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All it Takes is a Little Effort
I have just come inside from an hour of snow shoveling and cleaning off my car. 60 minutes of moving is MAMMOTH for me. I am stunned that I had not collapsed in a heap in the driveway. Maybe my version of shoveling, is the lazy man's version of ... Read more
Two Cupcakes and a Banana
Be ready for joy to appear in your life and it may surprise you.
Yesterday was one of the those cringing 12 hour days. You know the kind when people are constantly pressing your buttons all day. We had some really difficult customers yester... Read more
You Don't Need A Reason
You don't need a reason to go for a walk. Just go.
I had a morning meeting across campus, so I had to go, and I was psyched that although I couldn't really wear sneakers on my walk - I could add it to my fitness minutes. The first meeting ... Read more
Did you ever have one of those moments where you thought, "Oh man, I hope that never happens..." and then it does,,,,and you wonder how you are going to live past it?
Once at my last job, I was reporting sales figures to my boss, and I acc... Read more
Time to Roll
The handwriting is on the wall, as they say. If I don't start taking care of myself PRONTO, I can expect to live the life my father has lately. He is back in the hospital, having suffered another heart attack on Christmas eve.
I had a doc'... Read more
I've been savoring silly moments lately and I've been thinking about some personal guilty pleasures. Here's some I don't mind sharing; :)
1. Reality TV - Bethenny Getting Married, Millionaire Matchmaker (sometimes), Top Chef, Survivor, Am... Read more
Joy in My Heart
I recognize right where I am and I am loving my life, and I am loving who I am.
Five-ish years ago, I moved from a job I loved, to a new city where I did not know how I would fit in, and how things would be. I left for 2 re... Read more
My crazy low carb kick start has helped me to lose about 15 lbs in the last 2 weeks. I am thrilled about it and while I wonder if the weight loss will last, I know I just need to forge ahead with the plan regardless.
I'm not doing it for th... Read more
I'm Buying Beads today
I hit my 25 lb weight loss milestone today! Woo hoo!
I know if I had not been diagnosed with diabetes a couple of weeks ago, I would still be spinning my wheels. I was re-gaining and losing the same 10 pounds over and over. Now, I have just... Read more
My Sapphire Sparkbuddy - Larijoy
My Sapphire sister and sparkbuddy - Larijoy - is well named -- she is JOYFUL!
This Wisconsin-born cutie pie is ready to let her inner athlete shine! This girl has a great can do spirit and impressed me with her ability to change her own oil... Read more
I can't help but think a conversation with my mother is behind my recent weight loss. On a trip home during Thanksgiving weekend, my mom had a few mins alone with me. Initially she was pumping me for info about a rough time I had with my DH. I d... Read more
Mobilizing the Troops
I'm still dealing with Cap'n Kidney Stone and will go today for ultrasounds (one for kidney, one for gallbladder) and tomorrow I will meet with a urologist.
I thought Mother Nature was being a little b*tchy when she sent me "shark week" th... Read more
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Pick up telephone.
Nurse calling from the Doctor's office.
We got your blood work back.
Do you have diabetes?
Response: Oh yeah,...you do.
I did a good job of not going "aaaaaah" into the ph... Read more
Back in Step
Recent news made me take a minute to pull myself together, but I am there now. I unloaded it in my last blog and now I am ready to move on.
Sure, there will be challenges, and adjustments, and in some cases, just acceptance, but that does ... Read more
ignorance is bliss (or is it?)
I'm not going to lie to you Sparkies. I don't like going to the doc's. In fact, I stopped going last time the doc mentioned WLS and then she conveniently went on Maternity leave, and I didn't go back until this Monday.
Since then I learned:... Read more