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I'm angry

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      2 comments

I got the results of my MRI and I have degenerative arthritis in my spine. Lots of folks over 50 get it. The thing that made me angry is the General Practioner wants to refer me to a Pain Specialist. Not once did he mention me being 50 lbs ov... Read more

December mid-point

Sunday, December 14, 2014      1 comments

Only 600 points to the next Spark trophy, it's fun to chase them and keeps me motivated. I'm at 21,117 fitness points today, reaching 24K by YE is still within reach, I've got to make every day count. It's really helping me focus on doing some... Read more

End of November

Sunday, November 30, 2014      4 comments

It's soooo easy to "say" I'm going to do something than it is to actually do it! I am trying to reach my yearly goal of 24,000 fitness minutes. Today, I finally broke 20,000. 4K in 31 days would be a big stretch, but I do know I can reach 2K ... Read more


Friday, November 21, 2014      2 comments

The past couple of days I've been paying attention to how I feel when I want to eat. I know I'm an emotional eater but I didn't realize how ingrained a habit it is! Even the tinest annoyance and I start thinking about eating something to "feel... Read more

Road trip lessons

Sunday, October 26, 2014      1 comments

My weight is up, thanks to 1) not enough moving and 2) eating whatever is available. What works when travelling is 1) taking snacks (for the airplane) and not buying more. 2) knowing what is good (healthy, calorie appropriate) at fast food r... Read more

road trips are hard to stay on track

Monday, October 20, 2014      1 comments

Travelling across country by car is a challenge to my diet, exercise and routine. It's eye opening to recognize how my mind thinks about these things when travelling. I plan on working while I travel so I've go to get a routine like I have at ... Read more

Yell at me please!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      2 comments

I'm travelling again and I'm overating. I treat the necessity of having to eat but being on a trip as an excuse to have desserts every night, eat 3 full meals even thought I spent a lot of time just sitting in an airplane or a car, stopping at ... Read more

Another year older

Friday, October 03, 2014      1 comments

Yes, it's my birthday! I got a spot-on birthday card from SparksPeople, I love this site!! It's been a stressful year, some of it self-inflicted! I saw ups and downs in my weight and had more back pain. I have stuck with daily Yoga when ... Read more

I gotta learn

Wednesday, October 01, 2014      0 comments

I have been cutting out wheat but last night I went to Chompies (a deli) and had pastries. I'm paying for it this morning in stomach upset. I cannot eat the stuff. Not to mention the high calories associated with wheat products. My husband i... Read more

One week No Wheat

Saturday, September 20, 2014      2 comments

Well, almost. I had a bagel in there one day and a half a hamburger bun. It already seems to be making a difference. I'm keeping this up.... Read more


Friday, September 05, 2014      2 comments

I've been reading a blog of someone who follows a No Sugar No Grain diet with a 5% leeway, that is, 5% of their eating can be these items. I recognize that I am much more satiated when I eat more protein and less carbs and that I snack more whe... Read more

Getting "back"

Thursday, September 04, 2014      0 comments

I had a great two weeks of walking the beach in Florida, only one day where my back gave me trouble. But since I've been home, my lower back has been giving me problems. It has given me an authentic appreciation for chronic pain sufferers. I'... Read more

Beach walking

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      3 comments

Great walk this morning along siesta key beach 5.5 miles !!... Read more

Long vacation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      2 comments

I'm done with work for a few weeks and am vacationing in siesta key fl on the gulf coast. Beach walk a couple miles every day and lots of fish dishes! Life is not just good it'd great!... Read more

Progress this month so far

Saturday, August 09, 2014      2 comments

Good golly, you'd think I tried to climb Mt Everest! I have been on my dear treadmill every day. I tell myself, just 5 minutes and before I know it I've done 20 or 30 minutes and a mile! The water has been iced tea but I'm getting it down. ... Read more

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