One pound at a time
I lost a pound this past week. The glory of that is that it reverses the trend I've had lately. Yay! For me, it's all about exercise. I still haven't forced myself out to walk lately, but Curves and Leslie Sansone are my friends.... Read more
Audio Book recommendation
I love to read and sew at the same time. I do this, of course, with Audio books. This last one calls for a recommendation to all Spark People; it actually may have come from someone else here recommending it to me.
The End of Overeating: Ta... Read more
Cleaning the pantry
After reading something about the nature of processed foods to assist us in GAINING weight, I decided to check our own pantry. Bear in mind, I don't cook that much since our kids left home. When I cook completely healthily all the time, my husba... Read more
My biggest struggle right now. I seem to have this rebellious nature that does NOT like routine!
I'll do a "good thing" consistently for several days, then consciously decide I don't want to do that on THIS day. Causes me all kinds of grief... Read more
This shames me to confess this. Yesterday, at a restaurant, a very overweight person finished eating and left the restaurant. I silently congratulated myself on the fact that I am thinner. My next thought literally was that she could be a fellow... Read more
Look at the casual eating we've done in the past....
Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt 1,260
The Cheesecake Factory Farmhouse Cheeseburger 1,530 (1,900 with fries)
IHOP Bacon ’N Beef Cheeseburger 1,250 (plus 620 for onion rings)
Cold Stone Creamery PB&C Shake 2,010
Applebee’s Provolon... Read more
New Heights I'm gaining every day....
That's a line in a church hymn, and it just popped into my head when I thought about my new high calorie burn in Curves workout today. I think the gain came from Spark People's 28-day Boot camp Challenge I just participated in. My body is strong... Read more
and it helps me lose weight. The main factor is staying on my feet more instead of sitting here at the computer, though when my husband and I are working, that's necessary. Our latest job was officially ended Sunday, when we e-mailed the invoice... Read more
after being gone about 12 days. I came home with a cold and feeling tired, but am anxious to get back on the exercise track. Walked when I could, took the stairs up and down six hotel flights, ate what I wanted. No weight gain, which is great!
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Not a good time...
To write a blog. I have a new meeting place to find for my herb club, we're leaving in two days to visit my daughter, and my husband is outside carefully scraping off all the mulch I've been adding to the patio beds in back. He does have a good ... Read more
First week of the May BootCamp
Goal for calories burned per week: 650 (based on my initial settings)
Actual calories burned: 1373.
Did the video workout by Ms. Nicole every day. Even not up to ma... Read more
My Dear Son
has joined me in this challenge (Spring into Shape Bootcamp). He's much more fit than I am, being a former street hockey player and always pretty active. However, he's bee... Read more
Though I'm still "working on" making it a daily habit, I'm already reaping the benefits. As always this time of year, I've been doing a bunch of gardening, and have not been having the soreness that usually follows this seasonal change in activi... Read more
Today is Earth Day, and I've gone forward and backward. Forward, in that I'll soon have a rain-catching barrel at one corner of the house, to capture some of that water off the roof, hopefully to be the first of maybe a couple more.
Backwa... Read more
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Things I'm discovering:
1. My weight can fluctuate as much as a pound from one day to the next, influenced by both salt and how many carbs I ate the previous day.
2. Full meals, with meat and at least 2 vegetables, satisfy my body for a long period of time.
3. Graz... Read more