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How fit am I really? About what I thought!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      9 comments

For those of you who read by blog yesterday "How much should I weigh? It's more than I thought" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
IMPLELIFE09 , you know that I'm on a quest to set realistic goals f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How much should I weigh? It's more than I thought!
Monday, September 21, 2009      89 comments

I've been really questioning what is an appropriate weight goal for me. I've been considering changing my goal, but wanted to make sure that I had optimal health rather than ego in mind when I changed it. I'm 5'3" and 56 years old. When I... Read more
Warrior X-fit
Saturday, September 12, 2009      6 comments

I recently started doing something called Warrior X-Fit which is a fast way to get in a strength training workout while getting my heart rate in the cardio level. Each day of the month is a different workout so it's fun to learn different exerc... Read more
September goal update---by the numbers!
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      8 comments

My exercise goals for the month of September are as follows: 1. average 1.9 miles running a day for my Partying Penguins Team Challenge 2. Average 30 min. a day cardio for my By the Numbers Team challenge 3. Ab ripper x and 100 push of ... Read more
Being polite when eating out
Thursday, September 03, 2009      16 comments

I have been eating clean, sugar free and in the Zone pretty regularly with occasional drops of the cliff. Today was one of those drops. A neighbor invited my aging parents and I over for lunch. I had decided before going that I was going to b... Read more
My September Goals and Tracking
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      10 comments

I posted this on a Partying Penguins Team thread and decided to turn it into a blog. My exercise goals for the month of September are as follows: 1. average 1.9 miles running a day for my Partying Penguins Team Challenge 2. Average ... Read more
Caring for my dad and caring for me.
Sunday, August 30, 2009      20 comments

I posted the following on an Alzheimer's support team, but have decided to turn it into a blog: Last night, my dad woke up confused around 1 am and got dressed in the dark. This is not uncommon for him. I woke up around 2 and went to his ro... Read more
Thanks to you, I'm back on track and close to my goal weight!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      21 comments

I haven't blogged for a while, so this will be a little random. Since the first of August, I've really gotten back to tracking my food and eating clean and mostly sugar-free. I've also cut back on salt. As a result, I've lost about 6.5 po... Read more
Day 3 of Sugar Free streak and other Ramblings
Monday, August 03, 2009      10 comments

Today is day 3 of my sugar-free streak. Yesterday was much easier than the day before. This morning I had cantaloupe and Ezekiel raisin bread with Simply Fruit strawberry topping on it. I was realizing how sweet fruit is by itself. How nice... Read more
Day 2 of Sugar Free Streak
Sunday, August 02, 2009      6 comments

Yesterday, I started a new Sugar-Free streak. It was inspired by several things. 1) August 1st is beginning of a new month 2) Reading about other Spark People's successes with their own streaks 3) Being leader of the Sugar Free or Darn ... Read more
Wow--really off track!
Friday, July 31, 2009      15 comments

I've been trying to get back on track again, particularly with my eating. I decided to make Aug. 1 the day I really get serious about it because: 1) It's the beginning of a new month 2) It's my three month anniversary with SP 3) It's tomo... Read more
Finally feeling like I want to eat clean again.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      10 comments

This last month has been sort of a blur for me. My dad has been sick for a while and at the beginning of the month decided to be with hospice. My mom can no longer care for him so he started living with me about 2 days after deciding to go wit... Read more
Trying to get back into balance
Thursday, July 23, 2009      17 comments

The last few weeks have been busy caring for my dying father and supporting my mother. I'm feeling drained. My father has been easy to care for compared to supporting my mother. I'm coming to see where my OCD behavior and anxiety comes from... Read more
SOS--My Dad's in Hospice Now
Sunday, July 12, 2009      26 comments

I've been somewhat MIA from Sparkpeople the past couple weeks because I've been very busy helping my elderly parents. About a week ago, my dad got connected up with hospice. He has something called corticobasal degeneration. It's a progressiv... Read more
My exercise journey--to date!
Friday, June 19, 2009      10 comments

When I joined SparkPeople, I set a fitness goal of 30 minutes three times a week. The first week on SP, I think I took a total of three ten-minute walks and made a stab at the 10 minute strength program SP had set up for me. And that was a gia... Read more

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