2008LYNN's Blogs

OMG! I can actually do an honest to God real squat
Saturday, April 05, 2008      1 comments

I'd abandoned squats because of pain in my knee but also because I thought I'd have to lose a whole lot more weight in order to do a PROPER squat. The slight dip I could do last time I tried qualified as effort but not a true squat. But I've s... Read more
FINALLY busted that darned plateau
Wednesday, April 02, 2008      8 comments

Two whole months - I never want that to happen again. Getting serious about strength training, increasing my weights and exhausting my muscles helped a lot. Also short bursts of cardio during the day and intervals on my walks.... Read more
Friday, March 28, 2008      2 comments

April 1. Find a new doctor 2. Daily metabolism boost - 2 minutes, 3 times a day. Jump rope, jumping jacks, something... 3. Walk 40 minutes on cardio days 4. Walk 20 minutes on strength training days 5. Continue current strength traini... Read more
Spring Cleaning
Thursday, March 27, 2008      1 comments

Organization is needed. Not my strong suit, but I can do anything. I accomplish more when I work from lists, so tomorrow is list writing day for April spring cleaning. With present and future goals in mind, I need to eliminate clutter and c... Read more
R&R day
Monday, March 24, 2008      2 comments

Very glad today is my rest day - I am more sore today than I was yesterday. I won't let that keep me from my workout tomorrow. I've started a list of things I want to do next year for my 60th birthday. Fortunately money is my biggest prob... Read more
A tad sore today
Sunday, March 23, 2008      3 comments

So I guess I did ok with the weights. I'm going to take some Tylenol and go to bed now, having soaked already in Epsom's Salts to help relieve some of the soreness. So glad tomorrow is my rest day, though I can't wait to get back to the gym and ... Read more
First real weight training day
Saturday, March 22, 2008      0 comments

Serious weight training today. I think I really did a proper workout for the first time - I exhausted every muscle and didn't quit as soon as it got hard. I wasn't expecting to feel sick afterwards and be so hungry. I love the internet and SP be... Read more
Body for Life, day 2
Thursday, March 20, 2008      4 comments

At 5am I was making a mental list of excuses to avoid the gym but I finally got up and got out. Today's plan was upper body work with dumb bells. Practice makes improvement so my mediocre performance today will get better as I continue to work o... Read more
Body for Life, day 1
Wednesday, March 19, 2008      4 comments

I was going to make this a private entry because of my fear that I won't complete this program. I'm absolutely famous for starting and not finishing. And starting with a bang; I prepare beautifully, get all my ducks lined up and ... next thing y... Read more
Couch potato no more
Saturday, March 15, 2008      6 comments

It occured to me today, while responding to a post, that I can no longer be described as a couch potato. Even though I don't spend hours at the gym, and frequently fall short of my exercise goals, I don't just lay around anymore. I move around a... Read more
Doing girly stuff again
Saturday, March 08, 2008      4 comments

I guess as a consequence of being self conscious and having minimized self esteem for many years, I'd stopped decorating myself. No makeup, nail polish, etc. I must be feeling better about my appearance because I actually polished my toe nails t... Read more
Nothing dramatic, but the evidence is there
Saturday, March 01, 2008      5 comments

I took some comparison photos today. I don't post the bathing suit pics on the site but I was very happy to be able to see a noticeable difference. In clothes, I don't see much of a change in the photos. But when I pass a mirror, I still do a d... Read more
Not a good month
Friday, February 29, 2008      7 comments

February didn't turn out so well for my weight loss goals. I've only lost 1.5 lbs for the whole month. I haven't been very vigilant with my cardio since the snow and ice started and prevents me from walking outside. I don't think my diet has bee... Read more
Not a blog so much as a declaration for the Universe
Sunday, February 24, 2008      8 comments

This is only indirectly related to weight loss but - I want a new job. I want a job where I get to move around and not sit on my sizable derriere all day. It would also be nice to actually enjoy my work, I've had that and want it again. Despite ... Read more
Tuesday, February 19, 2008      5 comments

I know there are many people in other areas of the country that have suffered devastating weather conditions recently and I ask their forgiveness for complaining about a few weeks of snow and ice, but it has put a serious halt to my walking. I w... Read more

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