My nephew (more like a little brother) and I are both struggling and are challenging each other to lose 15 pounds by September 1, 2011. I have been going in the wrong direction since my arthro knee surgery. Finding the exercise that is knee an... Read more
Amazing Soup Diet
My husband and I went on the ASD for a week. I lost 5 pounds and he lost 8 pounds. I was happy with the results, the breakfasts and the lunches, but NOT the soup. Outside of the Mexican and the red beans & rice soup it was NASTY!!! But I now... Read more
It has been ages since I posted a food diary or added anything to my Sparkpage!
I have had some situations: Mother with cancer, torn meniscus, and the never-ending spondy. The knee problems crashed my modified exercise program, that was... Read more
I just had my Q lipid and A1C panels. My total cholesterol is 132, HDL is 52, LDL is 49, Trig. 164.
The A1C is still not amazing at all. BUT it fell from 9.6 to 8.7. My diabetic educator/case manager will let me know if that is fair, good... Read more
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
- Swedish proverb
I am doing that and my help IS helping me. I haven't lost much weight, but having joined Curves and committing to 3 workouts per week for 2.5 mont... Read more
Curves Experience Thus Far
I started my trial month @ Curves on January 23, 2008. I really like it. I feel totally revitalized after the 30 min + stretches. It is surprising how much I tolerate exercising with others around. No, that is incorrect....it is surprising t... Read more
I just interviewed the Curves manager on Thursday and had her show me how the equipment worked. It appears that my back can handle the machines! With disc problems I was concerned. On Friday I had my first workout, and today I am feeling fine... Read more
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
- Italian proverb
I was raised in a family that took game competition seriously. Rules were to be followed explicitly, no cheating EVER, and the game was played to... Read more
Stewards of the earth....starting with me
Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.
- Kenyan proverb
I just awakened to the news that four factors are contributing to a health problem I have. Four simply, one more c... Read more
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby, comedian
I just had my, well, most recent birthday. In my loooong time on earth, I have been the consumate pleaser. As I have knott... Read more
Body as a garment....
'Like Martha Graham, who said that "The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor," '
I really like this quote. So...what kin... Read more
Would I work for free?
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, and to be given a chance to create, are the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy
- Bette Davis, actress
The truth of the matter is that few of us could perform ... Read more
Relishing the path or just pounding the pavement?
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Shira Tehrani
I need to slow down and see the beauty and humor in life more! Take the beachcombing walk I had with my granddaug... Read more
Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it.
- Arabian proverb
"Pay it forward" comes again. Wasn't that a great movie? What an illustration that small acts of kindness do make a difference in lives. I T... Read more
Making the most of every day and every hour
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs, essayist and naturalist
I was so glad to see READ o... Read more
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