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OK...learn the lesson...yet again!
Sunday, June 12, 2016      6 comments

My friends and I have all invested a lot of time expecting results while following the path of least resistance. By that I mean, as much as possible, I have been guilty of doing either the minimum or what I like and avoiding what I don't like. ... Read more
You've Got To Want It!
Thursday, June 09, 2016      4 comments

Success.....no matter what kind of success, is not magical. Success is not automatic. In order to succeed, we need to want it. Is that the same as wishing it were true? Absolutely not! I'm 64 years old. In my life, I have... Read more
Tell me something I don't already know!
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday I got a notification e-mail from Fitbit about a new feature. A dashboard tile to help remind me to move at least 250 steps an hour during the hours I choose to set. I checked this feature out immediately. Chose the hours betwe... Read more
Strap on the Kangaroo shoes!
Sunday, March 20, 2016      3 comments

I don't always have the ability to follow the strange pathways of my mind but today when the odd memory of kangaroo shoes popped into my mind, I knew where this came from. First I should explain those kangaroo shoes. I didn't own a p... Read more
Perspective
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      8 comments

When you're lost in the woods & feeling helpless, it can seem as though you will never find your way. But if you could see your position as the bird's eye view, you might discover you're only a short distance from the edge of the forest, possib... Read more
FAILURE? OPPORTUNITY? CHALLENGE?
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      7 comments

At the start of this year, I had determined to streak two fitness goals. The first was to run a mile a day every day. The second was to do planks every day. After Fitbit sent me a notification of my yearly step total, I added the goal of incr... Read more
February Fools!
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      4 comments

February 2nd in Northern Wisconsin is more like April 1st. When I first logged on to the computer this morning I saw a headline touting that all the groundhogs predicted an early spring. Pause here while I laugh. Ok, rodents can't pre... Read more
We're all different.....but.....
Monday, February 01, 2016      11 comments

.........I hope we're all still learning! I've learned a lot in the years I've been a Spark member. The most important thing I've learned, is that I NEED to track, I need to focus, and I need to be motivated over and over again. ... Read more
Here's a great goal!
Saturday, January 30, 2016      4 comments

Last night Fitbit sent me a notification of my stats for the year 2015. They told me I had logged 3,910,078 steps. Who knew? I shared this number with my niece who has a different brand of tracker & who had the same family stresses an... Read more
Wow! 7 years...Really?
Friday, January 29, 2016      4 comments

I don't post blogs nearly as often now as I did when I first joined Sparkpeople. Back then, I used my blog posts as a way to work through some of the emotional ups and downs of trying to change a lifetime of eating and "lack of" exercise habits... Read more
Merry Christmas to me!
Monday, December 07, 2015      2 comments

One thing about being my age and having no children, is that Christmas tends to be very low key. That's ok with me since I was never all that into a lot of the holiday activities anyway and it keeps certain temptations to a minimum as well. ... Read more
The Positive side of My Husband's Cold
Monday, November 09, 2015      8 comments

My husband finally admitted the other day that the allergies he was complaining about might be a cold I had suggested this possibility days ago but my husband hates being sick and generally doesn't believe he is until there is no more denying. ... Read more
What Does it Take?
Monday, June 29, 2015      9 comments

It's nearly the end of the 6th month of this year and I must admit I'm not where I should be in my quest for my goals. There are lot's of reasons....excuses...but it really boils down to my not doing everything it takes to make my goals reality... Read more
HOW GREAT IS THIS?
Sunday, June 14, 2015      7 comments

Don't you just love it when you discover that your healthy habits have become ingrained....not only for yourself....but for your family? Yesterday we took advantage of the rainy day to make a trip to refill our fridge and fruit bowls. ... Read more
Sometimes it's not just OK but it's RIGHT to break a streak
Saturday, June 13, 2015      7 comments

I've been MIA on Sparkpeople for a bit since I was disconnected from the internet. I've got sick family, as I've shared in the past, and I was called on to spend an extended visit to provide some nursing/family support care. Prior to my ta... Read more

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