2008LYNN's Blogs

I want my Spark back!
Sunday, December 19, 2010      8 comments

This has not been the best year for me in the area of weight loss. I have not only gained 15 lbs but my blood pressure has gone up again and I may need to go back on meds. But there's hope! My new job has a great fitness center and personal... Read more
Where, oh where has my motivation gone?
Thursday, November 25, 2010      5 comments

I don't know what happened and I don't know how to fix it. I mean, I do actually KNOW, intellectually. If someone else had this problem I'd be able to provide a million tips, outline a strategy, offer encouragement... But I just can't get a grip... Read more
I can appreciate the fact that the treadmill in an ingenious contraption
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      6 comments

But boy do I hate it! I avoid it as much as I can in favor of outdoor walking. But I didn't get out early enough this morning and the temperature and sun are scorching, so my only alternative today was the dreaded treadmill. I varied the s... Read more
The ugly truth
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      2 comments

To be reposted on 8-6-2010. Intending that all of these numbers decrease due to my diligent efforts! Weight 214.5 Waist 38 Neck 14 Thigh 22.5 Breast 44.5 Hips - Lord have mercy, the hips 50 ... Read more
After a year and a half, it isn’t a plateau.
Sunday, July 04, 2010      12 comments

And I can stop bragging about the 60 lbs I’ve lost until I can add something to that. I appreciate how far I’ve come and I’m so grateful every day to have lost 60 lbs and for how that has changed my life. But I have to find a way to convince my ... Read more
My longest walk ever, 8.5 miles
Saturday, May 29, 2010      14 comments

And although I was plenty glad to get home, I wasn't half dead or wishing I were. I'm working my way up to a half marathon and I'm sure I can do it. I'm only going to do it once, but I'll do it. ... Read more
Detroit Riverwalk
Saturday, May 15, 2010      10 comments

This is a pic of our SparkDetroit Monthly Walk this morning. That's Lisa in the foreground, the people you can barely see ahead are with us and there are some behind us. What an awesome day! There were loads of fishing boats out on the water tha... Read more
My body has gone all weird and wanky, enough already!
Friday, May 14, 2010      8 comments

My body is playing some kind of trick on me. Everything at once is going hay wire. My back has been hurting for a week now. No reason that I can think of, it just hurts when I sit for a while. So the doc sends me to physical therapy today.... Read more
A very short wallow in misery
Saturday, May 08, 2010      10 comments

I feel pretty crappy today. My back, stomach and head hurt. I think it's my imagination but I may be a little feverish too. I haven't exercised in 2 days and turned into some kind of eating machine, I just ate and ate and ate and gained a... Read more
Try as I might, there's just no way around the nutrition tracker
Sunday, May 02, 2010      11 comments

And I've tried for going on 3 years, but if I don't use it, I don't lose weight. Because even people who don't have a delusional fat mind tend to under estimate what they eat and mentally fudge on some details. You don't get to pretend somethin... Read more
Things are different in the 21st century
Friday, April 30, 2010      4 comments

So the 17 year old couldn't find his wallet this morning and missed the bus. Grandma has declared that she will not be taking anyone to school if they miss the bus even if they have to walk to school. These kids know nothing about walking to sch... Read more
The best $20 I ever spent and I couldn't save her.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      6 comments

The transplant failed and I'll have to put my pedometer down. She's been an awesome motivator and I sure hate to lose her. I had a nice ambitious 7 mile walk all mapped out for this morning when the phone rang. "Grandma can you take us to s... Read more
Surely they jest!
Friday, April 09, 2010      7 comments

I'm shocked. In this day and age I thought... Well I guess I thought advertisers and fashion mags etc had become enlightened. I don't look at fashion magazines usually. I like to look at stylish clothes but it isn't important to me and I d... Read more
Week 1 - Extreme Diva Makeover Challenge - Why I want a makeover:
Monday, April 05, 2010      9 comments

1. I want to be an example. I see women my age who move as if they're "old". A coworker commented on the spring in my step the other day, she was ambling along as if her legs could hardly hold her up. One day she's going to ask me how I do it... Read more
Lost a pound last week- Starting Extreme Diva Makeover Challenge
Saturday, April 03, 2010      4 comments

Woo Hoo! The weekly meeting with fellow Sparkers is a huge incentive. I really like eating the same things daily. A few tweaks here and there, but mostly the same meals and snacks daily. And I'm finally able to use the scale as a guide t... Read more

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