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new ideas....
Sunday, April 08, 2012      0 comments

Taking this one week at a time, I have now lost 12 pounds. I have switched to wraps and sometimes use a large leaf of lettuce as my bread. I track everything I eat, even snacks. (Especially them, lol.) I exercise as much as possible d... Read more
almost a teen....
Sunday, April 01, 2012      1 comments

On April Fools day I'm on the lookout so I don't get surprised by a prank, but I was not prepared for my scale to get me today. I have lost 11 pounds this week ... Read more
catching up....
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday's entry was short, so now I'll fill in the highlights from the last year. We spent Jan through Mar of 2011 with our oldest son and his wife. Then in April, we went to see our two youngest sons, and their wives. We got to take... Read more
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      0 comments

Well, I'm back and trying again. I've a bad shoulder, and knee problems, so I have to go easy. I am now having problems with my achilles tendon, but my doctor says I can exercise s-l-o-w-l-y IF I quit when it starts to hurt. So far, so good. ... Read more
End of one month and new beginnings
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      2 comments

Well, bummer - I didn't make a single goal that I set for August, and in fact gained 3 pouinds. BUT...I am NOT down or depressed, and I will just start again tomorrow. September goals are: 1 - start a walking program 2 - 30... Read more
winning as I lose
Monday, August 09, 2010      0 comments

The grandbabies are gone and I didn't GAIN!!! (Whew!! ) emoticon Now it's time to get back into the exerci... Read more
bad, good, best...
Monday, July 26, 2010      2 comments

This has been a crazy week. We had several follow-up appointments after DH got out of the hospital. The bad: I got almost no cardio done, only the walking to and from with these appointments. Strength training was nonexistent this wee... Read more
a rough patch...
Friday, July 16, 2010      4 comments

Had family members in the hospital this week , so I wasn't home much at all. Hospital cafeteria food for a couple of meals, but I had fruit, salads and water. I wasn't able to get all my cardio in, but did do some walking in the hallways... Read more
Monday, July 12, 2010      0 comments

I know that Mondays have a bad rep, but not to me. In school I thought of them as a fresh start. A chance to redo that spelling test from the previous week or get a better grade on homework. I wasn't the "pet", or even a solid B student.... Read more
Resisting Temptation
Friday, July 09, 2010      0 comments

So far, my week is going great. I've stayed under my calorie limit, and I've had 8+ glasses of water everyday. I've done cardio every day except one. I know it's not visible yet (at least, no one has said anything), but I swear I'm feelin... Read more
IF only....
Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

If only it were this easy or this fast! I lost 11 pounds this week!! Yes, I know that this is more that 4 times the recommended loss rate, but I am not concerned. This is what I think happened: 1 - I finally stayed within my guidelines ... Read more
WOOHOO - I'm proud of me because...
Sunday, July 04, 2010      1 comments

It's a holiday weekend and so far, I have stayed under my calories for both yesterday and today. Not only that, I took my scale with me and weighed everything. I had LOTS of teasing from some of my family, but they listened and by tonight s... Read more
The changes I will make are...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      4 comments

I have determined that I am going to make it this time. I joined Sparkpeople the last week of March in 2008. I did fairly well for the first 8 months and was happy with my loss. I went from 250 to 233, yo-yoed a bit and finally made it to 230... Read more