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Tuesday, August 23, 2011      3 comments

On Tuesday August 16th we were driving north on Interstate 5 with a clear blue sky making it perfect weather. The car CD was playing Battle Hymn of the Republic and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Chorus was coming to the last Glory, Glo... Read more
Oh My, These Snow Drifts ARE Deep!
Saturday, June 04, 2011      2 comments

All I planned to do today was walk around the neighborhood on paved streets, but when I came to Snowflake Trailhead I decided to check it out. I took the Sawmill route as it loo... Read more
Hiking in the McDowell Mountain Preserve
Friday, April 08, 2011      2 comments

I showed up and I did it. It was 75 degrees at 1:30 PM and there was a breeze, but it didn't take long before I was too hot with the breeze being intermittent. When I got to the cut-off for the Old Jeep Trail I went for it although the incline... Read more
Are 10 minute sessions of exercise beneficial?
Thursday, September 16, 2010      3 comments

So, in my mind I'm consistently doing cardio four times a week and strength training 3 times a week. However, I have to come out of my state of denial when I look at my exercise tracking over time. The charts tell me I'm doing cardio 2-3 time... Read more
I Was Handcuffed in a House of Fat and Sugar and Force Fed!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      4 comments

So, I'm back from a trip to Chicago to see friends and family. My first week-end was with my dear friend of forty years. We both have had our battles with weight and she knows I've done well on Spark People. She also is a wonderful hostess an... Read more
My Employer Received the Top Honor As a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Friday, June 18, 2010      2 comments

I am proud and very lucky to work where my employer takes the health of its employees seriously. My company has been honored by the National Business Group on Health as one of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles for the sixth consecutive ... Read more
Measuring Success
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      1 comments

I didn't exercise for 15 days thanks to coming down with, having and recovering from bronchitis. I walked outside for 50 minutes yesterday at a 10-15% grade and today I had 20 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes doing circuit training. Wh... Read more
The Giant Pizza
Thursday, May 20, 2010      3 comments

Okay, I've been craving pizza for several nights now. Rather than go out where it's hard to guesstimate the number of calories, I usually have store bought, bake at home pizza where I can add more vegetables and have a better idea about what I... Read more
I DID IT! And Surprised Myself!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      5 comments

I've been working out regularly since November 2009 and I've seen my fitness and strength levels improve. At one point I couldn't last on the ellipitical for more than five minutes even at the lowest level. Now I work out at level five and can... Read more
Saturday, January 30, 2010      6 comments

It's so easy to fall by the wayside and not remember my priorities. My retirement date will be here before I know it and I don't want to look back at 2010 and wish I had paid more attention to my number one goal...I want to be comfortable with ... Read more
My Exercise Program
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      0 comments

I'm happy tonight with my consistency in exercising. Goal setting has gotten me to four times a week. I'm still new with strength training but I'm trying three times a week with one of those times being with Jacob, my personal trainer. My lef... Read more
Sunday, January 10, 2010      0 comments

The following is a comment I left after reading Coach Jen's Blog titled: 'Improve Your Diet by Getting More Sleep'. I have known the information in the blog to be true for a long time. I do not have any difficulty falling asleep, sleepi... Read more
Thursday, January 07, 2010      0 comments

So, when I talk with Christine she asks about prioritizing my activities. I tell her "I don't have to prioritize because I can do it all." Well, of course even though I rationally know that's not a true statement, I realize that is how I gener... Read more
The Last Time
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      0 comments

For all of us there will be a time when we do something or see someone for the very last time. I've been thinking about Daddy and remembering how he knew he didn't have much time left. As painful as it was for Andy and I, we drove him to all ... Read more
Progress Or Not?
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      3 comments

This is about my day on Sunday 1-3-10. Sunday AM breakfasts are good for both Andy and I to catch up with each other and even though I would have preferred to sleep, I got up and we went to Village Inn. The Positives: 1. I checked the Int... Read more

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