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yardwork exercise
Sunday, June 03, 2012      2 comments

I mowed the lawn for the first time in years yesterday. I usually pay a yard man to do it but a friend loaned me her lawnmower and I decided to give it a try. It was really simple to use and at first I wondered, why have I been paying someone ... Read more
surviving Beryl
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      3 comments

Although it's only May, the rains and winds we got last night made it feel like the hurricane season is already here. I'm not sure if it's a sign of progress or not, but I didn't pig out on snacks like I usually do when I'm nervous. Or maybe I... Read more
breaking up with cherry coke
Saturday, May 12, 2012      1 comments

I have a huge weakness for cherry coke. I used to drink 2-3 of them a day but now I'm down to one a day. And I don't drink them everyday, maybe 4-5 times a week. I thought this would be sustainable but recent reports about soft drinks being... Read more
instant gratification
Thursday, May 10, 2012      1 comments

I'm guilty of wanting what I want when I want it, which is usually yesterday. However, losing weight doesn't work that way. I didn't gain weight overnight and I won't lose it overnight either. Intellectually, I know shows like Biggest Loser, ... Read more
the weather excuse
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      4 comments

I live in north Florida and the weather here can be unpredictable, especially in the spring. Some days it is in the 70s, low humidity, i.e. perfect exercising weather. Some days it is in the 40s, which is not bad exercising weather but better ... Read more
another benefit of exercise
Monday, April 30, 2012      2 comments

There was a story on '60 Minutes' last night about addiction being a neurological problem and not a character flaw. Addiction not just to drugs, but to chocolate, coffee, and (this is what got my attention) McDonald's. I admit I was only payin... Read more
finding balance
Sunday, April 29, 2012      2 comments

It's hard to find balance between the foods I like to eat and the foods that are good for me. Of course, sometimes they are the same thing, like salads, fruits, and fish, which are among my favorites. But then, I'm a bit of a cookie and french... Read more
first spark people entry
Friday, April 27, 2012      1 comments

This is my first spark people blog entry and it's something I hope to do very often. I want to lose weight, change my lifestyle and am hoping spark people will help me achieve these goals.... Read more

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