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Good Day Today!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      11 comments

Woke up still feeling pretty under the weather -- lots of congestion and super tired. Even got out of breath walking up and down my driveway to get the morning paper. But, still, not as bad as the last few days. Took my hubby to the dermato... Read more
Good News and Bad
Saturday, February 25, 2017      11 comments

First, the bad . . . I'm fairly certain I'm getting sick with some sort of upper respiratory crud. I had it over Christmas and it took 2 weeks to get rid of it. I keep telling myself I refuse to get sick and I won't get sick, but, so far, t... Read more
Cycling 2017 -- I'm Off!
Friday, February 24, 2017      8 comments

The weather here in PA has been exceptional this week and I've been able to ride my bike 3 times! I love, Love, LOVE riding my bike. It doesn't matt... Read more
Obesity & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      7 comments

Before I launch into my main topic, Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, I want to update my progress with the night time eating, calories, etc. Last night, I was still pretty hungry at night and ate more calories than I'd planned (but still wel... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      3 comments

Update of yesterday's blog . . . So, last night, I was sooooooo hungry it hurt. I did what I said I was going to do in yesterday's blog: I waited 10 minutes and I still wanted to eat. I tried to distract myself by taking a hot bat... Read more
Potential Trouble Ahead
Monday, February 20, 2017      8 comments

So far, so good. I’ve been eating within my calorie range every day (with only a couple of small slips), drinking copious amounts of water, and exercising faithfully at least 5 days a week for the past month or so. Yesterday, the weat... Read more
Want to Make Progress?
Friday, February 17, 2017      5 comments

Measure! “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t impro... Read more
Slow But Steady . . .
Thursday, February 16, 2017      8 comments

Progress. I know this even though, up to this point, getting healthy again has been, still is, and will be HARD. I know this even though I have been stiff and my muscles have ached every day. I know this even though there have bee... Read more
Where I've Been and Where I'm Going
Friday, February 03, 2017      7 comments

The past couple of years have been busy and excruciating for me, which I'll explain in a minute. Needless to say, in navigating my way through the storm, I didn't pay any attention to myself and gained every ounce I ever lost back and more and r... Read more
My Most Recent Detour
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      11 comments

I haven't been around SP much these past six months because I've been way too busy and stressed to even think about Sparking. It started in February when my 80-year-old mother had her 5th back surgery. Between her degenerative discs and her... Read more
Goodbye, January and Hello February
Sunday, February 01, 2015      7 comments

Goodbye, January. I’m actually very sorry to see you go because I didn’t do as well as I’d planned and I’d like more time to put things right. Here’s what happened (or didn’t happen): Progress on My Existing Goals 1. I want to have a ... Read more
True Confessions . . .
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      13 comments

Usually this space is full of optimistic tales of progress and success -- sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows, as the old song says. Tonight is different. Tonight is (dunt, dunt, duhhhhhhhhhh . . .): ... Read more
Making Progress
Sunday, January 11, 2015      11 comments

I had a great "Weigh Day", which made me very happy because I've worked VERY hard this week. That start to my day motivated me to stay on track today and get lots accomplished, including 2 workouts. The first one was unplanned. I was waiti... Read more
Lean and Mean: Kalantha's Notes
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      11 comments

Anybody ever heard of Billy Beck III? I hadn’t until yesterday. He’s apparently the epitome of personal trainers, owns a personal fitness center, based in Florida, and has a Masters Degree in exercise physiology. He’s been in fitness magazi... Read more
Review and Revise
Sunday, January 04, 2015      9 comments

The new year has begun and, before it's too far gone, I need to review my goals from December and decide upon what I'm aiming for in the month of January. Progress on my existing goals: 1. I want to have a healthy “BMI” (18.5 – 24.9). ... Read more

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