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Going, going,...gone
Sunday, April 11, 2010      12 comments

I can't wait to keep my walking streak alive today. I've hit my 10,000 goal 3 times in the last week, including yesterday's 13,000 mark. The walking will help me corral my eating also. Once I am seeing payoffs in my energy from better movement: ... Read more
It Wasn't on sale
Saturday, April 10, 2010      7 comments

HA! I went shopping with my sister today! It was great! I bought a necklace, (not on sale), hand cream and soap, not on sale, and an earring tree to display earrings I make (and will one day sell). I saw a great outfit in a window, and basical... Read more
Sweet Smell of Success
Friday, April 09, 2010      10 comments

Here's a thank you gift to myself! I loved that I just walked (which oddly felt like "nothing"....it used to feel like such a chore and project) --- and picked the destination of a flower shop. I went and selected the flowers that I liked best i... Read more
Progress not Perfection
Friday, April 09, 2010      11 comments

I've made excellent progress this week --- walking most days, and that will continue on this weekend. I am starting to see more of my warrior spirit re-emerge. I think I'd forgotten how strong I can be, and let so many things chip away at my spi... Read more
No PAIN, No GAIN
Thursday, April 08, 2010      15 comments

Ha! It's not what you are thinking. :) I had this thought while slipping off to dreamland last night. I was basking in the the feeling of having completed 10,000 steps yesterday, and it occurred to me that "nothing" hurt. Not my legs, my an... Read more
10,000 steps reached
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      6 comments

I DID IT! WOO HOO! I reached my goal today. I am doing virtual somersaults!!! WOO HOO!... Read more
It's a Good Morning!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      9 comments

Good morning, Sparks! I left the house a wee bit late today --- not late for work, just later then I like to leave because traffic really builds up the later into the morning it gets. I like to leave early and beat the heavier traffic a... Read more
Walking on Sunshine!
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      9 comments

Working towards 10k steps a day. Yesterday I did 7k. today I am up to 4k so far. I took a walk at lunch around campus. It was good to get out, breathe the fresh air, and make progress on my goal. 10k steps is a lot! Heck 4k steps is a lot ... Read more
April days
Monday, April 05, 2010      5 comments

The sun is shining! Love it! Thanks for the beautiful weather, God. April is underway and I am taking it one step at a time. I strapped on a pedometer this morning and learned that it is 700 steps from my usual parking space to my office. ... Read more
What am I waiting for?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      11 comments

Life to be perfect? Not going to happen. Counting myself among those sparked and inspired. I am making a U-turn this very minute. Man, I need to stop giving up on myself way too easily. really I am a beautiful, happy, kindhearted, courageo... Read more
It Happens Every Time
Thursday, March 25, 2010      6 comments

It's not quite time to call in in the conspiracy theorists, but I am definitely noticing a pattern here. Each time I found myself getting trapped in feeling of stress and overwhelm, I end up counseling or consoling someone else on remaining calm... Read more
Keep on walking
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      6 comments

I was in a bit of a funk, feeling overwhelmed at life, in general, not even my own journey, persay, but I started to think things more clearly through when I had a moment to think about things. Ok, my life is not going perfectly smoothly right n... Read more
DeRailed and ReRailed
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      4 comments

Whew! I threw in the towel for a couple of days! I was just plain overwhelmed (and avoiding SP!) --- but I am ready to re-emerge as someone who has not forgotten I have many unrealized goals and dreams, and I need to just keep moving FORWARD one... Read more
Upcoming Milestones and Marks
Monday, March 15, 2010      9 comments

Here's what I am using to get my butt moving in the days ahead: 4 weeks until my BDAY 6 weeks until VACAY 10 weeks until REUNIONS I have a lifelong habit of making big plans and then falling short when I get overwhelmed. I cave whe... