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Easter Blessing!

Sunday, April 08, 2012      0 comments

As my dad and my niece, Joy, remind me, I'm not lucky, but blessed! I wish you all blessings on this Easter day!... Read more

Amazing Night!

Saturday, April 07, 2012      0 comments

Another amazing night with my book club friends last night! I ONLY exceeded my caloric intake goal for the day by around 800! So tonight, even though I was tired, and even though it was Friday night, and even though I'd had a glass of wine with ... Read more

Book Club Tonight!

Thursday, April 05, 2012      0 comments

If you've ever read the novel Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky, you've at least been exposed to the type of impact a book club can have on a person's life. In my case, I meet with a group of ladies monthly. We take turns hosting our monthly meeti... Read more

25 Down!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      3 comments

I'm halfway to my first weight loss goal, and sparkpeople and all of its wonderful members share the credit! Thank you all!!! By the way, to follow up on my last blog, I did NOT get any cardio in yesterday. Instead I got my heart beating fa... Read more

Bit Better Today!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      2 comments

I think I had a little touch of something for the last couple of days. (You really don't want to know all the details; trust me!) But, it was discouraging because my energy level had been improving fairly steadily before it took a nose dive on S... Read more

Still No Energy!

Monday, April 02, 2012      1 comments

I'm dragging again today. It's a huge accomplishment just to make it through the work day and complete a few strength training exercises this evening.... Read more

Tired Today!

Sunday, April 01, 2012      0 comments

I'm tired and grumpy today and just can't get my motor started! I'll watch a little NASCAR, prepare my lessons for tomorrow, and hope to work myself into accomplishing something substantial today! I have a lot on my to do list, and I'll feel bet... Read more

Bad Girl!

Saturday, March 31, 2012      0 comments

I don't know what's wrong with me! (I do know there's too much wrong to address in one short blog, though!) ;) What I'd like to share today, however, is my total and complete lack of shame or guilt regarding what I put in my mouth. Overall, I t... Read more

30 Sweaty Cardio Minutes!

Friday, March 30, 2012      1 comments

I met a goal today: I worked out non-stop for 30 minutes on a stationary bicycle! Whoo hoo hoo hoo hoo! I started with a difficult 5-minute session with the "interval" setting to get my heart rate up, and then I followed that with 25 minutes at... Read more

Lucky Girl

Thursday, March 29, 2012      0 comments

I was thinking today what a lucky girl I am. I have a job I love, friends and family who care about me, a body that's getting healthier every day....then I reconsidered. As my dad would gently chide me, I'm not lucky, but blessed! Read more

Thanks to Community

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      0 comments

Dental appointment went OK! I know what made it tolerable (besides the valium) were the good wishes and prayers from my spark community!... Read more

Hate the Dentist!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      3 comments

When I was a little girl, my mom tried to warn me about the dangers of hate. Yes, I believe hatred can lead to violence. Yes, I believe hatred can lead to bitterness. Yes, I know visits to the dentist can be good for my healthier lifestyle goal... Read more

Hate the Dentist!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      0 comments

When I was a little girl, my mom tried to warn me about the dangers of hate. Yes, I believe hatred can lead to violence. Yes, I believe hatred can lead to bitterness. Yes, I know visits to the dentist can be good for my healthier lifestyle goal... Read more

New Steps

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      2 comments

New joy: spring break! New pain: foot! (I'll find out more when I go in for my physical this week.) New exercise: water jogging! (Loved it, and avoided foot pain!) New milestone: 40 minutes of cardio! Read more

20 Pounds Down!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      3 comments

So, despite several struggles with my health, I've made steady progress. On my weigh-in day last week, though, I was SO disappointed! I only needed to have lost two pounds last week to make the twenty pound mark, but the dang-blasted scale only ... Read more


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