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Checking my Spark Reports
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      3 comments

I’m looking through reports tonight to see how I’m doing on my 2010 resolutions. I’ve been feeling that I haven’t been doing well. I am hoping to train hard for the Bridge Walk and I’ve kind of been fizzling out the last few days. What’... Read more
New Stability Balls - Can I do this?
Monday, March 29, 2010      6 comments

On March 23rd, I Blogged about all the goodies I got with my REI Store credit. Now I'm slowly getting it together to use everything. Yesterday I got out the stability balls. The small was tiny! I'm taking it back because it is just way... Read more
Gratitude Exercise from Coach Dean
Sunday, March 28, 2010      3 comments

One of Coach Dean's old blogs has this advice for us. "Just sit down for two minutes and think about what you have to be grateful for today. Come up with 3-5 things that make your life better than it would otherwise be at that moment, and w... Read more
What I got for my MBA (with photo)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      9 comments

You see before you approximately $250 worth of fitness equipment - all overpriced - and all mine. When I got my MBA, I paid for it with my REI credit card, and then... Read more
Bridge Walk Update with Photos
Monday, March 22, 2010      10 comments

Today is 8 weeks until the Bridge Walk. When I saw that on the calendar, I had a moment of saying "It's not long enough. I won't be able to do it." But I look at how far I've come since January 31 when I decided to do this. My average ... Read more
How I started Strength Training
Friday, March 19, 2010      21 comments

I've had a few emails and comments about my strength training, asking how I have this set up. LOL that it would come to a point where I could give anyone fitness advice, but such is the miracle of Spark People! I have Rheumatoid Arthritis,... Read more
What have we learned today?
Friday, March 19, 2010      7 comments

Once again it is proven that I cannot have nuts or seeds in this house. It is hard to believe that I could just keep eating sunflower seeds from morning until night. This goes in the same category as Lays Potato Chips, Wheat Thins and popcorn.... Read more
Bridge Walk - Here I Come!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      9 comments

Today was my day to walk with the Math Tutor. We have been meeting for 7 weeks now and walk about 3 miles every time. Usually I stop frequently to catch my breath. Last week was pretty bad. I was really winded and discouraged by the end of i... Read more
Less Hip Pain!
Sunday, March 14, 2010      7 comments

I looked over some of my older Blogs today, and I realized how much trouble I was having with Hip Pain over the last months. In the last month I added Leg Lifts, Adduction and Abduction strength training, which almost killed me. I really... Read more
Some inspiration and a plan
Saturday, March 13, 2010      4 comments

Things I would like to do • Surf • Paddleboard • Hike in the mountains And of course, do the Bridge Walk in May. Things I would like to do again • Horseback Riding • Swim Laps • Wear Shorts • Take a bath – not a shower ... Read more
Food is not fair
Friday, March 12, 2010      8 comments

I went out to lunch with my son today to a local place we have gone to for many years. I ordered the taco salad and ate less than 25% of it. I logged it as about 400 calories and felt that was fair. While we were eating, I noticed several... Read more
March 2010 Resolutions update
Saturday, March 06, 2010      8 comments

Here are my Resolutions made for 2010. They are so easy to track with the reports section here. 1. 5+ cups of water every day. I'm still averaging 4 cups a day. 2. Last month I increased my fitness minutes goal in 2010 t... Read more
I have to use the trackers
Saturday, February 27, 2010      7 comments

I got off the tracking a little bit this week, and after looking into my fitness and nutrition trackers, I vow to do better. 1. I know that the trackers help me. I learn a lot when I go back and look at the past. I see progress (or not) ... Read more
How am I losing weight?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      10 comments

I have never successfully lost weight in my entire life, except for the summer I got mono and turned into a skeleton for about 6 weeks. With that exception, my weight has increased year after year for close to 50 years. I have never been thin ... Read more
My 5% mini-goal - The old and the new
Monday, February 22, 2010      9 comments

Today was the end of the mini-goal that I set Dec 6. I was trying to get to 239 in 12 weeks, and instead I got to 240.8. That is down from 252.5 on Dec 6. So it's about 10 pounds in 12 weeks. I was trying for a 5% loss. I increased my e... Read more

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