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Monday, September 20, 2010      0 comments

I cannot seem to get off the plateau. I had lost 6.5# but then gain 2# back and then lose 2# and then gain 3#, etc., etc. I know I have to dramatically step up exercise or reduce calories but for some reason, I'm not doing it. I need to conn... Read more
Vacation Strategy Didn't Work :(
Saturday, September 04, 2010      2 comments

Yikes! I have gained 8# in 2.5 weeks, one week was a vacation at Lake Powell. Time to get on the wagon again. ... Read more
Lake Powell
Monday, August 23, 2010      0 comments

We're off to Lake Powell. Must really watch what I eat/drink b/c I'll gain weight in the blink of an eye. Strategies: * protein for breakfast and lunch, with veggies * no chips! * watch tonic water (cal's add up) * try not to over ... Read more
Saturday, August 21, 2010      0 comments

Sprained my shoulder and ankle from a bike tumble. Big downer. It's like getting bucked off a horse. Get back on! ... Read more
Hiking on the agenda
Sunday, August 15, 2010      1 comments

Off for a 4-5 mile hike today in Colorado! I love hiking as exercise because it doesn't feel like exercise. Talking with a buddy (in this case my husband), experiencing nature, taking pictures, seeing mountains.. ... Read more
Have to get caught up
Saturday, August 14, 2010      1 comments

It's Saturday and all I want to do is house projects, cooking, reading....I have to get 105 Spark Points in today so better figure something out that is fun and creative!... Read more
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      1 comments

I am wearing capri pants that I have not worn for three years! They are actually loose on me. Motivation enough to keep going.... Read more
Friday, August 06, 2010      2 comments

I notice when I am tired, I want to eat horribly. It's not so much stress or "emotional" eating, it's just purely the simply fact I don't want to work at it. Must keep this in mind. ... Read more
Biking is not exercise
Thursday, July 29, 2010      0 comments

I don't think biking is real exercise. Biking is just plain fun. I get on my bike and can move for 45 minutes without batting an eye lash. I only wish I could bike in winter. Colorado is not very helpful in that regard. Tomorrow....55 minute ... Read more
Women unite to fight menopause fat
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      2 comments

I'm going through peri-menopause. I don't see enough literature and help on SP about this...It's a significant change for women's bodies making losing weight doubly more difficult than it used to be not to mention that it can be hard to eat righ... Read more
Spark People helped me re-start a backpacking hobby
Thursday, July 22, 2010      1 comments

I have not backpacked in three years and this weekened went six miles. We further hiked another 7 miles on day hikes. I credit Spark People b/c I have been consistently working out a lot more! The backpack wasn't super hard but it was UPHILL an... Read more
stay +++ during stress
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      0 comments

It's so hard to stay on track in the midst of a busy, busy project. Keep your goals attainable when working 18 hours days. Walk 20 minutes, not 50. Don't dive in the deep end and eat a 700 calorie meal or snack. Stay ++++++++++++++++++.... Read more
Work the problem
Thursday, July 08, 2010      0 comments

Am clearly on a plateau and must do someting to actually take #'s off. Keep thinking on it. I have increased exercise by about now really watching everything I eat but menopause means 10# on most women so that's what I'm fighting... Read more
Yard Work
Sunday, July 04, 2010      0 comments

I always forget that hauling stuff around the yard, bending down time after time, walking all over the yard, etc. - should count as exercise. I simply put in "yard work" for 20 minutes in my cardio -- even if I'm out there several hours. At leas... Read more
Yeah for me
Monday, June 28, 2010      1 comments

Did super well while * didn't have "car food" (chips, nuts, etc.) * made myself walk .30 minutes day despite QUITE severe fatigue, stress and allergies (going to a wedding where family dynamics were double black diamond)... Read more

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