July 6, 2014 - The first day
Today I am beginning my adventure to a healthy life. I will commit to walk/jogging 3o minutes every day, 6 days a week. In addition, I will do other exercises to increase my metabolism.
Today, my weight is the highest it has ever been and... Read more
Monday, April 9, 2012
Yesterday was a beautiful Easter Day! My husband and I walked on the Governor's trail for 45 minutes and I kept up with him. There were times I was huffing and puffing but I LOVE IT! It has really motivated me. Today I have my clothes and re... Read more
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Today is a beautiful day and the first day for "Walk Across Kansas". My husband is enrolled in the program through work but we are going to do it together. My goal is to build myself back to where I was last fall and completing a 5K walk/jog i... Read more
Wednesday, March 14, 2011
I am ready to start the 5% challenge and advance towards my goal. I would like to drop another 15 pounds by the end of the year and hang to that level. Spring means I can get out and really begin my walking and jogging. I am ready!... Read more
Friday, January 20, 2012
The new year has begun and I am really trying to focus. I gained 3 pounds over the holidays and it is time to refocus.
I have made an annual commitment for Jazzercise. I started last week and began with low impact and then 2 sessions of i... Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I have done so well since last April. Unfortunately the last 4 weeks I have not done as well. It is time to refocus and be healthier by the first of the year.
This is the commitment to myself:
1. Follow the Mediterranean Diet 5 days per... Read more
Sunday, October 9, 2011
What a weekend! I completed my very first 5K by walking/jogging on a fairly level course in 4o minutes 6 seconds. That is pretty good for me since I had knee surgery last November and the doctor said no running. I figure if it doesn't hurt I'... Read more
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Today is a beautiful day! The sun is shining, birds are singing, windows are open, and I am heavily cleaning the house today. The laundry is done and I am enjoying myself this afternoon.
Early this evening, I will complete my 5K practice.... Read more
Sunday, September 11
Today is a day of appreciating the many gifts each of us have. It is unfortunate that it takes a traumatic incident in our lives to make us reflect on the many blessings we have. Today, 9-11, is a tough day for many people and my prayers are w... Read more
Thank goodness it is Friday!
This week was unbelievable! I am fearful in stepping on the scale tomorrow. There were dinners, lunches, and breakfast meetings this week. One of the breakfast meetings I ate before I went, one I was hoping they would have scrambled eggs and ... Read more
Sunday, August 19, 2011
We had a horrible storm Thursday evening and we were without power from 11 PM to 6 AM. That would not be so bad but I use a CPAP machine so I can sleep and without power I could not use it. I felt like I had been up all night.
Friday - I ... Read more
Training for a 5K
Tough week - glad to start fresh. Beginning August 25, I am training to complete a 5K. My employer has a training program with 4 different levels: walker, beginner, Intermediate, and advanced. It is an 8 week training program with a 5K activit... Read more
Wednesday, August 3
I have had a rough couple of days...very stressful at work, family up to visit this weekend and little time to exercise and the heat is impacting my motivation.
Tonite it was cooler and we took a brief walk with the dog.
Tonite however... Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I have not written in quite awhile - I think the heat affected my motivation to communicate. Thankfully it rained today. After church, I pulled weeds in the yard while the ground was wet for 2 hours (we have a big yard). It still was very hot... Read more
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Sunday, July 10
HOT-HOT-HOT -- definitely summer! Today I am focusing on getting the yard really soaked, spraying the weeds in the driveway, tending my roses, washing and cleaning the car inside and out, 20 minutes on the eliptical and sewing.
Tonite we a... Read more