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Giving Myself Credit
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      23 comments

I have been having a difficult time at work lately. I can't seem to get out from under. I am running from one deadline to another and I don't seem to be making anyone happy, least of all myself. It will be 17 years with this company on the 15... Read more
Help Me Give My Son a Birthday Gift
Friday, April 20, 2012      8 comments

Today is my oldest son's 29th birthday. Michael (BUCKUNSTOPPABLE) writes children's books and his book "Builda the Re-bicycler" has been released as an iPad app today. Just for today, it is FREE. His family and friends are trying to get enoug... Read more
Paraskevidekatriaphobia
Friday, April 13, 2012      18 comments

This is from an article I found online by Ben Sherwood at msnbc.msn.com. It starts with: "It’s called paraskevidekatriaphobia: a morbid or irrational fear of Friday the 13th. It's believed that as many as 25 million Americans will change ... Read more
Minimization
Thursday, April 12, 2012      22 comments

I don't know where this is going. I only know I can't get it out of my mind. SANDIEGOJOHN wrote a blog yesterday titled 'Rethink "Significant"'. He says that he has realized that the number of pounds lost is not what is significant - "Wha... Read more
When I Was a Kid...
Friday, April 06, 2012      9 comments

(Borrowed from NATF - I just love these kind of things.) 1. My parents told me…I was going to have an ulcer before I was 16. 2. I wanted to grow up to be a…teacher or a lawyer. 3. I refused to eat…spinach and peas. 4. My fa... Read more
Please Welcome One of My New SparkFriends
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      20 comments

As I said in my last blog, I did not need my iPhone tunes because I had company on my walk. I usually walk with my DD, Angela (DONT_DREAM_IT), but she was not able to make it to JASR. BOBBYD31 had picked up our race packets, so I had hers ... Read more
Cardio, Cardio, Cardio
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      10 comments

This past week was Cardio week for my Biggest Loser challenge, which was very fitting since I walked a 5K on Saturday. It has been a very long time since I did that. I really need to get back on that! Anyway, part of the challenge is to r... Read more
Race Results
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      22 comments

Like I said, I finished last of the walkers, but I am proud that I finished: 3038 395 13 Deborah Scotto, 54*, Pittsburgh, PA 1:29:18 28:48 This is actually not my worst time for a 5K, so I am happy with that, too! But one... Read more
JASR MVP
Monday, April 02, 2012      18 comments

I will post another blog about all the events of JASR (Just a Short Run) weekend, but I really want to do this one first. I have to say that Bobby (BOBBYD31), his wife Anne (MIAMIA7) and Lynn Ann (LYNNANN43) did an awesome job of running th... Read more
I Love SparkPeople
Saturday, March 31, 2012      20 comments

Just a quick check in to let you all know I completed the 5K walk. I was definitely last but I don't care! I am between the walk/run and the get-together later this evening. I had to come home to do the take-home portion of my mid-term, w... Read more
Top Ten Reasons to Strength Train (taken from the SparkPeople article of the same name)
Thursday, March 29, 2012      10 comments

Top Ten Reasons to Strength Train : 1. You'll be better at, well, everything. Well, this certainly sounds good to me! I can definitely use some help here. I have to climb stairs from the garage to bring the groceries in and sometimes a... Read more
Motivation
Thursday, March 29, 2012      14 comments

I logged onto SparkPeople this morning (I am at work) to get some motivation, both for my healthy living plan and for my day in general. I go to my Start page and I see the SparkPeople Insider is featuring Motivational SparkPages today. ... Read more
Life Goes On
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      14 comments

The schools in Port St Lucie are rallying around the Beauchamp family. My son says that his principal has worked in 3 schools in the district and everyone in each of those schools as well as Frances K Sweet are coming together to make sure the ... Read more
Tomorrow is Promised to No One
Monday, March 26, 2012      8 comments

I had a very nice birthday today. Breakfast with my daughter, lunch celebration at work, dinner out with my husband. Several phone calls from family and friends, flowers from my dad and more from a friend, tons of messages on Facebook. Th... Read more
My Brother
Sunday, March 25, 2012      18 comments

I am so proud of my baby brother! He didn't tell any of us he was doing this. I found this post on FB this morning (he turned 50 in January): Ran my first road race (ever) -- NYC 1/2 Marathon last weekend. Did a lot better than I thought ... Read more

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