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If I don't sweat, it doesn't count

Monday, August 31, 2015      3 comments

Working out on the treadmill today, I realized a new non-scale victory - SWEAT! I used to say I never sweated. Truth was, living in the desert its harder to see it and I rarely exerted myself enough to do it. Now, it's my new standard of effo... Read more

Reviewing August, making changes

Sunday, August 30, 2015      0 comments

I like to review my Reports at the end of the month to see what I've done well and what needs improvement. Nutrition - I'm over in sodium (I love pickels and popcorn) and fat and running average is 1800 calories per day. I want to have N... Read more

It never ends

Sunday, August 16, 2015      3 comments

I'm staying the course, tracking my food, exercising, doing yoga, slipping up regularly so I'm very good at maintaining at a higher weight than I should or want to be! In any case, being away this past weekend I noticed that some good hab... Read more

Easily discouraged

Sunday, July 26, 2015      2 comments

I haven't gotten back to my low point in February. A couple of things happened that I've recognized indicate I'm easily discouraged. First, I was on vacation in March and didn't watch my diet or get my regular exercise and I added 3 pounds. ... Read more

Results on 2 weeks of travel

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      1 comments

This trip I prepared better ahead of time and thought about what I wanted to accomplish in the areas of eating and exercising, sharing with others and working while on the road. 1) Eating I planned to have healthy snacks in the car and ... Read more

1500 cal on the nose

Friday, July 10, 2015      2 comments

today quite by accident I hit 1500 calories exactly. I've been going over that regularly and getting disgusted with myself. Today was easy staying under 1500 and I didn't let emotions make me eat more. I feel very good and I got some active minu... Read more

It's the daily, hourly, minute"ly" that gets me there

Monday, June 29, 2015      0 comments

I did well on my vacation this month and I'm still trying to get back to where I was from the overage of my March trip. March was in cold weather and I didn't plan beforehand how to get in active minutes. In June I made a plan and executed it ... Read more

Back from a successful vacation

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

I spent a week in the mountains of North Carolina at a writing class at the John C Campbell Folk School. They serve 3 meals a day, cafeteria style, desserts at lunch and dinner! I'm proud to say I came back home the same weight that I left! T... Read more

Pattern of weight

Monday, April 27, 2015      2 comments

I was looking at Spark reports for steps, calorie differential and activity minutes and a pattern emerged. I seem to be able to go 2 to 3 weeks burning calories and staying at or below my BMR and then I see a spike. Looking at the spikes they ... Read more

Getting off sugar

Monday, April 20, 2015      2 comments

I read a blog this morning about being addicted to sugar. It resonates with me. Since my vacation in March, I've struggled to get back to healthy eating, succumbing to the sweet tooth more times than I want to admit. It doesn't matter if its ... Read more

How to handle a vacation

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      3 comments

After struggling this past week to get back to my pre-vacation wieght and eating habits I've learned some things about myself. I'm very fortunate to be working from home part-time. It allows me to plan my own day, which starts out with a light... Read more

Back from a week vacation

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      0 comments

I had a great trip exploring my "roots", genealogy research, in Pennsylvania last week. I stayed at a B&B and had a wonderful breakfast each morning. I'd asked for gluten free and it was for the most part. The big breakfasts kept me through ... Read more

Today is a good day

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      1 comments

I weighed in at 170.4. My back doesn't hurt. I walked 45 minutes on the treadmill. I'm not hungry. When I was entering my weekly FitBit results, I looked at the long term trends in weight and exercise. Several things stand out : 1. Suga... Read more

10 days!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      2 comments

That's how long its taken me to get back down after a slide that started on Valentine's day. Looking back I can see I have to work on food choices when eating out. Being prepared by looking at the menu ahead of time is one tool. A longer term... Read more

the evil side effect of sugar and wheat

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      3 comments

I know lots of folks can eat sugar and wheat and not have problems. For me, they trigger cravings for more and once I've indulged in can take several days to get back on track. I can end up going on a seesaw in weight loss. It also seems to m... Read more


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