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It's Not About the Bike
Thursday, October 07, 2010      16 comments

We bought a Harley this year, fulfilling my husband's dream. I met my goal of getting on the back of the bike --- which to most, would probably not be a big thing, but to me, it was a hurdle. It comes with instructions. Step on foot peg, l... Read more
The Best 3 seconds of my day
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      23 comments

It happened around 7:30pm tonight. I was walking to my car at work. I walked up the stairs (a set of 5 steps) like a NORMAL person. I did not hold onto the railing to hoist myself up. I climbed up, leaned forward a bit and did not feel anything ... Read more
Banishing the P word
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      14 comments

My frequent quest for perfection has gotten me into trouble more than once. Initially, it sounds like a lofty goal, but in actuality (for me), it's a death sentence as I have a tendency to wait until everything is perfectly aligned before I take... Read more
It Doesn't Just Happen
Friday, October 01, 2010      23 comments

You make it happen. Change doesn't just show up suddenly one day and say hey - I think you have been waiting for me. Nope. Change happens when you make it happen. It's all about me, baby. And I am gonna make it happen. ... Read more
Now What?
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      12 comments

I found an old WW weigh-in booklet and realized my losing streak is in nearly the same spot now. I am eating much healthier than I have in the past --- but I still need a major overhaul and a drill sergeant to get me to exercise. What will it ta... Read more
5 mile yard sale
Monday, September 27, 2010      7 comments

The hot and spicy food fest was a bit of a bust. It took under 2 hours to get there so it was not a complete waste of time. We did buy some smokin' hot "ghost" pepper stuff that would burn a hole in the roof of normal people. Hubby Rick does not... Read more
Friday, September 24, 2010      8 comments

Love what a great day I had. Set up a few errands - bank, post office and library in one walking trip and had to be back at 9:30 to train a new student hire. I got my stuff done, had a delightful experience with the post office dude...he s... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I lost 50 lbs last night
Thursday, September 23, 2010      273 comments

Yes, actually it was all in one night. And oddly enough, I was sitting on the couch. Along with better eating habits and motivational tips, I have received an even bigger gift from sparking and fellow sparkies. Last night I did something th... Read more
Morning Laugh
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      11 comments

Working many hours this week and finding myself short on sleep, I decided that instead of going to the gym this morning, as I wanted to, weird though that may be, I would instead do some stretching, from the comfort of my own bed. On pract... Read more
Why I must go to the gym
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      8 comments

I am missing my happy buzz. I have not gone to the gym this week. Yes, I have been buried under piles of work and I have squeezed in walking time, but truth be told, walking around does not give me that same feeling of wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. ... Read more
Events came and went
Monday, September 20, 2010      4 comments

We turned away lots of people, but they have another chance to get in tomorrow, and will still be a possibility on the day of the event. Anyway, evertyhing went fine and I kept my cool. Ha! We are still crazy busy, but everything went fine!... Read more
Choosing Not to be cranky
Monday, September 20, 2010      13 comments

I'm feeling cranky. Not enough sleep. Working with an event that is going to bring a crowd, possibly two - won't be enough seats to go around. People will be snippy. I'm choosing not to be cranky, though it will take a little work. :) Happy... Read more
Slightly Irritated
Sunday, September 19, 2010      7 comments

People do stupid things. Don't take it personally. That is what I am telling myself. A student worker was s'posed to start last week. Told me she needed more time. OK. It puts me behind, but I give it to her. She emails me today to "in... Read more
Note to Self
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      17 comments

When you have a moment (or moments) of weakness, get ready to make a u-turn. I felt like I was slipping away, and I did grab a lifeline. When you think you can't - think again. You can. and if you really want to --- you REALLY Can. Th... Read more
This is when the going gets tough
Monday, September 13, 2010      14 comments

The kids are back. School is back in session. I'm an administrator of sorts at a university. I work with kids. They are among the most brilliant and coolest kids I could ask for. Love them,...but they do take a lot of work. Some are geniuses, tr... Read more

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