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Those Little Things Make a Difference
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      20 comments

We adopted Cora in May of 2016 and even though I was a big walker, my daily steps went from the 15,000 range to 19 - 22,000 steps/day. At first I was a lot more tired, but got used to it and started to really enjoy those walks with her. Especi... Read more
Losing It in the Non Diet Age....NYTs
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      14 comments

In the Sunday NYTs magazine is a very interesting article, titled "Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age"
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Even skinny women have some fat!
Monday, July 31, 2017      15 comments

How many of us look in the mirror and see our imperfections and not our beauty? Hands being raised? How many bemoan that little roll of fat over our pants...called "love handles?" or that little bulge by our bra? Or the batwings instea... Read more
Workout Out of the box
Sunday, July 30, 2017      12 comments

Doing the Find 30 challenge. Even though I normally get way more than30 minutes of exercise/day, these challenges remind me of things I might not be doing and challenge me to keep doing. The Challenge today was to work out doing a project. ... Read more
Give it a rest
Thursday, July 27, 2017      16 comments

We all know how important it is to exercise and like many of you, I'm committed to making that a part of my life on a regular basis. What I'm learning more is that giving our bodies a rest is equally important. The trainers and instructors at... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Don't Let Age Stop You!
Friday, July 14, 2017      144 comments

When it hit me that I was too old to be as fat and out of shape as I was, I was 61. All I could see what a life of getting fatter and having a more difficult time getting around. Enough was enough and decided to make some changes to get health... Read more
Took a bike ride.....just because
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      9 comments

It is an absolutely beautiful gorgeous day here - one of those perfect summer days that is sunny, not too hot with a bluer than blue sky. We took a nice long fast walk this morning and I didn't want to stay inside so I thought, "why not take t... Read more
Love, Nourish & Be Kind: Part 2
Friday, June 30, 2017      31 comments

Last week I read two things on Spark that have really stayed with me. The first is that losing weight is about improvement not restriction. When I think of all the delicious food that I eat now and the wider range of food it is true that I’m n... Read more
Love, Nourish and Be Kind
Monday, June 26, 2017      40 comments

At a fitness stretch class last week we were working to get into a posture and the teacher said to us "if you can't do this, don't judge. Do what you can and love it, nourish it and be kind to it." That really stuck with me as something w... Read more
Learn to live with change
Monday, June 19, 2017      9 comments

Last week was a really different week for many reasons. First, we ended up having many of our meals out which is quite a change. Most days I make lunch at home and we have dinner at home during the week. Last week we had dinner out four time... Read more
Change is Good
Saturday, June 03, 2017      15 comments

About two weeks ago I traded in my Nike Fuel Band for a Garmin VIvosmart HR activity tracker. What a difference. Nike didn't sync with anything and I thought it was giving me too many extra calories/day. When I entered food and subtracted... Read more
Our Sweet Cora is gone
Monday, May 29, 2017      20 comments

We made the tough decision to let her go. We saw her yesterday and no improvement and she still wasn't eating. When we talked to the vet she said they'd tried everything to get her to eat and nothing worked. We didn't bring any new treats t... Read more
Sad and scared for our sweet dog
Saturday, May 27, 2017      16 comments

Our sweet dog Cora isn't doing well emoticon Yesterday we noticed that she wasn't doing well and had trouble st... Read more
A Big Change
Friday, May 26, 2017      15 comments

When I got started with exercise I bought a pedometer and that really helped to get me to at least 10,000 steps/day. And the one I bought tracked aerobic minutes which meant that I walked briskly for at least 10 minutes at a time and I worked u... Read more
A Year Later
Saturday, May 06, 2017      19 comments

This time last year we had just adopted Cora We had signed up for the annual SPCA walk and wanted to take her with us, but were advised it would b... Read more

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