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Thursday, April 21, 2011      1 comments

It feels like progress is being made - Hallelujah! Am now into a routine and feeling more comfortable with both figuring out what to eat and, surprisingly, sticking to my daily workouts. Have decided to treat myself next month (for my birth... Read more
Hollow Victories, hmmm...
Monday, April 18, 2011      3 comments

O.k., so I'm down 10 lbs from when I started SP on March 22nd, nearly a month ago. And, that was my goal for the first month - 10 lbs. Why am I not excited? Because I've gained and lost 100s of pounds over my life time, so this is nothing n... Read more
Saturday, April 16, 2011      2 comments

I'm so extremely blessed to have the love & support of my fiance (BabyBear369) along this journey of creating a "healthier lifestyle." Despite his preference for my body ... Read more
How the heck did THIS happen?!
Friday, April 15, 2011      1 comments

Somewhere along this 3 week journey with SP, while I've been exercising nearly every day, I've discovered that I feel better and have decided to increase the amount of exercise that I am doing - WHAT?! Wait a minute, who am I? I'm a confir... Read more
X-Country Trip...
Thursday, April 14, 2011      0 comments

One of my goals is to fly across the U.S. to visit my son & his wife in October. Today's cardio/strength "Chair Workout" made me feel like I am one step closer, by making ... Read more
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      2 comments

As I never use any added salt, I'm kind of wondering if the recent increase in salt (thanks to a box of seasoned crackers & lemon/pepper, which also has sea salt in it, that have made their way into the house) are creating water retention & perh... Read more
Cholesterol Check
Monday, April 11, 2011      0 comments

I got some good news from the doctor today: Cholesterol = 173 (this has always been good) 200 is normal Tryclicerides = 118 (under 150 is good) HDL = 40 (too low, should be 60+) LDL = 109 (100-120 is o.k.) Does anyone have suggestio... Read more
Monday, April 11, 2011      0 comments

I was up REALLY early this morning to catch a bus on my way to the lab for fasting bloodwork. Now I'm exhausted. Guess I'll try to catch a little nap & then exercise when I wake up. Gotta say, I did a FABULOUS job of taking a healthy breakf... Read more
Ta DA! The scale has finally moved!!!
Sunday, April 10, 2011      4 comments

Couldn't be more delighted to report that I am FINALLY down another pound - YIPPEE! emoticon Last week was q... Read more
New Goal
Saturday, April 09, 2011      3 comments

Instead of looking so far down the road to my ultimate goal, I've decided to make a midway goal of the first 50 lbs by October 1st. My idea being to be able to more comfortably sit in an airline seat (& not have to pay for an extra seat due to m... Read more
Scans, etc...
Friday, April 08, 2011      2 comments

Oh JOY! Am off to have scans (throat & mammogram) & bloodwork (cholesterol/thyroid medication levels/cancer marker). Planning to stay on track w/ my calorie intake today. Was over by 140-215 of my range yesterday - UGH! ONWARD... ... Read more
Farmer's Market
Thursday, April 07, 2011      2 comments

Am supposed to be heading down to the Farmer's Market this evening to set up a table for my nonprofit for National Volunteer Week. Its been raining all day, although now the sun is out. Just waiting to see if the organizers x-cel due to rain in ... Read more
One small step...
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      2 comments

Ta DA! I completed the American Heart Associations 1/2 mile Start Walk @ noon today - YIPPEE!!! And, then I also walked home - probably another 3/4 mile. ... Read more
Status Quo
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      0 comments

Even though my weight is static despite my best efforts right now, uncharacteristically, instead of throwing in the towel & binging, I'm reminding myself of how much better I feel, when I'm eating in a healthy way & exercising. So, after my... Read more
Ta DA!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      0 comments

Just finished my Cardio/Strength workout for today. Now I'm heading to Trader Joe's to buy groceries for the next 10 days. I LOVE the SP grocery lists - how convenient!Tomorrow I'm participating in the Heart Walk 1/2 mile event. Onward...... Read more

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