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Friday, January 09, 2009      3 comments

Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be turning 58, but I can honestly say I feel 35. The boot camp has been a great realization for me that cardio is so fantastic in helping me feel energetic, take away the feeling of depression, a challenge to ... Read more


Thursday, January 08, 2009      1 comments

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Sunday, January 04, 2009      3 comments

Thinking big for 2009. Action steps on my main Spark page.... Read more

Writing my goals for 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009      4 comments

Every year on New Years Day or shortly thereafter, I write a list of goals for me to work on. Always on this list is to lose weight and exercise. This year, I have decided t... Read more

Feeling Better After Only 2 Days

Monday, December 29, 2008      3 comments

Here I am at the end of my 2nd day back on track, eating healthy, exercising, getting my house back in order, and my mind back into thinking positively about living. Wow, I really let myself slip. Well, that is life and I am not going to beat ... Read more


Saturday, December 27, 2008      2 comments

DEC 27TH, 2008 In just a few more days we will be celebrating the end of 2008. For me it has been the saddest year of my life. Losing my Mother has been the most difficult thing I have ever experienced. Just when I think I am pulling myse... Read more


Sunday, October 05, 2008      4 comments

I don't exactly know where I lost my steam or how I am going to find it again. I know it all started around the time my Mom was in the hospital and then when she passed away, my momentum went down hill. I am not trying to make excuses, just go... Read more

Back to Work - OUTs

Wednesday, September 17, 2008      4 comments

Wow, it has been a great summer with too much eating of good food and too little exercise. And I am back here today to re commit myself to staying healthy. What have I learned from this backslide? 1. I still don't like wearing my cl... Read more


Tuesday, July 22, 2008      2 comments

Thank goodness summer has arrived in full bloom in the Pacific NW. I love to be outdoors and working in my yard. This is where I am burning my calories these days. Perhaps it isn't the most challenging cardio workout, but it does wear me ... Read more

Gaining and Losing

Friday, July 18, 2008      3 comments

(picture of spreading my Mom's ashes at her family home on the 4th of July) On April 23rd my Mom passed away and although I was prepared that she would not live forever, I also knew that I would have a lot of adjustment to make with her pas... Read more

Dedicated to my Mom (Just wanted to post this again)

Sunday, May 04, 2008      6 comments

As many of you know I have recently lost my Mother. She was an incredible woman. I am sure that almost everyone feels that way about their Mom and I guess if we didn't then we wouldn't feel so sad when they pass from our lives. In this pi... Read more

Thank you for all of your support

Friday, April 25, 2008      10 comments

Just a short entry to let everyone know that I didn't disappear. Thank you to everyone who has sent emails asking where I am. My Mom broke her arm a couple of weeks ago and from there she had a stroke and heart attack and yesterday she pa... Read more

Here I am, very present in this moment

Monday, April 07, 2008      3 comments

It feels awesome to be here today. I love Spark. I love all the people here and how we are supporting each other. I love our new group based on The New Earth. I am so peaceful and relaxed knowing that no matter how life out there is frantic... Read more

Diabetes and Dementia in the aging population

Thursday, March 27, 2008      7 comments

This past weekend I took care of my 86 year old mother. She has diabetes and is showing the beginning signs of dementia. My mother was always a tiny lady. She never overate or was overweight. She always chose to eat healthy foods, never bing... Read more

Dressing like a Thin Person

Sunday, March 23, 2008      8 comments

Do you think it is possible to dress like a thin person would? Today I went shopping with my daughter and tried on a dress that I would never have picked out for myself. It was a slim, knit, snug body hugging, form fitting, above the knee, cut... Read more

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