Darkness into light
I used to struggle to get my steps in. Then my car went missing and I found out what fitbit meant by steps when I searched for him. I found him, AND kept up the walking. That was 1 1/2 years ago. Ben has been dead now from cancer for 6 months... Read more
Today I exercised on the treadmill two times so far. I don't know if I will make it a third time; I would like to. I don't know if I should get one star on the calendar or two. I don't know if I will eat properly. I don't know if I will exer... Read more
I was at the mall, and walked into a store with some cute clothes hanging on the rack. I asked the girl, (young and skinny of course), where a pair of pants would be for my size. She got me a pair which fit and looked very cute. Then she said... Read more
The winter weight gain
I work with a male coworker. He rides his bike to work every day. He eats healthy. He looks good. He mentioned the other day he had gained 5 pounds in a month. He now understood how easy it was to gain 50-60 pounds in a year "if you weren't... Read more
Why I do I walk so fast, or so far?
I was asked the other day why I try to walk so fast or so far. The person who asked me said she and her husband walk about 2-3 miles at about 3.5 mph. First, let me say, Any activity at all, is always going to better than none. Always. Re... Read more
Simple concept reviewed...
Everything you need to know about fat loss....Wow! After reading this, I am totally revamping my diet. My indulgence of carbs is sabotaging my weight loss and blood sugar. The simpler the carbs, the higher the blood sugar. The higher the bl... Read more
Some things I don't take for granted....any more
1. Number one, of course, is feeling good, not depressed.
Sitting after exercise is so much more pleasant than just sitting all day long. It just feels different.
2. My ability to walk, to move, to climb a flight of stairs. ... Read more
The first 20 minutes
I have been reading a new book called the first 20 minutes. If I wasn't already exercising, this would certainly make me want to start! It also reinforces what I have been thinking...if you are a total slug as I was, and start exercising even ... Read more
What motivated me to exercise today?
Today, after yet again another nite of poor sleep because of my shoulder, I did not want to work out. I couldn't make myself do it by thinking of the weight I had already lost. I couldn't make myself do it because of how much better my cholest... Read more
So...I've been exercising on average 200 minutes per week since the end of January. It adds up to 6 lbs. (I recorded it in the spark app, and looked at the monthly spread sheet to get my calories burned, and divided that by 3600 (1 lb). ).
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My secret? Do it at home
Today I bought myself a home gym. Well, ok, not really. It was a spark goodie to myself. As I was finally earning my 1000 minutes of exercise/month award, (my first), I realized I would never have gotten this far if I had had to not only mot... Read more
Some things I've learned
1. I've learned I can feel satisfied, food wise, without stuffing myself. Hunger is really not an emergency, a feeling I can't handle. I can tolerate a bit of hunger because I'm not feeling deprived. I stop eating when I am no longer hungry... Read more
Like the commercials
I have lost weight. The commercials that I used to think we're just silly I now love. The woman at the goodwill box dropping off clothes because they are too big? Check! " You noticed!". Check! The woman now calling the soup company with th... Read more
So, I used to tell my cat fuzz that he was fluffy like his mama. Well, mama is losing weight. She's not as fluffy as she used to be. So, I now realize after my workouts, I'm going to have to start playing more with fuzz, and doing a second w... Read more
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March 4. Time heals
Todsy is my niece's birthday. I cannot wish her happy birthday because she is not in contact with me anymore. I do not know her phone number or where she lives. I hope she is ok out there in the universe. I hope today she will have a peacefu... Read more