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Sunday, May 06, 2012      2 comments

Other than weight loss, I thought I would take a mini inventory of other things I have gained in my Sparkpeople journey: Getting a stronger core, to help me with my posture Being able to correct my posture and stand up erect with no back... Read more
Weigh In
Sunday, April 29, 2012      3 comments

It has been 5 months since I joined SparkPeople and I have lost 30 pounds. It is not a fast lost and I have hit plateaus but the scale is definitely going in the right direction. I have never been this consistent in any weight loss program befor... Read more
5 Months In
Sunday, April 29, 2012      0 comments

Tomorrow morning I will weigh and measure myself because it will be my 5 week benchmark since joining SparkPeople. No matter what the scale or measuring tape says I will be proud of myself. I consistently, exercised and tried to ingest healthy f... Read more
Habits of Highly Effective Sparkers
Thursday, April 26, 2012      2 comments

I go out with a "ladies who lunch" group and they always pick places full of fattening goodies - pizza, hamburgers etc. I still manage to find something healthy. I used to feel sorry for myself but now, I think I am worth too much not to be bett... Read more
Sushi Coma
Friday, April 20, 2012      0 comments

I used to use food to self-medicate. If I felt any strong emotion I would overeat and then fall asleep. Well for the first time since joining SparkPeople I had a slight binge with of all things Sushi. It is probably not the worst pig out o... Read more
Family Dinner
Thursday, April 12, 2012      2 comments

Recently, I attended two big family dinners and noticed a big change in my thinking. It used to be before I even got to the dinner I would stress about what they thought about my appearance weight-wise. That really isn't all that paranoid if you... Read more
Mirror Trickery
Sunday, April 08, 2012      0 comments

For many years I have only looked at myself in a mirror head on. Oh well, to be more accurate shoulders on. My bod seemed to be maintaining itself pretty well from that angle. Everything okay from shoulders on up. I never looked below the should... Read more
The vacation 4 no more!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      0 comments

My family equates travel with eating. I always did as well. You have heard of the freshman 15, well it was always the travel 4 with me. One week of travel = 4 pounds. The formula never failed. My husband, myself and are twin sons traveled t... Read more
Going is Getting Tough
Saturday, March 10, 2012      2 comments

Well, I did know that at 59 years of age the sledding would be slow. The older you are, the slower the metabolism especially after menopause. It is what it is but it is so frustrating. Although staving off diabetes has been my goal you would thi... Read more
Doing It For Myself
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      0 comments

Having lost more than 20 pounds the compliments are starting to happen. Recently, however, I met with some women friends over lunch and no one noticed or commented on my weight. Yesterday, I took my mom to the doctor, this is the very same docto... Read more
It takes a lot to get the job done
Monday, February 06, 2012      0 comments

I can now do a lot of things in my group personal training that I couldn't do before. Here is the rub. The more I can do, the better my form, the leader then ups the ante and make things harder. She looked at me today and asked me if I was alri... Read more
Surprised Myself
Friday, January 20, 2012      2 comments

I had quite a bad head cold today coupled with a snowy day outside. Instead of making these my excuses not to work out, I just left the house and went to the gym. It was a difficult spinning class but surprisingly afterwards I felt a lot better ... Read more
X Marks the Spot
Monday, January 16, 2012      2 comments

Today, I came home floating on a cloud because I could finally do sit ups unaided by weights. I told one of my sons about this accomplishment. He congratulated me. However, later, in the day he told his brother "Mom, could never do the P90X... Read more
Poor little me
Thursday, January 12, 2012      1 comments

I have been on the program for about 6 weeks and last night decided to have a pity party. Filled with guilt because I ate a chocolate covered jujube and mad because I have only lost 10 pounds after exercising like a maniac and being quite carefu... Read more
Trying new things
Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

This week I tried two new workout classes at the gym - yoga and spinning. I figured I could handle yoga but never thought I would be able to keep up in spinning. I may not have always been the fastest at spinning but I held the course and found ... Read more

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