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Believe you can!
Sunday, November 26, 2017      18 comments

This is the seventh holiday season for me since I committed to getting and staying healthy and I believe I can do it! Sure the holiday season i... Read more
According to Your Now
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      13 comments

Every time I take the fitness stretch class my body behaves differently. Sometimes very flexible and other times not so much. Sometimes aches and discomfort and other times it is really an "ahhhh" moment. Our instructor constantly reminds us ... Read more
Is Counting Calories Harmful? Helpful? (Should We Even Bother?)
Monday, November 13, 2017      11 comments

Saw this article in the NYT's: "Is Counting Calories Harmful? Helpful? (Should We Even Bother?)". and here's the link (if it doesn't work go to and search on the title)
/11/13/smarter-living/coun... Read more
Accountability Check In
Monday, November 13, 2017      21 comments

Very happy with how last week went. I committed to eating healthy most of the time and having no wine M-Thursday and go moderate on the weekend. Well, I was pleased with the eating and drinking. Friday went to a friend's house for dinner an... Read more
Let's Get Serious
Monday, November 06, 2017      21 comments

No, I'm not about to break into song, but I am going to get serious about eating better this week. It seems that for the last several weeks, there have been more than usual evening events with lots of food and drink. Even though I don't go ove... Read more
Push yourself......and.....
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      16 comments

Today I took a spin class and pushed myself.....and listened to my body. It's a fine line between pushing ourselves to the limit and getting hurt and laying back and basically not doing much. That struck me today as I was 45 minutes into the... Read more
Reflecting on Six Years
Monday, October 16, 2017      25 comments

It was about six years ago today I had finally had enough. Guess it was barely being able to walk up the four flights of stairs at Grand Central that clued me in. Or waking up that morning hung over from too much to eat and drink. Whatever, I ... Read more
Now this is great plan
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      13 comments

How many times have I gone to a wedding or special event and threw caution to the wind when it comes to food? Uh, too many times to count! And even now in maintenance I will overdo it....not like I used it, but still One of my spark frien... Read more
Taking Care of My Foot
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      15 comments

Last fall I started having problems with my foot and turns out that my bunion is back with a vengeance. And on top of that I have arthritis in that joint. After seeing my podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon we agreed that I didn't have to ... Read more
Exercise Tops the Seven Habits for a Healthy Heart
Sunday, October 01, 2017      15 comments

Just read a great article in the NYT's listing the 7 habits for a healthy heart. And #1 is EXERCISE. And for the next several, exercise is one of the things that can help; e.g, lower blood pressure, and get you to a healthy weight. Here at... Read more
Muscle Memory Is Real
Thursday, September 28, 2017      15 comments

Today I took a new class that combined cardio w/strength and the cardio segment was on the step. Now I haven't taken a step class in probably 20 years and almost walked out of the class before it began. But the music started and it was great ... Read more
Back to Barre after 2 weeks!
Monday, September 25, 2017      10 comments

Sheesh! The class was so hard after being away from barre for almost two weeks! But I powered through and happy to be back in the routine. Very hot today so limiting walks outside. Who'd have thought that it would sunny and almost 90 near... Read more
Managing Maintenance on Vacation
Saturday, September 23, 2017      12 comments

Having been at my goal weight for over 4 years going on vacation doesn't really worry me.....but. I know I'll be out of my comfort zone, won't have the meals that I have at home, won't get to the gym. Still getting away has it's own rewards ... Read more
Trying Something New
Friday, September 08, 2017      16 comments

Our gym just added a dance class that is described as a class to "keep the moves basic for easy following while keeping the intensity up." this is just what I wanted. For me it is important to keep to a daily routine of working out and mornin... Read more
Neither rain, nor sleet.....
Sunday, September 03, 2017      23 comments

Sunday is my day of rest which doesn't mean I do nothing. It just means that my walks are less intense and not quite as far. When it rains, it puts a real damper on things ... Read more

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