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Sir Anthony Hopkin's waltz
6/30/2014 11:15:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Anthony Hopkins wrote a waltz as a young musician but had never heard it played by an orchestra. He went into acting and gave up on the music end ...  Read more

KOHINOOR2

Me vs the Scale
6/26/2014 12:26:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have battled with my weight from as early as I can remember and have had the same battle with the scale. I went years without weighing myself becau...  Read more

MANLEYSANDY

It is time to Dig Deep
6/23/2014 1:34:38 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last week I saw my therapist. It was a tough session but one I needed to have because we discussed some things that were hard for me to hear. One...  Read more

MANLEYSANDY

Baby Carrots vs Oreos
6/10/2014 7:10:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I read an interview with Rosie O’Donnell several years ago where she said (and I am paraphrasing) “Of course I should eat the baby carrots, but I want...  Read more

MANLEYSANDY

In the Last 30 Days....
6/6/2014 12:31:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have done: 830 Squats 216 900 - Bicep Curls 362 900 - Tricep sets 362 30 minutes of planks 320 and walked 36 miles....  Read more

MANLEYSANDY

A Tale from Emotional Eating Mountain
6/5/2014 1:24:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This morning when I was getting ready I started to think about writing this blog because of how my day went yesterday. What popped into my head was...  Read more

MANLEYSANDY

Summer update...
6/2/2014 10:12:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have missed sparkpeople! I hope to get back in the swing of things and start blogging again more regularly. Update: I've been taking metformin...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Weekend Off...
5/26/2014 1:20:35 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I had to skip swimming this past Thurs, Fri and Sat - but we were doing quite well before that and I went out this evening and knocked out 200 laps......  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Saturday and A Day Off
5/17/2014 1:49:27 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I didn't get lucky enough to get the whole weekend off this week, but I do have today off. I had my usual weekend breakfast with my kids and we have...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Tuesday of a week that has gone kinda wrong!
5/14/2014 1:24:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday in the middle of the afternoon, I got dizzy and thought I might pass out. Then I felt like I might throw up for a while, then light-headed...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

It's Sunday and Tomorrow It's Back to Work!
5/12/2014 12:50:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I feel like we had a productive weekend! Got some deep cleaning and organizing done. I got caught up on some tracking I've wanted to do, finished a b...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Friday...Finally
5/10/2014 2:17:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I managed to score TWO weekends off in a row...so today is actually MY Friday AGAIN!! I got off work too late to do a bike ride (getting dark),...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

A Bike Ride!
5/9/2014 12:41:55 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I started with a bike ride (a little over 8 miles) this afternoon then the kids still wanted to swim, so I did a quick 50 laps with my daughter (12 la...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Wednesday and the Middle of Another Week
5/8/2014 12:20:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Swam today...we did 105 minutes. 108 laps, 26 without the noodle. At the end I did some leg exercises and I also got in 3 miles of walking going to/fr...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Yep, It's Tuesday!
5/7/2014 12:36:33 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I didn't get up and go for the bike ride...but I did swim when I got home and I got in 3 miles of walking going to/from the bus stop. I only did a li...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Back to the Grind...
5/5/2014 11:41:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Monday at work, weird hours...but it was an ok day. Mostly standing in one spot processing catalog returns. Came home and did some necessary paperwo...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

2nd Day off...
5/4/2014 7:55:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Up a little later today, but we laid around talking and just having a good time! We started the say with leftovers and swimming. Today we only did 45...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

It's my day off...
5/4/2014 1:32:57 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Working in retail, I don't get a lot of weekend days off and a WHOLE weekend off is a rare species indeed! I got to sleep in (which really mean...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Got To Swim Today...
4/30/2014 11:53:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I got exercise all this week because I worked...and that's 3 miles minimum going to/from the bus stop....but today (after about a week break) I went o...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Changes and Renewed Commitment
4/27/2014 1:18:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Since I last posted, I have changed jobs, have both my teenage kids come to live with me and much more...but those are the biggies! Since I chang...  Read more

