I've been fairly pleased with my progress so far, but an honest look in the mirror says that my butt is huge. Sooo, I need to get on the treadmill much more often (as much as I love swimming for my cardio), and work my glutes. I want to contin... Read more
My Spark Buddy .... My Friend
Some of you know my Spark Buddy - TamSparklesToo (Tammey). She is sweet, she is tender, she is honest and she is desperately in need of a 12 step club for obsessive/compulsive disorder. I do not mean any disrespect for any of you who might hav... Read more
How Easy It Is....
.....to fall into lazy ways. During the Summer I was taking my grandkids swimming every Saturday - 2 1/2 hours of playing hard with three kids will really burn calories. My Spark Buddy and I were going to the gym three times a week and getting... Read more
Fall BL Challenge Plan of Action
Life has a way of getting in the way, doesn’t it? It sure did during the Summer Challenge. But the stuff that’s getting in the way is my life, isn’t it? Anyway, this is the plan I am going to do my best to follow for the Fall Challenge:
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My Friend, Turtlemoose
I have a Spark Friend named Turtlemoose (Kim). We also happen to work together in Spokane County Superior Court. Many of you know her, however, as a Jade Dragon!!!! I want to tell everyone, especially my fellow Dragons, just how fabulous Kim ... Read more
Positive Change as a Result of the Summer BL Challenge
I think the biggest positive change to my fitness journey this summer has been the addition of serious strength training. AND I actually had an inside giggle when I thought that someone may actually see some muscle definition on me, a 56 year o... Read more
Week 8 – Summer Biggest Loser Challenge
I looked back at my Week 1 blog and below are the goals I set for myself:
~Cardio – I wanted to increase my cardio workouts to equal about 195 minutes a week. I’ve come pretty close.
~Strength – I wanted to do strength training thr... Read more
Virtual Picnics and the ilk
My family ditched me. Yep - abandoned. What was going to be a family filled 4th turned into a Mom and Daughter gig. But if my daughter had stayed in town instead of going to Wenatchee (taking my son-in-law and grandchildren with her) and if m... Read more
Walking, Hoeing and Digging
Week 4’s BL challenge is to hike for at least 60 minutes. Very neat challenge! I could hardly wait until Saturday so I could take my hike – something I used to love as a young woman.
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When I was still built small and slender, I had tiny little boobs – they went with my body. It was a dancer’s body and I was proud of it. As I gained weight through my 40’s and 50’s my body was anything but a dancer’s body – it became kind of ... Read more
So What Exactly is One Serving of Fruits or Veggies?
Our Summer Biggest Loser team - the Jade Dragons - has a team challenge of eating four fruits / veggies each day this week. A question arose regarding what comprises a serving, i.e., does 100% fruit juice equal a serving. Well the following in... Read more
There are several movies that I enjoy seeing again and again - one of them is "What About Bob". Anyone who has seen it before, I'm sure can hear Bob saying, "Baby step out the door, baby step to the elevator, baby step into the elevator - AAAAA... Read more
Day 1 of a Ten Week Journey
Here I go. I want so much to be a success, but to be truthful, I'm afraid that I'll fail. I work out, I do my cardio, I watch my fat, my calories, my carbs, but the weight seems to be comfortable staying right where it is. I am so hoping that... Read more
A Doctor's Appointment to Remember!
I don't know about you, but I can't recall ever looking forward to a doctor's appointment before, unless you happen to be a certain Team Jade member who just happens to have a hottie doctor. Anyway, I had an appointment with my new internist a ... Read more
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Day 4 of Boot Camp
Oh my gosh! Rehearsal for the Beethoven last night was unbelievable. At the end of the 3 hour rehearsal, everyone was wrung out - the director was drenched in perspiration, the musicians had nothing left to give. So it was this limp rag that ... Read more