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I Hit My Goal

Friday, September 26, 2014      0 comments

I have hit my initial goal of losing 40 lbs. It's been 6 years of ups and downs, but it feels good to have achieved it finally. Now I've reset my goal to the next 20. It's a weight I'm comfortable at and once it's reached, I'll decide where t... Read more

Getting Fit

Saturday, October 22, 2011      0 comments

Living at 8000 feet as I do, it's difficult to gauge any improvement in fitness. I usually exercise indoors due to the condition of the dirt roads and my balance issues. However, now, on a return trip to Scotland, I've discovered I have improv... Read more

Solutions Found

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      0 comments

Since joining Spark People in 2008, I have lost 35 lbs. In the past 10 years a total of 65. I have 25 more to go to reach the goal I've set for myself for the end of the year. After I reach that goal, I'll re-evaluate and decide if I want to ... Read more

Progress is Super!

Sunday, October 04, 2009      0 comments

Today is Day 22 of my new exercise regimen. Even though I've lost only one pound, I can now fit back in to a large top, rather than an XL. Out of the 22 days, I've met my exercise goals 10 of the days, met them half way on 5 days and not misse... Read more

New Goals: Day 12 and Day 3

Thursday, September 24, 2009      0 comments

Twelve days ago, I became disgusted with my lack of progress in losing weight. Tracking exercise here didn't seem to be enough to make me do it. There was always an excuse. Yes, I have a busy life, but so do millions of others, so... I f... Read more

A Tough Year & One Major Gripe

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      3 comments

This past year has seemed like one long nightmare. A year to the day after my cousin died, my uncle was taken off life support, following pneumonia and surgery, and died. He was just a few days short of his 71st birthday, but his life esse... Read more

Another Sad Farewell

Saturday, November 22, 2008      0 comments

It's been a rough few months. Summer is always my worst time for falling away from any path I've set for myself. It's my most active time of year psychically and everything else just seems to fall by the wayside. My beloved corgi, Welling... Read more

Moving Toward Success

Thursday, June 12, 2008      1 comments

I've battled my weight my entire life. My medical records from the base hospital read like a nightmare. I was born at a naval hospital in the early 50s and they were big on breastfeeding. And while I completely agree, there is a genetic probl... Read more

Never Again, My Love

Saturday, April 12, 2008      3 comments

Prisons of Voice Don't ask me to walk here These mountains come too near Something distance never healed. In this light, blue and high, They pretend to be horizons Claiming the affections of the eye. But in their concealed... Read more

Something to Strive For...

Wednesday, April 09, 2008      0 comments

Fluent I would love to live Like a river flows, Carried by the surprise Of its own unfolding. John O'Donohue 1956-2008 Conamara Blues... Read more

Strength Training (With Cats)

Friday, April 04, 2008      0 comments

Getting anything done in our crowded household is always a challenge. Strength training is especially fun when aided by my lovely black cat, Boo. We've warmed up and we're ready to go... And it goes something like this. Boo: "Yes, I'... Read more

Interval Training

Thursday, April 03, 2008      0 comments

You will never have to worry about interval training again... if you have a dog, that is. 1. Warm Up - numerous squats and push ups thanks to your Lab/Aussie Shepherd cross enjoying an epiphany. OMG mom, you're taking me for a walk... as h... Read more

Reclaiming Love

Thursday, April 03, 2008      1 comments

For Love in a Time of Conflict When the gentleness between you hardens And you fall out of you belonging with each other, May the depths you have reached hold you still. When no true word can be said, or heard, And you mirror eac... Read more

Listening Again

Tuesday, April 01, 2008      0 comments

I smoor the fire of my soul, as the Maiden would smoor. Peace be upon my soul, peace be to all creatures, peace be to all upon this planet, peace be to all that is and was and will be. Preserve my soul in peace this night, that it ... Read more

Making Progress

Saturday, March 29, 2008      0 comments

The scale won't budge. Of course, I'm not supposed to weigh in until Tuesday, but I'm Impatient. So rather than get discouraged, I decided to check my measurements. I was surprised to find out that it had been a week since I first took them a... Read more


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