too!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      6 comments

Yup. I’m giving up “too.” Too, as in I’m too tired to exercise. I’m feeling too bad to eat well. I’m too fat to wear a swimsuit. This is battle against obesity is too hard. I’m too tired to get out of bed. I’m too busy to spend time with ... Read more
September Goal Analysis
Friday, October 01, 2010      6 comments

I promised to set out goals and hold myself accountable for reaching them. My goals for September were: ... Read more
Lessons from the Cemetery
Thursday, September 30, 2010      2 comments

The city cemetery is about two blocks from my office. It’s the original burial ground here, and the city grew around it. Well kept, with rolling hills, a nice breeze, and paved paths—perfect for walking. It also has the advantage of being qui... Read more
Reaching Onederland Ain't All That
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      13 comments

This week I reached a magic number: 199. That number was a goal, and I have a very nifty reward attached to it (an Eye-Fi card). So why isn't it all that great now I'm there? I don't feel nostalgic about the 200's. I don't feel excited, or ... Read more
Holding Myself Accountable for September Goals
Thursday, September 02, 2010      4 comments

It's so easy to let myself slide when no one is watching. I don't understand why food and exercise are the only two areas in my life where I do this. So, I'm putting up my September goals for my SparkFriends to see. Maybe that will make me ac... Read more
So That's How It Works
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      2 comments

This is my second try at learning to live a healthy life through SparkPeople. The first time, I used the nutrition tracker but didn't do much on the exercise front. I hate to exercise, and with the "diet" creating a calorie deficit, why did I ... Read more
A Sign of Lifestyle Change
Monday, June 21, 2010      1 comments

During my vacation, I made good food choices: small steak instead of large, scooping the butter off the baked potato, vinegarette dressing versus Ranch, etc. My meals were pretty heavy on the carbs, light on the protein, and even lighter on th... Read more
Update on the Sleep Thing
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      0 comments

So I've logged a week of 8-hour nights. It's been hard because I'm a "just one more thing" person. I need to fold that load of laundry. I need to clean the sink. I need to feed the fish. I need to do one more project for work. But I'm doin... Read more
What went wrong?
Monday, June 07, 2010      5 comments

So yesterday I was thrilled to step on the scale and find I'd lost another half-pound. Then I went to the kitchen and helped myself to a blueberry muffin. My usual breakfast during the week is 1/2 c. of oatmeal (before cooking) with a couple o... Read more
Ahah! I can trick myself into it!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      3 comments

So I was doing pretty well with tracking my food intake and staying close to my recommended calories per day. Good. But I couldn't seem to make myself exercise. Now I seem to have lost it totally on the food part--not tracking and going well... Read more
A Big (Small) Step
Friday, May 07, 2010      3 comments

Today someone brought a cake to work. Now, I've never had this particular cake, and I've been eyeing it all day, wondering how it tasted. It sat, pristine and uncut, in the kitchen until after lunch. I really, really wanted a piece of this ca... Read more
I hate this!!
Thursday, May 06, 2010      6 comments

I feel lousy. I have no energy, and I'm ALWAYS hungry. My IBS doesn't like the increased vegetable intake at all. I'm also sleeping worse, if that's possible. I'm snappy and irritable. So much for all of the fitness gurus who promise better... Read more

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