SLENDERELLA61
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Screen Names, Positive
Monday, January 06, 2014      21 comments

I first found SparkPeople on September 2, 2009. At first I was overwhelmed by all of it, but 3 weeks later I had a day off work without commitments and spent my time wisely. The first thing I learned and used was the nutrition tracker. I had hea... Read more
Reflecting and Relearning
Sunday, January 05, 2014      27 comments

When it comes to health and fitness, there are many lessons I've had to learn over and over again. Probably the most important of these lessons is simple at its core: don't give up. Do the best you can. Forgive yourself when you mess up. Get rig... Read more
Thinking about Goals.
Friday, January 03, 2014      15 comments

I've read great blogs summing up 2013 health and fitness efforts and great blogs setting out 2014 goals. I believe on setting goals and working toward them. I mean, what would a football game be without goal posts? How can I celebrate achieving ... Read more
Jacketless Gratitude
Thursday, January 02, 2014      18 comments

I know that much of the county, including many of my SparkFriends, are experiencing really cold weather today. I feel for you. But that's not happening here in central Florida as our high today is about 81 degrees. The Senior Dance is held in a ... Read more
2013 Review, Short Version
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      21 comments

Overall, I did great!!... Read more
A Jumping Christmas: Active Toy Review
Monday, December 30, 2013      21 comments

If there is a child between 3 and 8 in your life, let me perhaps be the first to recommend you get a Super Skipper, pictured above. My grandkids love it! The 3 year old w... Read more
Eating Plans
Sunday, December 29, 2013      17 comments

I am thinking about eating plans. I have a 59 year old running friend who is a nurse and has done great on Paleo. She's lost weight and overcome chronic indigestion. Another running friend who is a personal trainer in her 40's and is in incredib... Read more
Celebrating Christmas Success
Saturday, December 28, 2013      19 comments

I weighed in at Weight Watchers down .6 of a pound for the week of Christmas. Celebrate! Celebrate!!... Read more
Reminder to Self #4
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      17 comments

Celebrate! Enjoy the moments!! Enjoy the moments of peace and the moments of family chaos!!! emoticon ... Read more
Reminder to Self #3
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      18 comments

Don't forget to send cookies, pie, stuffing, ham, candied yams, deviled eggs, etc., home with guests. They will love it and you will have fewer temptations!!... Read more
Reminder to Self #2
Monday, December 23, 2013      15 comments

BLTs (bites, licks, tastes, and sips) during cooking can add up. Be careful!... Read more
Reminder to Self
Sunday, December 22, 2013      24 comments

A serving of cookies is not a dozen, regardless of what you learned as a child. And cookie dough counts, too. And broken ones.... Read more
The Way to Run Faster is to Run Faster!!
Saturday, December 21, 2013      18 comments

This morn I ran a 4:01 half mile per my Garmin, breaking my previous measured best of 4:22. I'm still getting fitter and faster! I kind of laugh at me trying to beat 4 minutes. When I was growing up I remember all the hype about beating the 4 mi... Read more
Running Thoughts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      18 comments

Today I did some speed work, starting to get ready for the Senior Games 5K on March 8th. I did a good walking warm up and then ran a half mile at 11 minute pace, walked a bit and ran a half mile at 9 minute pace, walked, and did another half at ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Maintainer Who Runs; A Runner Who Maintains
Monday, December 16, 2013      47 comments

Am I a person maintaining a large weight loss who does a little running? Or am I a runner who does a little weight management? Actually, neither effort is little. They both take determination and consistency. But I know my priorities.... Read more

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