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Quote for My Day
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      4 comments

Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat. ~Cicero I find great encouragement with this quote. I think that I usually am living to eat instead of eat to live. Many days I am thinking about what to eat, what tastes good, what will give me... Read more
The First Day of 2018
Monday, January 01, 2018      1 comments

I always love the New Year. This first day always feels new to me. A time to start over - do better. I am really hoping that this year will be a good year for setting and meeting my goals. So for this is what is on my calendar. 1. P... Read more
It Has Been Awhile
Sunday, December 31, 2017      3 comments

Tomorrow is the first day of 2018. I have been reflecting on the past couple of years and I have not been paying attention to my health and eating habits. So this is a confession of what went wrong. Needless to say after having a hysterectomy ... Read more
First Day at the Gym
Monday, August 15, 2011      2 comments

Over the weekend my dear husband purchased a family membership at the local LA Fitness. Today after work DH went with me to the gym to look it over and become acquainted. The membership is in DH's name so I can only go as his guest. I am not s... Read more
May 21, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011      1 comments

Today in The Woodlands is the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas Triathlon. This is a 2/4 swim in the lake, 112 mile bike course, and then a 26.2 mile run. I am thinking "Wow" for all those participants and hoping that the race goes well for every... Read more
Thoughts I had Today While Exercising
Friday, May 20, 2011      0 comments

Today I lifted weights and did hills on the treadmill. As I was doing this, my eyes would continually look to see how many calories I was burning. I was wondering if by I would burn as many calories walking hills as when I do a slow jog. I ha... Read more
First 10K Virtual Race
Friday, April 15, 2011      1 comments

This morning I completed my first 10k virtual race in 84 minutes. That is about a 14 minute mile. Wanted to have a faster time but overall very pleased that I finished the 10K. I actually thought about not even doing it until I remember that I... Read more
Time to Recommit
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      0 comments

Today I am getting back on track. I had a 5 day period where I was being very good about keeping track of exercise and food intake. Five days is very good for me. Then the weekend happened and we went out to eat on Saturday and Sunday. I bak... Read more
Splenda or Sugar
Friday, March 04, 2011      6 comments

A friend of mine recommended that I start reading Oxygen Magazine. I sent my husband to the bookstore to pick me up a copy of the February issue. The magazine has a lot on body building - lifting weights and clean eating. I am not sure what ... Read more
Time to Recommit
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      0 comments

It is the start of a new month and it is time to re-evaluate my goals which are going nowhere fast. Mainly because I am not using Spark People the way I should. I am not being accountable to myself by writing down my food intake or my fitness.... Read more
The End of 2010 and the Muffin Top
Friday, December 31, 2010      1 comments

I did not meet my goals this year. Whine, whine, whine!!! emoticon What do I expect when I am not consistent i... Read more
Halloween Candy too Great a Temptation
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      3 comments

I thought I was strong and could resist the temptation of having the Halloween candy in the house. Last week during my grocery shopping I happened to go down the candy aisle. Candy was not on my grocery list but as I was walking down the aisl... Read more
Walk off every Bulge Challenge Wrap up
Sunday, October 17, 2010      0 comments

Well, October 15 was the last day for my walk off every bulge challenge. I did not lose 10 pounds. Good news. I lost 5. Yea me. Here are some things I learned - 1. Keeping the food journal is a must. I had problems in this area. It... Read more
Walk off every Bulge - Day 25
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      1 comments

Well, I am still having problems with staying within the calorie range on my plan. I have had some weight loss - 4 pounds. I have 6 pounds to go. I did have some weak moments today. My husband usually cooks supper for me. Today he ha... Read more
Day 34 - Walk off Every Bulge
Sunday, September 12, 2010      0 comments

This past week was brutal with regards to staying in my calorie range. These were the obstacles that were put before me. 1. Birthday party for fellow employee. We went out to eat at this new Mexican food restaurant. Then we had homem... Read more

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