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exercise..or not
Tuesday, August 14, 2018      1 comments

I started a strength building program, but missed a workout a week ago. The workouts are supposed to be 3 times a week, so now I've missed three. I don't really know what to expect of myself as I'm 78 and I've just been plain tired lately. Go... Read more
It's working!
Saturday, August 04, 2018      3 comments

I started the Spark Coach Plateau Busting program and , by gum, I've lost at least a pound. Thank you to all the Sparkers and to this site. I love looking at the new before and afters every day. You inspire me.... Read more
Monday, July 30, 2018      2 comments

I've gotten completely off track and the 20 pounds I had lost are starting to come back. I started buying pastries as part of my grocery shopping...scones, chocolate cake, lemon cupcakes. Those things are my real weakness. I don't really know ho... Read more
Clothes are getting bigger!
Sunday, April 15, 2018      4 comments

I.ve not lost that much weight, but my clothes are for sure looser! I seem to be going down about 2/10ths of a pounds each day now. So if that keeps up, it will be 3 pounds a month, right? That would be fine with me. Today my exercise will con... Read more
It's not easy to do
Monday, April 02, 2018      0 comments

This is a lot of work. It's hard to put in that much energy every day...to planning food...to actually moving a lot. I think I had some fuzzy idea that I could just passively eat less and that would be that. easy peasy But not so I find. ... Read more
Stationary Bike and Youtube are very good friends
Saturday, March 31, 2018      0 comments

This week, I have ridden my bike for 45 minutes a day. I prop up the computer so that I can watch Youtube videos while pumping away. Youtube is a treasure. I'm grateful for the really inspiring music and dancing I have found there. An... Read more
What's the best exercise you know?
Monday, March 19, 2018      3 comments

Upper body workout I'm having trouble finding a good exercise routine. Maybe I'm just looking for excuses, but it seems there's a problem with each ... Read more
Sunday, March 11, 2018      2 comments

I'm not losing as much as I had hoped...At most, it's about 4 pounds in a month and a half. So back to the drawing board. I reviewed the info I could find about calorie requirements and think I know now my calorie limits. I was not doing e... Read more
Sleep journal 1
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      1 comments

I slept about 7 hours total last night but it was in 3 pieces. There were 2 lengthy awake periods. Yesterday I walked with my daughter about 1.6 miles. During the walk I had another stumble..(.caught myself, hooray..) When I caught myself, ther... Read more
Almost fell .... but caught myself!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      4 comments

I'm going to take this as a sign that all my work is starting to pay off. Yesterday, out in the cold, walking from the bus to the Good Will store ( big President"s Day sale ... Read more
Biking update
Saturday, February 17, 2018      1 comments

Since I started biking 45 minutes a day, guess what? I'm actually really hungry at the end of the day. So any suggestions about calorie-cheap snacks that will keep my stomach quiet? I'm also really tired and I sleep more easily. So that's... Read more
Biking for 45 minutes
Thursday, February 15, 2018      1 comments

Several years ago, I read some article that said that 45 minutes of aerobic exercise was a tipping point...that at 45 minutes you lost weight...something like that. Anyway, I had just met someone I wanted to impress so I decided to try the 45 mi... Read more
Quick and Easy Meals..an assignment
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      2 comments

Spark Coach today wants me to list quick and easy meal plans.OK here goes: Alexia's french fries and a big salad with balsamic vinagrette...avacado, tomato, green onion, radish, cucumber Same salad with baked potato polenta with p... Read more
Goals really
Thursday, February 08, 2018      2 comments

I'm inspired today because of the message on sparkcoach about goals. I hadn't looked at them when I started a week ago, but today I did and it's amazing! By the end of September, I'll be around 150 pounds. That's not so far away. And that's only... Read more
Starting out again..sigh
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      5 comments

This time I'm using Spark Coach. I love it! I have a new morning destination for my first thing in the morning web sleepy logins. This is only day 5 of the Spark Coach journey, but I feel more solid than ever about losing weight and feeling st... Read more