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Elliptical & baby steps
Saturday, January 26, 2019      6 comments

Did 5 min on the elliptical, arms included, before my walk today. I must say it was more challenging than it looked. I liked being able to see how many cals i was burning as I worked. The last couple nights I've been trying, and managing, t... Read more
A sweet day
Thursday, January 24, 2019      3 comments

Today was a day for friends, family, exercise, tracking, light goals, good coffee & a blessed 2 hour nap!... Read more
Wednesday, January 23, 2019      3 comments

Did my first upper body w weights workout today which was fun. I had to modify some due to my rotator cuff being whacked out. Did a 15 min Latin spice cardio workout & went to the Y for a walk tonite. A good day. My fitbit threw a party on my wr... Read more
Finding my motivation
Tuesday, January 22, 2019      1 comments

Today is tough bc I'm still not 100% from the stomach bug, but I'm well enough to get cracking and the motivation just isn't there. I learned though that motivation is really something I create, not something that "happens" to me, so I'm trying ... Read more
I'm so grateful for...
Monday, January 21, 2019      2 comments

a non-judgemental & patient husband a late night phone call with my sister, Celeste the fact Libby has come home to roost for a while lol... Read more
Sunday, January 20, 2019      3 comments

Was sick all day yesterday. Managed a few sips of Gatorade in total. Recovering all today. Had a small yogurt w blueberries & some grapenuts sprinkled on top this a.m. but nothing since then. It might've been good if the Oikos vanilla triple zer... Read more
Seated exercises
Saturday, January 19, 2019      3 comments

I did Coach Nicole's seated cardio workout. It was s surprising challenge! I also did her resistance band total body workout which was pretty good as well. My left shoulder & right knee are inflamed so these exercises were a great help. Think I'... Read more
Adventures in Weight Loss: Coach Dean's Story
Friday, January 18, 2019      1 comments

Coach Dean's story resonates with me & it's a worthwhile read for anyone dealing with depression & anxiety, the need to lose weight with physical pain & limited mobility, and finding yourself at midlife not really knowing who you are. I'm beginn... Read more
Going to make...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      11 comments

Crispy ranch chicken tonite, a Spark recipe.... Read more
About motivation...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      1 comments

Read a great article by Coach Dean re motivation. I learned that it's not some external force that "happens" to me, but rather it's the ability to make conscious decisions & taking responsibility for those decisions. This is great news. It means... Read more
For the first time....
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      8 comments

I was able to go quickly up my basement stairs & not get winded! Thank you to The Firm workout video (and a little of my own sweat). I'm just amazed to see any changes like this so soon!... Read more
Took a day away yesterday
Friday, January 11, 2019      1 comments

...but I'm back to it today. Just felt wiped out. Did my friendly visitor call, which I'm thankful the Lord helped me do as I felt low all day. But I didn't spark one jot & I'm ok with that. I'm learning grace, for myself. Yes, me. It's ok that... Read more
Tracking food to learn
Wednesday, January 09, 2019      4 comments

I've been tracking my food for a week, not to cut back on anything, but just to learn how many calories, fats, etc, I'm putting into my body. This has been a reveal for sure. My coveted Starbucks venti latte with whole milk & cinnamon powder on ... Read more
WWCDD (What Would Coach Dean Do?)
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      5 comments

Ok, here's a relevant excerpt from my letter to Coach Dean: "I'm having to rethink so many things about my feelings toward food, and my natural predisposition toward addiction. It would seem that...much of my...obesity...comes from substit... Read more
Healthy Living article
Monday, October 20, 2008      2 comments

An article from the blog "Healthy Living" by Margarita Bertsos, Margarita Shapes Up, Glamour, on Wed Oct 8, 2008 5 things I learned from Jillian Michaels I met Jillian Michaels yesterday; she's one of the trainers on The Biggest Lo... Read more