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Happy Thanksgiving......
Thursday, November 28, 2013      0 comments

I hope all had a great day, whatever that means for you. For me, my husband and I had a quiet day, together time, good meal, and much to be thankful for. ... Read more
I think I'm changing.....
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      4 comments

I'm part of a team that is changing lifestyles, and as the name suggests, it is a challenge, but I'm beginning to see some results of my work. Last week my husband wanted to go to Taco Bell for lunch and try the steak stack, so we did. I could... Read more
scale moved down.....
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      2 comments

this a.m. when I weighed, I was down some--into the 230's, just barely, but in the 230's. So that's good. Just need to keep working at it.... Read more
Feel-good Tuesday.....
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      2 comments

Today started good because I got my exercise in early, like I like to. So, overall, good day. I feel in more control of myself and my day--and my food choices--knowing I have that exercise in. Day just doesn't feel right when I don't start w... Read more
weather back to normal.....
Monday, November 18, 2013      1 comments

The violent weather moved on, and our area was not much changed by it. Points in north central and northern Illinois, however, were devastated by tornadoes, so we're thankful for our situation but we're hurting for them. I like starting the we... Read more
weird weather........
Sunday, November 17, 2013      1 comments

Boy, for mid-November did we have a weird weather day: temps near 70, high wind like 50-mph, tornado warning and watch. Some areas of Illinois had tornadoes, but we didn't and I'm thankful for that. We spent the day indoors with our archite... Read more
Good start.....
Saturday, November 16, 2013      0 comments

I'm very watchful on weekends because I'd tend to gain weight then since our schedules are out of control and we eat out a lot and I don't always exercise control. I also don't exercise on Sunday. So, today, doing pretty good. Was watchful thr... Read more
Going into the weekend......
Friday, November 15, 2013      0 comments

Weekends are traps for me--I've been GAINING weight on weekends because I'm not as structured as during the week. We go out to eat, our schedules are looser, we meet up with friends, we don't follow many rules. As a result, I eat more or I eat w... Read more
But I have a rest day......
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      0 comments

I know, I know I said I thought I'd try walking today--a rest from the interval training I've been doing. But that didn't happen. I've not given up on the idea, just couldn't get it in. Did get over 4,000 steps on fitbit, though. I'm not givin... Read more
BRRRRR.....
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      2 comments

We woke to snow and highs were in upper 30's. Tonight's low: 17. And so winter begins. Exercised today and felt good about it afterwards. No pain or aches during but beginning to feel the need to change it up. Watching tv certainly makes the 9... Read more
Another park, another Sunday.....
Sunday, November 10, 2013      1 comments

Oh, wait, that's a song. Actually, today is a good day to go to a park. Beautiful weather and temperature, just a breeze, and could get in some walking/steps to keep my fitbit smiling. Overall, a great day anyway. Watching what I eat this week... Read more
GRRRR.........
Saturday, November 09, 2013      2 comments

We're having internet/network problems, so I'm having to enter my info in a very choppy manner--little bit here, little bit there--so that's a hassle. And I have to use a computer others use, so that adds to the choppiness with others wanting to... Read more
Back at it....
Thursday, November 07, 2013      1 comments

I thought I'd try changing around my rest day during the week--always take off Sunday--but I've found in the last few weeks that Wednesday just works best, or works worst. So, I've been using Wednesday as a rest day. With the stretching I do be... Read more
Another day......
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      1 comments

After yesterday's "melt down," I'm better today. Still haven't decided what caused the weight gain, but am moving on and trying to be more diligent. I recognize the value of a "rest" day, so am trying to honor that and balance that with the N... Read more
What's going on???????
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      4 comments

So, this a.m., when I weighed, I was UP 2 pounds. What's with that???? I haven't eaten anything much different from before and I felt I was being more careful about portions and choices. I exercised 5x last week, 30 minutes a pop using interva... Read more

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