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I Miss The Gym!
Saturday, March 21, 2020      3 comments

In all the upheaval, I find the gym is what I miss most. I suspect it is the exercise itself that I miss because I am not a social person so I didn't go there to meet friends. Now that I no longer have access to the elliptical and the weight m... Read more
Can all this really be happening?
Tuesday, March 17, 2020      0 comments

When I started wearing my Fitbit and linked it to my Spark exercise tracker, I was surprised when I began to get messages telling me to eat more. I knew my activity had not increased but the case they made for not starving yourself was convinci... Read more
Stress got me!
Saturday, March 07, 2020      2 comments

It was a terrible week for me in that there was chaos all around me. My family had several emergencies to deal with and I was doing my best to help. I had to suspend tracking and cut back on my workouts and cooking in order to manage all the tas... Read more
Wednesday, February 26, 2020      0 comments

I've been wearing the Fitbit for a week and a half now and am just getting used to it. At first I was fixated on how it tracks my workouts differently than the equipment at the gym does. I was upset that I was getting messages that I need to up... Read more
Telling the whole truth
Friday, February 21, 2020      5 comments

I have been trying my best to stick to the program for a month and a half now. I was becoming accustomed to eating in my calorie range and was getting good at eating the correct balance of carbs and protein and fat. I tracked all my visits to t... Read more
Tuesday, February 18, 2020      2 comments

I finally got through my annual physical. I don't know the blood test results yet but my weight was down almost 7 pounds from last year. Since my goal is to lose another 13 before we go on our cruise, I was enjoying the prospect of surprising my... Read more
Buca Di Beppo
Monday, February 17, 2020      0 comments

I got invited to my great nephew's birthday party. It was to be at Buca Di Beppo. Just what I need! I was beginning to see progress in my eating habits. I often hit the right ratios without plotting it all out in advance. My problem with Buca ... Read more
Salt before a weigh in
Friday, February 07, 2020      1 comments

I was foolish enough not to track until the end of the day yesterday because it was a busy day. Sodium is not normally something I avoid except in general terms( I avoid fast food and processed food most of the time) I do try to be accurate in m... Read more
Time to face the music
Monday, January 27, 2020      2 comments

My annual check up is coming up in a couple of weeks. Last time I had failed to lose weight and my numbers were not what they should be. I told the doc that I had been under a good bit of stress and it had caused me to back slide a bit. She w... Read more
Saturday, January 18, 2020      6 comments

I only started tracking again recently and am amazed to see what a salt fiend I have become. Just last week I was telling Jim he didn't need to be so paranoid about every single salty thing in his diet. I was thinking as long as we mostly avoi... Read more
Wondering what tomorrow will bring.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      1 comments

Once I made up my mind to get back on track, I didn't want to waste any time so I started on Wed instead of waiting for a new week to start. I was surprised at how my good habits all seem to have disappeared since I got caught up in other thin... Read more
Wondering what happened
Friday, January 10, 2020      3 comments

I first joined SP when I got my first computer. At the time I was mostly looking for ways to practice. The concept of tracking my food was not new since I had experience through Weight Watchers. I loved how much easier it was with a computer th... Read more
Letting go
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      1 comments

This past year has been a challenge. I am trying to recapture the excitement of putting my own health first and seeing the positive results that come from doing it. Last year I tried briefly to find the support I craved from people on this si... Read more
Getting better
Sunday, January 28, 2018      2 comments

I had a fairly busy week going on so I ignored the beginning signs of my cold. I figured it was just being dehydrated that made my throat feel so raspy. The air was dry pretty much anywhere I went since it has been so cold, so it seemed reasonab... Read more
Little House
Thursday, January 18, 2018      4 comments

As my mom and I were going through her old papers discarding what she no longer needs, we found a picture of the two of us standing on the slab that was to become her house. The picture was taken 60 years ago and a lot of stuff has found its way... Read more

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