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A Solution To My Walking Problem From Yesterday!

Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

I'm so excited! My Spark friend L*I*T*A helped me find a solution to my dilemma of doing water exercise plus walking 2,000+ steps during the day. She directed me to the following website: www.dpi.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles
/walking_conversio... Read more

Walking Into Spring!

Friday, April 02, 2010      4 comments

Our Polk County team is doing a challenge called Walking Into Spring. It's a progressive challenge which starts at 2000 steps/day at week one and increases by 1000 steps/day every week during the month of April. I never thought walking 2000 st... Read more

It Must Be Working!

Monday, March 29, 2010      7 comments

This morning it was raining when I got up. My husband was up and down all night so my sleep was disturbed. My mood was definitely blah for the first few hours. Not being a person who feels down very often, I detested the way I felt. I had to... Read more

I Love This Spark Recipe!

Thursday, March 25, 2010      6 comments

One day last week I was looking through the Spark recipes and I saw one for shrimp that looked different and delicious. I ran it off and showed it to hubby. I asked him if it looked like something he'd enjoy. He gave me an enthusiastic YES! ... Read more

I'm Glad I Rested Yesterday

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      5 comments

Water aerobics class was great today. It was cool but not cold and the water was 83 degrees. Not too bad! I'm happy to say that by refraining from exercising when I was sore from physical therapy, I feel little to no pain today. My back had ... Read more

If It's Going To Hurt Me, Why Do It?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      5 comments

This morning my physical therapist did some heavy duty stretching on my lower back and hip flexors. This was followed by a session of bio-feedback, which I find fascinating. The bio-feedback allows me to isolate and use certain muscles; workin... Read more

Taking Control Of My Environment

Monday, March 22, 2010      5 comments

Today I did lots of chores that were on my "to do" list. I've found that when my life feels like it's starting to get out of control, cleaning, organizing and getting things done that have been piling up can give me the feeling of being back in... Read more

Guilt vs Toxic Guilt

Sunday, March 21, 2010      4 comments

I just finished reading Coach Dean's article on toxic guilt. It immediately went into my saved articles. I will use his three steps to help me get control over my guilt tendencies instead of letting that guilt fester and poison me. Coach Dean... Read more

Sometimes Doing The Right Thing Is Hard

Friday, March 19, 2010      7 comments

Sometimes doing the right thing is hard. This is especially true when you have to sacrifice to do what is right and you know that others will criticize you, taunt you and try to drag you through the mud; right down to their level. It isn't ab... Read more

We Were Human Popsicles At Water Aerobics Today!

Thursday, March 18, 2010      3 comments

The day started with a trip to the physical therapist. She was pleased with my progress and we talked about how good water aerobics is for me. Feeling motivated, I completed my visit and drove to the pool where I take my water class. So far ... Read more

I'm Really Lucky!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      4 comments

I got to thinking today about the word luck so I looked it up in the dictionary. According to Webster's New World Dictionary luck is defined as: "(1) the seemingly chance happening of events that affect someone; fortune; lot (2) good fortune".... Read more

My Progress In Learning To Love Myself As I Am Now

Monday, March 15, 2010      2 comments

Today's assignment for the March Challenge, Learning To Love Myself As I Am Now, is to evaluate my own progress in the challenge at the half way mark. This challenge has been a good one for me because I'm so self critical. I often expect m... Read more

Noticing My Own Good Traits

Sunday, March 14, 2010      7 comments

If I've asked myself once, I've asked myself a thousand times, why do I notice others strong points but don't notice my own? As part of the March Love Yourself As You Are Now Challenge, I am writing this blog about myself. This feels very unco... Read more

Strawberry Season

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      3 comments

I love this time of year here in Florida! It is the season of strawberries and the annual Strawberry Festival. Although the weather has put a bit of a damper on the local strawberry crop, as it gets warmer and the berries begin to peak, they b... Read more

I Am A Beautiful Person

Sunday, March 07, 2010      9 comments

Today's assignment for the March Challenge, Love Yourself As You Are Now, is to write something positive about yourself in the status bar on your Spark page. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to write that I am beautiful and I dese... Read more


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