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Singing the Lower Back Blues, or Hello, Heating Pad
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      0 comments

My back was really nagging at me the last week or so. I really didn't want to believe that I was increasing my exercise too quickly, or that doing five minutes on the elliptical could cause such issues, but the aching didn't seem to want go go ... Read more
Tracking really does work!
Monday, March 26, 2012      3 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning, and to my surprise and delight, was 1.2 pounds down from last Monday's weigh-in - (after a .8 loss last week). I've written before how I had maintained a 55 pound weight loss for almost 9 years until recentl... Read more
Little Victories
Saturday, March 24, 2012      3 comments

LV #1: I got some exercise Every Single Day this week - I can't believe it! I've made a point to take Sundays off from exercising, but I missed last Wednesday, so decided to get some gardening in on Sunday. Then, I did my 5 days of walk a... Read more
Dipping my toe into the water ...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      0 comments

I wasn't planning to try the elliptical machine until next week, but I was feeling good on the treadmill today, so I decided to go ahead. Instead of doing 30 minutes at 2.2 mph on the treadmill, I did 25 minutes, and then spent 5 minutes on the... Read more
Weight Maintenance Woes
Sunday, March 18, 2012      1 comments

Well, I'm in an interesting position after 9 years of maintenance. Due to various circumstances which caused the amount of exercise I was getting to plummet (back injury, changing jobs), I'm now five pounds over my comfortable weight, and about... Read more
I felt my abs today!
Saturday, March 17, 2012      1 comments

Today marks the end of 5 consecutive weeks of exercise. I missed Wednesday this week, but was able to go to the gym today, so I still got 5 days in this week. On the treadmill, I noticed that the TVs were showing the Rock and Roll Marathon - I... Read more
Four weeks of exercise under my belt!
Saturday, March 10, 2012      2 comments

Today marks the end of my fourth consecutive week of morning visits to the gym. I was glad to get a 6th day in this week, as going on Saturday doesn't always fit my schedule. When I do go on Saturday, the program is Treadmill followed by a 30 ... Read more
Goodbye to a Dear Friend
Saturday, March 03, 2012      3 comments

Today I went to the funeral of a dear friend of 18 years, who had been like a second mom to me. It's been an up-and-down two weeks since her death, and today has been one of the sadder days. I'm trying to keep in mind that not everyone is fort... Read more
A new habit
Friday, March 02, 2012      5 comments

As of today, I have been to the gym every weekday morning before work for 3 weeks! I've increased from 15 minutes at 2 mph on the treadmill, to 25 minutes at 2.2 mph. I've also done my back exercises 3 times each week, and my neck exercises 2... Read more
Ready to start Week 2!
Sunday, February 19, 2012      1 comments

Well, I stuck with my exercise plan this week: went to the gym 6 days in a row, and resisted the urge to overdo it. Saturday's Yoga class was a real treat, as part of it consisted of the stretches I do for my back anyway. The best part was the... Read more
Slow is Good
Friday, February 17, 2012      2 comments

Well, today is Friday, and I went to the gym five days in a row this week! Right now it's much more about building a new habit than anything else. I'm not doing enough to make myself sore, but I *can* tell that I'm using my muscles again. I s... Read more
Busy Weekend/Getting ready for Monday
Sunday, February 12, 2012      3 comments

And, it's not over yet! DH and I did a lot this weekend. Yesterday we went to the gym to sign me up, and it turns out that putting me as an add-on to his membership made it less expensive than it was when I left the same gym 3 years ago. ... Read more
TGIF!
Friday, February 10, 2012      3 comments

Well, this has been a stressful week. Am I glad it's Friday. First, we found out that our new kitten (only 14 weeks old!) had Coccidia, so had to bring her to the vet to get that treated. While there, we discovered lots of ear mite dirt, ... Read more
Still getting some exercise!
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      2 comments

I brought my sneakers to work yesterday, but didn't take a walk. Then, a friend called in the afternoon, so I walked (outside! with no jacket! in January!) while chatting with her, and racked up 30 minutes. I also did a few sets of chair squat... Read more
Getting back on track
Monday, January 30, 2012      3 comments

Well, this weekend was a mixed bag. I cut my finger Saturday morning, badly enough to warrant a trip to the urgent care, but fortunately minor enough to require only super-glue instead of stitches. This put the kibosh on my plans to play at a ... Read more

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