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Back online with new computer
Sunday, January 06, 2013      1 comments

On January 2, my computer finally bit the dust after four years of use. So today I took the plunge and got a new Windows 8 laptop. It's hard to get used to the Windows 8 Start screen but so far I'm very impressed with this computer. I'm glad ... Read more
Year-end reflections
Friday, December 28, 2012      1 comments

Well, I didn't achieve my weight goal, but I do weigh less than when I joined SparkPeople in February. I'm getting regular exercise. I think I need to start tracking all of my food again. I stopped doing that a few months ago. My cholesterol... Read more
Oct. 28 Update
Sunday, October 28, 2012      2 comments

I haven't blogged in a long time due to a number of personal and family issues. And, if I lose power due to Frankenstorm, it may be a while before I'm back on SparkPeople. I've been able to get a lot of exercise in the last two weeks - pri... Read more
Finally losing weight again
Saturday, August 11, 2012      3 comments

As of today I've lost a little over 15 pounds since joining SP in February. My BMI is now 30.4. I'm hoping to get that under 30 within the next two weeks. It would be great to be overweight, not obese.... Read more
Tendonitis improving
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      2 comments

I cut back on exercise the last two weeks and no treadmill walking or stepping. Lots of ice and Aleve and calf stretching per doctor's orders. This week I'm feeling much better. Was able to mow half of the lawn on Sunday. Did the elliptical ... Read more
Somewhat thwarted by Achilles problem
Saturday, June 09, 2012      0 comments

Upped my cardio starting last week. After mowing the lawn and doing 2.25 miles on the treadmill last Sunday, I noticed a lot of soreness around the left Achilles tendon. Rested on Monday and resumed working out on Tuesday. Not a good idea. T... Read more
This week's progress
Thursday, May 31, 2012      0 comments

I've done 195 minutes of cardio so far this week. A big improvement over recent weeks. Last night I went to bed at 9, woke up at midnight, and couldn't get back to sleep for anything. I desperately wanted to take a nap when I got home from wo... Read more
Trying to get back on track
Sunday, May 20, 2012      1 comments

After nearly four weeks of little exercise, I made it to the gym Thursday and today (Sunday). It didn't help that two cakes were brought into work last week and I really didn't need four pieces of cake over three days. They were good though! ... Read more
Vacation day
Friday, May 11, 2012      1 comments

.... from the day job. Tonight's my last day of evening work for a while. During the last three weeks, I managed to not gain weight (actually I lost a little), even though exercise sessions have been few and far between. Hope to make it to th... Read more
Catching up on cardio today
Sunday, May 06, 2012      1 comments

Finished second week of evening work, in addition to day job. Worked through lunch most days, as I have a project that must be completed soon. Evening job ends at 10:30. Was too tired to go to the gym afterward. So I haven't been to the gym ... Read more
Saturday 4/28
Saturday, April 28, 2012      0 comments

The evening work was harder than I thought it would be. Got somewhere between five and six hours of sleep each night. I'm exhausted, and my face shows it. I haven't done any exercise since Monday morning, but I do plan to do cardio and streng... Read more
Need to be strong the next few weeks
Sunday, April 22, 2012      1 comments

I'll be working at a seasonal evening job for the next few weeks, in addition to day job. Hope I can pack enough healthy food to get me through the day so I don't hit the vending machines or drive-thru. Will try to stop at the gym for a short ... Read more
Finally hit the 10 pound mark
Thursday, April 19, 2012      3 comments

The last few weeks have been a struggle, but today I weighed in at 177, 10 pounds gone since finding SparkPeople in February. I'm pleased with my progress, but I know to expect the bad days as well as the good ones. Now I need to think of a h... Read more
A good weekend
Monday, April 16, 2012      2 comments

Had two great workouts this weekend. Walked outside on Saturday. Gym on Sunday: elliptical and treadmill. Ate well too. Back to work!... Read more
Mixed results this week
Thursday, April 12, 2012      0 comments

I lost a pound at today's weigh-in. But I've been plagued by lower back, leg, and foot pain for the last few weeks. So I cut back on cardio this week. Last night I went shopping for new workout shoes. I have wide feet and had to try on seven... Read more

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