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Sunday, May 25, 2014      150 comments

I walked this evening in a wetland surrounding some ponds. They're reclaimed gravel pits actually, made into a nature preserve. I saw a pileated woodpecker, and a red tail hawk being pestered by one lone starling. I found a chickadee nest, & ... Read more
Numbers mean nothing, except...
Saturday, May 17, 2014      7 comments

...in context. Unless we can place a number in relation to other numbers over time, we can't really know what it signifies. And trends over time that show progress towards a goal are very encouraging. That's why we track. I started... Read more
Whoo hoo I'm on vacation!
Saturday, May 17, 2014      2 comments

So happy. Will be happier in a couple days when I decompress from work. Two weeks on my own schedule, minding my own affairs, sleeping a lot!!! I'm going to go vegetarian for a few days, see how I feel, how the workouts go etc. I'm going to... Read more
Paper Chain
Saturday, May 10, 2014      7 comments

XMISSX did a vlog showing how she made cute little "Hello" & "Goodbye" containers for an encouraging visual of pounds lost. I commented on her page that her project was charming compared to my 'visual aid'. She asked to see mine & so here it i... Read more
Should I be worried?
Sunday, April 20, 2014      7 comments

A friend comes with me to the pool. We've known each other for 40 + years; she's a lively outgoing extrovert who wouldn't have fun going to the pool alone, and so she would not go. I don't get as good a workout when I go with her but she's my ... Read more
Halfway to Goal Weight and Doing Well
Sunday, March 16, 2014      5 comments

I'm doing well. I'm amazed and thankful and curious and determined to continue on this path. Did I say amazed? Especially that. Weight loss has been pretty slow this year so far, but steady. Body measurements indicate that my shape is chan... Read more
a question of WILL
Saturday, February 22, 2014      3 comments

Leg press. Set the peg in the weight stack, position the seat. Get settled on the machine. Breathe... breathe... breathe... press! One, two, three, four, five,, six,,, seven,,,, - e-i-g-h-t - and let the weight drop with control. Stand... Read more
Living with a Waked-Up Metabolism
Saturday, February 15, 2014      3 comments

Well, something's changed. Maybe adding a couple short workouts during my lunch breaks? or maybe the interval training? (I think that's the cause). Whatever the reason, my intake and out-go of energy have ramped way up. On the intake side -... Read more
Learning HIIT
Sunday, January 19, 2014      1 comments

A while back, I asked trainer Sam about ways to mix up my workouts, keep getting fitter, not get stuck. "High Intensity Interval Training!" he said brightly. Hmmm, what's that, I asked. Well, I'm learning... There's an elliptical at the fit... Read more
What my pool workout looks like
Monday, January 13, 2014      2 comments

I wonder if I'm being quite honest when I track my time in the swimming pool. Is it swimming? Not all. Is it aerobic? Not all. Is it laps? not all... I learned a lot of exercises in water aerobics classes and have sort of built my own p... Read more
One Year Sparking!
Friday, December 27, 2013      5 comments

I joined SparkPeople on Dec. 27, 2012. Not optimistically. I don't remember how I found the site. I certainly did not expect any significant changes in my life or health. Failure was too risky to my fragile mental stability. Better not to t... Read more
Sunday, December 01, 2013      3 comments

Driving to the gym, I was thinking about a part of me that is not hungry - for food, anyway; yet always wants to eat and (in the past) always got fed. She's my Inner Eater. Also was thinking about parts of me that are starving, but seldom get ... Read more
Reality check...
Saturday, November 30, 2013      4 comments

Recently a co-worker told me I'm making weight loss look easy. I felt nervous when she said that. I've lost almost 60 lbs this year with Sparkpeople (corrected 12-1 - I have lost 60 lbs with Sparkpeople!), and it has been far easier than I tho... Read more
I walked today...
Thursday, November 21, 2013      5 comments

I've been feeling the need to get outside, out to a wilder place, with wild water. So today I went with a friend to a park below Mt. Hood; It's called Wildwood Recreation Site, managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Today was bright, sunn... Read more
Impulse cooking
Sunday, November 03, 2013      1 comments

Home from the gym. Swam laps for half an hour, did aerobics in the pool for half an hour, and worked out in the weight room for 40 minutes. I am HUNGRY! Where did that big breakfast go, the one I ate this morning??? OK what's in the frid... Read more

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