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Dancin' With Myself (Well, Almost)!
Saturday, September 29, 2012      6 comments

Today I went to a dance cardio class called LaBlast. It is a little slower than Zumba and incorporates many dance moves such as samba, chachacha, waltz and passe doble. It was developed by Louis Van Amstel currently the dance pro dancing with Sa... Read more
Saturday, September 22, 2012      8 comments

I have gained two pounds and I am having real problems not trying to binge on sweets. I can pretty well guess the reason. Of late, I have been getting massive amounts of compliments as to how thin I am. Some of the compliments are quite strange.... Read more
Hidden Triggers
Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

Just when I thought I had turned a corner and could eat a little treat and move on an old friend reared its ugly head. I should really put the word "friend" in quotations here. My trigger food has always been ice cream. I was clearly minding my ... Read more
Inner Athlete
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      8 comments

Well, I haven't uncovered the inner athlete in me yet. However, I am proud that I get to the gym, get it done and feel good about it. My trainer reminded me just yesterday that when I first came in for her sessions 10 months ago I could not stan... Read more
Here's Looking At Me
Sunday, September 16, 2012      6 comments

Today over coffee with my sister she asked me if when I started with SparkPeople I was at my all time high in weight. She seemed surprised when I said that at 202 pounds that was not my heaviest. I did once weigh 212 pounds. My sister Arlene wen... Read more
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      4 comments

As a non-food reward I decided to get my teeth whitened. I smile more these days and it might as well be bright.... Read more
The High Impact of Low Impact
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      5 comments

When I go to Zumba class I always take a spot towards the front of the room. At my age, I need to stand close to see LOL. I guess people can also see me up there shaking my rather flat ... Read more
Latest stats
Friday, August 31, 2012      5 comments

My group personal trainer took my body composition stats today. Since January 2012 I have lost 32 pounds of fat and only 4 pounds of muscle. She said that was excellent because you always lose some muscle with weight loss but you want to keep it... Read more
Strange NSV Warning to Men (Girly stuff)
Monday, August 27, 2012      1 comments

Well after years of yarding my bra around to my front to do it up and undo it. Guess what? I can now undo my bra from the back. With one hand yet! Those tricep and bicep exercises are doing the trick. ... Read more
Feeling Pretty
Sunday, August 26, 2012      4 comments

All my life, I have cringed at compliments and been terribly embarrassed because I felt so unattractive. We were always taught in my family not to praise oneself that it would definitely be conceited and vain. To top it off, I used to endure a l... Read more
Collateral Damage
Thursday, August 23, 2012      3 comments

Well, I had my birthday treats - a couple pieces of rich cake, mashed potatoes and prime rib. Damage - up 4 pounds. I have 2 off already, 2 more to go. I felt hard done by this morning - why bother exercising or eating right all the time if this... Read more
Birthday Events
Monday, August 20, 2012      1 comments

I really, really didn't want to celebrate my 60th birthday. My husband insisted we go to a fancy restaurant for dinner and then have a bunch of our family and a close friend over for dessert. I didn't want to invite many people and have them fee... Read more
Birthday Brainstorm
Saturday, August 18, 2012      6 comments

Since it's my birthday today, I thought I would reflect a bit about my journey on sparkpeople. Well, more than reflect but take an honest look. As of today, I am hovering around the 160-161 pound mark. Well, depending on whether I lean to the le... Read more
Am I My Mother?
Sunday, August 12, 2012      3 comments

Today, in the gym I ran into the personal trainer I first used when I joined the gym and was in terrible, overweight shape. His name is Ondrej. Ondrej complained, "Why doesn't your mother train here anymore? I remember that I trained her." ... Read more
Gym Class Revisited
Monday, August 06, 2012      1 comments

Since joining my personal training group I have lost almost 40 pounds. The problem is the trainer is always picking out things I do wrong in front of the others.She usually shows us 5 exercises at once and if I do one wrong she will say audibly,... Read more

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