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Beating the heat in the pool
Friday, June 06, 2014      1 comments

With temperatures now well into the 100s here in the Arizona desert, exercising outdoors can be very challenging. Fortunately, I have access to a private pool and so have decided to try water exercises too. I love having a gym membership but so... Read more
Losing weight when you're older, harder or not?
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      5 comments

I've reached my fifties and it seems that losing weight takes more time and more effort than when I was younger and needed to drop a few pounds. However, I've also reached a point in my life where I have more time and flexibility. My sons ... Read more
Have options
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      4 comments

There is going to be more excessive heat today and a busy one for me. I have an appointment after lunch to go over research I've done and a to-do list a mile long. So running to the gym this morning isn't practical. But I have options. I bou... Read more
Burning off stress
Monday, June 02, 2014      4 comments

We are going to have record heat today and last night my refrigerator died. So this morning after determining a new one was needed, I headed out to find one that I could get delivered as soon as possible. (I need cold water to get through thes... Read more
Giving up diet soda pays for my gym
Saturday, May 31, 2014      8 comments

I gave up diet soda a few months ago because I found myself drinking it without thinking. Some days I drank a 2 liter bottle or close to it. I also have some insomnia problems that probably were made worse by the caffeine in diet cola. Th... Read more
Walked 300 Miles so far in 2104
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      2 comments

Today I made it to 300 miles walked so far in 2014. Some of this distance was on my treadmill and some walking outside, in the mall, or any where else I was specifically walking for exercise. This doesn't include al lot my steps during t... Read more
Gym on a holiday
Monday, May 26, 2014      1 comments

Even though I could have used "it's a holiday" as an excuse to skip my strength training day at the gym, I decided I had the time and inclination to go. I thought I was being very good and the gym would be empty since others would be enjoying o... Read more
Non-Scale Victory
Friday, May 23, 2014      4 comments

Well, the scale hasn't seemed to move downward the last couple of weeks. I'm going to be vigilant about tracking my food and see if I that will make a difference. BUT, in order to stay motivated, I tried on my "fat jeans". I could take them o... Read more
It's not being perfect but how fast you recover
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      3 comments

Lately I've been distracted and have gone astray about every two to three weeks. It seems life has been filled with temptations, celebrations, and other things that I allow to take me off my plan. Now, I could fret and moan and say I'll never ... Read more
Aspiring to be overweight
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      6 comments

I'm one of those Americans who have become obese. There I admitted it! But I'm working my way down. (Get the pun? weigh and way) So I'm aspiring to be overweight. Yes, I want to eventually be a healthy weight. But for now I'd like to get ou... Read more
Epic fail - I washed my iPod!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      11 comments

I am so mad at myself for leaving my iPod nano in my pocket after I finished my cardio workout. And then it went into the washing machine and is now dead. I loved my iPod and the music that helped motivate me through my cardio workouts. First,... Read more
Walked away from a cupcake
Saturday, April 26, 2014      5 comments

I attended a lovely wedding this morning and they had a cupcake reception afterward. It was a casual gathering with a center table filled with beautifully displayed cupcakes for people to select. But since I'm just getting over last week's ext... Read more
rowing machine - treadmill for my arms?
Friday, April 25, 2014      3 comments

My home treadmill died so I have been going to the gym on my cardio days. I decided to do several minutes on the rowing machine before I jump on the treadmill. I figure my 50+ year old upper arms can use all the help they can get and the rowin... Read more
Restarting my crunch challenge
Thursday, April 24, 2014      2 comments

I had started a 100 day challenge inspired by sparkpeople member PLIDC1 and was on day 25 when I got a terrible upper respiratory infection and cough. My challenge was to do 60 or more crunches each day. I actually could see improvement in my ... Read more
Sugar sabotages me
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      6 comments

This week, I realized the impact eating added sugar has on me. Sugar sabotages me. It makes me feel tired and starts my cravings for junk foods. I knew that too much sugar wasn't good but I didn't realize how much it affects me. It not only ... Read more

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