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Tooting My Own Horn
Sunday, November 29, 2020      2 comments

I have eaten healthily for 45 days! Whoo Hoo! Thanksgiving was tough, but I stayed within the guidelines of my program. I am celebrating this accomplishment!... Read more
A Week to be Thankful
Sunday, November 22, 2020      0 comments

I am thankful for the guidance Spark People gives me about food intake. I have received a great education here.... Read more
Monday, October 26, 2020      3 comments

At the end of May I weighed 212 pounds. Today I weigh 189.6! I met my first goal of 190 (or less). I am happy...truly happy with this news. I have been working hard though I have taken some back steps periodically....but I am learning and em... Read more
Perhaps This Could Help You
Sunday, August 02, 2020      6 comments

I came up with an idea that is working for me and thought I would share in case it might be helpful to someone else. Each evening I make two columns in a small book. One is labeled "Intentions" and the other one is titled "Follow-through". Und... Read more
Physical Therapy Ended Today
Thursday, July 30, 2020      2 comments

I have gained strength and the therapist is convinced I know what to do if it acts up again. I won't have any more PT now. Whoo Hoo! The best news is that I kept exercising while being wise in what I chose to do. That's a NS win for me!... Read more
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      3 comments

First, I would like to thank those of you with your kind thoughts from my last blog. I am happy to report that I now have 2 healthy eating days under my belt. My goal is to eat this way for 32 or more days. This will make a new streak f... Read more
Falling Off Program
Sunday, July 26, 2020      5 comments

It's such a silly behavior. I have gone for 26 days of great eating interrupted by one day where I ate 3 cookies which pushed me over my calorie limit. Then I ate well for 31 days and fell off program greatly. Instead of getting right back on... Read more
Sunday, July 12, 2020      3 comments

I overcame my destructive thought of "YOU ATE TOO MANY COOKIES!" and resorted to just being back on track today. I ate 3 cookies yesterday. Ha Ha. Wow. In the past I could have easily eaten 8 or more and not thought a thing about it. THIS I... Read more
A Non-Scale Victory
Friday, June 26, 2020      1 comments

I am going to Physical Therapy for my hip and still getting guidance on my shoulder. Normally, I would "rest" as in do nothing. This time I am still at the gym doing what I can, walking as much as possible, and doing the PT exercises faithfull... Read more
All Good Things Come to an End---NO!
Tuesday, June 23, 2020      0 comments

I was reading in bed and got up to do something and it felt like my hip came out of place. It temporarily paralyzed me. I thought, "Well this has happened before and everything was fine in a couple of minutes." Not so this time. ... Read more
Another Day Headed for Success
Sunday, June 21, 2020      0 comments

I am feeling peaceful about my eating. I am staying within my eating ranges (calories, protein, etc.) and allowing myself to bank calories for special events so that I have more calories to spend that day. I am aiming to lose an average of 1 p... Read more
A Fun Day
Friday, June 19, 2020      2 comments

We went with my daughter's family to Yellowstone and ended up walking nearly two hours. I was embarrassed as the steeper hills had me out of breath and needing to stop for a break. I decided to tell myself, "You will improve as you get stronge... Read more
Finally Willing To Learn
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      0 comments

The personal trainer I am working with is starting me off with the basics. If anyone were to peak in on one of my workouts they would think I wasn't really doing much. That's OK. I know I am working on muscles that sorely need attention. The... Read more
I'm On Track!
Sunday, June 14, 2020      2 comments

So far I am having a healthy outlook: kindness for myself reasonable exercise balanced eating WHOO HOO! I'm pleased... Read more
So Excited
Friday, June 12, 2020      1 comments

I have hired a personal trainer that is helping me with my posture and functional fitness. I am actually really excited to have this help. The work will be mine...and it is challenging but I think it will be so rewarding. It's hard not to be ... Read more

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