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Middle Age is No Excuse
Saturday, August 26, 2017      17 comments

This is going to be a controversial blog. I already know this, and am prepared for the backlash. :-) I have arrived at the conclusion that losing weight after 40 isn't really that much harder than losing weight when we are younger. I be... Read more
Sitting With Intention
Thursday, December 08, 2016      11 comments

When I was in California taking care of my mom for her knee replacement surgery I noticed something- She would just "drop out" when she sat down. About halfway down, she'd release all of her muscles and simply fall back into her seat. I knew it ... Read more
Home gym complete! With photo!
Saturday, August 27, 2016      12 comments

This is an update to a blog I posted back in January titled "Bargain Basement Workouts". (
al.asp?blog_id=6080486 ) In that blog, I gave a "wish list" of things I'd like t... Read more
Bargain Basement Workouts
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      13 comments

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
Sunday, January 17, 2016      8 comments

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
Sunday, January 10, 2016      5 comments

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
Afternoon Munchies
Friday, January 08, 2016      9 comments

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
Sunday, January 03, 2016      12 comments

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
Monday, August 24, 2015      4 comments

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!)
Saturday, May 09, 2015      4 comments

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
Sunday, May 03, 2015      5 comments

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
Thursday, March 26, 2015      16 comments

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
Thursday, March 26, 2015      2 comments

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?
Monday, February 09, 2015      10 comments

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!
Monday, February 02, 2015      5 comments

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

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