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New Food Experiment
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      10 comments

I always find meal planning very difficult to say the least. So this week my husband has agreed to follow a weight loss meal plan that I have found in a book published in 1958 called "Stay Slim for Life" by Ida Jean Kain and Mildred B. Gibso... Read more
Quantiy of food is important.
Saturday, February 16, 2019      5 comments

I recently started looking into cookbooks that address the problem of cooking for one or two. To me, recipes like this are important for quantities. John and I eat very healthy, but clearly we eat too much. In looking up a recipe for... Read more
Goals for 2019
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      7 comments

My goal for 2019 is to feel better and thus be able to exercise more and feel fit. I miss the feeling of having a toned body that actually responds to me. My first step towards this goal has already been taken as I have booked a doctor's appoi... Read more
The New Guest Room Bed.
Monday, November 12, 2018      6 comments

It's not sunny, but it's not as dark as night either the way it was one depressing day last week. It will be a fire in the fireplace day for sure. I have on my exercise clothes and will head up to the exercise room before we heat up the place.... Read more
November Goals
Friday, November 02, 2018      8 comments

I am starting November off feeling confident that I have a plan and that I will have a successful month. A few days ago I linked my Garmin HR Vivosmart to MyFitnessPal account. It is so easy to scan bar codes and enter the food I'm eating. Ex... Read more
Huge Eye Opener...and September goals
Saturday, September 08, 2018      9 comments

Today is my first official day back home with full Internet after a wonderful summer at the cottage with very limited Internet. So, of course, the first thing I did was update my Garmin connect and copy the stats into my daily food/exercise jou... Read more
Why I'm on a healthy journey
Thursday, August 30, 2018      7 comments

I recently read a Spark article that asked us to remember why we are on this healthy journey and what our ultimate goal is. In 2016, my disabled son fell between the bed and the wall in a ski resort in Colorado while hubby and dd were out... Read more
August Goals
Sunday, August 05, 2018      6 comments

When I take stock of where I am and where I want to be next I see that I have some very definite goals to achieve in August. 1/ Exercise It may still be too hot for me to set lofty exercise goals at this time. What I can do is commit to 30 ... Read more
Broken Tooth
Sunday, July 22, 2018      8 comments

Last night at dinner my tooth broke in half. I need to go back to the city and see the dentist. I am putting the Walk 30 on hiatus because I am afraid of gritting my teeth and demolishing the rest of the tooth. I will begin over as soon... Read more
Walk It Off In 30 - day 6
Saturday, July 21, 2018      5 comments

Today is Saturday, so my third strength training. I HATE IT!!! Is this a good attitude? No. Is it real? Yes, most definitely. In my defense, the day before yesterday I ate a veggie burger whose second ingredient was wheat gluten (must ... Read more
Walk It Off In 30 - day 5
Friday, July 20, 2018      7 comments

Once again I had trouble sleeping last night, so not as energetic as the last cardio, but I still managed to use the 1 lb hand weights and keep up. Hoping that I can get a good night's sleep tonight and lots of energy for tomorrow.... Read more
Walk It Off In 30 - day 4
Thursday, July 19, 2018      3 comments

Wow, my dd was helpful! She told me to ways to make the crunches easier on my neck. The first was to simply focus on keeping my eyes on the ceiling. If my eyes are focused on the ceiling then my head can't be going towards my knees. The seco... Read more
Walk It Off In 30 - day 3
Wednesday, July 18, 2018      7 comments

I actually felt energetic for today's cardio! I wonder if I'll get more energetic as the month goes on? At any rate I felt enough energy to carry the 1lb weights through the entire workout! WooHoo! I may never do high impact with my ankles, ... Read more
Walk It Off In 30 - day 2
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      7 comments

Well today was the first strength training and it was pretty awful. I couldn't do lunges and struggled as so many of the exercises started from a lunge position. I really had trouble with the reverse fly. Also, and surprising to me, I had a l... Read more
Walk It Off In 30 - day 1
Monday, July 16, 2018      10 comments

This program is a 30 minute cardio session 3 times per week (Mon, Wed, and Fri) and a 30 minute strengthening session Tues, Thurs, and Saturday. Today I did a modified cardio. I may never get back to high impact and walk through the cha-cha (f... Read more

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