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Thankful for my daughter who always inspires me
Monday, March 18, 2013      16 comments

Dh and dd drove to Moab for her to run the Canyonlands half marathon over the weekend. Of more than 3300 runners she was the 18th overall female, fifth in her I division. She had been struggling with a hip injury so took it easy on the run and... Read more
Fitbit Calories?
Monday, March 18, 2013      13 comments

I love my fitbit. One thing I especially love is the way it allots calories. Evidently, it figures my resting metabolic rate and adds calories depending on how active I am....which is not very it seems. Some days when my ms is really giving m... Read more
Thankful to be back in the gym
Sunday, March 17, 2013      13 comments

Had a great workout this afternoon with dh in our condo gym. After being out of town for awhile it felt good to be home. My away time did remind me, however, that this body needs lots of variety. The strenuous and not so strenuous garden and ... Read more
Yogurt with the gks
Saturday, March 16, 2013      10 comments

After one gs passed his tkd test with flying colors, he and his big brother and little sister wanted frozen yogurt. Their dad had work to do so I took the kids and then dropped them off at home. It was so much fun to have the three of them to ... Read more
Daddy-daughter celebration
Friday, March 15, 2013      14 comments

Dh and dd are on the road for dd to run a half marathon tomorrow. She is an elite runner and was excited to be chosen for this event. Today is her 35th birthday. Her dh and three children are understandably proud of her. I gave dh a candle an... Read more
Orchids and chocolate cake
Friday, March 15, 2013      18 comments

My mom has beautiful orchids. When I visited for a week I discovered six beautiful sprays. Even though she is nearly blind, I cut the most beautiful and put it on her kitchen table. Against the window light she could make out the gentle curve... Read more
Mom is 99!
Thursday, March 14, 2013      21 comments

I just returned from a week with my mom who celebrated her 99th yesterday. She seemed to have a pretty good day. She's always been a very negative person and that has exaggerated with age. I was so hoping she could find peace and joy. I gues... Read more
Off to Mom's
Thursday, March 07, 2013      11 comments

Just getting on airplane to visit Mom for 99th birthday. Yippee! emoticon... Read more
Fitbit calorie range?
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      13 comments

I love my toy. But, it is what consistently tells me to eat 850-1050 depending on my activity level. I so appreciate all the responses on my Stress... blog. I was stuck for such a long time and now am finally seeing that scale begin to reflec... Read more
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      16 comments

Though I am ever thankful for my sweet family, there are current stresses that I know are interfering with my healthy living efforts. I'm fearful and sad that part of the family continues to take advantage of our limited resources. I'm also fr... Read more
Thankful for 40 years of marriage!
Friday, March 01, 2013      19 comments

We are off n the morning for a little get-away to celebrate. Looking forward to warmer temps, maybe some tennis, Circ du Soliel, a lot of walking and some remembering when and looking forward to the decades ahead! Back here on Tuesday. Have a... Read more
Winter Wonderland Walk
Thursday, February 28, 2013      15 comments

I was so stressed this morning. Got on elliptical for a short time, but too upset to focus. So, after a sweet meeting with friends I took myself out for a long hilly walk in this winter wonderland. It was exactly what I needed. I think that ... Read more
13*F. as dh left for work!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      8 comments

I think I am ready for spring. But, the sun was out and I had a brisk walk this afternoon. Beautiful. Spring will be here soon enough...then the heat of summer will have its own challenges. I feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy relative sa... Read more
I may be fitbit
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      19 comments

I had a good workout this morning - 45 minutes on elliptical and 45 minutes on the treadmill. Then my battery read low so I took off fitbit to charge. Before I remembered I didn't have it on I had put in a lot more steps and climbed 7 floors..... Read more
Thankful for a nudge
Monday, February 25, 2013      11 comments

I almost never turn on local news in the late afternoon, but I was nudged to do so and saved my dh a long messy time in traffic. The freeway was closed in both directions due to a high speed chase that covered more than 50 miles and ended with ... Read more

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