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Friends in Sweat
Saturday, August 04, 2012      1 comments

Ever since I started my weight loss journey back in late November I have personally trained with a group. I want to tout the benefits of being in a group. This seems odd to me since I was always picked dead last for any athletic team when growin... Read more
Becoming Braver
Thursday, July 26, 2012      4 comments

Sometimes you go down a path looking for a particular destination and find other unexpected destinations along the way. I feel that is happened to me since joining Sparkpeople. Reading other blogs about people facing challenges far greater than ... Read more
An Exercise In Moderation
Monday, July 23, 2012      4 comments

At the end of November 2011, I started exercising regularly at the gym doing classes and group personal training. As I progressed, I applauded myself for being able to the hard stuff such as burpees, jumping jacks etc. Then, I got sidelined by a... Read more
Wendy's Etiquette Guide to Weighty Matters
Monday, July 23, 2012      7 comments

My friend Margo noticed I lost weight. Her response: "Congratulations, you look wonderful!" I walked away feeling like a million dollars. In contrast, are my two cousins. To protect their identities let's called them Milly and Tilly. Some ... Read more
Staying in Neutral
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      2 comments

Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary and went away for the weekend. My husband is slim and loves chocolate. On the main drag of the city we were in there were several chocolate shops. Formerly, I would go in them... Read more
Chocolate Cake Craving
Thursday, July 12, 2012      4 comments

Funny I should be writing a positive blog about eating a piece of decadent chocolate cake but here it is. I am an excellent debater, I can always see every side of an argument. This is a positive trait because it makes me democratic. It is... Read more
Happy to be Holding
Monday, July 09, 2012      3 comments

I started at 202 pounds, and now seem to be plateauing and bouncing around between 164 and 166. This is the first time I have ever had patience during a plateau. I figure as long as I am not gaining hugely what is wrong with holding a weight for... Read more
Just when you think you are fit
Thursday, July 05, 2012      6 comments

I thought I was making a lot of progress in exercising. However, the trainer did a switch up and had us use a stairmaster. This machine is a lot harder (at least for me) than the elliptical! I kept sinking to the bottom of the stair. Nothing lik... Read more
What's More Fun than People
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      1 comments

My friend Sunday keeps giving me gift certificates for the Dairy Queen. I have now been the recipient of no less than three of these. Sunday says once in a while I should have a sundae! Au contraire my very slim friend. I have passed these all o... Read more
Old Triggers
Sunday, June 10, 2012      1 comments

I have really not had any binges since joining Sparkpeople last November. So, I found it surprising that I found a lemon tart calling to me after I was told some bad medical news. Then, I had an aha moment. I remember being bullied at school and... Read more
A Blow
Saturday, June 02, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday, I found out from my doctor that I have moderately severe osteoarthritis in my right hip. My leg had been aching for weeks and I had an x-ray to see what was wrong. Since I have three other things wrong - severe asthma, pre-diabetes an... Read more
Latest stats
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      1 comments

After losing more than 30 pounds, I went to the doctor today. My BMI is down from 32 to 28 My blood sugar is down from 6.2 to 5.8 If I can get my blood sugar down to 5.5, I will no longer be prediabetic Something to aim for....... Read more
Meeting Up With an old Friend
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      1 comments

The other day at a retirement lunch I met up with an old work mate. She and I are veterans at dieting. I was disappointed the last time I saw her because she did not notice my weight loss. Yes, my logical self knows that this should not matter a... Read more
Dancing With The Stars
Saturday, May 26, 2012      1 comments

Last Wednesday I took a LaBlast Fitness class at my local gym called Steve Nash Fitness World. We had a guest instructor, Louis Van Almsted, who developed this program. It basically combines moves from the Jive, Chacha, Samba and Merengue, etc. ... Read more
Can't Win
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      1 comments

The title applies to others when it comes to my weight. Yesterday, I had lunch with 2 women I hadn't seen since my 30 pound weight loss. Not only didn't they notice it but they seemed surprised that I had lost that much. The irony is that I didn... Read more

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