Monday, May 18, 2009

A video worth watching

This video goes to prove that some things are timeless:

Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Seated Stretching Routine: 7 Stretches that Reduce Stiffness and Tension

Seated Stretching Routine
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are already sitting or those who prefer to stay seated for balance reasons.

These stretches really work!

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The "big" 32

I hit the "big" 32. The 32 does not refer to age, for I hit 32 almost 17 years ago. It refers to pant size.

At the beginning of January, I was wearing pant size 40 … and quickly heading towards 42. This past Saturday I bought a pair of pants at Goodwill that was a size 33 -- and they fit comfortably! Today I bought a pair of size 32 jeans.

I have not been a size 32 since high school nearly 30 years ago. I almost feel like crying.

Just a little over four months and that much change. It has not been easy, but it has not been all that hard. It has been challenging, and it has been fun!

Considering I have not lost all the weight I intend to lose, I wonder what my final pant size will be! I have another 9 pounds to lose before reaching my goal for this year. I started at 255 and I aimed to be at 195 by December 31. I am almost there. My next goal will be 175. I don't know if I will try to achieve that this year or next. I had originally thought it would be next year, but at this rate I may just go for it. Either way I intend to have fun along the way.

One thing is certain: I am SO grateful to SparkPeople, the staff and my friends and family for their support and encouragement. You all have been essential in my success. THANK YOU!

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