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Writing Intentions Helps
Thursday, June 15, 2017      1 comments

It was so good that I wrote down my intention to go to the medical fitness center Tuesday evening because, even though I was really tired after teaching and my hip was more painful than it's ever been, I managed to get there. It was also good be... Read more
S-l-o-w-l-y but surely!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      4 comments

Some successes and not. I *did* go to the medical fitness center on Sunday, as intended. Even though the one-on-one orientation was nearly 2 hours long, the workout took only 50 minutes, so I could have gone on Saturday after all. The exe... Read more
At Least I'm Walking
Monday, June 12, 2017      4 comments

The good news is that I had a great nap Saturday. The bad news is that I overslept and it was too late for me to get to the fitness center if I wanted to finish before closing time. The good news is that I took a walk in the park (managed t... Read more
Blew It
Saturday, June 10, 2017      4 comments

Blew it last night (Thursday, June 8th). One reason I need to keep good sleeping hours is that being tired is my biggest trigger (out of many) for having sweets. Yesterday evening my high school student brought over her pay envelope (from May) a... Read more
Medical Fitness Center Orientation
Friday, June 09, 2017      3 comments

Wednesday evening was my second session at the medical fitness center. I have to say immediately that trainers I had both Monday and today are excellent; they really know which exercises are best for me and how to modify them for me with my knee... Read more
Monday, May 29, 2017      3 comments

Whew! I did it. Something I've been thinking about for a few months now. In the same hospital where I see my orthopedist and my dentist, there's a private physical training place called C-Link with equipment, trainers, and occasional classes (su... Read more
From 67 to 85!
Sunday, May 28, 2017      6 comments

I just looked at my main Spark page and saw that I had posted a scales that read 67 kilos (about 148 pounds). Today, about 10 years later, it's 85 kilos (or 187 pounds). Yikes! It's no wonder half the clothes in my closet don't fit. How ... Read more
Living with a New Knee, but ...
Thursday, June 25, 2015      4 comments

I thought I'd be walking miles by now. The knee replacement surgery I had in February was actually successful, and it this point I can walk without my knee hurting and even stand on one leg! However, another problem emerged, also connecte... Read more
Building My Toolkit #1: Turn Them Off!
Friday, July 05, 2013      5 comments

As I start this journey back to my normal size, I'm going to think about the tools that are going to be the most effective for me. Simple, doable tools. And little by little because I know how taking on too much at once can end. It would ... Read more
I'm giving up
Friday, July 05, 2013      7 comments

... being obese! I have had several situations up until now that should have been tipping points and am just fortunate that none of them landed me in a hospital. Photos are getting increasingly embarrassing (and I make sure to crop any that I ... Read more
2 cm Less of Me!
Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

The first of the month is measurement day at Curves, and I was actually looking forward to it because I can feel the difference since joining in March. Sure enough - 2 cm less around both the thigh and the upper arm! It really gave me an incen... Read more
My Jeans Fit
Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

The last time I tried on my size 16 jeans, I could barely fasten them, and sitting in them was a bit of a stretch [pun intended]. Today they slipped on surprisingly easily. I could even bend over in them to tie my shoes! Of course, I wish the... Read more
Sweating It Off
Saturday, May 26, 2012      2 comments

At first the perspiration starting running down the side of my face. Some trickled into my ear and started tickling it, but I couldn't reach up to wipe it off. Then other places - my forehead, chin, top of my chest - it was dribbling everywher... Read more
Apples and Oranges
Friday, May 25, 2012      1 comments

Last I was successful in having both an apple and an orange after the concert, although I also indulged in an ice cream bar. That's *one* ice cream bar, not several as I might have had in the past. Because I had eaten very little during th... Read more
The Cookie Monster Struck
Thursday, May 24, 2012      5 comments

After being so good Wednesday and having an orange after rehearsal, yesterday (Thursday) I had no time for writing a blog and didn't set a post-rehearsal goal for yesterday evening. MISTAKE! Before rehearsal (a strenuous two-and-a-half h... Read more

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