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Can move again
Monday, May 20, 2019      3 comments

A long time since I have blogged and have a few extra pounds to whine about. Fractured my right ankle in March, so not only have I been more sedentary but have consoled myself with food. On the mend now, was able to do some yard work today, and ... Read more
August goals
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      1 comments

Stuck once again. Rather than giving up have decided on new approach: Stop the negative thinking and start accepting myself as I am, giving myself credit for each uplifting decision. Exercise and nurture myself because I am worth it, not to fit ... Read more
Back at it!
Monday, June 18, 2018      4 comments

Cannot believe I have not written an entry since September. Have continued to enjoy Spark People but have not made any weight loss progress for several months. Shoddy food tracking partly at fault so resumed that with complete and honest entries... Read more
Eating out good this time
Friday, September 15, 2017      3 comments

Another evening with friends, this time not well known restaurant but local VFW post. Much healthier, home-prepared choices: small piece of steak, green beans, salad, small glass of wine. Was going to skip dessert, but that's hard when there's a... Read more
Restaurant Diet unsuccessful
Thursday, September 14, 2017      5 comments

I knew that two lunches out in a row (Red Lobster and Applebee's) would affect my weigh in this morning, and it did. Happy that I only gained 3/4; friends wanted me to go to lunch after meeting, made excuses, just had to stop the string and get ... Read more
Day 11 - Step counting crisis
Monday, September 11, 2017      1 comments

Had a busy errand morning then decided to get in some steps. I wear a Fitbit Zip, old, but still functional. Was walking meadow path and throwing ball to dog and managed to lose it. Retraced steps a number of times, but no sign. I realized that ... Read more
Day 10 - Permission to relax
Sunday, September 10, 2017      4 comments

And that being written, just finished my 15k. It has become somewhat of an obsession. Not a bad calorie count, but still too much sugar. Downloaded the shopping list for the Spark Fit Food Challenge, grocery shopping tomorrow so there are better... Read more
Day 9 - When moving leads to eating
Saturday, September 09, 2017      2 comments

Dog and I just came in from our last walk. Logged 17,716 steps today so it was a good moving day. Unfortunately, when I'm extra active I feel "entitled" to a bit of extra food, today 2 slices of homemade apple pie. Although I remade the recipe t... Read more
Day 8 - Better choices
Friday, September 08, 2017      3 comments

Just finished my 15k steps, and reviewed food for today. Choices did include a doughnut as well as dinner out with friends, but I decided on menu ahead of time, and did manage to stay within my Spark calorie range. There were even a few fries le... Read more
Day 7 - Found the sugar again
Thursday, September 07, 2017      5 comments

Two positives today: 1/4 pound weight loss at weigh-in this morning; considering it a victory because of the holiday and all of the traveling I did this past 4 days. Made an extra effort this evening and was able to log my 15k steps. Was over ca... Read more
Day 6 - Not best choices but under limit
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      0 comments

First of all, posting any kind of a blog 6 days straight is some kind of record for me. It was a travel day and lunch was a gas station sandwich, but it was pretty tasty and not bad calories since it was shared with dog. (She eats way too much p... Read more
Day 5 - pushing the limit
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      2 comments

The good news today is I exceeded 23k steps. It was a gorgeous early fall day, perfect walking weather. However, when I put my food in tracker just now I was only under top limit by 2, that's cutting it pretty close and depending too much on cal... Read more
Day 4 - Habit forming
Monday, September 04, 2017      1 comments

It's a bit early in the evening to boast about staying in calorie range, but hopefully can do it. OK so far. Step total over 17k, so that made up a bit for yesterday. It hasn't been a perfect food day, but everything is in the tracker and the nu... Read more
Day 3-Hanging in There
Sunday, September 03, 2017      1 comments

First hic-cup today. Was on the road to visit relatives downstate for 4 hours. Even though we went on a long walk after I arrived, will miss my 15k goal, and settle for 10. Foodwise avoided some pitfalls; two more holiday bake sales, coffee and ... Read more
Made it to Day 2
Saturday, September 02, 2017      1 comments

I don't usually. I start the first of the month all pumped up, which lasts until about noon, lol. I think the difference this time is that I actually gave myself permission to eat a bit of chocolate and sweet as long as It fit in my calorie ra... Read more

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