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Dr. visit and knee review
Monday, June 28, 2010      8 comments

Finally was able to see the doctor about my knee that was injured 7 weeks ago. I do not require surgery - yipee! However he indicated that I have a ridge on my knee joint and continued pounding on the knee joints are not good. He has ruled ou... Read more
Vacation and the Real World
Sunday, June 27, 2010      3 comments

We had a great vacation to Maine last week. Unfortunately, we ate more because we ate out for all meals and there was not a computer available to enter my food. I did track my cardio - a lot of walking and climbing and I even walk/run 3.5 miles... Read more
Missing the cardio
Thursday, June 17, 2010      5 comments

I have been at a conference that tied my time up without breaks and a 20 minute lunch from 7 AM to 10 PM. I has driven me nuts not to complete my cardio and strength training. I am excited that tomorrow is Friday and I get to exercise and ... Read more
The week ahead
Sunday, June 13, 2010      6 comments

I am kind of bummed about this week. Last week I was on such a roll and really proud of all that I had done and was ready to move it to this week. Then I remembered... I am in a 3-day conference this week that is ridiculous and totally at... Read more
Day 4 - Walk/Run
Thursday, June 10, 2010      3 comments

I teach a sewing/quilting class one Thursday evening a month. Tonite was class. When i got home it was light enough, I thought I can get my walk/run in yet. So off I went. I was not able to get 3 miles in before dark, but I was able to get 2.... Read more
Walk/Run - Day 3
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      5 comments

Today I went to a cemetary to complete my run/walk. It is absolutely beautiful with very tall white birch trees with chirping birds and scammering squirrels. The heat was not too bad. I completed 2.5 miles in 40 minutes. The cardio began with... Read more
2nd day of walk/run for 2.5 miles
Monday, June 07, 2010      4 comments

I have set a goal to complete 2.5 miles of a walk/run in 50 minutes. Tonite I am more sore than last night - but I feel good. Now I am getting ready for 30 minutes of strength training. Today is also the first time I did not go over my ca... Read more
Sunday - a new week
Sunday, June 06, 2010      1 comments

I am determined to be very committed and focused on strength training and cardio. I have done well in the calorie intake, got my fruits and vegetables. I just need to be consistent with the fitness. It is hard when it is sooooo hot and humid.... Read more
Not myself
Saturday, June 05, 2010      2 comments

This week I went to the doctor for poison ivy and sumack on my forearms. I had helped my husband clean up our driveway the last two weekends (great workouts) and I wore long sleeves the first weekend and still got some poison ivy. The next week... Read more
Challenge update
Saturday, May 29, 2010      5 comments

I have been enjoying the challenge team. The challenges really help me to stay focused and motivated. I have a weak knee yet I have been walking vigorously for 40 minute the last 4 days. The walking seems to be strengthening my knee instead o... Read more
5% Summer Challenge - Determined Daisies
Sunday, May 23, 2010      4 comments

I really like this weeks goals to hold me accountable. No junk food, at least 8 glasses of water, cardio 30 minutes per day, and complete the spark nutition journal. I do well except for junk food and sometimes the cardio. I did not lose ... Read more
Frustration
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      3 comments

I desperately want to exercise hard and reduce my fat percentage. My knee is giving me problems. I have a doctor's appointment next Tuesday because it swells up when I over do it on my knee. It is just not fair when I am committed and my ... Read more
Fresh Start
Sunday, May 09, 2010      3 comments

I have joined a summer 5% challenge and very excited about it. The goal is to lose 5% of my weight in the next 8 weeks(10 pounds). My ultimate goal is to be down 15 pound by July 3. This team tracks weight and exercise minutes. I love th... Read more
Workout Today
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      2 comments

Today I was able to complete strengthening exercises for my upper body and abs. My knee is still a little sensitive and I do not want to over do it. My trainer agreed and we walked briskly one mile and then focused heavily on the upper body an... Read more
Compliments
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      2 comments

The last week has been kind of a downer since I cannot complete cardio workouts. Today was an uplifting day. I received several compliments today on my appearance and they noticed my weight loss. It felt great and it was also great to talk abo... Read more

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