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Trying harder
Friday, May 29, 2015      5 comments

Today Mr. Slinky (my Spark activity tracker) and I earned our fifth glow getter award for the week. It took five trips to town (not a very big town) but the shorter trips were good for today because it was really very warm, even when we took ou... Read more
My Scale is Stuck
Thursday, May 28, 2015      6 comments

One of my Spark friends recently shared her decision not to weigh herself for the next three months. How I would love to have that kind of self-discipline! My current routine is to weigh myself after my husband leaves for work and I'm on my wa... Read more
We're BACK!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      6 comments

Me and Mr. Slinky (my Spark Activity Tracker) are BACK!! After several weeks of extremely low energy, the last few days have been amazingly energetic. I've had low-energy problems all my adult life, and it has often been a real struggle just t... Read more
New computer blues
Saturday, April 18, 2015      9 comments

Oh, dear! I dropped my laptop on his head and broke his little neck. He's quite dead. That was yesterday. Today, my adorable and wonderful husband took me to Best Buy to pick out a new one. I did, and I'm sure it's a fantastic computer, bu... Read more
Quitting Caffeine Cold Turkey
Monday, April 13, 2015      7 comments

I recently decided to stop consuming caffeine. This was a big decision for me because even though my doctor assures me that my thyroid is functioning in the normal range (with medication) I still had no energy without some extra stimulation. I... Read more
Enjoying April so far...
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      3 comments

As first days go, this was a pretty good one. I lost two pounds, got the Glow Getter award for the day, and the 100 mile award. Mr. Slinky and I have walked 100 miles together since we met only 21 days ago. No wonder we're such good friends.... Read more
New month, new challenges
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday I took a day off from walking, except for one short walk with my husband in the evening. Only 2700 steps, so no Glow Getter award. Today I walked to Bimart and got caught in a rainstorm that turned into a hailstorm on the way back. ... Read more
Mr. Slinky's first motorcycle ride
Monday, March 30, 2015      2 comments

It was such a glorious day today. 68 degrees, clear and sunny. My husband and I went out on the motorcycle. He drives; I ride on the back. I do not drive my own motorcycle. I know my limitations. Oregon is perfect for motorcycle riding. ... Read more
Doing better this weekend
Sunday, March 29, 2015      4 comments

I'm being much more careful this weekend not to make bad decisions when it comes to nutrition. Today I drank all my water, walked my 8,000+ steps, and had a nearly perfect day regarding food. Lots of veggies, balanced with protein and fats. I... Read more
The Magic Pound
Friday, March 27, 2015      2 comments

I weighed today and discovered that I had lost a pound. On the surface, not the most exciting news, considering how long it takes me to lose a pound (about ten days on average). But this particular pound was a magic pound. It's the one I've ... Read more
Personal Best
Friday, March 27, 2015      4 comments

This has been a weird week for me. After filling my body with unhealthy food on Sunday, and getting almost zero exercise that day, the first three days of the week were a real struggle. I managed to stay on track with the food, but I was feeli... Read more
TGIM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      4 comments

Thank goodness it's Monday. After a less-than-stellar weekend in the healthy-eating and exercise department, I'm happy to be back in familiar territory. On Sunday I ate all the wrong thing and almost none of the right ones, got almost no exerc... Read more
Strange Saturday
Sunday, March 22, 2015      3 comments

The day started out fairly well. We had a late breakfast. I walked up to the convenience store for a soda. We did a little shopping. Somewhere in the early afternoon, I got a little cranky. I don't like being cranky, especially when I can'... Read more
Still Walking
Friday, March 20, 2015      4 comments

I took Mr. Slinky, my Spark Activity Tracker, on the long walk I had promised him in Cottage Grove today. Well, I thought it was a long walk. It took 8,710 steps and I don't remember how many miles. I parked my car at the Walmart, did a huge ... Read more
Wearing out Mr. Slinky
Thursday, March 19, 2015      3 comments

Mr. Slinky, my Spark Activity Tracker, outdid himself today. 12,308 steps, 6.2 miles, and he is feeling great. That little guy is going to get me healthy in no time flat. Tomorrow we have a nice long walk planned in the next town over, since ... Read more

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