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A long time
Sunday, October 13, 2019      2 comments

Well, it's been about 4 years since I wrote my last blog. I got so very busy and so very tired working (and ageing) and seemed to not have much time or enthusiasm for anything. However, I have now retired and am finding myself with some time t... Read more
A Month (or so) Later
Tuesday, July 21, 2015      2 comments

It's been a little more than a month since I decided to really get serious about my fitness. And I am pleased to say that I have. I have been using the SparkTracker to get some idea of how much I do or don't do during a normal day, and that ha... Read more
Getting Serious
Sunday, June 14, 2015      2 comments

So....it is time (past time, actually) to get serious about getting fit. By that I mean that, for me anyway, desire is not enough; occasional exercise is not enough; watching what I eat but not tracking it is not enough....that kind of thing. ... Read more
January Jumpstart, the end.
Saturday, January 31, 2015      2 comments

I completed week 3 of the January Jumpstart, and I'm proud of myself for that, but at week 4 I decided to drop it. This last week brought snow & ice & freezing temperatures to my part of the country and all the wood carrying, snow shoveling, an... Read more
Week 2 done
Monday, January 19, 2015      1 comments

Here I am in week 3 of the 4 week January Jumpstart. Week 2 was a chore to get through....partly because I wasn't feeling my best and partly because I am starting from a lack of fitness that is more extreme than the videos allow for. But, I'm ... Read more
Goodbye, Week 1
Saturday, January 10, 2015      1 comments

So, I have completed the first week in the 4 week January Jumpstart Challenge....and it has, indeed, been a challenge. Right at this moment I cannot see myself getting through all the videos in all the weeks but that's ok.....all I really need ... Read more
A True Challenge
Sunday, January 04, 2015      2 comments

My sister and I, independently of each other, discovered and decided to do the Official January Jumpstart Challenge. And this is a good thing, since we can push each other, commiserate, and compete (just a little bit). For now, this is the goo... Read more
A bump in the road.
Monday, December 15, 2014      0 comments

I haven't been doing much lately as far as exercise goes....just the usual day-to-day running around at work and housecleaning and taking care of the dog. (Actually, that sounds like a lot more movement than I think I'm getting). Anyway...I ha... Read more
moving/lifting boxes=cardio=calories burned
Thursday, November 06, 2014      3 comments

2079......................... that is the number of calories I burned today. Really. The fitness tracker said so. Today was a very physical day at work. I got a huge shipment of gloves in, and all the cases had to be moved and lifted an... Read more
Vacation Preparation Ruminations
Sunday, September 07, 2014      0 comments

It's back to work tomorrow for one more week, and then I'm flying off on vacation. I went to another wedding yesterday, and in less than 2 weeks I will be at my Nephew's wedding......that makes 4 weddings in 17 months! I'm looking forwar... Read more
Insomnia
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      3 comments

So, it's a little after 2 in the morning and I'm awake. I actually fell asleep for about an hour, and I hope to get a few more hours of sleep before I have to go to work, but who know's? I've been looking at various Spark People pages and... Read more
Nutrition Tracking
Thursday, August 28, 2014      3 comments

I have tracked what I eat.....and I have not tracked. I have counted calories....and I have not counted. I have discovered that regularly tracking calories is a huge disincentive for me........I hate it and avoid it most of the time. I do, ho... Read more
Yay for my sister
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      1 comments

So, my sister Kathleen has lost some more weight.....I told her she was a brat because I haven't lost any more yet. However, in reality, I am thrilled for her. We grew up in the outdoors....we had the biggest backyard on the block and all the ... Read more
On the upswing
Saturday, August 16, 2014      3 comments

Well, I found out that it wasn't lethargy....it was a sinus infection with an ear infection. Odd because nothing hurt except my head, and I had some light-headedness and fatigue. Not the way these things usually present themselves to me, so th... Read more
Lethargy
Sunday, August 03, 2014      3 comments

I don't know what it is, but I'm feeling lethargic today. I got plenty of sleep last night (for a change) so perhaps it is the weather. We have been having rain and cool gray days lately. The only good thing about this that I can see is that ... Read more

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