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Once again I face the doctor's scale

Monday, September 15, 2014      7 comments

And once again I am elated! I know I do this so rarely that I truly can forget the delight when the doctor scale shows a lower weight than my own scale. And yep, that happened again today. This is even with clothes (no shoes) so I'm trying to fi... Read more

Lumbering forward

Friday, August 22, 2014      1 comments

I didn't get to 8,000 steps yesterday, but the walking and water numbers were met -- yay!! I consider that two steps forward, in spite of the bad pun. Today is already going well -- water level met before 10 a.m. Steps are at 1,300 -- not g... Read more

Back at this

Thursday, August 21, 2014      1 comments

Haven't written here for a while, primarily because I was working and volunteering at our state fair, with no scale and little computer time available. However, that did not stop me from watching my FitBit step numbers add up AND keeping an... Read more

The "uh-ohs" and "ups"

Monday, August 04, 2014      4 comments

I sure am having difficulty getting active minutes to show on my tracker. I know it's not user error, so it's probably user omission. Of course it varies, but in general I'm doing stairs at work and home (thanks to water shut-off at work and lau... Read more

OTTD update

Wednesday, July 30, 2014      6 comments

Well, my FitBit showed only one active minute for all of yesterday, though I can't understand why. I walked briskly to my car, I did some marching at home last night and I spent 30+ minutes mowing the lawn. Huh. So, that means I start this ... Read more

OTTD -- (4) and (5) accomplished!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014      3 comments

I wasn't able to blog much of the last several days due to travel and family obligations for an out of state wedding, but I thought about this often. I definitely got my 15 minutes of walking in for two 3-day streaks in a row. Lots of walking wh... Read more

OTTD (3)+++

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      2 comments

Whew! I did it. Three of the "One Thing, Three Days" streaks accomplished. Again yesterday (heat, humditity outdoors and lots of desk work indoors) I had to work at getting the final "active" minutes to show on my FitBit so I could close out tha... Read more


Tuesday, July 22, 2014      1 comments

Got my 10+ active minutes in yesterday, but it sure did take some silent talking to myself last night. Had 4 when I got home, and had almost decided that missing one day would not be that big of a deal. And then I thought, what am I doing ... Read more

OTTD+++(1) and +(2)

Monday, July 21, 2014      2 comments

Didn't get here yesterday to say that, yes, I've now done two of my "One Thing, Three Days" series of 10 minutes of walking a day. A 5K fitness walk on Saturday helped me complete the second one. With some travel and a family wedding coming... Read more


Saturday, July 19, 2014      1 comments

Yes, I got in my library visit AND my ten minutes of walking. Thank goodness!... Read more


Friday, July 18, 2014      4 comments

Well, I made my 10 minutes of walking yesterday, but I'm pretty sure it was by the barest of margins -- maybe even seconds. Even so, I will celebrate that my short streak remains unbroken and I am happy about the scale number this morning. ... Read more


Thursday, July 17, 2014      2 comments

Yes! I did it. My first foray into "One Thing, Three Days" was a success. My "thing" was to walk 10 minutes in a day, and three days later I'm happy. No, ten minutes a day is not my ultimate goal. I do recognize that I need to start with sm... Read more


Wednesday, July 16, 2014      4 comments

Yes, I accomplished my ten minutes of walking yesterday, and yes, it felt really good! Not necessarily getting to mentally check off that number, but the actual walking itself. It didn't hurt that our temperature was in the low-mid 70s with a br... Read more


Tuesday, July 15, 2014      2 comments

The only way I can be accountable to myself is to be public, or at least as public as this blog is. Yesterday I accomplished my ten minutes of walking. Seven minutes here, 5 or 6 there, more later, it added up. And although my day total was more... Read more

One thing, three days

Monday, July 14, 2014      2 comments

As I settle in to another work week, with email messages piling up and a to-do list that grows by itself, I decided to spend a few extra minutes here on SP. I wanted to know whether purposely doing this would give me some inspiration. I think it... Read more

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