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February The Month of the Heart
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      3 comments

After starting off the year with the New You Boot Camp and I am happy to continue February with working on my heart. I plan to continue my cardio workouts and hope to lose more pounds this month. My goal is to lose 5 pounds by the end of... Read more
Struggling inside my Head
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      5 comments

It started so innocently, those voices telling me it was ok to sleep in and not get up to exercise. After all, I have gotten up at 6am or shortly thereafter all of January. But I pulled myself out of bed and started walking on the stair steppe... Read more
What Results am I Seeing from the Boot Camp
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      3 comments

January 21, 2009 Since I started the Boot Camp I have: 1. lost 1 pound 2. lost 7 inches overall off my body 3. gained a huge amount of energy and vitality 4. feel like I am gaining momentum each day (the snowball is growing) ... Read more
Saying Goodbye to Emotional Eating
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      1 comments

Sometimes emotional eating isn't about being sad, depressed, or lonely. Sometimes it is about celebrating, being in connection with other people, and feeling joy and happiness. Today I woke up thinking, oh I would love to go to Starbuck'... Read more
Monday, January 19, 2009      2 comments

On this MLK day I can't help but think about the man who gave the I Have a Dream speech and how he inspired so many people to hold onto that dream and not let go. As Barak Obama has said, America is a place where all things are possible. ... Read more
Thursday, January 15, 2009      1 comments

In honor of the Spread the Spark Day, I have changed the background of my Spark Page to This is a picture that best describes how I feel inside when I know that I have had ... Read more
Tuesday January 13th 2009 - blogging and jogging
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      5 comments

Ok, so I really don't jog. I use a stair stepper machine, but one day I hope to feel that I can jog if I want to. Right now I think it would be a bit too much for my old knees and hips. However, I do blog and I love it. Writing is definit... Read more
Spark People Boot Camp
Monday, January 12, 2009      1 comments

Thank you Spark People for having the boot camp. It is exactly what I needed to keep me on track this month. I am really enjoying the cardio, which is a huge change for me. I have always liked doing stretching exercises, even yoga, but I have... Read more
Going Crazy with Chocolate Birthday Cake
Sunday, January 11, 2009      3 comments

So it isn't enough that we went out to dinner at the Black Angus, my birthday dinner came with a free dessert. That wasn't too bad, because it was shared between 2 people. Well, just as I was thinking, hmm I didn't do that bad on the calories,... Read more
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

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