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Communication Skills
Thursday, April 06, 2017      3 comments

A cheerful hello to all you Sparkpeople. I am not naturally good at communicating and want to improve my communication skills. When you need to know something, the fun way to learn is to visit YouTube University, which is just what I did. He... Read more
Losing abdominal fat
Sunday, March 19, 2017      4 comments

I was disappointed today when I stepped on the scale to find that my weight was 147.2 pounds, exactly the same as a week ago! But I took the time to measure my waist and discovered that I have lost another inch in the last two weeks. I feel mu... Read more
Weight loss is working
Sunday, February 19, 2017      7 comments

This morning I weighed myself with my digital scale. It was a very enjoyable experience. I weigh myself once a week on Sunday mornings. I found that I weigh 2.0 pounds less than last Sunday. This is a tremendous weight loss, and I am very pl... Read more
Impatient with success
Sunday, February 12, 2017      6 comments

It is my first week returning to Sparkpeople after 4 years away. I am using the nutrition tracker every day. When I weighed myself this morning, I found that I have lost 2.4 pounds in my first week! Why am I not happy about this success? ... Read more
Returning to Sparkpeople
Saturday, February 11, 2017      6 comments

I am returning to Sparkpeople after being away for 4 years. The time sure seems to have gone by quickly. I have been struggling with intermittent weight gain during this time. I have not gained a huge amount, but it is a constant struggle to ... Read more
First time at Overeaters Anonymous
Monday, August 19, 2013      3 comments

I attended my first meeting of Overeaters Anonymous on Saturday. They are a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous with a holistic and spiritual approach to preventing compulsive overeating. They have their own literature, which helps OAs ... Read more
Working out at Planet Fitness
Saturday, August 17, 2013      3 comments

Working out at the Planet Fitness gym is wonderful! I have learned how to use most of the Strength Training machines and have fallen in love with the recumbent bike! ... Read more
Goal achieved for recumbent bike
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      0 comments

Hi SparkPeople! I am continuing to exercise at Planet Fitness three times a week. It is fun! This morning I achieved my goal of doing the recumbent bike for 20 minutes. Now I need to get the intensity up to increase my heart rate into the zo... Read more
Using the Recumbent Bike
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      3 comments

Hello to all my SparkFriends! I have joined a gym and am learning to use the exercise machines. I love the recumbent bike, which I am learning how to use. It is actually easy to use. You just press the quick start and begin pedaling. Then y... Read more
Joining a gym
Sunday, August 04, 2013      4 comments

I have joined Planet Fitness, which is a discount gym. It costs only $10 a month. I tried exercising on my own, and even have a complete set of dumbbells, but it is too boring! It is more motivating and enjoyable to exercise at a gym. The ex... Read more
Tracking Food with Kitchen Scale
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      2 comments

Hi SparkPeople! I am tracking my food today to lose 20 pounds! I will track every morsel that passes into my mouth! I have a fantastic kitchen scale that weighs accurately to the nearest 1 gram. It is such a joy to use this kitchen scale! I... Read more
Facebook makes you eat more
Friday, November 09, 2012      1 comments

I found an interesting article that says using social networking sites like Facebook decreases self-control, making you eat more and spend more money. Here is the link:
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Hiking at Morningside Park
Sunday, October 21, 2012      8 comments

This morning I had a wonderful hike at Morningside Park. It was a beautiful fall day. The weather was clear and sunny. I saw several types of fall wildflowers and took some photos to share with my SparkFriends. Here a a few of the photos I t... Read more
Harmful effects of caffeine
Friday, October 19, 2012      6 comments

Six weeks ago I gave up using caffeine. I feel healthier and more energetic, also calmer and less stressed. Here is a link to a site that explains the harmful effects of caffeine use:
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Giving up
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      10 comments

This blog is about what you are willing to give up to have a healthy weight and maintain it. Although I have not lost 100 pounds like some of you, I lost 30 pounds, which is a lot, and I am at my goal weight of 140 pounds. Along the way, I gav... Read more

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