May the 4th Be With You.
Saturday, May 04, 2013      1 comments

Today is Free Comic book day. My son and I went to the local comic book store and accepted our limit of complimentary graphic novels. It is a bit chilly again today but the sun is out and it was an nice day to be out and about. I had a Yo... Read more
Sunday, April 28, 2013      2 comments

Spring has finally arrived in the Midwest. I believe the AC will be turned on in no time. Thank you, God. How wonderful! Getting outside with my son has been the highlight of the weekend. We explore together: him on his bike and me on m... Read more
Another first step.
Saturday, April 20, 2013      1 comments

Well. I am back. I am determined to be back. Busy times are over the horizon but I can stick with it if I prioritize. The weather in the Midwest is very yucky! It literally feels like winter outside today. Bummer. I'll just workout inside... Read more
Goal weight
Saturday, December 22, 2012      1 comments

I was 1 lb. below my goal weight this morning.... Read more
Some time off
Friday, December 21, 2012      0 comments

I have some time off work beginning today. I plan to log on daily for at least the next 7 days. My job responsibilities changed this year and it has been kicking my butt as far as being able to sign in to sparkpeople regularly. I'll have ... Read more
I'm back
Saturday, November 10, 2012      1 comments

I've completed my grad class and have the time to check in again. I managed to not gain weight during my time away. But I am off my exercise routine and must work to get back into the groove. It is so good to be back. ... Read more
Turning the heat on
Sunday, September 23, 2012      0 comments

We needed to turn the furnace on yesterday. It is beginning to feel like Fall. My grad class began on Monday. Another one begins in a couple of weeks. I am only tracking my food on the weekend, tracking my fitness minutes full time. My ... Read more
A new approach
Saturday, September 15, 2012      1 comments

I went back to work and had none of the time I previously had to devote to logging into SparkPeople regularly. I kept track of my food in a paper journal for a week and a half and then realized I would not have the time to enter the accumulated... Read more
Lowering the Threshold
Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments

If I am going to lower my sugar threshold, I will need to stop eating the following foods for a few weeks (deep breath): graham crackers, waffles, chocolate chips, pudding, flavored yogurt, sweetened shredded coconut, hard candy, soy nut butte... Read more
Sweet Tooth Observation
Monday, August 20, 2012      2 comments

My craving for sweets do not seem to be focused on a certain time of day. "A little sweet makes the meal complete" is my mantra. As long as I don't have dessert after every meal of the day and I enjoy in moderation, this seems okay. We'll see... Read more
The HGTV Workout Game
Monday, August 20, 2012      1 comments

In the spirit of The Olympics Workout Game, I posted a similar workout to the fitness message board. Check it out:
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Sweet Tooth Challenge: week 1
Sunday, August 19, 2012      1 comments

I accepted the sweet tooth challenge because I want the ability to remain within my calorie limit in any setting. My observations about my own sweet tooth are: -I cannot say no to sweets when I am away from home (restaurant, someone else'... Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      1 comments

We've been sharing space with wonderful family members since Friday. Not eating the usual foods or following the usual schedule...managing yoga in the early mornings, daily walks, and running around with the little ones. The best thing to do i... Read more
I, Robot
Saturday, August 04, 2012      3 comments

After thoroughly enjoying playing The Olympics Game: Work Out While You Watch game, I'm looking forward to continuing this fun way to get a well-rounded strength training. Once the Olympics are done, I plan to watch 20-30 minutes of the movie "... Read more
You'll Have to Excuse Me, Please.
Monday, July 30, 2012      1 comments

My family spent a weekend on the lakeshore. Fortunately, I packed carrots, grapes, cereal, and healthy popcorn to snack on. You will have to excuse me, however, for unabashedly enjoying a yummy dessert at the restaurant on Friday night. It wa... Read more

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