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Knowing what works

Monday, September 28, 2020

I’ve been cleaning out online storage by deleting ancient SP blogs, feed, awards, and goodies. Bad downside: can only do it one at a time, argh. Great upside: remembering where I was and being reminded of what I did when I’ve been most successful on this never ending weight loss health journey.

1. TRACKING. Yes, it’s a nuisance, but there’s no better way for me to stay mindful of what and how much I eat. A daily goal of staying in range is essential.

2. SP videos. I haven’t used one in ages, but when I did, I had a good rotation of workouts. I made adaptations as needed.

3. Walking. The year I set a goal of walking in 100 parks was great. I met my goal in five and a half months and discovered parks in my own backyard that I hadn’t known about in spite of living here for most of my life.

4. Gym. At one time, I had a Curves membership conveniently on the way home from work. I loved having a workplace gym a couple of jobs later. I don’t foresee going to a gym any time soon, but now I have an exercise bike indoors and a pool in my backyard.

5. Healthy recipes. I’d forgotten about some really good ones. Husband is looking forward to crockpot meatloaf in a pumpkin. I got that recipe from a coworker, and it’s delicious. The trick is guesstimating a pumpkin just the right size for your slow cooker or instant pot.
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    Wow, I really like that goal of walking all those parks. I always walked the same two parks when I lived in a large city. What a wasted opportunity! That sounds like an idea to try when I get to our urban winter home. emoticon
    22 days ago
    sounds good hugs
    22 days ago
    That meatloaf in a pumpkin is interesting. In the next few days I'll try starting my walks in the park, temperature and air quality permitting.
    22 days ago
    Meat Loaf in a Pumpkin, now that is a new one. Fixed Meat Loaf Sat. and Larry just finished it today, with a sandwich for hubby's dinner.(lunch). And no, it was in a pan, and no not a pumpkin. Not planning much today, Larry will probably be going to the field after his nap, and I had thought about going to town for some groceries, but it;s my birthday, and who wants to spend it walking around in a grocery store, so I choose to just take it OFF. It is fun to look back on those old blogs. woo hoo, I have managed to loose 5 lbs. this month with all the cleaning, pushing and pulling, bending and shoving. Do have a few more rooms to go, so maybe will have a good month next month also. Also got all the outside flower beds to take care of, so will be busy for another month. lol
    22 days ago
    Wow! Never would have thought about pairing pumpkin and meatloaf! Sounds delicious.

    Lots of accomplishments . . . good job.

    22 days ago
    So impressive! emoticon On Walking the 100 parks! emoticon
    22 days ago
    I used to make turkey stew in a pumpkin which everyone loved. emoticon
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