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Bargain Basement Workouts
So I haven't really lost any weight since I've started my journey to re-lose 30-ish pounds, but this week I HAVE started back to regularly working out in the mornings.
I've made the decision that my workout time, which is limited, is best... Read more
Developing My Method
Thought I'd give a quick update on my progress and journey thus far:
When my daughter and grandson were here I didn't do so hot with my eating. But I DID manage to start exercising again.
I came to the reality that if my eating wasn... Read more
Killing the Beast
I made it through yesterday, a work day, both getting enough water AND managing to not get overly hungry in the afternoons, thanks in large part to the responses to my last blog. So a sincere thank you to those who took time to reply- You saved... Read more
Have I mentioned that we bought a new house and moved to it last week? Yeah...... I'm surrounded by boxes right now, and I work tomorrow, and I have a daughter and grandson coming in next week. But I felt like, with all of the supportive comme... Read more
From Fat to Fit at Forty-Nine
I'm a little upset with myself. I've gained back about 35 of the 50 pounds I worked so hard to lose. And when I say a little upset, I really do mean just a little. If you care to read, I'll explain:
I got to super-lean and super-fit back... Read more
Banishing Post-Exercise Fuel Paranoia
A lot of lifting types are concerned about eating the perfect thing pre and post workout to enhance muscle building. The common thought process is complex carbs, protein, and fat before a workout and fast-digesting both carbs and protein after ... Read more
Baby Got Back (Muscles!)
I had a request from one of my faithful blog followers, after seeing my last entry with a weighted ab routine, to do a blog with a back routine. I'd like to apologize in advance for this being so long- I simply like to educate as much as possib... Read more
A Manly Ab Routine
I was advising a young man on how to get his abs to show the other day. Now, before we go any farther, let me clarify something: You can't spot reduce because you don't get to choose where your fat collects, or where you lose it. But there a... Read more
I Stepped Away from SparkPeople
This isn't an advice blog. This is an "Explaining myself because it's too much for a status" blog. :-)
I've been largely MIA here on Spark for several months now. What triggered this is that I was trying my darndest to get to level 20 w... Read more
Interview with The Healthy Habit Lady
Many of you here on SparkPeople know of Debra Sue Higgenbotham (Spark handle HEALTHYHABITGAL). I had the honor and privilege of having her in my home. While the visit was short (she was called home early on medical emergency), we were able to ... Read more
What About Those Days You Just Don't Want to Exercise?
I know you've been there.....
You've scheduled your workout time,
You got your backside out of bed, brushed your teeth and your workout gear on.
You are headed out the door, or plugging the exercise DVD in,
but you just do NOT want to ... Read more
Bariatric Surgery: Not For Cheaters!
You know how people say that getting bariatric surgery is cheating in the weight loss game? I disagree.
I have a very good friend who underwent bariatric (gastric bypass) surgery several years ago. And let me tell ya: It's no walk in the... Read more
Pillows and Purses
So I've griped on here (and just about everywhere else) about my bum shoulder. I fell many years ago on the ice and severely hurt it. Then I further did it in by doing a bench press with too much weight and no spotter. Enter torn rotator cuff... Read more
It's Paid For Whether You Eat It Or Not.
It's probably my most-used catch saying: "It's paid for whether you eat it or not". I say this when someone says they feel like they are wasting food by not eating it.
Just a few minutes ago, after cutting off a big chunk off for my skinn... Read more
Your Trainer Did WHAT?
Even wonder if what you trainer is doing is acceptable, or even grounds for letting him or her go? Here's my short list of what I feel you should and should not accept from a personal trainer, as well as what you can do to rectify the situation... Read more