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Knowing what works

Monday, September 28, 2020

I’ve been cleaning out online storage by deleting ancient SP blogs, feed, awards, and goodies. Bad downside: can only do it one at a time, argh. Great upside: remembering where I was and being reminded of what I did when I’ve been most successful on this never ending weight loss health journey.

1. TRACKING. Yes, it’s a nuisance, but there’s no better way for me to stay mindful of what and how much I eat. A daily goal of staying in range is essential.

2. SP videos. I haven’t used one in ages, but when I did, I had a good rotation of workouts. I made adaptations as needed.

3. Walking. The year I set a goal of walking in 100 parks was great. I met my goal in five and a half months and discovered parks in my own backyard that I hadn’t known about in spite of living here for most of my life.

4. Gym. At one time, I had a Curves membership conveniently on the way home from work. I loved having a workplace gym a couple of jobs later. I don’t foresee going to a gym any time soon, but now I have an exercise bike indoors and a pool in my backyard.

5. Healthy recipes. I’d forgotten about some really good ones. Husband is looking forward to crockpot meatloaf in a pumpkin. I got that recipe from a coworker, and it’s delicious. The trick is guesstimating a pumpkin just the right size for your slow cooker or instant pot.
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  • NANCYPAULINE
    Wow, I really like that goal of walking all those parks. I always walked the same two parks when I lived in a large city. What a wasted opportunity! That sounds like an idea to try when I get to our urban winter home. emoticon
    26 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    sounds good hugs
    26 days ago
  • RAERAERAE62
    That meatloaf in a pumpkin is interesting. In the next few days I'll try starting my walks in the park, temperature and air quality permitting.
    26 days ago
  • IMUSTLOSEIT1
    Meat Loaf in a Pumpkin, now that is a new one. Fixed Meat Loaf Sat. and Larry just finished it today, with a sandwich for hubby's dinner.(lunch). And no, it was in a pan, and no not a pumpkin. Not planning much today, Larry will probably be going to the field after his nap, and I had thought about going to town for some groceries, but it;s my birthday, and who wants to spend it walking around in a grocery store, so I choose to just take it OFF. It is fun to look back on those old blogs. woo hoo, I have managed to loose 5 lbs. this month with all the cleaning, pushing and pulling, bending and shoving. Do have a few more rooms to go, so maybe will have a good month next month also. Also got all the outside flower beds to take care of, so will be busy for another month. lol
    26 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Wow! Never would have thought about pairing pumpkin and meatloaf! Sounds delicious.

    Lots of accomplishments . . . good job.

    HUGS
    26 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    So impressive! emoticon On Walking the 100 parks! emoticon
    26 days ago
  • RUTHIEBEAR
    I used to make turkey stew in a pumpkin which everyone loved. emoticon
    26 days ago
  • MDOWER1
    Enjoy
    26 days ago
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