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Easter Blessing!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

As my dad and my niece, Joy, remind me, I'm not lucky, but blessed! I wish you all blessings on this Easter day!


Amazing Night!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Another amazing night with my book club friends last night! I ONLY exceeded my caloric intake goal for the day by around 800! So tonight, even though I was tired, and even though it was Friday night, and even though I'd had a glass of wine with dinner, and even though I didn't feel like it, I completed my strength training after a two-day break. I just finished, and I FEEL GREAT! You ladies inspire me! I even called a health club in Moscow to get an appointment with a stationary bike next week when I have to be there for two days. I would not have been able to do that a couple of months ago. Thanks, friends, for being so supportive! I love you!


Book Club Tonight!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

If you've ever read the novel Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky, you've at least been exposed to the type of impact a book club can have on a person's life. In my case, I meet with a group of ladies monthly. We take turns hosting our monthly meetings and choosing a book to read. We even discuss the book for at least ten minutes per meeting. There is something transforming that happens within this group, though. Yes, part of it is we challenge one another ideologically, personally, and intellectually as we discuss different books. Yes, part of it is we drink copious amounts of wine at each meeting. Yes, part of it is the consistent contact this group has encouraged among us. But in the end, it's synergistic: together, we are more than the sum total of us as individuals. Others, mutual acquaintances, want to join our group because they hear us speak so joyfully about it. The group, however, is somewhat reluctant to upset the apple cart with possible rogue personalities. I've been mulling this over for quite some time. The only explanation that I've come up with is the group is cemented with love which increases our positive qualities exponentially and decreases our negative qualities so they're almost imperceptible. I love you all: Kathy, Ann, Tammy, Bette, Daun, Pat, Sue, and even Sharon and Judy!


25 Down!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I'm halfway to my first weight loss goal, and sparkpeople and all of its wonderful members share the credit! Thank you all!!!

By the way, to follow up on my last blog, I did NOT get any cardio in yesterday. Instead I got my heart beating fast with a dental emergency, and I don't think that counts. Did I mention that I hate the dentist?

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ANGIEC77 4/8/2012 10:36AM

    emoticon Congratulations on your weight loss! That is beyond AWESOME!!! Sorry about the dental emergency! I hope you're feeling better. I hate going to the dentist also. Ugh!

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GODSFAITH 4/4/2012 12:17PM

    Hello, emoticon

emoticon on your weigh lose... continue on your journey to a fit and healthy NEW you...

We, as emoticon's have faith in you that you can accomplish your goal...

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Friends to the end.... emoticon

Peace and Blessing.... emoticon

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Bit Better Today!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I think I had a little touch of something for the last couple of days. (You really don't want to know all the details; trust me!) But, it was discouraging because my energy level had been improving fairly steadily before it took a nose dive on Sunday and actually went even lower on Monday.

I'll actually get some cardio in today!

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ANGIEC77 4/3/2012 7:35PM

    emoticon I'm really glad you're feeling better!

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