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Thursday, May 30, 2013      3 comments

My first year SparkVersary came and went without a bang. Not even a whimper. I gave myself a Spark Goodie for a "gourmet meal". I am thinking that it will shortly become a reality. DH is in maintenance now, after losing 50 pounds (while gaining ... Read more
Pushups and Hamstring Stretches
Tuesday, May 28, 2013      2 comments

This morning I had a good session with my personal trainer (PT). I talked a little bit about "the new rules", which PT was not familiar with. I asked about pushups on a bench or bar, since I can't do regular ones (too hard for me to get down on... Read more
My Review of The New Rules of Lifting for Women
Sunday, May 26, 2013      3 comments

I just finished reading "The New Rules of Lifting for Women". I had heard a lot of good things about it, and I had hoped it would give me some guidance on doing my own weight training after we finish our contract with the personal trainer in the... Read more
Mixed Emotions
Saturday, May 25, 2013      1 comments

I am a mixed bag of emotions today. (I almost wrote "I am a bag of mixed emotions" -- but that conjures a different image.) Our indoor cat is still out there roaming, somewhere. She has not returned home yet, and I haven't seen her in ... Read more
The Good and the Bad, but Nothing Ugly
Friday, May 24, 2013      6 comments

Today has not been a stellar day so far, but I guess it's not all bad. It started last night. My indoor cat got out and she's run off somewhere to have her fun until she gets cold and hungry and wants to come back. (She was spotted early th... Read more
A Nice Dress
Thursday, May 23, 2013      2 comments

Okay, I know this begs a photo to illustrate the point, but I went shopping today and bought myself a nice cotton mini dress in a leopardskin print. Because I don't have a waist anymore, it's a style that has a straight tank top above a skirt t... Read more
Shoes, Glorious Shoes
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      4 comments

Of all the things I like about losing weight, it's the smallest things that are the most gratifying. What small things? Two things: 1.) the ability to remove my rings again; and 2.) I can wear size 5 shoes again! In shoes, I was up to... Read more
More Strength!
Monday, May 20, 2013      4 comments

So, today when I did my leg workout on the strength machines, I was amazed again because I went up two levels (meaning I set the machine to a weight two numbers higher than previously -- however, the weight increment is not constant for each mac... Read more
A Weekend of Theatre
Saturday, May 18, 2013      2 comments

We love the theatre and are privileged to live not too far from the site of a world-class Shakespearean festival that happens to offer more than just plays of the Elizabethan era. The new season has just begun -- most works have not yet had... Read more
Friday, May 17, 2013      3 comments

I know I've accomplished a lot, but right now I am stuck. Maybe I need to talk more about the weight I want to be, rather than the weight I don't want to be. For the last little while, I've been whining about not being able to get awa... Read more
Tide Pools and Bathing Suits
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      0 comments

It's getting harder and harder to find triumphs to blog about. My last tide pool (plateau) was pretty devastating and has really destroyed the curve on my weight loss graph. I dipped down to 146 but it only lasted a day and then I jumped qu... Read more
Mother's Day 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013      1 comments

Oh my gosh it's been cold today. I never thought I'd be digging out my winter jacket on May 12, but this is Canada, so we are resigned to our strange and unpredictable weather. We've been sleeted upon for most of the day. I do n... Read more
A Gardening Jackpot
Friday, May 10, 2013      2 comments

I don't want to talk about my weight. Not that there's anything wrong with it. I'm happy that it's staying below 150 as it hovers around the 148 mark going into the third week now. And I seem to be getting my waist back, so maybe I'm just c... Read more
A Well-Rounded Person, Metaphorically Speaking
Monday, May 06, 2013      3 comments

Blogging -- journaling -- it's something that sustains me. But today I don't want to write about my weight, my exercise, things I eat, clothes I wear, or any of those things that seem so relevant in relation to what we do here on SparkPeople. ... Read more
Playing with the Numbers
Sunday, May 05, 2013      2 comments

Since the beginning of the year I've been working with a goal of being 130 pounds by August 31. That gives me 1290 to 1640 calories to play with, since I am moderately active. SparkPeople tells me my basal metabolic rate (BMR) is currently ... Read more

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