Struggling with Sodium
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      2 comments

My nutrition tracker has my sodium content too high everyday. It seems to be hidden in everything! I am currently trying to eat as many natural foods as possible, fruit ... Read more
Back on the Scale
Monday, June 18, 2012      0 comments

I returned from the beach on Saturday and put off stepping on the scale on Sunday, due to fear! Today when I got the courage to do it, I was happy to see I had not gained any weight! I was thinking I could have gained as much as five pounds! ... Read more
Back from the Beach
Sunday, June 17, 2012      1 comments

Photo is of Kite Day at Jockey's Ridge State Park in Kitty Hawk, NC. Kite Day is my favorite time to go to the Outer Banks. The weather was beautiful and we saw the Rhyt... Read more
Progress is a relative thing!
Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

Having lost 46 pounds and regained 22 of those, I have been feeling discouraged. Knee issues have been keeping me from exercising the way I like. However, I recently saw three people who I do not see often. They remember me when I was heavier... Read more
Good News and Bad News
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      3 comments

I got the results of the MRI on my knee today. Good news is there is no torn meniscus, so arthroscopic surgery is not indicated. Bad news chrondromalacia. Sometimes, the cartilage inside a joint softens and breaks down. This condition i... Read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      0 comments

I have not posted for a couple of weeks now. I have been off track again, due to a knee injury. I was really trying to get back to a regular workout routine, but my knee had other plans. I had my MRI on Monday and to back to the Orthopedic sp... Read more
For the young: under 50
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      0 comments

From Web MD: Metabolism and body composition. Over time, the body typically needs less energy, and your metabolism slows. Hormone changes in the aging body result in a shift to more body fat and less muscle mass. The best approach to managing ... Read more
Circle of Spark
Thursday, April 26, 2012      1 comments

While on the team forums tonight, I found great comfort in the many women experiencing the same frustration as I am. Since turning 50, it is like hitting a brick wall. Weight I had lost has been coming back. It seems to be all I can do to sto... Read more
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      2 comments

From Web MD: When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, sim... Read more
Simple formula
Monday, April 23, 2012      3 comments

Scanning the web today for information on weight loss over 50, looking for some helpful tips, I came across an interesting article. Move more, eat less! It seems like such a simple formula. When I lost 46 pounds three years ago, people would... Read more
Tracking Weight
Sunday, April 22, 2012      1 comments

I have tracked my weight since 2009 when I lost 46 pounds. I keep the charts I use to graph my weight daily in a three-ring binder. It is nice being able to look back on my progress, or lack of progress. Now I am 20 pounds heavier than I was ... Read more
Two A Day
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      3 comments

I am coming off a couple of months of little exercise due to joint issues. I have been doing the elliptical on weekends, but have been in too much pain at the end of the day to do any workout! After a month of this, I finally got into the orth... Read more
Shorts Inventory
Sunday, April 15, 2012      2 comments

I was searching for a pair of shorts to wear today. I have shorts in four sizes. 10,12,14,16, It depends on the brand the fit of the shorts. Shorts that were falling off of me last summer will not fit today (12 GV). Neither will the 16GV. ... Read more
Aging with Attitude
Saturday, April 14, 2012      3 comments

I had dinner with the parents again tonight. Again, I am impressed with their attitudes on aging. They both have arthritis and joint issues. Tonight she told me they are signing up for a ballroom dancing class! They are both really enjoying ... Read more
Back to School
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      0 comments

Back to school today after 10 days off! It was great to see my students and the first three classes went very well. By third period, I started to see yawns and nodding h... Read more

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