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Breaking Through
Monday, August 13, 2018      3 comments

I crashed through a barrier today and I am trying not to dwell on it too much, but I am at a weight that I haven’t seen since the mid 1990’s. Finally, at the age of 63, I think I may have gained enough momentum to lose the excess weight that I ... Read more
Making Up For Lost Time
Sunday, February 18, 2018      1 comments

How did 2017 whiz by me without a single blog entry? It was a dreadful year, maybe that's how. The year started off with a head/chest cold that I couldn't seem to shake and then in July, after only a few bike rides, I came down with mononucleo... Read more
Look Before You Leap
Monday, June 20, 2016      2 comments

In the interest of full dietary disclosure, I entered my evening meal in my SparkPeople "nutrition" tracker. Really. .? A 10 piece order of chicken nuggets, a large fry and a side garden salad is, "Surprise, Surprise" a shocking calorie bom... Read more
Rewards
Sunday, June 19, 2016      1 comments

Today was another ride on the rail trail-22.5 miles I think. My biking buddy and I rode from Jersey Shore to Waterville to enjoy a turkey dinner at the Waterville Volunteer Fire Company. I wore a pair of capri pants that were too tight on me w... Read more
Obsessed
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      7 comments

For the past year I have been using SparkPeople to log my food and activity. I also attend TOPS meetings for weigh ins and group support. So I log ... Read more
Power Pants
Friday, December 11, 2015      4 comments

I haven't been active on SparkPeople since Summer ended, but I have been actively pursuing my weight loss goals quietly. Bike riding season on the rail trail is over till Spring and I haven't gotten into my off season routine at the "Y" yet, b... Read more
Transformations
Sunday, August 16, 2015      1 comments

Today I took a 17 mile bike ride to eat a turkey dinner at the Fire Hall in Waterville, PA. My route took me over the Pine Creek Rail Trail, on an old railroad bed nestled between and occasionally crossing over Pine Creek and Rte. 44. I... Read more
Growing As I Get Smaller
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      3 comments

My goal of losing 20# by my birthday is getting closer to reality. On May 18, 2015 I joined TOPS and since that date I have lost 14#. Shortly after joining TOPS, I became active with SparkPeople. It has been a productive partnership. I have ... Read more
Yellow Bracelet
Monday, July 20, 2015      0 comments

Spark People keeps me on track with Food and Fitness, TOPS keeps me accountable at the scale. Monday night is my TOPS meeting and weigh in. Tonight was my first Charms Night, a special recognition meeting that TOPS holds quarterly to award mem... Read more
Produce Procurement
Saturday, July 18, 2015      3 comments

All the steps that I logged today were in the pursuit of perfect produce and other healthy food for the next two weeks. Of course some of my steps led me to a not so perfect turkey sandwich, it was the white bread and the full fat mayonnaise. ... Read more
E (Motion)
Sunday, July 12, 2015      5 comments

If I had my way, I would have spent most of my weekend on the couch escaping reality in a book. Or napping. Somehow I have managed to make friends, not many but the kind that rescue me from myself. Last evening one of those friends urge... Read more
A Slamming Door
Friday, July 03, 2015      4 comments

I feel like I am allowing a bad moment in my life to define me and I don't know how to bounce back. For the past six months I have been trying to bring myself back from a devastating emotional moment in my life. I have tried seclusion, exer... Read more
On The Dance Floor
Sunday, June 28, 2015      4 comments

It felt good to be dancing tonight. I think my bicycle riding is helping with dance, because tonight I felt very light and well balanced. I am still not a very good dancer because I don't get enough practice and I lack confidence. So mu... Read more
Pumped
Saturday, June 20, 2015      1 comments

emoticon Had an amazing ride on the trail today. Each time we add a little more distance and today we rode about... Read more
Keeping it Loose
Friday, June 12, 2015      3 comments

Just to stay limber I took a 3-4 mile bike ride in a circuit that I am lucky enough to have access to in my neighborhood. It takes me past corn and soybean fields, along the Susquehanna River and then a brief view of Pine Creek. Lots of ferns,... Read more

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