Sunday, October 10, 2010


I would really like to lose 10 pounds before I see my doctor again. I feel like I'm not making any progress in this area of my life.  Spark People is helping somewhat, but I need to move my butt more and get busy sweating off some of these pounds. Which is hard when I hurt all over. Maybe I should go for a walk right now before it gets hot out. See you.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hooping in Atascadero

I got to do some hooping at my daughter's baby shower in Atascadero, CA. We got a little carried away and took too many photos. It was nuts. My friend Mandy joined in too. The weather was perfect.

Then after I got back home to Anaheim the heat wave hit with several days being over 100 degrees. So no hooping for me. Luckily it's starting to cool down a bit. By this weekend I should be able to hoop again.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sparks Dot Com

Tonight an artist in the Etsy chatroom was talking about a group called that helped her lose weight. She lost 53 pounds, then quit the site, gained it all back, and just went back to the site to start over.

So I joined it too. Once I get over the eyestrain from even looking around on that site, I think it may be a lot of fun and maybe even help me focus on getting my weight down to a low enough level that my Dr. doesn't gasp every time I step on his scale. Seriously.

If you are also on Sparks, let me know so we can be friends over there.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Could It Be Gluten?

I've decided that for the next month I am going to eliminate as much gluten from my diet as I can after reading an article in First magazine. I wrote an article on gluten here. I'm no expert, just sharing my latest effort to get my weight into a safer zone.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Fitness Day Four

I was so stiff and sore today. Even walking hurt. We went shopping and I had to walk really slow. Tonight I did some stretching. My knee is hurting but not in the same spot. Now it's hurting on the outside edge. I took a few photos of me stretching.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hassling With Gmail and Hooping Day 3

My goal today was to make a fitness Daily Booth account, and link that to a Twitter account. So I wanted to create a new Gmail account to verify Twitter. Only Gmail won't let you make a new account anymore unless you have a cellphone that receives text messages. Which I think is bogus. I rarely use a cell phone and I wouldn't give them my number even if I did. Screw that. Stupid Gmail.  So I used my old Yahoo email instead, but it had gone inactive so I had to jump through hoops getting that running again. So now hopefully this blog, Twitter, Daily Booth and so on are all linked together. And speaking of  hoops here is a photo of today's exercise which is hooping.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sat. Looking For A Workout

I woke up this morning with a sore neck. My body is going to have to adjust to the new stretching routine. Or I just slept badly on my pillows. But I did some stretches and now my head feels like it's on more or less straight again. It's a beautiful day so I'm looking forward to some outside fitness.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Joel Harper Firming Exercises

I switched on the TV and happened upon fitness trainer Joel Harper doing something called Firming After Fifty, so I did the exercises along with him and his mother! And another person so they could show beginning, intermediate and advanced all at the same time. I don't have any room in my living room to exercise so I stuck to the beginner one so I wouldn't kick over any boxes. But it's perfect for where I'm at right now.

Day 1 I Want My Dancer's Body Back

I saw a very fit 15 year old on and it lit a fire under me to get in shape. I am mortified at the way I look. So this morning I had my boyfriend take full body photos. Usually I 'cheat' and use tricky angles in an effort to look thinner. But that only works online, and when people meet me in real life they see me as I am. I cringe to look at these, but it wouldn't be much of a goal if we didn't have before and after photos right? I'm not sure if I'm brave, stupid or just trying to humiliate myself.
BTW I do have men on my Flickr group that think I'm hot just the way I am. But it's my own eye that has to be content, right?