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From Swimming to Biking!
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      1 comments

I had the best summer ever! I really took advantage this season of my development's amenities and used the pools almost every day. I can't believe how my range of motion and muscle tone has increased since I started doing water aerobics and de... Read more
Just Keep on Swimming!
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      3 comments

Back in my youth, (grammar school through college), I was a competitive swimmer, lifeguard, water safety instructor, and swim team coach. I did it all. I was always more comfortable in the water than on land. Since I put on weight it has kept... Read more
Dusting Off My Spark Page and Starting Again!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      2 comments

It's been awhile since I logged in here. When I first started SparkPeople last year I did very well and was really enjoying my journey. After losing 40 lbs. I fell and broke my ankle and foot in May of 2013. It took a long time to heal and I ... Read more
Girls Night Out!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      6 comments

I went out Tuesday evening with my best friend. We did a little shopping and then went out to dinner. I was so good! I looked at the menu and couldn't really find anything that I thought was inline with the way I have been eating lately so I ... Read more
Best Dentist Visit Ever!!
Friday, April 19, 2013      7 comments

It's been about 4 months since I went to the dentist. When I walked in the door the receptionist greeted me with, "Wow! You look great!" (Mind you, I just recently changed my hairstyle, color, and added highlights). I said, "Thank you", and ... Read more
Living in the Moment...
Sunday, April 14, 2013      8 comments

Today while working out I was listening to the the album "LOVE is a four letter word" by Jason Mraz. I was just getting into the music (singing out loud wearing headphones), while pedaling away on my recumbent bike. I know I must have been sou... Read more
A Me Day!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      3 comments

Don't get me wrong, I love my family and enjoy spending time with them. However, I love my "me" time! (My DH is retired and I'm a homeschooling Mom so my family is with me most of the time.) Today the two of them are at our city house while ... Read more
A Quality Day!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      1 comments

Spring has Sprung here in Northeast Pa. Had a wonderful day today with my DH and DS. We went on our first picnic of the season at a beautiful State Park. I packed a healthy picnic basket with grilled chicken, fresh vegetables with a low fat ... Read more
Forgiving the Hyacinths!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      2 comments

For the past week I have been feeling down and just not treating myself well. I started eating things that were no good for me and I eased up on my daily exercise routine to the point of non-existence. I blame my poor choices on the hyacinths!... Read more
A Pleasant Surprise!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      3 comments

When I got dressed this morning I decided to try on a jogging suit that I had in the back of my closet that was a bit snug on me the last time I tried it on. I was pleasantly surprised on how it fit today. I took out the tape measure and I am ... Read more
Lesson Learned: I Need to Keep Moving!
Monday, March 18, 2013      3 comments

I decided to take this past weekend off from exercising and to just veg out and do nothing. I figured I worked hard for the past 2 weeks and I had a great weigh in on Friday so I could afford a little break. Well I learned my lesson. I notice... Read more
An Irish Blessing for All...
Saturday, March 16, 2013      3 comments

I wish you not a path devoid of clouds, Nor a life on a bed or roses. Nor, that you might never need regret, Nor that you should never feel pain. No, this is not my wish for you. My wish for you is: That you might be brave in tim... Read more
I Need to Get My Head in the Right Place...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      5 comments

There I go again. Usually it doesn't happen this soon into the program, but I am already starting to get disappointed in my results. I feel like I worked really hard this week on both watching what I ate and how I exercised but I'm not seeing ... Read more
Feeling Stronger!
Sunday, March 10, 2013      0 comments

It has only been a few weeks since I started exercising and I am feeling and seeing the results. My range of movement has greatly improved and my energy level has soared. Last night I tried on a pair of jeans that about a month ago I couldn't ... Read more
Just Not Feeling Right...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      2 comments

I'm feeling totally exhausted. It started yesterday so I took the day off from exercising thinking maybe I over did it. I got my 8 hours of sleep in and I woke up still feeling tired. I'm also getting interrupted sleep as I'm getting up a lot... Read more

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