FIFTYFUN315's Blogs

It won't win!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      6 comments

So, giggling with my daughter Saturday ended in a frustrating way as I sprained my knee. We had a blast dancing in the living room just before that though, so I refuse to regret it. I do regret not being able to do our trip to see fall col... Read more
Choosing Laziness - but just for today
Saturday, September 29, 2012      6 comments

My daughter is with me this weekend and she will turn 13 next month. We had planned to take a hike on the river trail this morning but neither of us felt like it so we made a conscious choice to skip it. We are going up to the Mesa to hi... Read more
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      6 comments

As part of the 5% weight loss challenge, we have been "challenged" to look at our past failures and develop strategies to overcome them. Here are my top 4: 1. My biggest reason for failure is all or nothing thinking - when I fall off th... Read more
Falling Forward
Saturday, September 15, 2012      5 comments

It was hard to get back into Sparks after Rock Jam at the end of August and then a trip to see a friend at the beginning of September - so much catching up to do with regular chores! But the trip involved a couple nice hikes (one was over 5... Read more
Rock Jam
Friday, August 24, 2012      7 comments

Two days at an outdoor concert More opportunities for movement and fewer opportunities for healthy eating I am fat and fifty but I plan to dance and dance and dance as if no one is watching. Fortunately the friend I am going with sup... Read more
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      7 comments

The little things really do add up. I have been feeling like my little 5-15 min exercise sessions each day aren't really significant. But this morning my arms are a little sore! So it looks like it really is paying off! Can't wait for the sc... Read more
Great article
Sunday, August 19, 2012      3 comments
rticles.asp?id=84 Today's Spark Coach had this link for me today and it was perfect. I just need to remember that 2 steps forward still puts me ahead of where I was even w... Read more
What's Up With That?
Saturday, August 18, 2012      5 comments

I have been completing my Spark Coach Goals every day I have been tracking my food and even staying within my calorie goals I have been exercising daily - above the goal I set for myself, and even maintained a 6 day morning exercise st... Read more
Time Wasters
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      8 comments

Yep - I am guilty too. I claim "I don't have enough time" to exercise, or clean house, or take a relaxing bath, or read a book. But if I am honest with myself, I can easily make the time - IF I make ME a priority. Yesterday was a good day... Read more
Holding steady
Sunday, August 12, 2012      6 comments

Well, I didn't make any progress with goals this week, but I didn't stop or give up so I am happy. Work was horrid - over 60 hours and very stressful as a new admission to our facility was struggling and she and her direct care staff needed the... Read more
Monday, August 06, 2012      3 comments

I did what I am sure most of us do - I let having fun with my daughter and work stress lead my better judgement and ended up taking a break - and then used that as a reason to let that break keep going for a few extra days. *sigh* I went t... Read more
For Week Three........
Monday, July 30, 2012      3 comments

The scale was kind to me - lost 3 pounds. Since going slowly seems to be working, I will keep going slowly. For this week, I will add doing 10 min of exercise 5 days, and staying within my calorie range. So: Drink water Exercis... Read more
Week One is Done
Sunday, July 22, 2012      4 comments

Based on experience - I set my week one goals REALLY simple! Drink 8 glasses of water Track my food I did well and I am pleased. In fact, I think I re-established the water habit I had a couple years ago - I get more without really ... Read more