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Evening out
Saturday, September 04, 2010      0 comments

I had a nice evening with the folks that went on the St. Croix trip. Several brought their spouses, friends and kids. We had a lovely pot luck. The hostess is from India and she provided several dishes from her country. Many are from the Ca... Read more
Freezer issues
Friday, September 03, 2010      0 comments

I have a freezer in the kitchen (side by side refrig.,so not very big) and a small upright one in the garage. Both are full. The one in the garage needed a new gasket so I ordered one from Sears. I went online to see how to do the replacement... Read more
dinner out
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      0 comments

Went out to dinner with a friend. Great restaurant, serving Czech food. You know that's going to have a lot of calories. The menu was great. I had potato pancakes (4) and half a duck with red cabbage and bread dumplings/gravy. I did very we... Read more
Who are you and what did you do with Mary Ellen?!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      0 comments

OMG, I can't believe I really did this but I purchased 2, 2 pound hand weights! Can that be me in the mirror or somebody from another planet?!... Read more
Dr. Recommended
Monday, August 30, 2010      0 comments

I went to the Dr. today for my physical. I had been in 3 months before and was talking about SP and how successful I'd been up to then, using the tools here. She made a note of the website. Today when I got on the scale and was down 24 pounds... Read more
ho hum
Sunday, August 29, 2010      0 comments

nothing much. more later... Read more
Exercise ball
Saturday, August 28, 2010      0 comments

Well, I finally broke down and bought an exercise ball. I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner! I've been having a "ball" with it! I have been sitting on it while on my computer most of the day today and I can really feel the muscles in my legs and ... Read more
What a loser!
Friday, August 27, 2010      0 comments

Scales showed me not only losing the pound I gained while on vacation, but an additional pound! I am one pound short of my half way goal! I went out to dinner last night and did very well. I had a grilled peach and gorgonzola with arugala sal... Read more
Vacation recap
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      0 comments

Well, It looked like I gained a pound while on vacation. Then the next day's weigh-in showed a gain of 2 pounds. I wasn't happy with that at all. I am now down .5 pounds, but am looking at that other 1.5 pounds. It won't help that I am going... Read more
Home and anxiously awaiting tomorrow's weigh-in!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      0 comments

Well, vacation was great. Amazingly, I stuck to my breakfast of cereal and banana the entire trip despite the temptation of a daily breakfast buffet. I figured by avoiding the buffet and starting the day off "normally" I could still have some... Read more
Cabot Trail
Thursday, August 12, 2010      0 comments

Did the Cabot Trail today. Beautiful! Got dropped off downtown and walked home to the HOTEL. an uphill climb. Felt good going up. Can really tell the difference minus 23 pounds!... Read more
Lots of seafood!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      0 comments

Having a wonderful time in Eastern Canada. Eating LOTS of seafood. Have only had one non seafood meal and that was a turkey wrap one afternoon. Sticking to just cereal and bananas and fruit for Bkfst. Hard to do but I think that is a key to ... Read more
Friday, August 06, 2010      0 comments

In Bar Harbor ME. Walking to Jordan Pond and up the hill from the bay, I am walking with much more energy than I thought possible! Actually not even winded after walking up the hill. Also keeping to my calories, more por less. Hard to calcul... Read more
On vacation and doing well
Thursday, August 05, 2010      0 comments

2 days traveling. Left early Wed. and did well all day. This am was a bkfst buffet and I had cereal, banana and lots of fruit. Lunch was a steamed shrimp sandwich on ciabatta bread. This evening was a lobster dinner, 1.5 pounds with lots of ... Read more
Interesting article on FUNctional exercises
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      0 comments

Hmmm..... Just got an email from SP and the attached article really spoke to me. Apparently FUNctional exercising works to keep your muscles working together so that every day chores are more easily accomplished and done without injury. I read... Read more

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