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My Journey to Health and Fitness
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      0 comments

Wow! I guess it has been awhile. Unfortunately, got off track a bit. Well, to get through it, you have to go through it. Got my Fitbit, tracking exercise and food intake, and making time for myself. Haven't done that in a really long time. ... Read more
My Journey to Health and Fitness
Thursday, March 20, 2008      2 comments

Ok. Slight snag. I ended up with a heart monitor for the next month or so. I'm not supposed to "aggressively" exercise. I can pretty much just walk. This thing is going to drive me crazy. I've noticed that lately I'm craving water. I ... Read more
My Journey to Health & Fitness
Wednesday, January 02, 2008      0 comments

Ok, I haven't been up to writing lately. That's not a bad thing--just busy. Anyway, things are going better. I went to the doctor and was told that my irregular heartbeat was related to too much stress and my diet. I don't add salt, bu... Read more
My Journey to Health and Fitness
Sunday, November 04, 2007      1 comments

Life is throwing out lots of curveballs lately. I just received an email this evening from a friend's wife. She wanted to let me know that he passed away almost a month ago. She didn't know how to reach me and responded to the email I sent th... Read more
My Journey to Health and Fitness
Monday, October 29, 2007      1 comments

This is going to be a rough day. My dad is having his surgery today. We are walking into this not knowing what further treatments will be needed or if the procedure will be successful. That has me feeling pretty uneasy. I'm a person who pref... Read more
My Journey to Health and Fitness
Sunday, October 14, 2007      2 comments

As my journey to health and fitness continues, I am faced with lots of obstacles. First obstacle--nerves! Between going to school, raising a family, and dealing with the never ending homework my son and I both have to endure, I sometimes feel ... Read more
My Journey to Health and Fitness Cont'd
Monday, September 03, 2007      0 comments

Have you ever noticed that it's hard to keep everything in check all at once? If I'm doing great on the eating, the exercise is lacking or vice versa. Sometimes, the mindset is strong and other times the willpower is lacking. We all know what... Read more
My Journey To Health and Fitness (cont'd)
Wednesday, August 15, 2007      1 comments

The weight is still not melting off, but I'm working on it. I refuse to give up! Nothing worth having ever comes easy. We tend to appreciate the things we have to work hard for so much more. I know I'll make it to my goal eventually, but the... Read more
My Journey To Fitness and Health
Wednesday, August 01, 2007      0 comments

8/1/07 The journey is not an easy one. It is full of trials and tribulations, joy, disappointment-- a whole range of emotions. A life change is not for the faint of heart. I've come to the conclusion that I'm one of those people that ju... Read more
Bob Greene's Best Life Diet
Tuesday, June 19, 2007      1 comments

I really enjoyed watching Bob Greene on Oprah. He is amazing! I have all of his books and have benefitted from each one. He gave so much information on Oprah's show and also on her website. I almost feel like I don't have to buy the book unl... Read more
Wednesday, May 09, 2007      1 comments

I never realized how many of us were challenged by self-esteem issues until I started the weekly challenge on our FF team. It stands to reason that these issues may be what's standing in the way of many of us. Other people may have different p... Read more
Spring cleaning
Thursday, April 26, 2007      0 comments

I forgot how much work Spring cleaning can be. For the last two days, I've been doing yardwork and cleaning the house top to bottom. I've estimated that I've put over 20 hours into cleaning over the past two days! Wow! It is great exercise!... Read more
Monday, April 09, 2007      1 comments

I think our very own Joesgal had a great idea. I am going to recommit myself to exercising more, eating better, and making the time to accomplish my goals. I'm kicking it into high gear for the next 4 weeks. Then, I'm going to reevaluate what... Read more
A day to myself!
Thursday, April 05, 2007      0 comments

What a great day! I have the day all to myself and my favorite person in the world gets to share it with me--my son! We are planning a morning hike, a light lunch consisting of chicken salads at our favorite eatery, and an afternoon on the nat... Read more