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What I did for my health in August.
Monday, September 01, 2014      18 comments

Reviewing the last month on my SparkPages I found that I have done three major things to get healthy in the last month. These three led to a great result! 1) I began to cook more at home and eat healthy foods. 2) I established a pattern of worko... Read more
I finally tested the mini exerciser!
Sunday, August 31, 2014      16 comments

At first I bought a mini exerciser or ergometer from Walmart in the $25-$30 range. I took it back due to it jumping all over the place and the tension not being very good. I then ordered one in the $40-$45 range from Amazon and here is what I th... Read more
An amusing anecdote...
Friday, August 29, 2014      8 comments

I was talking to our cat emoticon yesterday and DH and I got to discussing middle names for our pets. We have th... Read more
No good, awful, very bad day yesterday!
Friday, August 29, 2014      16 comments

No, I didn't go off the rails but our sewer did and I stressed to the max! emoticon I thought I had this stress t... Read more
Rest day badly needed....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      13 comments

Yesterday I compromised myself into a workout. Today I'm not so sure it was the brightest idea I've had. I am more sore today than I was yesterday so I've finally decided a rest day is not a choice but a must now. I have done stretching througho... Read more
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      7 comments

I was, I wasn't, I was, etc. I finally compromised on the exercise and did a mostly low intensity workout! At 2 am I was excited to try out the Wii Just Dance. By 10 am I was sure I couldn't move at all due to muscle soreness from resistance ban... Read more
Wii Fit - Borrowed my daughters.........
Monday, August 25, 2014      9 comments

Okay I'm going to try staying on my feet a dab while dancing a bit to Wii Fit Just Dance! I got one for my daughter several years ago to help her get in shape. Well right now she is busy carrying my granddaughter for another couple of months and... Read more
Regarding ergometers aka pedal exercisers.
Sunday, August 24, 2014      8 comments

I purchased a very inexpensive fold away ergometer for legs and arms at Walmart. I will be returning it! It has zero tension on it at the tightest twist of the screw! This is saying something because I am out of shape and if it feels as if it ha... Read more
Don't get HANGRY! (not a typo)
Sunday, August 24, 2014      16 comments

Thursday ended up being a ridiculous day because I let myself get HANGRY! According to my 26 year old daughter that is the new term for letting hunger make you get angry! I did exactly that! My husband called and told me we needed to go shopping... Read more
OMG! Pounds lost this week and plans to continue journey!
Friday, August 22, 2014      17 comments

I lost 3.6 pounds this week! emoticonI about fainted when I stepped on the ... Read more
SparkCoach assignment....My true weight loss goals!
Thursday, August 21, 2014      16 comments

I have written about this before but it bears repeating often! After having pondered this for a whole lot of time here are the top three goals I want to reach by becoming fit and healthy: I want this back pain gone or at least greatly redu... Read more
Had to give myself a stern talking to today....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      9 comments

I started out determined to work out and it went downhill from there. It got close to workout time and I kept finding reasons to not do it. My knee hurts. I didn't eat lunch. I deserve a day off. Etc. I finally had to turn it all over to God and... Read more
So I quit a stress busting challenge due to it causing undue stress and a Dr. appt...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      13 comments

Okay I quit! I joined the Stress Buster team in order to manage my stress and I did learn a really good technique that seems to work well for me but I found trying to do the non-specific steps each day was stressing me out beyond what my current... Read more
Crisis of faith brought on by email glitch! How silly!
Monday, August 18, 2014      12 comments

I felt lost and alone this last weekend because for some reason I stopped receiving emails when ANY of my topics posted! I simply thought everyone took a break - DUH! It caused me to realize how much I depend on SP to help keep me motivated! I s... Read more
Keeping the faith with myself.........
Saturday, August 16, 2014      10 comments

Time to bring up the bipolar. I don't do it often because I don't like to let it run my life but I think it's interfering now and I want it to ... Read more

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