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Just When I Was Getting Good, Too...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      5 comments

Because I got laid off and my unemployment benefits are looking to be less than half my usual paychecks I can no longer afford to take pole classes. The studio has wonderful prices, they are an absolute steal, I just can't even make that now. ... Read more

Blow Off Some Steam

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      5 comments

Thank you to everyone for your kind words on my last blog. I'm hanging in there. It's hard not to get down but your encouragement really helps me see past the gloom and keep moving forward. So thank you! I spent four hours on the phone tod... Read more

Beware the Ides of March, indeed...

Saturday, March 16, 2013      4 comments

Sad day yesterday. My whole team was laid off. This was my first paid acting job and it had been around a looong time. Some of the team members have been there since day one. We were all feeling like something was going to happen, but when we go... Read more

New Moves

Friday, March 15, 2013      2 comments

Last week I was urged to join the pole level 2 classes. I was a little hesitant but ready for the challenge. I feel a little awkward in that I can't do the splits like a lot of people in the level 1 classes.My flexibility in my legs has improved... Read more

Pole Update

Sunday, February 24, 2013      2 comments

So far I've had 8 pole dance classes and I am completely in love. I am surprised at how quickly I am progessing! I thought for sure I would not be able to do some things for months only to get them the next class! So I've been telling people who... Read more

Quiet Day

Sunday, January 13, 2013      2 comments

One by one I poked holes in all my plans to leave the house today...and I think that was for the best. Instead of going to a movie that I was on the fence about going to I stayed in and listened to the football game on the radio. Then, when I wa... Read more

Catching Up

Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

It's 2013 and already almost halfway through January. Wow! Where does the time go??? *I am now living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I moved here in roughly two weeks time during the end of September/beginning of October. One week to go through an i... Read more

My apologies!

Monday, May 07, 2012      1 comments

My apologies to the Sunday evening Spark Live class. I had the meeting all written down in my planner and was ready to go...and then totally spaced it! I don't know what I was doing! I'll be back next week!... Read more

Weight Maintenance and Nutrition

Friday, May 04, 2012      1 comments

Here's the second blog entry regarding my experiences with weight maintenance as compared to the articles on Spark. The article "Your Nutrition Plan for Weight Maintenance" has two steps. Step 1: Update Your Calorie Range I belie... Read more

Weight Maintenance and Exercise

Sunday, April 29, 2012      3 comments

I don't think I've ever really written a blog about being in "maintenance mode". I went to my first Spark Live meeting today and it really got me thinking about what it's like to be in maintenance. It's been about 2 years for me now and I've had... Read more

Permission granted to kick my butt into gear...

Thursday, April 26, 2012      2 comments

Argh! I took my measurements today and it's been a couple months since I last took them. I'm not gaining inches where I think I should be -- like in my legs and arms -- despite some weightlifting and running. Frankly, I'm concerned I'm not getti... Read more

Running Update

Thursday, April 26, 2012      1 comments

So far so good! I've made it through week 2 day 2 of C25K and all the not so great weather has been falling on my scheduled off days. Phew! It's getting hot in the afternoons now. In another month or so I'll probably have to switch my run ... Read more

Running Day!

Monday, April 16, 2012      1 comments

After two "false starts" with C25K this year (all of them in the past two months) I am ready to begin again today! Woohoo! Third time is a charm! First time I got through week two and then got the flu for the first time in over a decade. O... Read more

3 Day Weekend...Productive or Lazy? And A Confession.

Saturday, April 14, 2012      0 comments

My new work schedule has been giving me Saturday thru Monday off! Hooray! Last weekend was pretty productive. What will this weekend bring? Will I cross off my to-do lists or just sit on the couch? It remains to be seen... Read more

That Day in April...

Sunday, April 01, 2012      1 comments

Ha ha! I woke up remembering it's April Fools Day and I STILL got suckered in this morning! Yikes, I'm going to have to be on my toes all day today...... Read more


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