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  • Broke the ice

    1/28/2015 6:07:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Or rather the ice broke my fall. Bloodied my knees, but other than that everything seems okay. Since that is the first time I have fallen on the ice this Winter I guess I am not doing too bad. Last Winter I slipped and fell on the ice at least 6 times. Sigh. My niece and I have an ongoing joke ... Read more

  • I lost another pound

    1/27/2015 9:57:47 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Lost another pound. I was at 220 pounds and now I'm at 219 pounds. The amount of exercises that I did yesterday must of helped. I did a Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles DVD (68 minutes), 30 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I would of done more yesterday on the bike but we ... Read more

  • Hungover, but nothing to drink

    1/27/2015 7:44:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night I went to bed with a wicked headache and woke up in the night to go throw up. That is a first for me. I feel okay today, just a little hungover (and I didn't even drink anything to earn the hangover), and tired. I took the migraine medicine again today when I started to get a bit of a ... Read more

  • Gym day... again

    1/26/2015 6:26:59 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I met Jeremy at the gym at 2pm today. I only did 5,15 miles in 51 minutes on the treadmill, but once again I cranked up the incline on the walk intervals. I did 55 minutes on the elliptical then weights. I went a little lighter on the weights today, since I did them yesterday. I will have tomorr... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/25/2015 9:54:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I feel much better now. Ate less processed food today and less salt. I had my blue dress and heeled boots on for a while this morning but changed after awhile. I was still bloated this morning but now I'm not. I was at 221 pounds but I'm hoping to be lower soon. I think that the bloat was leftover f... Read more

  • Gym day

    1/25/2015 6:14:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Jeremy contacted me late last night to set up a gym workout today. As usual I was early and he was late, so I had about a 20 minute head start on him. This works out pretty well, because I do more weights than he does. So, I finish on the treadmill first then go lift weights, while he is finishin... Read more

  • Any suggestions

    1/24/2015 9:49:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Does anyone have suggestions n what to take care of bloat even though TOM is over? I feel bloated even though I haven't had my period since the beginning of the week. Today was a pain with the bloat. Especially tonight. Does anyone have an idea besides cutting down my salt intake? Something like a O... Read more

  • Typical Saturday...

    1/24/2015 6:07:35 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Started the day with an hour walk with the dog, then off to my parents' house to make lunch. Mom had a very pretty eggplant she wanted to use for lunch today, but she didn't want ratatouille (which is my go-to eggplant dish), so instead I sliced it fairly thin, and browned it on the grill, topped i... Read more

  • Gym day plus....

    1/23/2015 11:59:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went to the gym in the early afternoon, after lunch. I walked Cooper for an hour in the morning with my niece. I had a light lunch then went off to sweat... a lot. I cut back on the speed a little on the treadmill, but increased the incline significantly. I completed 6.2 miles in 65 minutes, s... Read more

  • No lifting today, but...

    1/22/2015 9:26:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    ...My legs work just fine! I went for two runs, walked the dog, used the bike, danced, did some yoga, and stretched the restriction a little by using the rower. But no ST of any kind today. I can get back to it tomorrow. I have an appointment with my brother to go to the gym in the early afterno... Read more

  • Active day

    1/21/2015 6:46:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The day started early... well, early for me. Jeremy wanted to meet at the gym an hour earlier than usual so he would have time to get some work done between going to the gym and going to the doctor in the afternoon. I don't like getting up in the dark, especially when it is cold out. It was about... Read more

  • New doctor

    1/20/2015 6:01:55 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had my appointment with my new GP today (my old one left the practice, so I just got assigned to a different doc), and she seems a bit disorganized... and very pregnant. I had to schedule my annual checkup around her maternity leave. Not that I am complaining about her taking maternity leave... I ... Read more

  • Long weekend

    1/19/2015 7:48:16 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    But doing ok... Read more

  • Gym day...

    1/19/2015 5:26:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Up early and off to the gym this morning. I did 7.62 miles in 65 minutes on the treadmill, 30 minutes on the elliptical and weights. Then we went to breakfast. I got my usual steel cut oats. Since I burned over 800 calories with cardio alone I needed the calories. I actually got a little light ... Read more

  • Relaxed day...

    1/18/2015 6:50:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had a relaxed day with the pup. He didn't want to walk until noon, so I sat and read until he got out of bed. I did hop on the bike for a while, but I didn't do much else. I made an appointment to meet my brother at the gym in the morning... early. So, I better get to bed early tonight, so I hav... Read more

  • I think that I'm going crazy

    1/17/2015 9:59:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My TOM is driving me crazy ever since Thursday. On Thursday we were at home and it got heavy in the afternoon. Last night it was heavy before I fell asleep. We went up to Target and my TOM was heavy. It isn't heavy now. I got a few things while we were at Target. One was for use while I am on my TOM... Read more

  • Fun and excitement

    1/17/2015 9:26:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had my usual Saturday morning, with a walk with Cooper and the short drive out to my parents' house, where I cooked lunch. Today we had roast chicken, brown rice, stir fried brussells sprouts, mushrooms, and onions, apple sauce, and cranberry sauce. It came out really well. The chicken was so t... Read more

  • Gym day...

