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First Fit Bit Experience
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      14 comments

Got introduced to Fit Bit yesterday and am enjoying it so far. The step count is pretty accurate and I was apparently getting some extra steps from my pedo. Will have to work a little harder now. I'm in a competition with my younger cousin, I th... Read more
Did not retire from evening grazing
Friday, June 14, 2013      10 comments

I'm liking retirement a lot, especially these sunny warm days. My days are full, active with outside yard and garden work, my pedometer count some days quite impressive. My food issue right now is portion control at dinner and then sticking to p... Read more
Re-establishing motivation
Friday, May 17, 2013      6 comments

After a very long "wintery" early Spring, lawncare and gardening season finally arriving. I expected to be a little lighter by this point, but got kind of bogged down and discouraged as winter lingered on, ate my way through it. Yesterday I orde... Read more
May goals
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      2 comments

For the first time in awhile, felt hopeful enough to set May goals. My beginning weight shows some progress-mainly recovery from holiday weight gain, plus 1.8 loss from pre-holiday weight. Now that the Michigan winter has jump started into summe... Read more
Level 20 - what now?
Monday, January 28, 2013      5 comments

I've been Sparking for awhile now. When I started, I approached the program just as I had other weight loss programs, expecting fast, magical results. Instead, I have lost a few pounds, kept them off, but am still quite a distance from my goal w... Read more
Getting by with lots of help...
Saturday, December 29, 2012      2 comments

from family and friends, for all of whom I'm extremely grateful. However, noticing that I'm filling some extra emotional holes with food, an old tried and true habit, but not a solution. This evening beginning to sketch some guidelines for the c... Read more
December goals
Saturday, December 01, 2012      1 comments

Time is passing too quickly. Did not realize any loss for November, but gain was less than a pound, so I guess that's close to maintaining. For December I'm committed to: 1. Journaling food 2. 30 min. exercise at least 6 days a week 3... Read more
Day after thoughts
Friday, November 23, 2012      2 comments

After a quiet but pleasant Thanksgiving, (another first for me after losing DH in July) I am planning for the arrival of the granddaughters later today. Although I dislike the Black Friday hype, I will be doing some shopping with them, and have ... Read more
It can't be November already!
Thursday, November 01, 2012      2 comments

In keeping with my "new month, new goals" habit, I am continuing my quest toward better health. Transitioning not only into single lifestyle but retirement presents all sorts of challenges but also many opportunities. I have decided to continue ... Read more
Actually said "enough"
Thursday, October 18, 2012      1 comments

I'm not an official "Weight Watcher" but try to follow a plan which incorporates a combination of their healthy guidelines and SP suggested calorie range. After a very successful 10-day run yesterday's daytime eating was a disaster. There were d... Read more
October goals
Monday, October 01, 2012      4 comments

I enjoy setting goals that first day of a new month. Although each day presents a "clean slate", the new month presents new opportunity. In October I will be focusing on: 1. Revving up the exercise. 2. Aiming for my net calorie goal. 3.... Read more
October a day away
Sunday, September 30, 2012      2 comments

September has flown by so quickly. Autumn is my favorite season, my only complaint is that those golden days are too short. Youth football was fun yesterday, and conditions optimal, unfortunately the team I was cheering on lost, but I hope they ... Read more
A Season of Firsts
Saturday, September 29, 2012      3 comments

My list of "firsts" continues as I adjust to being by myself. I am able to pump gas, shop, have made several road trips (DH ALWAYS drove, I did handwork in the passenger seat), have gone out to dinner with friends, and am in the process of maste... Read more
New Month-Time to Move Forward
Saturday, September 01, 2012      3 comments

It's been a long, difficult summer. Weight loss been in a holding pattern while I coped with terminal illness and death of DH in July. Emotional eating patterns re-surfaced but recognized them for what the were so not too much damage was done. A... Read more
May goals
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      2 comments

April flew by and weight loss progress stalled from mid-month on. Lots of issues I could blame, but instead I will just re-affirm my desire to bid goodbye to a few more of these extra pounds and state what I hope are realistic goals for May. 1... Read more

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