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OK, I'm doing.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      4 comments

I joined the 30-day-plateau-busting-challen
ge and today we are supposed to write about our exercise program. Well, my program isn't going too well although it is "doing". Last winter I was all for swimming. I LOVE TO SWIM. I decided ... Read more
Caregiving Rant
Thursday, July 23, 2015      11 comments

Mom, 93, has been living with us for almost 2 years. Up until a month ago, it was OK living with her. 1-1/2 months ago she came down with pneumonia. Actually, everyone in the house came down with some bronchial ipazooic. While in the hospita... Read more
Then I can make music.
Saturday, June 13, 2015      3 comments

It took me 70 years to finally decide to take care of me and not everyone else. It's very hard. I still regress. I told my daughter yesterday that it's time to let the kids go and think about herself - after all she has grandchildren. It's t... Read more
My Composite Goal Picture and how we talk dirty to ourselves
Monday, June 01, 2015      2 comments

I had made a composite picture of what I want my future body to look like. I found a fabulous upper body and a absolutely terrific lower body and stuc... Read more
Strange how solutions come along
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      3 comments

I was thinking about exercise and when I could fit it in today. I'm getting to the point where I'm beginning to feel washed out when I don't exercise. I'm still walking with the waling poles and still spinning/dancing poi. It's getting wa... Read more
May 12th challenge: think about what motivates you.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      1 comments

This challenge is interesting. I was looking at this and trying to figure out what my motivation is, what has kept me signing in to SP for 284 days (as of today); what has kept me going when for the past 25 years I couldn't keep a pound off. ... Read more
Walking Poles
Thursday, April 30, 2015      4 comments

I'm still trying to get a minimum of 10 minutes of heart raising exercise in per day. Because I've been using walking poles, trying to keep the walking forms, my shoulders and arms are having discussions with me. They are not liking the po... Read more
The use of Cannabis and My Theory on why there is so much cancer, epilepsy etc.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015      2 comments

We have, are born with, an endocannabinoid body system that creates it's own cannabinoids which are used to regulate the various systems of our body. Repeat: Used to regulate the various systems of our bodies. For seventy years we h... Read more
To my horror the SP Reports feature kept popping up
Saturday, April 04, 2015      6 comments

The reports feature kept coming up. I mean, it kept appearing in articles and as popups, etc. So I figured Someone was trying to tell me something. I pay attention to such omens and I generated a report of calories over time and found, to my ... Read more
Bad case of couch lock.
Thursday, February 19, 2015      7 comments

I'm hooked on computers - TV doesn't do it for me so I don't get couch lock. I get computer chair lock. Just can't get myself off of the computer chair for 10 minutes consistently. So, I decided to outwit my mind and put a popup timer on m... Read more
1/4 cup difference
Thursday, February 19, 2015      4 comments

I poured 1 cup of spaghetti in my bowl. I measured to make sure. It equals 221 calories. After I ate, shoulda woulda coulda, I decided to check to see how many calories 3/4 cup is: 166. 55 calories would have been saved if I had measu... Read more
OK, I'm scared
Sunday, January 18, 2015      2 comments

OK, I'm scared. I changed my Calories In/Out so that it now talks to my Fitness Tracker. The old calories in/out said I could eat 1320 to 1670 calories in a day. Lately, probably because of the holidays, I'm staying somewhere near the top of ... Read more
The candy bug almost got me.
Sunday, December 21, 2014      4 comments

My downfall is candy. Donuts, cake, pie, ice cream, etc. don't do it for me. Skittles in particular because they are tiny and I can eat one at a time. I had "controlled" myself to only eat one at a time, not to chew them, and I measured e... Read more
Don't bother to cook small amounts.
Thursday, December 18, 2014      3 comments

I've spent years trying to downsize the amount of food I cooked from 6 people to two. Never seemed to happen. I just can't cook small amounts of food. Then I had an aha! moment. I could freeze small batches for another day!! So now, I d... Read more
100 days logging in and tracking food
Saturday, November 08, 2014      4 comments

Today I've reached 100 days logging in and tracking food. I've belonged to Sparkpeople since 2007 and never really "worked" the program before and never really lost weight before. This time I decided that I needed to, at the very least, lo... Read more

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