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To My Surprise
Saturday, February 07, 2015      1 comments

I decided yesterday to break my dancing and strength training sessions into increments of five minutes. Exercise has never really been my thing, and I found the thought of ten or fifteen minutes of bopping around very intimidating. So much so ... Read more
The Three Year Plan
Thursday, February 05, 2015      2 comments

My three-year plan involves several separate goals, one of which is to learn to dance. I don't dance and never have, although it has been a lifetime desire of mine. I want to learn it all - ballroom, hip hop, line dancing, salsa - everything. ... Read more
Back on Track
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      3 comments

Today I managed to shake off the residual effects of my friend's nasty remark. It occurred to me halfway through the morning that I had spent the entire day yesterday without laughing even once. That is just not the way I live my life. One of... Read more
Cruel Comments
Monday, February 02, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday I was sucker-punched with a particularly insensitive and unkind remark about my weight. What made it worse was that the remark was made by someone close to me – a friend whom I had previously considered supportive regarding my weight-... Read more
Birthday Party
Sunday, February 01, 2015      1 comments

We had my husband's birthday party today - 20+ men, women and children - at our local Chinese Buffet. The food is excellent, so I figured for sure I would be over the top of my calorie range. I decided to plan ahead. The first plate was all v... Read more
Friday, January 30, 2015      5 comments

Yay! Not only did I reach level 8 today, but I did my 2000 exercise minutes for the month of January. I had to put in almost 100 minutes for the last 5 days, but I got it done with a day to spare. I'm so happy I made it. Now I'm going to try... Read more
Walking the walk
Friday, January 30, 2015      1 comments

Today was my husband's birthday and I knew I would have to have a drink in the evening, so I made sure I got a little extra exercise today. I ran my errands in two different circuitous trips (30 minutes and 20 minutes) and for a little extra bo... Read more
Still walking
Thursday, January 29, 2015      3 comments

I'm still walking. 85 minutes today, not quite as many as I had hoped, but life intrudes. I can still make it to 2000 this month if I get out the door earlier and more often. Still trying to run my errands one at a time. Unfortunately, the b... Read more
Walking my butt off
Wednesday, January 28, 2015      1 comments

Since I decided to try for 2000 exercise minutes for January, I've been walking. A lot. Yesterday 100 minutes, today 106 (three different trips out the door). I like walking. I especially like walking around fun places - the beach, a new cit... Read more
Losing my marbles
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      1 comments

I think I may have gone a little crazy today. I decided the other day to go for 1500 minutes of exercise this month. I had a really good couple of days and managed to hit that goal, so I thought maybe, since I still had six days left in the mo... Read more
My friend's weight loss
Sunday, January 25, 2015      4 comments

Last night I saw my friend. I hadn't seen her in a couple of weeks, and she seemed thinner than when I last saw her. I was about to mention it to her when she volunteered the news that she had lost ten pounds. Ten pounds is not a huge amount,... Read more
Exercise minutes
Sunday, January 25, 2015      2 comments

I'm shooting for 1500 exercise minutes this month. Maybe that doesn't sound like a lot to some of you, but for me it's a major change in lifestyle. I basically started at zero when I joined Sparkpeople on December 4, just 52 days ago, and here... Read more
Is knitting an exercise?
Friday, January 23, 2015      3 comments

As I seem to lose hats on a fairly frequent basis, I've been doing some knitting to replace them. I know knitting doesn't qualify as a weight loss tool from an exercise standpoint, but it does keep my fingers busy and my mind off the refrigerat... Read more
Running errands
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      2 comments

Living in a small town, it's very easy for me to run all my errands on foot. Well, running isn't exactly accurate. I walk. I'm not a runner and never will be, but I do enjoy walking, no matter what the weather. Fortunately, we've been having... Read more
Support and Incentive
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      2 comments

I made a deal with my very supportive husband. For every day that I stay on track with calories and exercise, he gives me a dollar. If I don't stay on track, I have to give him two dollars. It's not a lot of money, but you'd be amazed at how ... Read more

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