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Good News/Bad News
Thursday, February 26, 2015      2 comments

The bad news is I found out today that the problem I've been having with my knee is arthritis, so even though it will stop hurting when the inflammation subsides, the pain will definitely be back. The good news is that exercise is beneficia... Read more
New software
Thursday, February 26, 2015      5 comments

I recently purchased a program that helps me design my own recipes. It lets me input my ingredients and figures out the calories and nutrients for each serving. I am finding it very helpful because I prefer to be gluten-free and I use a lot of... Read more
A Little Bit of Crazy
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      3 comments

My husband is an excellent carpenter. A year ago, he built a really awesome deck above his workshop. On warm evenings we turn on the satellite radio we got for ten dollars at a yard sale and eat dinner up there. We sit and talk, listen to the... Read more
An Inconvenient Knee
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      2 comments

I hurt my knee somehow. It's always the same knee. It just seems to go out every so often and it's extremely painful to walk. Before Sparkpeople, that didn't bother me overly much. It just gave me an excuse to sit down and do sedentary stuff... Read more
Back to Normal
Sunday, February 22, 2015      4 comments

After my small slip off the straight and narrow yesterday, I am back on track with the calories and even managed to balance my carb/fat/protein ratio purely by accident. We didn't do anything exciting today, just running errands. Grocery shop... Read more
Calorie Overload
Saturday, February 21, 2015      2 comments

I totally torpedoed my calorie range today. My husband and I spent the day in the Coos Bay area. I probably should have fixed breakfast at home, where I at least have some control over the calories on my plate, but as I was feeling half asleep... Read more
Twice in One Week!
Thursday, February 19, 2015      9 comments

I walked to the BiMart for the second time this week. It's 1.2 miles each way, and would probably not be that noteworthy except that when I first joined Sparkpeople it was a goal to walk to the BiMart at least once a week. It seemed like such ... Read more
Leftover calories?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015      5 comments

I walked 80 minutes today. Two different trips. I ate a good breakfast, a satisfying lunch and chicken with a heaping helping of cauliflower for dinner. At the end of the day, I found myself with almost 600 uneaten calories to reach the lower... Read more
Resting Heart Rate
Monday, February 16, 2015      4 comments

I was doing a little research on the internet today about resting heart rates Here's what I found out: Most people's resting heart rate is between 60 and 100. Normal is 70 to 75. A healthy person's resting heart rate is between 6... Read more
The Texas Roadhouse
Monday, February 16, 2015      8 comments

Oh, boy. My husband and I ate at the Texas Roadhouse this evening. I did the smart thing and went online to look at their menu before we went out. I decided exactly what I was going to eat and how many calories it would be. Armed with my inf... Read more
The scale keeps calling me
Sunday, February 15, 2015      5 comments

I've promised myself I won't weigh until the end of the month. The wait is killing me. The reason I decided to avoid the scale is because I don't want it to be the focus of this get-healthy project. Seems like I've been on one diet or anothe... Read more
Thursday, February 12, 2015      2 comments

I've been getting healthy with the help of Sparkpeople since December 4. For slightly over two months I've been staying within my calorie range, balancing my carb/fat/protein ratio, exercising in various ways (mostly walking) and actually havin... Read more
Energy Crisis
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      1 comments

I'm having a very low energy day today. There are several reasons for this, some of which are my own fault. Yesterday was a high energy day, which for me are fairly uncommon so I like to take advantage of them when they appear. I exercised... Read more
Cadbury Caramel Egg
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      3 comments

I fondled a Cadbury caramel egg today. I had just walked to our local department store. That's a thirty minute walk each way. It's a little bit tough because I have to go over the bridge that crosses the highway, and I'm still not good at hil... Read more
Weekends are difficult
Monday, February 09, 2015      5 comments

Weekends are more difficult for me because I tend to eat out more and exercise less. It's also more difficult to get as many walks in with the days being short and the weather rainy (well, this is Oregon). Saturday we not only ate breakfast ou... Read more

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