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Back on track
Monday, April 29, 2019      3 comments

The past 4 weeks have been a mess. I had to work first shift for training in my new position, and I was literally up before the birds. (If the early bird gets the worm - he is more than welcome to it!) I had difficulty adjusting to the early sch... Read more
One bad decision does not a downfall make
Sunday, April 07, 2019      3 comments

We ate out for lunch at Dairy Queen today. I had the crispy chicken salad $5 lunch, which was better than what I usually choose. I usually choose the chicken strip lunch. Since I had a salad, I also had a chocolate dipped cone for my dessert. L... Read more
One day at a time
Saturday, April 06, 2019      0 comments

Today is a new day. I got back on track yesterday by starting where I could - I exercised for 15 minutes. This morning I got up and walked 15 minutes again. I am planning to do more later today, but if I don't, at least I did something. I c... Read more
Getting back on track
Friday, April 05, 2019      1 comments

Today was a disaster nutrition wise. In fact, I haven't had a good day as far as eating healthy in a while. However, I can't undo that. I can only start from where I am now. I thought about getting back on track with water, exercise, and fo... Read more
Good week this week
Saturday, February 16, 2019      3 comments

I under my calorie limit each day this week. Today is probably going to be an exception, but my plan is to try to stay within 200 calories of my upper limit. I decided that today would be my cheat day, and a strawberry toaster strudel would be m... Read more
Busy week
Tuesday, February 12, 2019      3 comments

I have a busier week than usual this week. I have health care appointments for my kids, and a meeting at work. I didn't get much exercise yesterday, and probably will not get any today, but tomorrow I will be able to have close to a normal routi... Read more
Planning and implementation
Friday, February 08, 2019      4 comments

Those who fail to plan are planning to fail. (credited to Benjamin Franklin) I don't fail to plan. I have made plans that would have had me at my goal weight by the beginning of March, had I followed it when I planned it. (Now I am looking ... Read more
Realized something today.
Thursday, February 07, 2019      3 comments

I have been having serious problems getting back on track. Both yesterday and today I woke up feeling bad due to sinus issues. I was thinking, if only I could get some traction and get going again.... then it dawned on me. I have a sa... Read more
Another change in habits
Monday, January 28, 2019      1 comments

Last week, despite my best intentions, I still did not work out, or if I did, it was not much. This morning, I slept in. I still did not let that stop me from working out. I am getting "exercise bites" in throughout the day. I have already ... Read more
A new idea (for me)
Sunday, January 20, 2019      5 comments

I don't know who did this on SP, but I'm taking their idea and modifying it. Someone here had the idea of paying themselves for their workouts. I think it was a certain amount of money for every mile they ran. At first, I wasn't sure of the idea... Read more
Wake up call
Friday, January 04, 2019      5 comments

Okay, I am very pleased with the fact that I have improved my fitness level over the past month. However, I must work to maintain and increase my fitness level. I was just looking over my weight history for the past two years. I have gone u... Read more
Thursday, December 27, 2018      5 comments

Earlier this week, I did my monthly fitness tests. I have increased my pushups that I can do in a minute, surpassing my goal for improvement for the month. I also increased my crunches per minute. also surpassing my goal for improvement. ... Read more
Revising my goal weight
Saturday, December 15, 2018      2 comments

I had a goal weight of 130-135 lbs. Yesterday, I decided that I needed to revise my goal weight. My older daughter is 137 lbs, and two inches shorter than I am. She has been working out regularly and is at about 20% body fat. Let me tell yo... Read more
I'm making progress!
Thursday, December 13, 2018      2 comments

I shed nearly 4 lbs this week, and cut an inch off my hips, as well as 2 inches off my waist. (I measure the widest part, instead of the narrowest.) My goal for next week is to shed 1.5 lbs by next Friday. I broke up with the junk food... Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2018      1 comments

I have a tendency to look at how far I have to go instead of how far I have come. I forget the fact that 20 years ago I was 175 lbs. Although I have regained some weight, I have successfully kept off at least 15 lbs for about 20 years. I'm curre... Read more

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