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thank you friends
Friday, August 24, 2012      7 comments

Want to be sure to say a big "thank you" to so many who have been incredibly supportive as I launch this new phase of exercise. November 20th will mark 20 years since my accident and onset of disability. I want to reach that date feeling ... Read more
Ahhhh!! ENJOYED my workout at the Y today!!
Thursday, August 23, 2012      3 comments

Today's workout at the Y was great! Did the FitLinxx machines that I can do and this Nu (something) recumbant whatchamacallit. Did 1300 steps on the whatchamacallit while comfortably seated and with arms rowing ... it's sort of a seated el... Read more
Sneakers that FIT! wow!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      6 comments

For years I've tried to find sneakers aka athletic shoes that fit, are comfortable. Last week I ordered some via a catalog and... today they arrived. They fit. They don't HURT by rubbing the back of my leg or hit the top (ok, so I have t... Read more
pushing will get me 'there': the do-or-die-tryin' plan grows
Sunday, August 19, 2012      2 comments

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Joyful over my possibilities: the new exercise plan!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      4 comments

As mentioned in my last blog, I'm in do-or-die-trying' mode right now. So. Others are concerned that I'd be dropping the pool and might need it more, and I've been convinced to continue my pool therapy, (but little do they know I'm rev... Read more
Do or die-tryin' is my plan
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      3 comments

I'm doing something that is extremely difficult for me: trying to break free of the 2 decades of physical therapy, trading it in for exercising at the Y. Is it possible? Hard to tell. But my activity level is what HAS to increase for me t... Read more
Sam's Habit #1: Vegetable Attitude!!
Saturday, August 04, 2012      5 comments

My number one good habit would have to be my vegetable attitude. And this was not always true. Though we always had a salad and one or two veggies with dinner while I was growing up and I followed suit for the first two decades of adulthood i... Read more
Leptin - aka the hunger hormone
Friday, August 03, 2012      2 comments

Ok, I'm checking out leptin, mainly because of a possible link with the fibromyalgia and weight gain issues. The immediate searches produced things about a "Leptin diet". So I hopped over to WebMD (hey, when in doubt, I hit that, Harvard, ... Read more
Do YOU understand YOUR feet?
Thursday, August 02, 2012      3 comments

Feet. We stand on them, We shove them into sockings or socks, cram them into ....any variety of styles of shoes, ............ boots and ...............other items manufactured to ..................protect them, .............. Read more
self-note: check Leptin
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      2 comments

Losing weight when over 60 should be considered an Olympic Sport!! YES... YAY, team... GO, GO, GO!!! Right?? My prime concern for most of my time here has been focus on nutrition, balance, health. And about 2 years ago I decided "ok, I'... Read more
Back in the pool!
Monday, July 30, 2012      4 comments

Returning to pool therapy today after the two-month lapse while my ankle healed... was soooooo NICE!!! The pool is kept at 96 degrees (the room is air-conditioned in the summer so the heat isn't overwhelming as some people might suspect) ... Read more
Next week: pool resumes!! YAY!
Friday, July 27, 2012      2 comments

For the past two months I've been unable to do the pool therapy that is my exercise life-line. My ankle and foot problems are now better to the extent that I can return to the pool. The therapist called to tell me yesterday afternoon ... Read more
Podcasts fuel healthy changes!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      1 comments

That is right; podcasts can be a wonderful tool for support! Quite a few are out there, many available for free, and if you plop them into an MP3 or iPod or other device, they inform as you drive! This summer I spend a minimum of 1.5 hours... Read more
Balance - does that describe your lifestyle?
Monday, July 23, 2012      1 comments

As we journey onward toward a healtheir lifestyle, we become aware of so many little nuances that infiltrated our way of doing activities, of selecting and eating foods. Habits. These are our habits. And perhaps our habits are exactly was is ... Read more
SP tools: do your reflections show balance?
Sunday, July 22, 2012      1 comments

Your reflection in the mirror shows only the person as he/she appears from an outside perspective. But here at SP what goes IN and the activity that we put OUT are what are reflected back to us. Do you take the time to truly look at thos... Read more

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