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May 2nd Date Night

Thursday, May 03, 2012      11 comments

We don't go out all that often, but I always get tickets when Straight No Chaser is in town. They are a 10-man a cappella group that my son, Vinnie, introduced us to several years ago. He was in a music fraternity that also sang a cappel... Read more

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


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