    1/16/2015 8:59:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was up and out early this morning to meet my brother at the gym. I sure worked hard. I was still working the weights when Jeremy left to go to work. I am still at 270 for squats on the leg press machine. We did not have time to go for our usual breakfast this morning, because he has actual pai... Read more

  • Still feeling sore from Wednesday but a good kind of sore

    1/16/2015 9:12:30 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm still a little sore from Wednesday but its the good kind of sore. I will be doing my exercises while dad is getting his physical therapy. I'm hoping to do a little more time on the treadmill and stationary bike today. I didn't do a whole lot Wednesday since dad had a shortened physical therapy o... Read more

  • Quick check in

    1/15/2015 5:47:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Calm day for me and the pup. Got some house cleaning accomplished, got in some exercise. Ate pretty healthy (a little too much sodium), and otherwise had a nice day. I wish they could all be this stress free. Gym tomorrow.... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/14/2015 9:46:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Feeling a whole lot better. Did my exercises. Did 10 minutes on the treadmill and stationary bike each and 5 minutes on the elliptical. I did 1 of each. With my TOM being around, I didn't want to overdo it. I felt a whole lot better than I did but my abs are sore. I started to feel the soreness just... Read more

  • Odds and ends... and a miracle

    1/14/2015 7:01:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I could not get my butt out of bed this morning, so I didn't get to the gym. Instead I did 5 miles with Leslie Sansone, then walked the dog for over an hour, before heading out to my parents' house to drop off the dog for the afternoon. I had my neurologist appointment today. Turns out my MRI, MR... Read more

  • Feeling like crud this morning

    1/14/2015 9:04:50 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Feeling so bloated and sore this morning. Hoping that it doesn't get too bad today with me starting on the treadmills and stationary bikes. I'm on my TOM and the flow usually gets heavy when I get a little warm. And need to use the bathroom a lot. I'm crossing my finger that I am not in that positio... Read more

  • Focus on nutrition

    1/13/2015 9:05:13 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, after yesterday's discouraging results I decided to focus on nutrition. Or rather refocus on nutrition. I got out the measuring cups and spoons. Dusted off the food scale. Just generally made it easier to stick to my portions. Then I thought about my food choices lately. In the last week m... Read more

  • Some good news

    1/13/2015 11:15:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got a call from my uncle in Omaha (my late mom's oldest brother) this morning with some great news. If you remember, they found cancer in his rectum when they gave him a colonoscopy. Well, his cancer is in remission. He has one more week at the assisted living place. He has to have surgery but not ... Read more

  • A little frustrated and discouraged

    1/12/2015 1:48:30 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had my fitness profile review at the gym today, and the results were discouraging. My body fat % has gone up, and my cardiac recovery rate has not improved. It frustrates me to work this hard, and not get the results I think I ought to get. My food choices have not been as healthy as they were ... Read more

  • And again...

    1/11/2015 9:40:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went for an evening snow shoe hike with my brother. We set a brisk pace and maintained it up and down hills and around deadfalls in the woods. We think we spotted a barred owl's nest. We will have to go out one night and see if we can spot the owl. We did that last Winter, and got a good look at... Read more

  • Went snow shoeing

    1/10/2015 7:57:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The high today was at most 15 degrees, but the sun was out, so Jeremy and I went snow shoeing after lunch. It was so beautiful in the woods. I was breaking trail, so I had these wide views of pristine snow spread out in front of me. And we crested one hill and there was Lake Erie in the distance ... Read more

  • Gym day plus.... my crazy dog!

    1/9/2015 5:23:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got up early to go to the gym, and it was white out conditions, so we waited half an hour. The snow stopped... mostly. Still cold and windy, but with layers the walk to the gym was accomplished in comfort. I really cranked up the cardio today. I did intervals on the treadmill, alternating speed ... Read more

  • Trivia Night- Win

    1/8/2015 10:43:59 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My brother and I went to Trivia Night at a local bar grill. We generally go every couple of weeks. The group dynamic was very different tonight as it was a much smaller group than usual, but we still won. I like the smaller group size better. It felt like I contributed more. When it is a big gr... Read more

  • First day out in a couple of days

    1/8/2015 9:59:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was the first day we have been out of the house since Tuesday. We had to go to Peoria, IL for the garage here in town to pick up a part. We fought the wind but at least the wind wasn't as bad as it is now. It was 10 degrees F when we left town around noon and when we got home 2 hours later it ... Read more

  • Stayed home where it was warm

    1/7/2015 10:18:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    It was too warm to go anywhere today. Dad was suppose of had a chiropractor appointment and therapy but he called to tell them that we weren't coming. It got up o 3 degrees F and now its -4 degrees F. There is a drift on our step and I will take care of that and put more salt down on that tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Gym day...

