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MOMMAPANTZ says it better than I
Saturday, March 26, 2011      0 comments

MOMMAPANTZ titles her SparkPage: "Momma getting a better idea of how to get things done!" That's the struggle of my life. When I was a boy, my father was away a lot. When I was 9, he left our family in Santa Cruz, NM, in the Espanola Valle... Read more
Standing by each other
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      1 comments

I am S-O encouraged by TOYBURTON's blog of 13 March, my heart feels as if it's overflowing. Then when I read on and see the burdens she's bearing--keeping a roof over her family's head--my heart goes out to her--to you, TOY. That's one of ... Read more
Brief relapse, now better
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      2 comments

Had to cancel my last strength training with my personal trainer, bc I had some of the exhaustion that I had with the flu/whatever I had in Feb. Good walking during breaks at retreat this last weekend. That felt good, although legs were sor... Read more
Take-it-easy day
Sunday, March 13, 2011      0 comments

After 4 d of heavy exercising, I'm taking td off. I may do a 1/2 hr slow walk, but nothing strenuous. I was reading yd that people shouldn't run every day. I'm thinking that the same is true of aerobic walking. Yd I came in under the max ca... Read more
Take-it-back and back-on-track day
Saturday, March 12, 2011      2 comments

Boy, was I overconfident in my last blog post. Did well till mid-evening yd, then binged. That'll teach me. On the one hand. Yet it's still true that I don't feel as uncertain about my ability to control my portions as I remember feel... Read more
Whowee, back to strength training, greater confidence about intake
Thursday, March 10, 2011      0 comments

Made it back to strength training td after 2 wks off for flu or something. Surprised myself at how much I was able to do. I asked my trainer about "drop sets," so he gave me two of them, one for my quads, one for my hamstrings: 10 reps at the he... Read more
Aches yielding to feeling strong
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      2 comments

Still feeling a bit flu-ey, but able to walk quite a bit without hurting as much as late last week. That's a relief. Eating pretty well controlled, but enjoyable.... Read more
The Joy of Being
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      0 comments

Feeling a lot of peace and joy today. Not so much related to how I'm doing in my program here, but just to being. More related to fun posts and blogs of others in SP and in the Illinois team. Russ... Read more
Stronger is nicer
Monday, March 07, 2011      0 comments

Thanks again, BOJO and STARZ, for your replies to my blog post about being bummed. I hadn't thought of dehydration as part of the cause of the weight loss. I thought it was pure achievement ... Read more
A little bummed
Sunday, March 06, 2011      3 comments

Was down 4# from cold/flu and from reduced intake. But up 2# this a.m. Darn. Oh, well, today's a new day, and I feel good about that. That's what I like about Leonard Cohen's song, Anthem, "The birds they sang "at the break of day "S... Read more
Wow, you can get too much Vitamin A?
Saturday, March 05, 2011      0 comments

So several weeks ago, I reviewed my daily intake. I was shocked to learn that excess Vit A can harm my eyes. Where's that YIKES emoticon when you need it? So much for getting 110% of the RDA and not worrying about my intake. What's worse, we've ... Read more
Learning more about my intake
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      0 comments

Pretty good day, learned more about the calories in td's meals. Thought I arealdy knew about those foods. 1) Hard to tell from the package how many of the small cut carrots constitute a serving. The package we use shows 120% of rec daily am... Read more
Snow-shoveling helping
Monday, February 07, 2011      2 comments

Seeing some results from all the snow-shoveling. Weight is down 2# in the last several days. Did cut back on calories for a couple of days, but still over the recommended amounts for my build. What'll I do till that next big snow?... Read more
Daily recommendations v. daily calorie limits
Sunday, February 06, 2011      0 comments

One of the fascinating and frustrating things about losing weight is the recommendation that we take in a certain amount daily of some things that add on the calories. RealAge recommends dark chocolate, up to an ounce a day. An ounce of Trader J... Read more
Snow-shoveling as exercise
Sunday, February 06, 2011      1 comments

Deep snow has me cranking out those fitness minutes. I don't remember seeing this much snow in our gangway ever. It was at least 30 inches in many places when the snow stopped. In many ways the snow has been a delight to shovel. It was ligh... Read more

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