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On again!

Sunday, January 08, 2012      2 comments

This seems to be another start in a long line of stops and starts, but hey, it's a start! I am having major surgery in Feb and I am trying to be as ready as possible. I have a housekeeper that I am hiring to help me get my home as clean and... Read more

a good week one footstep at a time

Friday, October 28, 2011      0 comments

I tried to take this week one footstep at a time and I was able to really exceed my fitness goals for the week. I felt a little better this week re/my health issues and so I pushed myself. I walked my usual short walk-the-dogs loop on Wed whic... Read more

Listening

Thursday, May 12, 2011      4 comments

So I knew I'd been really tired again. I felt like I was being so lazy. I just couldn't seem to get much done without stopping for a break over the past 3 months. I wasn't sleeping as well as usual. Today, I found out why. My ferritin ... Read more

Where does the time go?

Sunday, May 08, 2011      3 comments

I just realized that I haven't blogged in a month! An entire month. It's been a challenging month and I have been very focused on the needs of others during this month. Necessarily so as both my hubby and son continue to recover from their in... Read more

Time to practice what I preach!

Thursday, April 07, 2011      1 comments

So I feel VERY CHALLENGED! That MUST mean I feel full of opportunities! :) My hubby herniated L4 several weeks ago and I sure have realized how much he does to help around the house!!!! Oh my goodness! Our son has just been diagnosed with ... Read more

Challenges can be an opportunity

Sunday, April 03, 2011      3 comments

We've faced some challenges lately. And it has made me realize that I can look at a challenge as a problem or as an opportunity. When I think of it as a problem, sometimes it just seems too overwhelming and like too much work. This is true of... Read more

9000 extra calories burned in a week, but not a pound lost...

Sunday, March 20, 2011      9 comments

So I weighed in this morning expecting to have lost several pounds after a week of burning 9000 extra calories skiing with my family. I was shocked to see the numbers hadn't changed. Not one pound. Maybe I'll see residual changes from all of ... Read more

Passion for a sport

Saturday, March 05, 2011      4 comments

This week, we found out that our son, who had been training with kids from all over AL in the Olympic Development Program for soccer, was one of only 36 boys to make the cut and be selected to go on to play in the showcase for the AL team agains... Read more

walk and talk

Friday, March 04, 2011      2 comments

Walking and talking seems to be working for me. I am even trying to walk when I need to have a phone conversation that might be a long one. I take my cell, make the call, and walk and talk. When I realized how much I was on the phone on some ... Read more

Conquering the feeling of being overwhelmed

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      3 comments

Today, right at this moment, quite a few things feel overwhelming to me. I am determined that I am going to NAME them and CONQUER them! And I am going to start right now: 1. my messy kitchen is overwhelming me; I am tackling that after lu... Read more

Just feel like saying hello!

Sunday, February 27, 2011      4 comments

Hello Sparkpeople! It's so nice to know that we are all here together with goals and aspirations and courage!!! I thought about you all yesterday as I was faced with a decision to make at a restaurant! I was at the Cheesecake Factory with... Read more

Love spending time with friends!

Thursday, February 17, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend! We went to a restaurant and the first thing that caught my eye on the menu was spinach salad!!! With hard-boiled eggs! I knew that was what I wanted. It was healthy and bulky and filling and yummmmmmmy! ... Read more

Sometimes, yesterday is a wash and we live, learn, and start again today.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      6 comments

Yep, yesterday was a tough day for me and for no particular reason except maybe hormones. All I wanted to eat yesterday were pistachios and Newman's Own "oreo type" cookies. And milk. By then end of the day, I felt bloated, defeated a... Read more

Happy Valentines! some perspectives and ideas for the day!

Monday, February 14, 2011      2 comments

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I am home with a sick child recovering from the flu and I am feeling a bit like I am coming down with it, too. But it is a beautiful, warm, sunny day, and we did manage our walk around the block with the pups! ... Read more

How we influence others!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      4 comments

I realized today how much my habits influence those around me! I have been looking at labels more in the past year. I have been trying to find balanced options for snacks that have fiber, carbs, protein, low-fat but healthy fats, etc. Last ni... Read more


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