Last night was my second "official" Zumba class and I'm pleased with the progress I'm making so far. No, I'm not able to keep up with all the moves of my awesome instructors, but I CAN and DO keep moving the entire time. No, I absolutely don't... Read more
A New Week is Dawning!
It's Sunday night and as I prepare for my work week, I need to pause and focus on my health and wellness goals for the week!!! I'm learning that the more time I put into planning for a healthier lifestyle the easier it is to work towards those g... Read more
Today marks the 5th month since I began my latest weight loss journey, although I didn't start using SPARKPEOPLE until February, so I decided to break my scale boycott and weigh.. I was down three pounds, which I'm okay with, BUT was really hop... Read more
Today is Monday, which is typically weigh in day, but I managed to stick with my goal of NOT weighing in for three weeks!!! This is week two... I'm actually handling the NOT weighing in fairly well!! I continue to get my exercise in, most days... Read more
Yesterday I walked 2.4 miles at the Veteran's Cemetery! So beautiful! Today, I had too many obligations to complete before I could walk, which meant my walk was from home! I was determined to get it in, as the forecast for the next four or fi... Read more
Good-bye to the Scale for 3 weeks!!!
Happy Monday everyone! Monday is normally the day I weigh-in, but I've decided NOT to weigh-in! My goal is NOT to weigh in for two more weeks, for a total of three weeks! I don't want to be a "slave" to the scale.. so I'm going to attempt th... Read more
It's been an absolutely beautiful week-end here in Missouri; to make it even more special my oldest son, his wife and 2 1/2 year old son spent the week-end with us! (Our almost four year old grandson was here, too!
We had great FUN playing o... Read more
I took advantage of the sunshine today and walked two miles at our beautiful Veteran's Cemetery! I normally walk at one of our local parks.. nice flat walking path.. but like to switch it up every once in awhile and walk the hilly paths at the ... Read more
LOSS this week!
I'm so happy to post that I lost 3.6 pounds this past week!! I've been doing okay with losing a pound or so each week, although my goal is average 2 pounds a week! My frustration was with the fact that I was eating healthier, recording EVERY ... Read more
Today is my 49th birthday!!! I'm so proud of myself for taking the steps to make myself stronger and healthier! I know I still have many challenges ahead of me, but I also know I can DO this with the knowledge I'm gaining with SPARKPEOPLE, the ... Read more
Slowly shrinking inches!
Yesterday marked one month since I first measured my waist, hips, thighs, upper arms, and neck!! So this morning I measured and was excited to see a two inch drop in my waist measurement.... my hips stayed the same... down a half inch in my thi... Read more
Today is the final weigh in for Brummer Brothers' Challenge #2, which is simply a six week weight loss challenge that I signed up for with several other people! I was hoping to end with a BIG bang, but instead am ending with a ONE pound loss.. ... Read more
Last night my grandson really wanted me to go swimming with him, but it was after I'd done time on the stationary bike and my "problem" knee was letting me know I'd pushed a little too hard. So I promised, Layton we'd go first thing this mornin... Read more
We're in St. Louis for the week-end... which is nice... but means I can't get outside to exercise! Fortunately, I was able to lift a few weights and ride the stationary bike for just a bit shy of 30 minutes at a level 5 and above... for a tot... Read more
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Walking! Walking! Walking!
Yesterday was absolutely beautiful and I'm pleased to say I took advantage of the sunshine!! My first walk was with my students when we took a twenty minute jaunt around our campus... Great conversation that wouldn't have been the same within t... Read more