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Sometimes we surprise ourselves

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      4 comments

I've been trying to enjoy life, be balanced and cut stress. It's been a month of celebrations- My parents 50th anniversary and my own 30th anniversary. The Big E fair is going on- I'm a fair junkie- love wandering around, watching people, tryin... Read more

Sweet success in tiny steps

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      3 comments

over the last 6 months I've lost a total of 25 lbs. some days the scale goes up and sometimes it goes down, but over all progress is being made. I don't see the changes in me that have happened gradually, but I did last week when I went shopping... Read more

Success in tiny steps

Thursday, March 26, 2015      1 comments

I have had a CRAZY last few weeks. My son is swimming again in his accessible program for individuals who have Disabilities. So he goes there one night a week, I had stuff going on every night including teaching a three week evening course. I ha... Read more

Prepair preplan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      2 comments

So the last two weeks have been challenging. Trying to cut carbs is not easy! Expecially when I am out of the house and running from 7 am to 8-9 pm. Im Usually busy but have been unusually so with teaching a three week night course, having compa... Read more

Going to the gym

Saturday, March 07, 2015      1 comments

I struggle to find time to go to the gym. I'm always busy- the days are just not long enough to get everything done. But I've been doing it. Last night was a good example. I had a very stressful day. It was action packed in a not so great way. I... Read more

Grrrrr! Win some loose some

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      4 comments

Tonight I caved - I had 300 extra calories- some wine And cheese... I was discouraged despite being good going to the gym this morning the scale was up 2 lbs. it may have been fluid - or miscalculation- but instead of making me determined I brok... Read more

Battling that bugaboo called stress

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      2 comments

I am a stress eater. When things get tough, the tough start munching- should be my motto. I have a job that can be very stressful. My life in General can be very stressful. When I'm stressed, I feel like chocolate, cheese or chips might make me... Read more

You burn a lot of calories shoveling snow

Sunday, February 22, 2015      2 comments

Today we did it again. Went our with the shovels to clear it all out. First we shoveled the back walk, then the path for the trash barrels, then the long sidewalk on the front and side of the house. We made a path out front so my son can get on ... Read more

It's 8:15 pm on a Friday night-off to the gym I go

Friday, February 20, 2015      1 comments

It's dark, it's cold, I think I'm feeling old! I watched the grand kids this afternoon, I enjoyed the chaois too- but I missed the gym. I wonder does it matter? Can I skip it? Then I think- how do you build habits? Is it though action or inactiv... Read more

Another snowy day

Sunday, February 15, 2015      2 comments

So yet another snowy day in massachsetts. It's hard to resist inactivity and snacking. Trying to fight hybernation mode!!! In a little while I'll go out to shovel, later today I'll go to the gym, but right now in the moment I want to make salted... Read more

Beware of negative forces

Thursday, February 12, 2015      3 comments

Today I went to the gym, yesterday I did not. So? Why am I bringing this up? Yesterday I let someone convince me it was too late, too dark, too scary, too cold to go to the gym by myself at 9pm. I know better- I often go later, but I talked to ... Read more

Cold weather blues

Friday, February 06, 2015      3 comments

Here in New England there is a saying if you don't like the weather wait a few minutes- it will change. This winter it feels like cold and snow is here to stay. Every day it is either really cold or snowing or both. In the winter animals bulk u... Read more

Oh my aching muscles

Thursday, February 05, 2015      1 comments

I have been back going to the gym for a week now. I had to take November December and part of January off due to breathing issues (I couldn't breathe due to asthma ) . So I stArted with cardio and my legs ached all week. But I'm powering throug... Read more

moving forward

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      4 comments

I've started and stopped and started again. I continue to find and loose then find motivation again. What lessons do I learn? 1. I need to stick with it and not let life's irritations derail me. Easier said than done. 2. I need discipline-... Read more

the little engine that could

Sunday, July 21, 2013      3 comments

every time I want to give up this little voice in my head starts the chant- keep going! Dont give up! - so I kee telling myself- I think I can, I think I can..... then I hit bumps. After recovering from my sprained ankle this spring, I sprained ... Read more

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