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Dealing With Setbacks (Response to Weekly Prompt)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009      3 comments

How I deal with setbacks depends a bit on what type of setback I'm dealing with. However, in general even if I'm feeling overwhelmed or other negative feelings, the one thing I try very hard to do and am mostly successful at is... To mainta... Read more

Out! Darned Gall Bladder, OUT!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009      3 comments

Well at long last, it's official...must have my gall bladder removed. My liver profile is WAY out of whack and there are multiple gallstones in my gall bladder. My doc says it is likely that the gallstones have been blocking things up and causin... Read more

3 Grands in a Row...!

Monday, February 23, 2009      1 comments

Grinding out the grands...not feeling very inspired these days...just ITCHING for spring and biking...! But it feels good to keep that cardio streak going since Jan. 6th...woo hoo! Don... Read more

Park Closed: No Cross Country Skiing...grrr!

Sunday, February 22, 2009      1 comments

Had hoped to go back for more "punishment" today (lol!) but the darned course was "closed due to unsafe conditions" whatever that meant...there seemed to be enough snow around...was FRUSTRATED as I hope to get back for a little more before the s... Read more

SparkStore Order Arrives!

Friday, February 20, 2009      2 comments

I got my first SparkStore order today...woo hoo! Got the red stainless steel water bottle and tangerine and blue SP T-shirts. Can you tell I'm into COLOR or WHAT?!?! Looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear them about and SPREAD... Read more

Change Of Plans...

Thursday, February 19, 2009      1 comments

We had planned to head out to MI to visit our son over an extended weekend, however...there is so much snow around we got skittish about braving the 12 hour journey each way and canceled the trip. Instead, I'm STILL going to take the time ... Read more

Streak Shut Down...? Not So Fast There...!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009      2 comments

Thx everyone for the well bouncing back, simply REFUSE to allow my cardio streak to be broken just yet! Got on my 'mill last night and again this morning. Not pushing my luck with a lengthy session, just my minimum of 35 mins. N... Read more

Streak May Be Shut Down... :-(

Monday, February 16, 2009      2 comments

After wrapping up another "grand" session on my treadmill today I had some serious gall stone pain...may have to check it out and have my gall bladder removed. Will find out more from my doc tomorrow...not absolutely sure it's gall bladder just ... Read more

Not So Grand Weekend...

Sunday, February 15, 2009      1 comments

Yes, I'm keeping my cardio streak going...cardio every day since Jan. 6th, however I'm feeling slug-like this weekend...haven't rallied to pull a *GRAND* (1,000 calorie) workout on my 'mill like I have in the past. I AM continuing to go ha... Read more

Musical Pick Me Up

Friday, February 13, 2009      2 comments

Had the HARDEST time crawling up to my 'mill tonight, until... I put on my tunes! They just picked me right up! Some of the tunes which vanquished my weariness tonight (most of these songs are only 99 cents a download!): Serg... Read more

Grand Weekend!

Sunday, February 08, 2009      4 comments

Although it's been warmer this weekend, the weather has been very overcast, drab and dreary. So I've opted to stay on my 'mill and enjoy my tunes from the four corners of my room rather than on my headphones. Pulled a grand (1,000 calorie w... Read more

Check Up / Spreading the SPARK!

Saturday, February 07, 2009      2 comments

I had a good routine check up with my primary care doc yesterday, he's been so pleased with my overall progress and great at giving out the pats-on-the-back! I finally thought to bring in a bunch of SparkPeople fliers from the Spread the Sp... Read more

Completing 30 Day Cardio Streak...woo hoo!

Friday, February 06, 2009      2 comments

Well my cardio streak has crossed the 30 day mark...! Started Jan. 6th vowing not to miss any cardio every day. Although there was one day where I was completely wiped out for unknown reasons, I made up for it the next day by hopping on the trea... Read more

The Power of One / The Power of ALL!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009      4 comments

One of the BEST things about this wonderful community we're always building here at SparkPeople is the sense of belonging and support one picks up along the way. It's as if there is a continual crowd about me eager to applaud my successes ... Read more

Keeping the SPARK!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009      1 comments

Although I didn't start my cardio streak right on Jan. 1st, it was the 6th...but since then I have not missed a day of cardio workout every day...7x a week! I'm truly hoping to reclaim the committment I enjoyed earlier on in my efforts where I w... Read more

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