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Can't go full speed everyday
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      5 comments

Lately I've been so excited by spinning classes! And after a summer of having to avoid walking outside because of severe allergies, the pollen count finally went way down. I've been having such fun in just the last few weeks walking with my ne... Read more
Am I doing better because I have a fitness buddy?
Sunday, October 13, 2013      7 comments

Well, I'd love to say that I always stick to my exercise routines no matter how busy I get. That would sadly be a big stretch. When I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40"s I used to run regularly with a friend. Back in those days I could run 4 m... Read more
Bald-headed eagles and hawks today
Saturday, October 12, 2013      8 comments

This has been a super-active day for me. Over 10,000 steps on the FitBit (I don't hit that every day.) A 90 minute walk thru a beautiful park along the river---saw a bald eagle up high and found the nest. Big old thing! Also spotted a red-ta... Read more
Enjoying 3 favorites at the same time
Saturday, October 05, 2013      5 comments

Back before Spark People, this title would have meant a day with lots of chocolate, ice cream, and maybe some pizza. Today it meant driving with my DH to some beautiful parks by the river to enjoy the fall leaves here in west Michigan. Got... Read more
Challenges with FitBit
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      2 comments

Oh, I love this new fitness toy! Doesn't take to download every day right around dinner time---so I have more time left in the day to reach goals. 10,000 steps every day. Had one day with 12,000 steps, otherwise I have to really aim for m... Read more
New FitBit---so motivating
Saturday, September 28, 2013      5 comments

Wow is this little sucker motivating! It says---"17 sets of stairs---can you make it to 25?" Why, yes I can---since I'm running up and down stairs like a banshee taking care of my DH after his surgery. I thought I'd reach 10,000 ste... Read more
Nurses are wonderful!
Friday, September 27, 2013      4 comments

After 2 days with my DH in the local hospital following his surgery, I can honestly say nurses are so awesome! Every single nurse impressed us with their skills, but especially with their willingness to help and their happy faces..even on long ... Read more
Adapting to challenges--my first walk outside in 6 months--pollen count finally low enough
Sunday, September 22, 2013      6 comments

All last year I went on long walks (2 to 3 miles) with my neighbor and her dog. The time just flew by and we enjoyed the scenery---a lot of trees and open fields. Sunshine on our faces! But early last April, seemingly out of nowhere, I ... Read more
When you're working hard, and the scales barely budge
Monday, September 16, 2013      9 comments

Is it ever hard for me to be patient! After all that effort: biking, walking, spinning class, lifting weights AND all that tracking food (and saying no to high carb stuff), it feels like the number on the scale should be dropping so fast. I'm ... Read more
How the indoor exercise bike plus an iPad have greatly changed my morning routine
Saturday, September 14, 2013      6 comments

Mornings have always been my lazy "me" time. Kids are grown, my job doesn't start until later in the day. I used to spend about 60-90 min. every morning sitting on my butt- ... Read more
"Even if you're moving slowly towards your goal, you're still lapping the couch potatoes."
Friday, September 13, 2013      8 comments

When weight loss moves slowly, it's hard to be patient. I just saw this quote the other day and it really speaks to me: "Even if you're moving slowly towards your goal, you are still lapping the couch potatoes."... Read more
"After the first bite, it all tastes the same"
Thursday, September 12, 2013      6 comments

I heard this saying, "After the first bite, it all tastes the same." It really speaks to me whenever I'm in a place (family gathering, restaurant, social event) where YUMMIES are being served. I feel better in control this way. If I really wa... Read more
A great night of sleep---according to Bob Harper, from Biggest Loser
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      6 comments

Just read a section from Bob Harper's new book, The Skinny Rules. LOVED the part about how eating impacts your night of sleep. One of his rules is "Go to bed hungry." WHAT????? But I love my little "treat" right before bedtime. ... Read more
The Tortoise and the Hare---in other words---keep going!
Monday, September 09, 2013      8 comments

I've been thinking a lot about just plain sticking with it. You see, several years back I was on Spark People, but then dropped it for 3 years. What's the excuse we always give ourselves? Just too busy. Another rationalization I used was... Read more
Tracking kept me on track today at Farmer's Market
Saturday, September 07, 2013      5 comments

Farmer's markets in western Michigan are so awesome! Driving there on a sunny afternoon, through all the trees and fields. All those beautiful displays of pears, apples, tomatoes, green peppers, peaches to die for.....and GACK! What'... Read more

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