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45 Minutes on Treadmill
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      7 comments

It might not sound like much, but 45 minutes on the treadmill is a thrill for me:-) I used to do it all the time, but I couldn't for the past few years because it hurt my hip. I started again on the treadmill lately because of the weather.... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 40 Pounds!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      110 comments

Today I hit 40 pounds gone - forever! It was soooo exciting, but also feel like it was such a long time between 35 and 40:-) I do NOT want it to be so long before 50 - lol! Actually, it's 41.2, but who's counting:-) It's taken a year (ok... Read more
2 miles again - finally!
Sunday, December 19, 2010      5 comments

I FINALLY walked 2 miles again today! Earlier this year, it was nothing to walk two miles. Okay, I had to build up to it - I started out barely able to do 1/8 mile. My back and hip simply hurt too badly to go further. But slowly, day by ... Read more
Thursday, December 16, 2010      5 comments

Today was really cold. DH and I got up early (about 2:15 a.m.) to check the weather and roads, as he needed to get ready to go to work. Well, he didn't get to go - we had ice. As it got later in the morning, it got a bit warmer (slightl... Read more
Thoughts on 1st Day 5% Challenge
Saturday, December 04, 2010      6 comments

Today is the first day of the Winter 5% Challenge. I've decided to stick to my plan, not try to "max" out each day - doing that will only make me overdo it then give up, and I WILL NOT do that again! I've decided that when I get a job, I'l... Read more
5% Challenge: Assignment #3
Thursday, December 02, 2010      3 comments

I have signed up for a winter 5% challenge. It starts this Saturday and the goal is to lose 5% of your weight in 8 weeks. For me, that will be about 12 pounds. There have been a few pre-assignments. The third one is to list the reasons y... Read more
Time to Get Back
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      2 comments

I've been struggling. There - I said it. Even as I write it, I'm close to tears. I don't know why I'm struggling - I just am. It's even been hard for me to turn on the computer, much less log into anything. Even my beloved SP to check ... Read more
Saturday, October 30, 2010      4 comments

So, I'm now down 35 pounds - that's 25% of the weight that I want to lose until I reach my goal weight. Woo hoo! One step at a time, right? Just 3.6 more pounds until I'm 100 pounds from goal - so 3.8 until I have less than 100 to go! (My... Read more
Huge Weight Loss and Cataract Falls
Friday, October 29, 2010      2 comments

I have to laugh - the last blog I wrote I entitled "Back on Track" but I certainly haven't been since I wrote it! I've been cogitatin' on a lot of things going on in my life lately, and when I cogitate, I tend to withdraw (hence, not log into S... Read more
Back on Track
Monday, October 18, 2010      2 comments

I'm so tired of whatever it is that seems to make me sick! But I'm better this week - woo hoo! Focus on going forward! I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to walk well today - I didn't walk any last week. But I did great! I just wal... Read more
Honor Air
Thursday, October 07, 2010      3 comments

My father-in-law is 84 and was 18 in 1944. As such, he fought in the Pacific in WW2. He doesn't talk about it much, but he does enjoy watching old war movies:-) He passed that love along to his son, my DH, so I get to watch them, too:-) ... Read more
My Personal Weight-Loss Revelation
Sunday, October 03, 2010      7 comments

I've done so much better at losing weight the past month, and I've had to honestly sit back and ask myself why that is - what's the difference? And I must be brutally honest with myself: eating. Yes, working out - exercise - is very import... Read more
Friday, October 01, 2010      1 comments

Okay, so I just blogged about my first hike in a long time. And it caused to realize this: I need to have "hike" in my SP name! I like "happy" in it, too, though. So, "happyhiker" was already taken. So, I've gone with "HikesHappy"! ... Read more
Hike of Fighting Creek Nature Trail
Friday, October 01, 2010      3 comments

DH and I intended to hike at Jacob's Creek Trail today (we got some info that it's relatively flat), but the access road is closed - and it's a mile away from where it was closed to the start of the trail:( So we went to the Sugarlands Welc... Read more
I WILL be a 900 Miler!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      4 comments

I just stumbled across the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club on the internet (www.smhclub.org), and they have a Great Smoky Mountains 900 Miler Club. It's for those (few!) people who hike all the "official" maintained trails in the Great Smoky Mounta... Read more

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