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The Long Bit in the Middle
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      0 comments

It's March Break here and my teenage son is away on a school trip, so DH and I have been taking advantage of having each other all to ourselves. Lots of date nights and special meals. Well, it is actually just our usual meals out that we k... Read more
The Spa Day
Sunday, March 10, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday as a birthday gift from DH I enjoyed a full day of luxurious spa treatments. My Spa Day included: facial, hydrotherapy bath, relaxing massage, spa lunch, salt scrub, spa pedicure, and spa manicure (including paraffin treatment). T... Read more
Friday, March 08, 2013      3 comments

As of today I have LOST 50 POUNDS!!!!!!! emoticon Ahem. That is all.... Read more
The First Week of March
Thursday, March 07, 2013      0 comments

I've been avoiding doing the numbers on February because I knew they would not be good, with that long plateau I had at the end of the month. Keeping in mind that February is a short month (I keep forgetting that), I lost only 3.4 pounds in... Read more
Stronger, Faster, Fitter
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      1 comments

This morning I could have skipped the gym, but I went anyway. DH couldn't make it to the gym this morning because he had to be at an early meeting for work. I could have used that as an excuse to take a rest day, but I didn't. I went to the... Read more
The Story of My Heart (Literally)
Monday, March 04, 2013      1 comments

Well, this morning I finally broke the 154 pound barrier and weighed in at 153.4. I really hope it's the beginning of a new wave of weight loss and not just an anomaly. My bench press is now up to 70 pounds. (So I won't be breaking any weig... Read more
Sizing Weirdness and the Good Hoodie
Sunday, March 03, 2013      2 comments

Well, my previous blog post is dated for today (Sunday) but I really typed it up on Saturday night and it didn't get posted until just after midnight. But it was meant for Saturday and that is how I will count it on my "Other Goals" page. L... Read more
Sunday, March 03, 2013      0 comments

On Facebook, I don't post a lot of pictures or statuses related to my weight loss and fitness, but there are family members who don't see me very often who want to see how much my appearance has changed, so recently I posted a photo. VERY s... Read more
March Fitness Goal
Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday I was playing with ideas for what goals I should make for March. I kind of hit on the "work out more at home" theme, and decided I could easily make something happen with the BOSU ball and some dumbbells. We already have a pair o... Read more
Thursday, February 28, 2013      1 comments

Well, it's the last day of February and I met my February goal this morning: I was able to lift 65 pounds on the bench press, completing three sets of 12 lifts. Now I have to make a new goal for March. Okay, so my first objective for March ... Read more
Mornings at the Gym
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      1 comments

So, my weight on the scale has been hovering in the same two-pound range for the last week and a half or so. That is a long time to swim in the tide pool. Although I know the beginning of my current plateau had specific causes, it was a tem... Read more
Workout Music
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      3 comments

I like EDM (electronic dance music) to work out to. Since I am a little old to be going out clubbing, my source for finding new songs is satellite radio. I'm still not savvy enough to know the proper names of the sub-genres of EDM that I particu... Read more
Mental Attitude is Important
Sunday, February 24, 2013      1 comments

Got up early again to go to the gym, trying to beat the crowds. I did the bench press, this time increasing the weight to 65 pounds. That means I was lifting the 45-pound bar with a 10-pound plate at each end. When I started out a few weeks... Read more
Saturday, February 23, 2013      1 comments

Well, I just typed a big blog entry and when I went to post it, SparkPeople told me I hadn't entered the right username and password (what?!), so all my typing disappeared into the ether. Hmm. I could really do without glitches like that. ... Read more
Before the Spark
Thursday, February 21, 2013      1 comments

I wasn't always fat. My childhood was full of healthy food and habits. Pop was a treat for holidays and birthday parties. McDonald's was the ultimate treat, somewhere we got to go after an active day out as a family, usually a two-hour hike... Read more

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