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Getting my head realistic

Monday, July 16, 2012      5 comments

Six months ago I wrote a blog about getting back at it, getting mad at setbacks, and then I proceeded to do virtually nothing all winter and spring. In fact, I did so much nothing, I gained 10 pounds. To be fair, I did have some medical is... Read more

I'm back.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      5 comments

I'm so glad 2011 is history. I feel like I am living that proverb that says something like, "It's not important that you fall down. What's important is that you get back up again." In 2011, about all I managed to do was log into SP most d... Read more

Sigh...another setback.

Friday, May 13, 2011      4 comments

Sigh.... God continues to give our family reasons to praise Him even when the situation is challenging. Last Saturday, we were on the way to my mother's house when we were rear-ended at a stop light. Read more

Working towards the goal...

Thursday, April 28, 2011      4 comments

I have been toying with the idea of signing up for a 5K. I've got my plans, and now I have to save my money for the entry fee. Our car died at the end of March, so we just got a new (to us) car, so finances are ...snug. I hope to have the mon... Read more

O Glorious Day!

Friday, April 22, 2011      3 comments

O Glorious Day, by L. Wilbur Chapman (recently recorded by Mercy Me) One day when heaven was filled with His praises, One day when sin was as black as could be, Jesus came forth to be born of a virginó Dwelt among men, my example... Read more

Success without really trying

Thursday, April 21, 2011      7 comments

If I'm not careful, I can get all obsessed and compulsive about this weight loss thing. Pretty soon, my thinking becomes skewed, and I start focusing on all the wrong things. Lately, I've been too busy to be obsessive. We're trying to f... Read more

Serious contemplation....

Thursday, April 14, 2011      3 comments

(whisper mode on) I'm seriously contemplating signing up for a 5K. I know I can easily walk it. I want to do it with my daughters. I want them to get the swag bug I've heard about. I want them to experience victory. Then, I can f... Read more

For those waiting for inspiration and/or motivation

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      5 comments

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. - Frank Tibolt Isn't this true? I really struggle with getting off my backside and ... Read more

The worst part...or is it the best?

Thursday, February 24, 2011      4 comments

I was playing on the boards a few moments ago, just trying to rack up some points. One of the questions was: What is the worst part about (dieting, getting fit - I don't remember the exact phrase.) I always read through the previous a... Read more

45 minutes of bliss in the sunshine

Thursday, February 17, 2011      7 comments

I did it. Today, I walked down to the stop sign and back home. The princesses and I even took a short detour to see a house that's been empty for a few months. I walked for 45 minutes! Read more

The past month, today, and the month to come

Thursday, February 10, 2011      4 comments

I am now finishing one of the hardest months I can remember in the past decade. Definitely in the top 5 of hard months. On MLKJr day, I had emergency surgery for appendicitis. My appendix had ruptured, and I was extremely ill. A week after I... Read more

Desire, discipline, delight

Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

"Everyone wants to change, but change demands desire and discipline before it becomes delightful. There is always the agony of choice before the promise of change." - Larry Lea I saw this was true when I was in the groov... Read more

Accumulation and desire

Saturday, January 08, 2011      7 comments

"Chesterton wrote, 'There are two ways to get enough; one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.' "How does this translate into our worship life as Christians? If thoughts of material things co... Read more

Risky, costly course

Thursday, January 06, 2011      9 comments

"Have you been holding back from a risky, costly course to which you know in your heart God has called you? Hold back no longer. Your God is faithful to you, and adequate for you. You will never need more than He can supp... Read more

My 2010 review and 2011 goals

Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

Everyone's doing it - and it's a good idea. I'm not making resolutions, because they are so easily broken. I'm making goals, and I think that's better. 2010 in review first, though. I joined SP in January 2010. I love SP! It has been s... Read more


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