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Happy New Year!
Thursday, January 14, 2021      3 comments

I fought 2020, and 2021. emoticon The new year's gotten off to a bit of a rocky start here, and I su... Read more
It's still gorgeous walking weather!
Sunday, November 01, 2020      7 comments

Now why can't I get motivated to put on my shoes and move my ass? Photo from yesterday's hike.... Read more
SparkPeople is a funky little site, but I guess that's part of its charm
Monday, October 26, 2020      5 comments

Like, how is this even possible? Streaks: Log into the site, 2 days. Track food, 7 days. How could I track food for 7 days if I only logged in ... Read more
I'm here, I'm alive, and I'm loving the fall weather!
Sunday, October 25, 2020      4 comments

It's sad to see how many of my SparkPeople friends have left the site. I like to imagine that they met all their health and fitness goals and no longer need it (I know for a FACT that at least two of them did, and I try not to envy or hate them... Read more
Can I just delete the past three years of nonsense, here?
Saturday, September 12, 2020      8 comments

Three years ago, I came back, recommitted to my health and fitness goals, and fit into a lovely "mother of the bride" dress. And then went right back to old habits without really reaching my ultimate goal, and unfortunately without maintaining t... Read more
Upgrading My Fitness Plans!
Saturday, April 13, 2019      6 comments

Last week, I joined a fitness center. A "luxury athletic resort," they say, and they may be right. Today, I met with a personal trainer and Monday I go back to hear the "plan." Because we're talking strategy, accountability, and goals. Nutrition... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What focused determination looks like (a reminder to me)
Sunday, January 13, 2019      17 comments

Slow but steady wins the race. It doesn't seem like much - sometimes, it doesn't seem like ENOUGH. But trying to speed up or shortcut the process ra... Read more
Sunday, May 20, 2018      3 comments

Spark Coach wants me to "be honest with myself about my current exercise regimen." OK. Honest answer: "What regimen?" I take that back: I played laser tag with coworkers last week (which resulted in disappointingly few "steps" but the ... Read more
Feeding the Garden so It'll Feed Me
Wednesday, April 11, 2018      0 comments

I told my husband I was really intrigued by the idea of a compost bin. (We live too near the neighbors to say "compost pile." He wouldn't have known what he was in for, but you don't do that to the neighbors.) Anyway, he bought me a giant green ... Read more
I've Fallen Down on the Job!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018      0 comments

The job of TRACKING, that is. Fitbit's a mixed blessing; at least the steps I've not been taking are still getting not logged... Is today Wednesday, finally? The past few days have just flown busily by, and I have not even stopped to log a ... Read more
Do-Over? Tracking Doesn't Work That Way
Friday, April 06, 2018      0 comments

Lately, I've noticed that if I eat something, and I didn't enjoy it enough to be however many calories it was, I have this urge to negotiate it down with the tracker. "500 calories? But, I left a spoonful. And the whole thing was only worth, at ... Read more
Fitbit Calculations Eerily Accurate This Week
Thursday, March 29, 2018      5 comments

As an experiment, I opened up Excel and did two different calculations. First, I assumed that my food tracking was accurate for the past six days. I've worked hard at it, and eaten almost nothing that had to be "guesstimated." NOTE: Wa... Read more
What will I do with myself now that I've deleted Facebook?
Saturday, March 24, 2018      11 comments

I like to think I'm a trendsetter, and Elon Musk has just jumped on my bandwagon. The whole #deletefacebook movement really picked up momentum last week with the news about them allowing Cambridge Analytica to scrape, keep, and exploit personal ... Read more
When the Whistle Blows, Get Off the Tracks!
Thursday, January 11, 2018      1 comments

Not typing all this up twice... long story short, always check your own medical charts and advocate for your own health. Don't thumb your nose at karma, she's much better at thumbing her nose back at you. And, it's just a wrinkle. It's all gonn... Read more
Well, dodged one bullet, but got hit by a train
Monday, January 08, 2018      4 comments

Not really. That's overly dramatic. LOL For about 16 years, now, I've known I had cervical degenerative disc disease. PT never helped; meds have kept it at bay this long. Needlephobic as I am, I'd have turned down epidural steroids, if off... Read more

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