Count Down to HS Reunion
I'm so glad I found SP. There is a 45th high school reunion coming up for me on October 6. Fortunately this is an informal event that a few of my fellow alumni put together every year at a local restaurant. The one time I went to a formal high s... Read more
Flirting with One-derland
First I have to say that my cheap, non-digital scale is not really accurate. And, like so many cheap scales, when I occasionally get to weigh on a doctor's office scale, I weigh a bit more. But when I started this fitness journey I didn't own a ... Read more
You Guys Are the Greatest!
I love my Spark community!
When I whine, you sympathize and encourage me.
When I make progress, you cheer for me.
When I do stuff that doesn't help, you give me good advice.
Thank you all for being there for me.
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Lullaby, Knee Pain, and Goodnight!
This is my weekly day of rest. A day off from exercise: cardio, ST, all of it. Just lie around and laze. I love it. But I also need it.
I've gradually realized that my knees hold up pretty well during the beginning of the week, but knee pai... Read more
Well, it's happened. I've lost weight in some of the oddest places. As the tape measure shows progress it is not always where I would like. But I'll take any help I can get.
I have been happy and proud to donate fat clothes to the charity b... Read more
I Want a New Photo
I'm not there yet. But I've come a ways along this journey to fitness. I'm creeping up on 'Onederland.'
I hate my before picture. It was a candid shot taken by a stranger at my brother's party. And it was a wake-up call. "That's me?!! That"... Read more
Let's Get Real!
Okay. I admit that I'm still learning the art of goal setting. You need to make little steps, attainable goals. I tend to get all excited and set the goal too high.
Last month I was going to exercise twice a day instead of just once. I inj... Read more
Little by Little, Bit by Bit
Yesterday at weigh in, I finally broke a plateau [my weight had even started to creep up]! That was great to go down--in the correct direction. Sometimes I get impatient with my body holding on to all this weight that I don't really want. I'm do... Read more
These Sandals Are Made for Walking!
Went for a walk this morning while it was still cool. There is a trick to that, because we have been having record high heat and unusually warm weather here. Also, I was up later than usual, so slept a bit later.
But I felt good and my litt... Read more
In the Cool of the Morning
After record heat for the past two days, I woke up to a cloudy, cool morning. Hooray! I put on my shorts and took a walk before I did anything else. Wanted to enjoy the good weather and a bit of exercise.
Well, my shorts, which fit me fine ... Read more
A 'friend' of mine touched my cheek this morning and gravely said, "Don't lose any more weight. Your face looks so thin!"
What a joke! I'm still over 200 pounds which isn't a healthy body weight unless you are over 7 feet tall [I'm not]. An... Read more
Hooray for the Weekend!
Sometimes I need a weekend to rest up from my week. Sometimes I need a week to rest up from my weekend. Don't know why this is.
I'm going to work this weekend on making good food choices, protecting myself from people who emotionally sabota... Read more
It takes us a long time to get fat and so it takes a long time to get fit. I'm kind of glad that this is true. When I stumble and eat something fattening just once, it won't have that great an effect. But if I do it daily, it will. Same is true ... Read more
I woke up with my knees screaming with the dull pain of arthritis. If you have it, you know what I mean. Now I usually go to bed with that pain, but after a good night's sleep and rest I wake up with no pain.
Yesterday's visit to the eye do... Read more
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The Benefits of Resting
Headed out a bit late for my bike ride this morning, but I could feel on the first hill the evidence of a day of rest. On day 6 of exercising daily the hill was pretty challenging. Today it was easy. Nice to know that my body responds when I do ... Read more