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Day 1 of 100 days of Gratitude
Monday, January 02, 2017      6 comments

Today started at 4:40 am when I awakened with tears over a stressful situation which I can't control. DH prepared pancakes (a treat!) and we watched the beautiful Rose Parade --and annual tradition for us. As we watched, I felt calm seeing ... Read more
I've had it!
Monday, May 23, 2016      6 comments

Returned from a 3 month trip away from from home. Only gained 1#, but somehow my body "grew". So I started a determined routine of eating well and exercising every day. I'm not strong enough yet for the tough classes at gym. I live in a communit... Read more
Today's challenge: spend 20 min. eating each meal
Saturday, November 22, 2014      4 comments

I wish it had been any day but today. I tried really hard at breakfast & improved at eating more slowly, savoring & chewing each bite. I forgot to eat lunch before the funeral where I was setting up, serving & cleaning up the refreshments. I zip... Read more
Assignment: List 3 accomplishments
Friday, November 21, 2014      3 comments

1) Lost 15# in the last few months & found a new strategy to stay motivated (most of the time). 2) Got brave & attended a private swimming class immediately after my strenuous fitness class yesterday. Talk about exhausted! I survived & d... Read more
A different way to graph weight loss
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      2 comments

"The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person" by Judith Beck, Ph.D. suggests this: On graph paper, make a blank column on the left side labeled: "Pounds (loss or gain). At the bottom of the column, write "Week". To ... Read more
"Great excuses NOT to exercise" -- A "MUST READ"
Saturday, September 20, 2014      4 comments

SP offers us the most incredible, helpful educational info. Read, learn and stand UP. Turn off the computer, phone and TV. I'm outta here to split, haul & stack wood. ... Read more
Can this possibly be true? uh, yeah...it's working!
Friday, September 19, 2014      5 comments

I'm having incredible success after decades of eating every sweet item possible .. & in large quantities. I just read Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck, Ph.D. The subtitle is "Train your brain to think like a thin person." THAT'S the key! The... Read more
A push OFF the couch! Denial be gone!
Monday, August 11, 2014      8 comments

I was chatting w/ my PT while he worked on my foot. He suggested walking/light swimming in a pool to exercise it. I asked about some basic cardio classes & ST. Then (silly, pretentious me asked) "What about Zumba? Or Zumba Gold?" (Good grief..I... Read more
coach's assignment: list 3 achievements
Sunday, April 20, 2014      9 comments

Yesterday I dodged the spillng-over refreshment table at a big meeting. Walked 2 miles even though foot is sore Avoided the so-called "reduced fat" cookies & ate carrots instead. The Food Traps are lurking everywhere!... Read more
I'm standing on the tracks of an oncoming train.....
Monday, April 14, 2014      3 comments

DH & I are on the last leg of our " brutal-weather escape" trip. After many weeks of home-cooked meals, exercising as much as dr. allowed, avoiding the fun touristy culinary spots, our brains/hearts seem to "know" that Paradise will soon be a ... Read more
A Day on Columbine's Roller Coaster!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      6 comments

After burying myself in genealogy research for days, I finally forced myself to the gym today. I'm n-o-t a "gym rat." But I always leave feeling bubbly, refreshed and proud. Next was my "yoga for active seniors" class. What a great workout wrap... Read more
Gratitude.....nothing but gratitude!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      6 comments

Phooey! I want to exercise (I never dreamed I'd EVER in my life utter those words!) This started out as a moany, groany blog..but I've deleted it twice. Sigh. What if we lost everything we have, but take for granted? Think about it. ... Read more
My "big" plans just got modified....
Friday, February 21, 2014      10 comments

I was excited about temporarily living within a mile of a gym (instead of 40 miles round trip!). And riding many miles of paved bike paths under palm trees instead of 4' of snow. And walking miles by the ocean. I had a streak of exercising & e... Read more
Gift to me: A "free" 4" wide cookie"????
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      8 comments

After much consternation, I ordered the healthiest lunch on the menu. They brought me a warm "free" 4" wide chocolate chip cookie! Are you kiddin' me? I immediately handed it off to DH & he discreetly ate it while we continued on Day 1 of o... Read more
I have a great idea for SP to ensure (my) success!
Friday, December 06, 2013      5 comments

I have tied myself to "the wagon" recently...trying to re-loose the weight. No soda, no candy bars, almost no bread (but I eat whole wheat cereal) and 1/2 hr. of energetic stationary biking almost every day. And I wear a SP activity tracker on... Read more

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