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something changed today

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      9 comments

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?

Monday, May 27, 2013      5 comments

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

Monday, May 27, 2013      3 comments

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

Sunday, May 26, 2013      6 comments

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"

Sunday, May 26, 2013      5 comments

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

Saturday, May 25, 2013      4 comments

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

Thursday, May 23, 2013      3 comments 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


Thursday, May 23, 2013      4 comments

3.7 miles! with intervals. 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

Thursday, May 23, 2013      5 comments

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

Monday, May 20, 2013      4 comments

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

taking care of me (?)

Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

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

home from the hospital (reboot)

Sunday, May 19, 2013      13 comments

I wrote this blog originally last night when I came home from the hospital and everything was very fresh on my mind. I shouldn't have. I was too emotional and wasn't thinking clearly when I wrote it. I didn't consider the fact that o... Read more

heart attack

Saturday, May 18, 2013      15 comments

i just found my husband on the floor. the ambulance is transporting him now. they think he has had a heart attack. please pray for us. thank you.... Read more

I'm changing!

Saturday, May 18, 2013      4 comments

Wow, what a difference a few weeks makes with a few SparkFriends alongside to encourage, uplift, and show me the way! When I came here I was so discouraged. My name was Fight4NewLife and my page was a real bummer to read. I had no coura... Read more

Letting Love Lead

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      2 comments

As I was going to dance class two nights ago, I was thinking about my family of origin and still trying to work through the things that happened while I was out of state and how to turn all this stuff around. I keep the Bible on CDs in my c... Read more

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