A different take on gift-giving...
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      4 comments

One of the blogs I read today in the DailySpark was by Jen Mueller, and she discussed how she wants to live a simple, slower-paced life but isn't quite sure how to make it happen. At one point in her blog she wrote about how part of living a si... Read more
A drop in the ocean...
Sunday, December 04, 2011      5 comments

Sometimes we lose .2 of a pound, and we minimize this loss, thinking that it's not even worth acknowledging because it is such a small amount. When we have 50, 75, 100, 150, or more to lose, .2 of a pound feels like a drop in the ocean. But th... Read more
Heartwarming story...
Saturday, December 03, 2011      3 comments

I read a story today in "Chicken Soup For the Ocean Lover's Soul" that really touched me, and I wanted to share it. In the story, a female diver was describing her encounter with a blind man on one of her dives. Although the man was totally bl... Read more
A Race of One...
Friday, December 02, 2011      4 comments

I went to my favorite park yesterday to run/walk, and I was feeling really good about myself because I did 2.5 miles, and 2 of those miles were spent jogging with only a half a mile spent walking. The most I had ever jogged before during my wor... Read more
Trouble getting your water in?
Thursday, December 01, 2011      4 comments

I used to have terrible trouble getting in my water for the day, but I have recently developed a habit that seems to be working for me, and I thought I would share it. I bought one of those new Brita filter water bottles, and I love it!!!! I ad... Read more
Holiday challenges...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      0 comments

There is no question about the fact that this time of year is very challenging for staying on track with healthy living. We are confronted with calorie-rich foods, and we're very busy so our exercise routines are disrupted. But here's the thin... Read more
The running community...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      3 comments

As you may know if you have read some of my other blogs, in May of 2011 I decided that I wanted to become a runner. I saw an article on the Internet from Runner's World magazine which discussed the idea of how even overweight people can learn t... Read more
Exercise streak: Day #21!!
Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

I have exercised every day for a full three weeks; can you believe it??? I can barely believe it, and I'm living it!!! ... Read more
Christmas is coming...
Sunday, November 27, 2011      1 comments

And as usual I don't feel ready! My husband and I had a wonderful time decorating over the weekend, but I have to admit that I'm glad it's done. I love the way it looks when the apartment is decorated, but it's a pain to drag the stuff out of s... Read more
Exercise streak: Day #18!
Friday, November 25, 2011      2 comments

I jogged/walked for 40 minutes today (2.5 miles), doing a 16-minute mile. So now this is the 18th day in a row that I have exercised; I'm so proud! It feels great to get the blood pumping. I definitely feel a difference in my energy level, and... Read more
Thanksgiving exercise!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      0 comments

Well, I met the challenge! I have already done my workout this morning because I knew that I might not get a chance to exercise later due to the holiday. So today makes Day #17! I'm looking forward to going out to Thanksgiving dinner with... Read more
Touching lives...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

Today's Healthy Reflections email was about how we can do things every day that might seem like small gestures to some but might make a big impact on others. It's like the author said in the article; we just never know in what way our actions a... Read more
Exercise streak: Day #15!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      1 comments

I can hardly believe it; I have exercised every day for two weeks! Today is Day #15, and my energy level is high today, so I know that I will keep the streak going (I plan to run-walk in the park or do the treadmill at the gym if the weather doe... Read more
A breakthrough!!
Monday, November 21, 2011      1 comments

I am so happy because recently there was a breakthrough with regard to my husband's attitude toward making healthier food choices!! Traditionally, we eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning while we're watching the parade. The... Read more
Exercise streak: Day #11!!!
Friday, November 18, 2011      2 comments

As I wrote to one of my SparkPeople friends the other day: I'm still going and going and going...just like the Energizer Bunny!!!! ... Read more

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