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Exercise how's and when's
7/28/2014 9:45:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

GENERAL Exercise is as basic a need as eating. I believe in a fitness lifestyle in which you achieve a balance between your eating habits and how an...  Read more


Going shopping for clothes makes me feel Faaaaat
7/28/2014 9:41:44 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Although I'm not that much... is just that I have a slightly distorted image of my own body, my husband says. .. I guess he likes me too much, but the...  Read more


I Can See It!
7/28/2014 8:55:42 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have long known that it is important to visualize myself accomplishing my goals, but I have known that in an intellectual way. For some reason...  Read more


Official Fitness Test
7/28/2014 8:09:35 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14...  Read more


Aging gracefully
7/27/2014 5:22:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be...  Read more


MIA since April, but now am baaacckkkk!
7/27/2014 12:29:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have not been active on spark much other than logging on and tracking my fitness with my spark tracker. Was going through a rough breakup and just...  Read more


Worst or best?
7/27/2014 12:22:28 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I was thinking that having my mom on vacation would be the worst week to start the program, but really was the best because I was aware of the calori...  Read more


High and Light
7/26/2014 5:25:31 PM,  0 COMMENTS

As in high energy and light on my digestive system. That's what I've been finding about diligent healthy eating. My energy levels seem to re...  Read more


It's Goin' Down!
7/25/2014 11:06:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

And by "it" I mean my fasting blood glucose. The combination of foods high in soluble fibers (lots of peas and beans), careful tracking of nutrit...  Read more


Gratitude Is NOT An Attitude
7/24/2014 6:20:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's an action. Feeling thankful is far less valuable for either party than actually saying "thank you."...  Read more


7/24/2014 2:58:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm glad that my son is growing up so much, although it is a little overwhelming that he is already doing "big boys" things......  Read more


Dopey Training Week 3
7/24/2014 1:31:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

New post- recap of how training went last week! 312 370 45 550...  Read more


40 lbs of fat down.
7/24/2014 8:26:10 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I weighed yesterday and I have lost a total of 23 pounds in a month. That is GREAT! if i should say so myself. The better thing is I have lost 40 pou...  Read more


Pho Soup For You!
7/23/2014 11:07:37 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok, I know it's pronounced [Fah], but work with me here. I've been on a soup-making kick this week, having made a large quantity of base soup sto...  Read more


7/23/2014 5:02:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Rainy day in Jonesboro. Glad I worked out this morning......  Read more


What a Crock!
7/22/2014 10:56:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been doing more crock pot cooking of late, and it's working out VERY well indeed. In response to my pre-diabetic condition, I am eating mor...  Read more


While You Were Sleeping
7/21/2014 9:29:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Apparently, I've got to clear my liver in the evening. Yup, it seems I need to make sure there are no (or very little) glycogen reserves left in...  Read more


A new day has come
7/21/2014 10:59:03 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm loving my life so much, that the only way to make it better is getting fitter....  Read more


502 days and counting... Here's the custom walking program!
7/20/2014 2:49:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

As I wrote yesterday, since walking is the ONLY sanctioned form of exercise after my spinal fusion for the next 3+ months, I've come up with a custom...  Read more


Lower Blood Sugar For Me (to the tune of Pour Some Sugar On Me)
7/20/2014 11:08:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My fasting blood glucose level has been hovering just above the normal range for a couple of weeks while I've been stepping up my nutritional and exer...  Read more


503 days to goal. New, custom walking program!
7/19/2014 2:55:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

In the last 3 days, I haven't done much to work toward my goal, I admit. I was feeling ashamed, but I need to turn that shame into motivation. So, I'v...  Read more


Mixing Things Up
7/18/2014 11:15:59 AM,  1 COMMENTS

There are a lot of good reasons for adding diversity to my fitness program. It prevents my body from habituating to my routine, keeping it in a c...  Read more


30 grams of protein within 30 min of getting up
7/18/2014 8:18:21 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am trying a new slant to my diet. I know the farm hands always had BIG breakfasts then went to work. Hope it works....  Read more


10 for 10
7/17/2014 5:22:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I give myself fairly concrete fitness goals, such as covering a particular distance cycling, hiking, or walking, or doing a certain number of continuo...  Read more


In my jeans
7/17/2014 2:28:59 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This is big. I have not been able to get in my blue jeans for a few months. I could barely get them over my thighs and more than 2 inches from coming...  Read more


506 days to goal... Plus a long-overdue update
7/16/2014 4:45:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

December 4, 2015. It's the day I've chosen, with my dear friend, as my goal date. I would like to reach my goal weight by this date. Nay-- I WILL reac...  Read more


In Hot Water
7/16/2014 1:06:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, actually the issue is more about hot water being in me. I read recently that it is better to drink warm water than cold, as the latter tend...  Read more


What we have is a failure to communicate.
7/16/2014 10:28:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My brain has not communicated with my hand. I keep stuffing food into my mouth in spite of my brain saying "eat less". My butt stays stays firmly pl...  Read more


7/16/2014 9:31:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I added jogging to my walk today. 1.7 miles in 20 min....  Read more


Forward Harch!
7/15/2014 2:58:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

RIP Madeline Khan. Today was a victorious one for me in the realm of fitness. I did a suburban hike route that I have done before (5 miles with a...  Read more


I'm Back!
7/15/2014 9:11:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Finally! I'm up and running again! Check out my blog post on how my first 2 weeks of Dopey Challenge training went! purplerunningpug.wordpress.c...  Read more


7/14/2014 12:47:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I weighed in after 21 days of bootcamp. I lost 18 pounds with 9 lbs of fat according to the machine. I measured and my percent fat according to meas...  Read more


Stress Busters
7/14/2014 1:09:34 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Goal: to learn to recognize when I am stressed and anxious and have management tactics Like now-I am aware of anxiety-feel tight, on edge con...  Read more


Sleep earlier, lose weight
7/13/2014 8:35:10 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Researchers have found that a good night's sleep helps people lose weight. See I also found that by skipping late night TV an...  Read more


7/12/2014 9:21:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, sort of. Specifically, I've been stuck at the same weight for several weeks, despite being much more consistent about tracking food, drinki...  Read more


So proud of my wife
7/8/2014 9:00:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My wife changed her lifestyle three weeks ago and is down over 2 inches in waist and 11 pounds. The best part is we are doing this together. Keep...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more


7/6/2014 7:41:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Everyone be good today!...  Read more


Running in central park!
7/5/2014 10:31:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"before" = at the hotel as I was leaving to central park. "after" = mid-run, by a lake
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Cheat meal Friday
7/5/2014 11:33:11 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I survived my cheat meal and feel ok today. I worked out hard this morning, and feel better. I have a lot of fat to loose, but feel quite motivated......  Read more


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