NEFARIOUS-01

Wow what a voice.
3/25/2014 11:19:03 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Thought you might enjoy this! You are not going to believe this little girl. http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWpLfncliwU?r
el...  Read more

KOHINOOR2

I'm a PF Chang's 1/2 Marathoner
3/14/2014 12:30:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So the year before last I thought it would be awesome to do a half marathon, and I started to train but then for financial reasons, I just could not m...  Read more

MANLEYSANDY

Metformin and Me...
3/9/2014 6:48:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Metformin is traditionally a medication used for diabetics but also can be used for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). I nickname PCOS the "ugly synd...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Senior Olympics Cycling Events
3/9/2014 9:44:58 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Last weekend I did three cycling events as part of the Arizona Senior Olympics. As you can see, the weather wasn't very good while people w...  Read more

LKEITHO

Emotional eating to fill a void...
3/6/2014 6:43:10 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've gotten into a bad habit the past two weeks of snacking in the late evenings. I tell myself that my body needs some more food, when in fact I had...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Things to do...
2/27/2014 8:58:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Things to do today -take dogs to dog park -walk dog afterwards -at least 30 minutes of weight training at gym -house cleaning and organizin...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Hiking in the Rain Macklyn Cove Beach
2/27/2014 12:57:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've read many, many books about thru hiking the three major U.S. trails. While there may only be 7-10 rainy days on any given trail in the 5 months...  Read more

ANDYLIN90

Re-doubling efforts...
2/23/2014 12:55:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Clothes shopping when you put on a significant amount of weight. Is there a more humbling experience? I'm looking for a new job so needed some intervi...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Audio books, wigs, and more
2/20/2014 2:04:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been way behind house cleaning and organization lately... In order to motivate myself I've been playing audio books to keep me engaged while I cl...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Cravings
2/17/2014 10:36:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok so Saturday I made the decision to be a healthier me. So it is day three of a vegan/ raw food lifestyle and I have been craving processed foods. I...  Read more

DUNKESON

Serenity prayer...
2/17/2014 8:55:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been 7 days since my DIY TCA peel... ill planned idea. Even after doing lots of research online and following the instructions, my healing did no...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Donut
2/13/2014 4:01:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

As you wander through life not knowing what might be your goal keep your eye upon the donut not upon the hole. 334...  Read more

NAVY2STAR

Warrior's Diet...
2/12/2014 1:29:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday I did another 24 hour fast. So for the past few days I've been only eating dinner. You would think I would be ravenous, but on the contrary!...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Weighing in...
2/11/2014 9:47:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So far it's been a success with weighing in each morning! I've seen a steady decrease in my weight for the past week. Granted, part of it may be becau...  Read more

KRISTINE99

February...time for a change
2/5/2014 10:28:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow! Can't believe it's February already. Well, I'm resolved to implement some changes. For me, though, in order for habits to solidify and be consist...  Read more

KRISTINE99

Year 2014
1/13/2014 11:42:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy (belated) New Year!!! I've been having major internet connection issues due to a resistant computer virus. But hopefully can get back into...  Read more

KRISTINE99

It's All About the Perspective......
1/11/2014 9:58:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So, I'm a daily weigher. Many think me crazy for doing it. I say it helps me. However, there are moments where the numbers can really start to drag yo...  Read more

DARKLING1

December @ a Glance
1/11/2014 9:53:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Daily WI's for the month of December were nearly excruciating, but I hung in there and stay committed to doing it. I needed to. The holidays are gruel...  Read more

DARKLING1

Can't run away
1/6/2014 11:38:10 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today was a good day for running, but it has not been a good week. The realizations for the future are quite scary. There are many uncertainties for u...  Read more

SUSANFL1

Veggies, Yeah not so much!
1/6/2014 8:58:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I am finding that I am not doing a very good job at my veggie challenge! It's just hard. I want to eat carbs and protein and that's it and by car...  Read more

HIKERBECKY

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