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Maintaining... arrrghh!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      10 comments

During my Spark journey I have learned so much about this whole process of losing weight. Not only have I discovered enjoyable exercise, but also how to eat right, not just for a "diet" but for my lifetime. My experience over the last mo... Read more
Mind over matter...
Sunday, April 19, 2009      7 comments

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~~Jack Benny Awhile ago I made a commitment to myself that I would have a total of 55 pounds off of this body by the time I turned 55 years old. Today is my... Read more
Insuring my health...
Sunday, April 05, 2009      1 comments

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. - William Londen I love this quote! Especially the part about cultivating cheerfulness. When life circums... Read more
Going far, together...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      3 comments

Today I read a great quote on the front of one of my teacher magazines. It is an African Proverb that says "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." The minute I read the quote, I thought of Spark People becaus... Read more
New BMI category!!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009      3 comments

This morning is my weekly weigh-in day, and I reached a goal! I moved from the BMI category of "obese" down to the category of "overweight"! This is a goal that seemed so far away a few months ago, but here it is! Also, this week's weig... Read more
Getting to the gym
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      4 comments

A year ago I never would have believed that I could feel excited about going to the gym. I used to hate exercise, and I'd do anything to avoid it. Of course, my eating was so far off-base that I also felt exercise wouldn't really matter. ... Read more
"Who I am really keeps surprising me."
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      3 comments

This quote by Nikki Giovanni is awesome. With Spark People, I am finding surprises all along my path to weight loss and fitness. Even though I thought I knew myself really well, unexpected things still surprise me. I'm surprised that I am rea... Read more
Inspiration... I think...
Sunday, March 22, 2009      1 comments

When my college aged daughter is home for the weekend, my guilty pleasure is to browse through her celebrity magazine to get the scoop on all the celebs I've mostly never heard of ... Read more
Looking Up!
Sunday, March 08, 2009      3 comments

This morning while I was running, it suddenly occurred to me that for at least part of my run I seem to focus on my feet! I catch myself looking down to where my next step is instead of watching what is coming up on the trail ahead. During my ... Read more
Finally Finishing February
Saturday, March 07, 2009      1 comments

February was not one of my stronger weight-loss months, but I've learned a lot about myself and the fitness/weight loss journey I'm on. After persevering through the holidays with a decent weight loss (despite all the tempting goodies!) I let V... Read more
Week two... staying on a healthy path...
Sunday, February 22, 2009      1 comments

This was "one of those weeks!" Although I indulged in some Valentine treats, I worked hard to stay on track with my exercising and eating within my ranges most of the days of the week. What did the scale do for me? I ended up losing 0.4 pound... Read more
One week DONE and I'm on track!
Saturday, February 14, 2009      1 comments

This was my first week on my own weight-loss challenge... "55 by 55," and I stayed on track! For me to lose fifteen pounds by my 55th birthday in April (which will bring me to a total of fifty-five pounds lost) I need to lose a little over 1.5 ... Read more
Setting myself a new goal!
Monday, February 09, 2009      4 comments

Okay, here goes... now that I am half-way to my goal of losing 80 pounds, I am setting myself an aggressive new goal. Since my 55th birthday is 9 1/2 weeks away, it would be so cool to be DONE with 55 pounds by then. Can I do this? I'm going ... Read more
Small steps toward fitness...
Sunday, February 08, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I went on a challenging hike with my (adult) daughter. She is an experienced hiker, and I would definitely call myself a novice at hiking. My daughter suggested this particular hike because she knows that I like to challenge myself w... Read more
Clothing size...
Sunday, January 25, 2009      2 comments

As I browsed the suggested blog prompts, I saw a prompt that asks if the size of my clothing affects my self-esteem. Hmmm.... gave that some thought! First of all, I just don't get the clothing size thing. I have a range of clothing sizes tha... Read more

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