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MARTHA324's Blogs

Saturday, September 21, 2019      15 comments

Have been at maintenance for over 6 years and still track my food on - had been on it for a while before joining Spark and didn't want to switch. For me, it works, but I really just want to track what I ate and not bother too ... Read more
It's a Journey
Friday, September 06, 2019      14 comments

Read this on today: "Whether you're at day one or 100, healthy choices are part of a lifelong journey — not a quick fix." the article is about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and that's really what it's all about. Too many... Read more
It's not just about calories
Thursday, August 29, 2019      18 comments

I've added yoga back to my exercise routine for a number of reasons: strength, balance, flexibility and calming to name just a few. There are a couple of classes at our gym and I've been thinking about trying a more aggressive form, but not su... Read more
One Meal a Week
Sunday, August 25, 2019      17 comments

I don't really subscribe to the "cheat" meal since nothing is really off limits for me and the whole idea of cheating harkens back to the idea of "good" and "bad" food or days. Nope, not for me. However, looking back at my weeks I notice t... Read more
Partner Training
Thursday, August 08, 2019      17 comments

When I joined our gym in 2017 I signed up for personal training figuring it would help me increase my strength. Well....that didn't work. My trainer was fine but she didn't really push me at all and I found that I was doing better increasing ... Read more
It's Enough!
Tuesday, July 30, 2019      16 comments

It wasn't long ago that I was committed to getting in at least 45 minutes of cardio plus strength and stretching. Then I joined a gym and we adopted a dog. With the gym I have lots more options. For instance today I had a personal tra... Read more
Might as Well Track It!
Saturday, July 27, 2019      20 comments

The other night I took a handful of cashews and tracked them.....then went up to my BR and got another handful....tempting to not track the second handful. and then WHOMP (imagine hitting my forehead with my palm). It doesn't really matter wh... Read more
Heat Wave Over
Monday, July 22, 2019      14 comments

For the last several days it has been hot, hot, HOT! Yesterday driving home from the lake the temp registered 99 degrees. YIKES! These high temps have really changed my routine. First off I take Fletcher out earlier in the morning for hi... Read more
What a Surprise!
Monday, July 01, 2019      14 comments

We went to a group dinner party on Saturday night and I vowed to not make this a blow out. To that end, I had some soda before I left (hydration and filled me up) along with some cherries so when we got there at 7 I wasn't hungry. Brought a wi... Read more
The Wellness Industry
Thursday, June 20, 2019      13 comments

Just read an article in the NYT's
n-dieting-wellness.html "Smash the Wellness Industry" And it really struck a nerve. Why is it that women especially spend so much ti... Read more
It Doesn't Take Much
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      14 comments

Finally took a yoga class today as my sprained ankle is about 99% healed. Was very surprised at how tiring it was! Even though I was taking it easy these last three weeks, I did cardio every day, walked our dog, did some strength training, str... Read more
Eating Healthy in a Hurry
Friday, May 31, 2019      12 comments

Just read a great article on "The Healthiest frozen meals you can buy at grocery store." (Link probably won't work)
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Waiting Works!
Friday, May 17, 2019      16 comments

I had a medical test today which meant I could only have a light breakfast and no lunch. needless to say by 3:30 I was hungry! Had some ice cream and then for dinner ordered a small pizza (light on cheese) with mushrooms and sausage....OK a bi... Read more
Weight's a Funny Thing
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      13 comments

When I started on this journey back in 2011 I weighed about 226 (last known weight) and didn't have a timetable for losing weight or a number. I figured that if I could get to the mid 170's I'd be out of the obese category and that was a weigh... Read more
A Different Week
Monday, May 13, 2019      20 comments

Last Monday we got up and after taking Fletcher for his walk, drove him to our trainer's house so we could fly to Florida. We bought a house there in April. ... Read more

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