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Looking at the Spark Fitness Minutes is depressing
Monday, December 21, 2009      5 comments

Every time I log on and see my spark fitness minutes I get depressed. I'm waiting for results for my MRI and hoping the doctor can get to the bottom of why I can't walk without my leg going numb. I am working very hard to meet my nutritional goa... Read more
It's Beginning to look a lot like ...
Thursday, December 17, 2009      3 comments

Today I am winning the war of feeling sorry for myself that I cannot get out and exercise because of my hip and leg pain/numbness. I have been doing short bursts of decorating my house for Christmas mixed in with sitting and doing Christmas card... Read more
Going for an MRI
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      1 comments

I saw the doctor yesterday and he said it is time to get a picture of what is going on with my back(?), hip, leg. I am learning that I am NOT a patient person. I want this pain to go away so I can resume my exercise schedule. Meanwhile I have go... Read more
She's Back Again and again, and again
Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

If at first you don't succeed, just try and try again. I am hanging on to this mantra right now. emoticon... Read more
She's BACK-K-K
Tuesday, November 24, 2009      5 comments

OK, I know I have been missing in action, well not exactly, I have been OUT of action. Last Friday I finally went to the doctor's after I could hardly walk due to the pain in my lower back that radiated down my leg to my foot. He said I had prob... Read more
Down but not out, or at least trying not to check out
Thursday, November 19, 2009      2 comments

I have been sidelined for 3 days now with back pain. I think it is my sciatica, but it is much more severe than I have experienced in the past. It is my lower left back and side and radiates down my leg to my calf and even my foot. I just want ... Read more
Day Off
Sunday, November 15, 2009      3 comments

On Saturday I took a complete day off. My hamstrings were really hurting and I was just really tired. I didn't track my food and didn't get any exercise. Guess I just kind of ran into the wall. But this morning I did a lot of reading of messages... Read more
Did a little running
Thursday, November 12, 2009      0 comments

Over 25 years ago, I used to run. Not in marathons or anything, but with a group of friends. We used to meet at 6:00 am and run for an hour. I gave it up, not sure why. Since that time I have had knee surgery for a torn meniscus and just assumed... Read more
Gained One Pound, Woo Hoo!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      1 comments

It sounds crazy, but I am thrilled that I gained one pound this week. Last week I finally met my goal, so now I am faced with, how do I maintain? Well now I know how not to maintain. I fudged on my portion sizes over the week, and decided that ... Read more
Very Excited
Monday, November 09, 2009      3 comments

OK, I am a retired teacher and I have been telling everyone how great it is to have time to exercise and pursue hobbies that have been neglected all these years. It's so great not to have the stress of planning, teaching, correcting papers, deal... Read more
Also Counting my Blessings
Sunday, November 08, 2009      0 comments

Someone else posted about counting our blessings and this is how I responded: Your post is so timely. I was lying in bed this morning thinking about things I am thankful for today. Last night my husband, father (of 79 1/2) traveled one an... Read more
Need to Post
Friday, November 06, 2009      1 comments

It seems like this old retired teacher has been quite busy lately. Work around the house and family commitments have kept me busy. I am quite excited to have reached my goal and I am trying to figure out what the next step will be. Meanwhil... Read more
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      1 comments

I wanted to share this message from the owner of Masjah, the studio where I do all my cardio and strength classes. November..... The trees shake off their leaves and prepare to sleep, the squirrels and woodland cr... Read more
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      3 comments

This morning at strength class, (which has now moved to 5:45 am so our instructor can get to work on time) Sharron (the infamous instructor) gave me a compliment. We were doing the chest press with bands and she said, "Cathy, you're really getti... Read more
Spark Message from another view point
Monday, November 02, 2009      4 comments

I was listening to the radio today and the following announcement really got my attention: "We are much more affected by these networks in which we’re imbedded than we are even by media. That is to say whether you gain or lose weight, fo... Read more

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