    1/7/2015 9:23:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Met my brother early this morning at the gym for an intense workout. Ran 7.27 miles in 65 minutes on the treadmill, did 30 minutes on the elliptical, and weights. I am still at 260 pounds for squats on the leg press machine. I am content to stay there for another week or two as it is still heavy ... Read more

  • A little nuts...

    1/6/2015 9:02:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got a little stir crazy today, so I decided to try going for a run... in the cold and snow. I made it a half hour, but it felt like I had ice in my lungs, so I gave up. I don't really have the appropriate layers for it, which makes it more problematic. Tomorrow I am going to the gym early in th... Read more

  • Brrrrr...

    1/5/2015 11:06:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My silly dog wanted to walk and walk today despite the cold and snow. Wind chills were brutal today, and he just wanted to keep going, even after I wanted to turn back. Usually I wear him out, but not today. Now he is running around my apartment like a wild thing. Silly dog! It was kind of ... Read more

  • Got to exercise but not Zumba

    1/5/2015 9:57:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I didn't do the Zumba workout today. I ended up doing a Walk Away The Pounds DVD 5 miles instead. I am hoping that I will do the Zumba tomorrow morning. But I need to do the Step by Step first before I do any of the other DVDs. I'm feeling the working DVD that I did this morning. But its the g... Read more

  • Plugging along!

    1/5/2015 9:37:13 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Take 2. I noticed the quality was horrible... Read more

  • I'm glad that I didn't walk to church today

    1/4/2015 10:19:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm totally glad that I didn't walk to church this morning. It was cold and slick out. And we have snow out there. Someone is a Chevy 4x4 pick up drove through a stop sign, did a complete 360, drove onto the street that they came off, and started again. We weren't even close to them so they didn't h... Read more

  • No regrets

    1/4/2015 8:30:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I thought I might feel guilty for begging off the gym this morning with my brother, but nope, no guilt. I did meet my brother for lunch, which was very tasty. I had a mahi-mahi wrap. The fish wasn't fishy, and the whole thing just worked spectacularly. I love that restaurant! After lunch I ... Read more

  • Happy New Year!!!

    1/3/2015 9:42:37 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I know that I'm late saying that but I just haven't had much to say since then. I know that I won't have much to say this time. I haven't started using the Zumba kit that I got yet. I might use it Monday morning before my dad gets up. It's best to start a full week with it than on the weekend. ... Read more

  • Need an attitude adjustment or a day off...

    1/3/2015 8:40:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have an appointment to meet my brother at the gym tomorrow morning for a workout, but I am dealing with some wicked DOMS today and I am already talking myself out of going tomorrow. But then again... I looked at my fitness tracker and I have been busting my butt for about a month straight. I thi... Read more

  • Gym day...

    1/2/2015 9:25:07 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Another early morning at the gym with my brother. I did almost 7 miles on the treadmill, then weights. I am up to 260 pounds doing squats on the leg press machine, plus I added heel raises and single leg squats on that same machine. After our workout we went to our favorite restaurant, where I ha... Read more

  • New Year!

    1/1/2015 9:15:36 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Feeling good!... Read more

  • Happy New Year

    1/1/2015 7:17:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had a mostly quiet day with the dog. I did go out to my parents' house for lunch, but other than that it was me and the dog... just the way I like it. It was a good way to start the new year. I am not making any resolutions this year. I am just going to try and do the next right and healthy ... Read more

  • Snow to end the year...

    12/31/2014 8:48:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    After getting slammed in November we have had hardly any snow since, but I had to drive to Orchard Park today for my MRA, so of course it snowed! It is quite predictable really... whenever I have an appointment there it snows heavily. We ran into whiteouts on the Thruway on our way there. And of ... Read more

  • Happy New Year 2015....

    12/31/2014 10:31:23 AM, by KAKAY56

    ... Happy New Year 2015 to All... May your New Year be a continued journey or the beginning of a new journey, as we set our own time & destinations..... Remembering we all need each other and we are all in this together. Ha... Read more

  • What happened to the warm weather?

    12/30/2014 10:24:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Where did our warm weather go? It was nice and warm for a while and all of the sudden we're freezing. It got up to 15 degrees F today and tonight in the single digits. The furnace will be working overtime tonight. I got a Zumba DVD set with the 1 pound shakers today at Target. I'm going to star... Read more

  • Making progress

    12/30/2014 5:11:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    This week I have increased the weight on almost all the weight machines I use at the gym. In fact today I did 250 pounds for squats on the leg press machine! I think the limitation that had me at 220 for about a month was mostly mental.I am hovering right around 200 pounds with my weight, so I fig... Read more