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To Lose or Not to Lose? That Is the Question.
Sunday, July 13, 2014      1 comments

What is the perfect weight? Well it's different for everyone, that I know. I just made the decision to increase my goal weight loss from 14 pounds to 19. ... Read more
I Can Do Squats Now!
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      2 comments

On April 1, I blogged that it was nearly impossible to rise to a standing position from a squat. Three months later, after implementing many small, inspired-by-SparkPeople-steps, I'm delighted to find that I can rise from a squat, not once, but ... Read more
Disney Ditty
Monday, April 28, 2014      3 comments

Here's to today: Zip a dee do dah, zip a dee ay My oh my what a wonder-filled day Plenty of sunshine heading my way Zip a dee doo dah, zip a dee ay. ... Read more
Zen Exercise
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      0 comments

Find an exercise activity you enjoy and do it, the experts say. Well...what might that be? Today, I found Zen pleasure in tidying my southern Georgia daughter's front yard (whom I'm vacationing with) collecting and carting off the numerous ... Read more
I've squatted down and Can't Get Up!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      0 comments

Oh my! I never saw this coming and I'm going to Make It Right As Soon As I Can... Visiting my 4-year-old granddaughter means I'm frequently squatting down to talk face-to-face with her. Unfortunately, when there's nothing nearby to hold onto t... Read more
I think I can...I think I can...
Sunday, March 23, 2014      5 comments

Oh golly, yesterday the fibro pain and stiffness wasn't so bad, so I tackled the day with house chores galore (versus sitting on my can) and some gentle exercises. Today started with a huge amount of pain and I was so stiff I looked silly when I... Read more
I love a parade...
Friday, March 21, 2014      2 comments

So my dog has been joining me when I speed walk indoors from one end of the house to the other. She thinks it's a fun game so it's getting her activity level up too -- makes for a healthier dog. I had this idea that if I trailed a string behind ... Read more
Not entirely freaked out ...
Thursday, March 20, 2014      0 comments

I found my old lightweight dumbbells this morning, and interestingly, the thought of using them didn't entirely freak me out. But I'm putting the exercise off until tomorrow. ... Read more
Improving health and fitness through walking and stair climbing.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      2 comments

emoticon Just starting back into fitness routine after several years of mostly sitting at a desk at work and recli... Read more
Restart on the exercising
Saturday, March 10, 2007      1 comments

Well, when I tried to restart the exercises back on Feb. 25, it did not go well and several issues flared back up - just too soon after being out of the hospital. So I gave myself permission to wait a little longer. Today, March 10 seemed like a... Read more
Trouble Goal: Break in routine makes dominoes fall down
Sunday, February 25, 2007      0 comments

OK, This week's lifestyle activity is to write about a trouble goal in my journal. An' we got trouble! I was cruisin' along doing all (or nearly all) the right things for weight loss and healthy life style. Not always easy, but definitely I... Read more
Weight Goal Part Two
Friday, February 09, 2007      0 comments

Well here goes. I made goal on my scale at home - 133 lbs. The celebration was all that it should be! But... at mid-point during my program, I learned that my scale was weighing four pounds lighter than I really am. I decided to increase m... Read more
SP Motivation Techniques in Daily Life
Wednesday, January 24, 2007      2 comments

Having ongoing fatigue issues (origin: fibromyalgia, hypothyroid and other stuff), tackling any thing bigger than a minute task can seem overwhelming and get put off. I have a new trick, and it is right out of the pages of SparkPeople motivat... Read more
Monday, January 15, 2007      0 comments

When I lose the last 3 pounds and reach my goal of 133, I plan to celebrate by having a massage at a day spa with my step daughter. That may not be until end of February, because I lose weight at about the rate of 1/2 pound per week due to being... Read more
Progress with workout
Monday, January 15, 2007      1 comments

Enjoying BalanceBall (physio ball). Did the SparkPeople 15 minute workout with ball. It was different and actuallykind of fun. I also progressed to the 6 pound hand weights and I do most of those exercises sitting on the ball. Some are too hard... Read more

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