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Pulled Hamstring
Thursday, May 03, 2018      0 comments

Well, I carefully tried to do some jumping exercises to help improve my running. This turned out to be a serious mistake. After 3 jumps I pulled my right hamstring. Ugh...I've been nursing it along for 3 weeks now, waiting for the tightness to l... Read more
Hard week...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      1 comments

This week was hard. I was baking birthday cakes for my children, baking another cake for my friends. I just had too much cake around - although I did hold myself to a small piece for the birthday celebration. What was harder was the disruption o... Read more
Within 5 lbs of target weight
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      1 comments

I'm so close to hitting my target weight. I have 5 lbs to go. Last week was just a holding pattern because I got drawn back into working. Now I'm back to ... Read more
Shorter More Intense Exercise
Thursday, March 01, 2018      0 comments

I have been so focused on running farther that now I'm going to work in at least one day each week running shorter distances, but more intensely.... Read more
Half Marathon Goal
Friday, February 09, 2018      0 comments

SparkPeople has inspired me to train for a half marathon on the Olympic Peninsula where I live! The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is scheduled for June 2-3, 2018 and has options to enter for marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, etc. I'm going to... Read more
Pats on the back...
Saturday, February 03, 2018      1 comments

Pats on the back go to me for: Staying motivated and focused on my program for 3 months now. Tracking my daily nutrition and exercise. Drinking 8 glasses of water daily. Controlling portions when I eat - no eating "whole hog" anymore!... Read more
When movie night hurts my plan
Saturday, February 03, 2018      3 comments

Every Saturday night I get together with friends to watch movies. The hosts are former cafe owners and pastry chefs so food is also part of the fun. We all bring food to share. I cut back on meals that day so I have some flexibility to enjoy the... Read more
Why lose weight?
Tuesday, January 30, 2018      2 comments

I gained weight during my last pregnancy and was never able to successfully take it back off. It is 26 years later and I am retired - now I have time to focus on this goal. At my highest I was 175 lbs. Now I weigh 140 - that's real progress. I w... Read more
Going it alone...
Friday, January 26, 2018      1 comments

Thank you to two SparkPeople who reached out to me today. That was really thoughtful of you. I have to admit that it's nice to know that I'm not alone working on these goals. Community connections can really help...... Read more
Failing to success!
Monday, January 22, 2018      0 comments

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. —Michael Jordan... Read more
Why Exercise?
Sunday, January 21, 2018      2 comments

Feel: Better in my clothes. Light weight. Upright. Strong. Energized. ... Read more
Noted Life Improvements
Monday, January 15, 2018      3 comments

Besides losing weight, here are additional things that I note have improved in my life since starting on the SparkPeople program: Dropped 2 bra sizes. Able to wear blouses and jackets that used to be too small for me. My posture has imp... Read more
Quick Meals
Sunday, January 07, 2018      0 comments

Bockwurst with potatoes, whole wheat bread, corn and banana for dessert. Antipasto with carrots, celery, humus, salami, olives, cheese & triscuits and kiwi for dessert. PBJ with celery sticks and yogurt dressing. Tuna fish sandwich with ca... Read more
My First Vision Board
Saturday, January 06, 2018      3 comments

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Saturday, December 30, 2017      4 comments

I've learned a lot over the last few weeks about nutrition and exercise. I realize more about the importance of giving my body the attention it deserves and needs. It feels good to be able to give more to myself after so many years of focusing o... Read more