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Balloons and Blueberries

Monday, September 10, 2007

Nice day to get out and enjoy. Went for annual hunt for blueberris and was rewarded with a quart full. Nice just being out and about. The air is turning crisp and the feel of fall is about.
Just sitting here at the desk I was rewarded with another event; a hot air balloon just drifted by and i scrambled to capture it with a picture.
Sometimes you just have to seize the opportunity when it happens. You never know when and more importantly IF it will pass your way again.
Enjoy, savour and hold tight to those things that are important!


3 goals for September

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I want to see progress this month so here's my goals:

1. do something outdoors every day
2. Add to Running scrapbook to bring it up to Cardif Half
3. Finish counted cross stitch project.

I didn't put a specific weight loss goal as that gets me disappointed when I don't see it happening. So it's making wise choices. It's not just popping something in my mouth with out thinking about it. Results will happen. Going to see GP for bloodwork again and open to what the test say.



Saturday, September 01, 2007

"On the tough, scenic 14km course that takes in spectacular mountain scenery, starting and finishing in Fitz Park, in Keswick. Following sustainable bridleways, the course follows the Alpine splendour of the River Greta, before ascending for 5km into the high, hanging corrie of Glendeterra sandwiched between Blencathra and Skiddaw. The graded descent back to the finishing arena gives superb panoramic elevated views of Derwentwater and the Northern Fells."

How's that for a great discription of what I took part in today! Words simply don't discribe the experience.
I am very pleased with today's results. The rain held off, I stayed upright, I got passed the rocky shelf bit, and I did a 21 minute Personal Best over last year!

It was a definatly a challenging course and I was amazed at how I was able to keep my pace up. Infact, after I got to the highest part (8K) my speed increased with each remaining mile. That might have something to do with the fact that now I was on the descent or flat part and could relax a bit and just move!

This was a real confidence booster. It was a job well done and I had a blast!

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IMANI4000 9/3/2007 5:05PM

    Congratulations on an incredible accomplishment!

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ANNE7777 9/1/2007 8:34PM

    Mary--Wonderful!!!!!!!!!! XOXO--Peace Anne

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MEGABOMB 9/1/2007 4:21PM

    Sounds like an absolutely beautiful run. Congratulations!

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slip sliding

Friday, August 31, 2007

Sometimes I am able to keep things juggling and move smoothly from responsibility to responsiblity. Then there are times like this past week and a half, when I can't seem to keep all the plates spinning or the balls juggling without dropping some.

Does that mean I'm failing, loosing ground, "falling off some wagon", giving up, sitting cross legged on the ground and not moving with my head downcast? NOPE!

Oh I do feel as though I've slid about 1,000 feet and am trying to play catch up, but I DID get lots of things done. My 24/7 life is where I live. It is what has the most priority over anything else. There are times when one responsiblity is going to take over. This past week it was our business stuff that meant I was going to spend more time working on it. Everything else needed to be put in respective

So what am I doing to ease any anxiety about getting things done? I am re-orgainizing my priorities, putting things to a list, keeping focused on what I am working on, getting a job done one at a time and seeing results.

Oh I had wanted to have so much done this past month, but it's ok with what I did get done. I've made progress on the craft projects that were my focus. I go forward a day at a time and regain ground.

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BAYCORNER 8/31/2007 10:11PM

    Nice blog. Nice thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

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One year reflections

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A year ago today I signed up for SP. I was looking for help with losing some more weight. Someone had made mention of it in a running website thread. I followed through and logged in to SP. But that is about all I did.

It took me another 2 months to finally get started with all the site had to offer. I began learning, reading, setting goals, growing stronger. Weight has only slowly come off of me due to some health issues but with the information I have gained over the most recent months I am taking action to see if I am getting enough medication for my condition.

When October comes around I will mark that as my real one year committment to SP and improving my life.

I am thankful to where I have come and to where I am headed. I am a strong, powerful woman and SP has played a major part in it. Thank you to all those who have touched my life, inspired me, encouraged me, helped me along on this journey. You have each touched my life and I have been changed because of it.

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RHYNIC 8/30/2007 8:02PM

    Happy anniversary Mary.

love Gail

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CHRISTINA_CSR 8/29/2007 12:23AM

    You are aweSOME!! and you motivate others. I know I have been on SP for over a year (the first year is trialperiod for me). I lost 15 and gained it back when I got cocky about how easy it is to maintain. Well, now I am focusing on Healthy lifesytle and activities, and hopefully my family will follow. My daughter is 100%. Right now she wanted something to eat so she is having an orange, apple, and a fat carrot. She says, "I have to eat healthy you know!" So keep posting, and keep on keepin' on, because your example is and example for me and others on how things get done!

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SEESKO 8/27/2007 9:34AM

    You should be really proud of yourself. I was with sp for about 9 months before I got serious, so I can relate. Keep up the great work!

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