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Hypothyroidism -- diagnosis

Saturday, August 01, 2015      4 comments

-- started meds this morning -- went back to old blood pressure pill with diuretic -- will have to watch for low potassium again... Read more

Saving Time

Saturday, January 05, 2013      7 comments

I'm figuring the best way to save time in my day is to get off Fbook and email. Perhaps if I could plank on the half hour I would feel like I have accomplished something in my evenings. I'm hoping to have more energy as I get back on track, in... Read more

A List Brought Me Recognition of the Joy in Getting Dressed

Sunday, December 19, 2010      2 comments

Whenever I'm feeling like I'm just doing what I do with Spark because that's what I do, I read some exceptional blogs and lo and behold...I can feel the motivation starting to spark its way into my heart. Today I read a few and I'm finding myse... Read more

Running for Literacy--Running for Me

Sunday, October 24, 2010      2 comments

Okay--it always feels good to support an organization that's focussed on helping people--to know you are supporting others is a bit of a feel good thought. The fact that I'm an educator and believe in this cause doesn't hurt. However, to suppor... Read more

Running--in my world, it wasn't likely to happen!

Thursday, July 15, 2010      4 comments

Ski season ended and my husband decided the next family project was running in preparation for the kids Bluenose Marathon (he wanted to run with the boys). I reluctantly agreed to try it--found the Couch to 5K on SP and figured if we started sl... Read more

Forgive Myself and Get Back on the Healthy Horse

Sunday, July 11, 2010      2 comments

It feels like the summer is going to ruin me--I'm a teacher on summer vacation who requires a routine if I hope to have any success. So far in 1.5 weeks of vacation I've doubled my exercise but I've gained 10 pounds. YIKES...but even though I ... Read more

Water Retention

Monday, July 05, 2010      4 comments

This is the start of Day 6 of my summer vacation and I've noticed since the evening of graduation (one week ago this evening) that I've been retaining water. My ankles are swollen each evening and, for that matter, I'm beginning to notice they ... Read more

Life Happens

Sunday, June 13, 2010      3 comments

I had a great week. I dropped the gain from last weekend plus I dropped extra. I planned for a weekend of indulgences with my youngest--it is our annual bonding weekend. We walked and ate. We've had ice cream, penny candy and eve... Read more

Party Preparation

Sunday, June 06, 2010      3 comments

Getting up in the morning when I knew I had some running around to do all afternoon and a party to attend that evening was a great motivator for morning exercise. I rode my recumbent bike while I digested some professional reading (killed two b... Read more

Walk this Way

Saturday, May 29, 2010      2 comments

It was a great day--managed to head out on 3 separate walks today with my No. 2 son. We picked up garbage in the ditches when we went on the first walk--today was our town's Spring Cleanup day. The second walk included heading out to my son's ... Read more

Sparking with Friends--Part II

Thursday, May 13, 2010      4 comments

I cannot believe that 3 good friends are now on Sparkpeople with me and how beneficial that is for me. I really enjoy checking in on their site each evening to see how they've been doing. I'm just so proud of all of us--and it's quite motivati... Read more

Sparking with Friends

Monday, April 19, 2010      2 comments

It's a great time of year--everyone seems to have the energy that spring tends to ignite. And, speaking of energy and ignitions--my friends and I are Sparking together. It's a great way to keep the momentum going. I've got my husband sparking... Read more

Exhaustion Breeds Contempt? NEVER!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      3 comments

It's been a heck of a week. Monday was exhausting at work. Tuesday was no better. Today was a nightmare (at least I got my water into me on Monday and Tuesday--today I didn't find the time to even go for a bathroom break!) How do I fix t... Read more


Friday, January 29, 2010      0 comments

Edit Note SNOW DAY #1 !! Since it's a snow day and didn't walk to work, I figured I'd read The Spark most of the day and do a little cleaning. Then, as I was reading, it dawned on me to go ride my recumbent bike while I was reading. A gre... Read more

Week 1: 1/2 Way Check-in

Thursday, January 07, 2010      0 comments

So far, so good. I've been tracking since Sunday and I'm finding I'm getting quite comfortable with the SparkPeople website. On Saturday when I looked at it I figured it was way too complicated and I wouldn't ever get used to it--it felt overw... Read more