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My "Why" isn't Lofty but it is Motivating
Friday, June 05, 2020      0 comments

have read many success stories and most of the "whys" are truly admirable - 1. wanting to be strong for children and grandchiildren 2. wanting to turning around an illness 3. wanting to stop physical discomfort and start living 4. wanti... Read more
Stress + Stress = A Rock and A Hard Place
Wednesday, May 20, 2020      0 comments

I wish I could write this without sounding like a wiener. But I can't. My last blog was about a sudden downward momentum and then I slid down the slippery slope of fear, stress, anxiety, and indifference. I don't normally struggle this way... Read more
The Dark that Came out of Nowhere
Monday, May 11, 2020      0 comments

I was doing so well and then...wham. Life. A last minute long arduous road trip, made more arduous by pandemic restrictions. Marital tensions that boiled over. Financial stressors that became a crisis. Another friend died of Covid. A moving s... Read more
The Antidote to Ennui
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      0 comments

I love the word Ennui- its a $20 word that means listless born out boredom and lack of purpose. It's one of those words really smart chic European women used in black and white movies, with a downward glance through very their long lashes while... Read more
Wasted Money on WW
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      3 comments

Months and months on the green plan, or the blue, then the purple and the weight loss was minimal. I followed the each color plan exactly, but nothing. Loved the meetings but felt green, blue, and purple about not losing weight. I felt awful a... Read more
Fast Breaking
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      3 comments

When I first started listening to Spark Guy he began to talk about the idea of a Fast Break - exercising for 10 minutes. Just a 10 minute walk. Just any movement for 10 minutes. I joined the Fast Break community. However, I'm lea... Read more
What a Difference a Week Makes
Thursday, April 23, 2020      5 comments

Last week I thought that I'd never be able to lose weight and it was time to go on blood pressure meds. I'd been doing WW for 3 months and lost 7 pounds. In quarantine, I gained it all back. I joined Noom, but the perky articles seemed ma... Read more
Close Quarters and a Food Plan
Wednesday, April 22, 2020      3 comments

I didn't plan my food last night. Then my husband and I had one of those too close for comfort kind of days. We argued all morning. The financial pressure and lack of socialization plus a sick dog with just got to us. We went off into ou... Read more
Keeping up Motivation During ...Whatever This Is
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      2 comments

A dark rainy day has been the perfect match for my mood. Up until a few days ago I had weathered the virus, the quarantine, the downward economy, my downward economy. Something happened over the weekend; maybe it was my dog getting a sto... Read more
Brain Recovery Day 5
Saturday, September 22, 2018      2 comments

Yesterday doctor, physio, and husband were very cranky because the heart rate for my cardio was too high. I must limit my cardio days to a 70% HR. I ... Read more
Brain Recovery Day 4
Thursday, September 20, 2018      1 comments

It was a rough morning BUT I DID IT. Woke up feeling awful. The migraine of terror was waiting, lurching deep inside my head. I took my time, hours i... Read more
Brain Recovery Day 3
Wednesday, September 19, 2018      3 comments

Lower Body Work Out I kept tipping over. My migraine was below the surface knocking to come out. It wasn't even close to good form BUT I DID IT! 😁 I just read the Premium Coaches blog on the top two excuses not to exercise. The first is pain.... Read more
Brain Recovery Day 2
Tuesday, September 18, 2018      1 comments

Brain Recovery Day 2 - So here is the deal. Two months ago I got a head injury. For most of the last two months I've been lying in a darkened, quiet ro... Read more
9/21 Harder than I Thought but Not Giving Up
Saturday, July 14, 2018      1 comments

I had an exercise routine all winter and spring. Summer, when I should be cooking away with the early morning sun and the warm weather, I stalled. I'm trying to get going and keep a routine. I'm solid with weights every other day but the card... Read more
4/21 Walk through the Trees
Monday, July 09, 2018      1 comments

Last weeks heat kept me from working out. It was over 90 and I work outside. I live on a mountain and the summer breezes keep the house so cool that we aren't air conditioned - we own only one small fan. Last week's heat left me exhausted and... Read more

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