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Counting Down the Days To San Diego!

Thursday, April 02, 2009      9 comments

I would like to really ramp up my efforts this month, not only to celebrate two years with SparkPeople, but I am going to the Spark Your Life Convention in San Diego at the end of the month and am SO PSYCHED and wanting to put my best foot forwa... Read more

The Gift of Loving Ourselves

Sunday, March 29, 2009      6 comments

During my walk today an old favorite song of mine pumped me up in a whole new way. Ages ago many of us have heard what sounds like common sense spoken by Erich Fromm in his tiny book "The Art of Loving" that in order for anyone to love another p... Read more

Miracle of Modern Medicine

Saturday, March 28, 2009      2 comments

Today I walked up through town and back...nice bit of walking...not "quite" what I'd call a power walk, but a thought occurred to me as I did this: Back in the day, I used to BICYCLE up to town and back thinking I had accomplished something... Read more

Reclaiming My Walking Mojo!

Friday, March 27, 2009      1 comments

I've been taking things pretty slow and easy thus far...but today...whew WEE! Got out to a local park and started walking...wanted to get my quota of sunshine before the rains kicked in for the weekend...lol. I recently had a chance to... Read more

Heading WEST To The Spark Convention in San Diego!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009      6 comments

Well I'm IN! Booked my reservations and am going to take the plunge...! Staying with my sister and her family who live in San Diego and FINALLY breaking through my lifelong dream of heading west beyond the Mississippi River...! I can't... Read more

Back Home...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009      8 comments

All went VERY smoothly today...my one complaint is that all that gas they pumped into me won't GO anywhere so it sits in my belly making me cross. BUT the good part about that is that ache in my gut totally kills my appetite...lol. Just sipping ... Read more

So How To Prepare For Surgery Tomorrow...?

Monday, March 23, 2009      6 comments

Oversleep the day before, have the craziest, busiest day EVER, and THEN before going to sleep, FINALLY get on my 'mill for a good session that will have to hold me over for a few weeks or so until I'm up to getting SPARKED again! I bid my ... Read more

Paying Forward The Hope!

Friday, March 20, 2009      5 comments

I have received SO MANY well wishes for my upcoming gall bladder surgery this Tues. 3/24 that I wanted to thank EVERYONE for all your positive, HOPEFUL energy! It really adds so much to my sense of calm, confidence and hopefulness regarding my a... Read more

Next Tues.: Goodbye Gall Bladder!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009      12 comments

Well at last the date has been set! Tues. 3/24 I'll be heading in for my gall bladder surgery. Looking forward to putting this behind me...of course not eager for the pain of recovery, nor the end of my daily cardio streak which I've been k... Read more

1st Ride of the Season...woo hoo!

Sunday, March 15, 2009      5 comments

What a GLORIOUS day for my first bike ride of the season! Mid-50's, not a cloud to be found...I felt so strong...! There is some *potent* magic stirring when I'm on my bicycle! Biked up around our local Chenango Valley State park 'round highway ... Read more

Doing Better...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009      2 comments

Instead of oversleeping an hour and a half I only overslept 45 mins.! DOH! But I *refuse* to use an alarm clock...going to keep working at re-setting my own internal alarm. I still struggle so to get to bed early...it seems 10:30... Read more

Just When My Sleep Was Getting SO Steady...

Monday, March 09, 2009      1 comments

...comes Daylight Savings Time...oof! Overslept an hour and a half this morning, blew my treadmill session out of the water! Energy was low all day, but still got home and did my 'millwork tonight. It didn't rev me up, the music made it tol... Read more

Biking Continues To Be De-Railed...

Sunday, March 08, 2009      1 comments

Went to the park with the best of intentions once AGAIN today...but this time I noticed that during it's winter storage *somehow* (grrr!) the chain had come off and gotten tangled up and I was unable to get it going. I was so steamed up I ... Read more

Cycling Cx'd On Account of Rain... :-(

Saturday, March 07, 2009      1 comments

Hustled home after working this morning hoping to get out for my first bicycling of the season...60 degrees here...! But the clouds gathered and the rain fell too quickly...phooey! Guess it's back to the 'mill once again...sigh... ... Read more

Celebrating Two Months Cardio Streaking...!

Friday, March 06, 2009      0 comments

Woo Hoo!! Today marks TWO MONTHS of cardio streaking for me! Been doing mostly my treadmill every day. For a few days I substituted cross country skiing. Lately I've been trying to get in two cardio sessions a day, morning and night...feeling li... Read more


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