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Surgery pending!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      4 comments

I haven't been around a lot lately and some of my friends have left messages about it on my Spark page. I wanted everyone to know that I have been keeping the faith. But a number of things have been going on with me.Tthe first one is that I have... Read more
Not-so-small glitch!
Saturday, January 17, 2015      5 comments

Right after I paid my gym fees in December, I started having trouble with my right knee. Finally on December 30th, the doctor drew fluid off and gave me a cortisone shot. When I am not working or playing music at the church, I am spending a lot ... Read more
Monday, August 18, 2014      7 comments

In 12-Step programs we are taught to HALT! That is--never get too:HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY, or TIRED. Also, ( BORED.) This is excellent advice and last week I violated it! I got too tired! It was playing music all week, beginning with Wednesday ev... Read more
Once a nerd, always a nerd!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      3 comments

I have been trying to find the ideal number of calories which I need to eat to keep me in maintenance. It's been a matter of experiment so far! But I did find this way to calculate how many calories a person needs to maintain his basal metabolis... Read more
Gotta get a new mindset!
Friday, July 04, 2014      4 comments

In the past, I have been making BIG mistakes. That is, every time I achieved my goal weight, I quit doing the things I needed to do to get there. I quit tracking my food; I quit exercising; I quit seeking out motivation. This time, I hope I have... Read more
Saturday, June 14, 2014      3 comments

I'm passing some milestones on the journey, as I am in weight maintenance (although I wouldn't mind losing a few more pounds) and am at a normal BMI. Also, acheived the goal of joining the gym. I have set out a target of every other day for card... Read more
First Morning at the gym!
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      4 comments

I finally did it! I went to the gym yesterday and took out a membership. This morning was my first morning. I did 20 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes strength training, starting out easy I feel GREAT! I am going to have to start out walki... Read more
Monday, May 26, 2014      4 comments

When I weighed this morning, I was 1/2 lb. below the goal I originally set for myself! And am back into an acceptable BMI! I am so thankful and I am going to do my best to maintain! Although I would like to develop a little margin, my plan is to... Read more
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      6 comments

As of last Monday, May 19th, I am 1/2 lb. away from the goal that I originally set for myself. I will be at 25 exactly on the BMI scale! It would be good to go on and get a margin and that is what I would llike to do next. It is very pleasing to... Read more
Too much Easter!
Monday, April 21, 2014      4 comments

I have had too much Easter for two reasons. First, because of my work in the church office, I started weeks ago getting together baptismal records for all the young people being confirmed, all the First Communicants, all the people being receive... Read more
Thursday, April 17, 2014      1 comments

To all my Christian friends, I wish you a Happy Easter! To my Jewish friends, a wonderful Passover!... Read more
Friday, March 28, 2014      2 comments

I have had a delay in starting to work out at the gym (a financial delay, as I broke my glasses and had to have new ones). I feel a little guilty reading everyone's posts about their exercise programs and then...I realized that any kind of movem... Read more
Friday, March 21, 2014      1 comments

There are some things I am finding very helpful in my program. One is my electric grilli with removable plates (won't mention any brand because I don't know if we are supposed to!). The other is my breakfast sadnwich maker. I love breakfast sand... Read more
Thursday, March 20, 2014      1 comments

You will remember Susan B. Anthony as a 19th Century activist for women's rights, particularly to vote. I like what she said about women of her day and ours. "Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes t... Read more
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      8 comments

Dear friends, I am going to apologize in advance for what I am going to say (because I really don't want to make anyone mad) and not only that, I am going to explain what I think makes me qualified to say it! First qualification: I am 75 going... Read more

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