100 strangers and the beauty of growing old
A few years ago, when I struggling with the first signs of aging in my face, I was really distressed about it....especially in this culture where it seems that beauty is a god, wrinkles and fat are forbidden, and perfection is a must...even at t... Read more
new baby coming...please pray
My grandson is about to make his entrance into the world. My daughter is having all the symptoms of early labor.
Please pray that she doesn't go into labor at night because it is difficult for her to get to the hospital at night.
Also,... Read more
i never thought i'd see the day
I'm still following my experiment as closely as possible, and today, I was running around all day and didn't get to eat the way that I should.
I ate high fiber cereal and almond milk for breakfast, grabbed 1/3 of a black forest subway sand... Read more
i'm happy to report...
Thank you for all your prayers.
I'm happy to report that my husband has gone back to work.
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something changed today
I went for my walk/run toward the "monks' today and I noticed during one of my "running" intervals I noticed that something changed.
I call it "running" because it makes me feel stronger, but I'm pretty sure it's anything BUT running. ... Read more
Does anger or other stress motivate you to do something productive?
I have known many people whose anger motivated them to exercise, clean house, and other things that were productive, and I noticed last week when my stress levels were extremely high, that I walked further than I normally would have.
It's s... Read more
my virtual treasure chest
I sometimes get discouraged, as I'm sure you have seen, so I'm creating a virtual treasure chest where I collect blogs, tips, articles, uplifting quotes, and things that people have said to me to encourage me along the way.
This is my treas... Read more
goal for this week: an experiment
I want to lose 1.4 pounds this week and I'm not exactly sure how to do that.
So I'm going to set this up as an experiment and see what happens.
Hypothesis: If I eat 1200- 1250 calories, drink, 8 glasses of water, and walk for 2 miles, ... Read more
I am a "famous girlfriend"
I called my daughter yesterday to check on her because of the flooding in her area.
In the background, I could hear my 5-yearold grandson jumping up and down and begging to talk to me. The he said, "She's..." (something I couldn't understand o... Read more
what i like about tracking my nutrition
I was introduced to tracking my nutrition several years ago by a nutritionist.
I hated it.
Reintroduced to food tracking again about a year and a half ago when I entered the free wellness program through my family physician, I was resistant ... Read more
update on the walk toward the
OK...so here is my mileage so far on my walk/run toward the monks at the Abbey at Subiaco, Arkansas (a total of 205 miles from my house), and a link to the blog I wrote that tells the whole story (for those of you who may not know what I'm talki... Read more
and i ran farther this time than i have so far, which isn't much, but hey, it's more than i was doing!
the Lord is making me stronger.... Read more
to heck with it
I've had enough of this mess.
I'm going for my walk/run toward the "monks".
Today, I'm going to attempt a 5K.... Read more
So Much Has Happened Since I Came Here
I couldn't leave for the hospital until I wrote and posted this...
So much has happened since I came here.
I've met so many wonderful Sparkies, and am beginning to truly care about many of them who have come alongside me during this diffi... Read more
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taking care of me (?)
My dear Sparkies are reminding me to be sure to take care of me during this time of crisis.
I'm not sure I know how to take care of me, but I went out for my walk yesterday before I went to the hospital and I walked 2.8 miles instead of onl... Read more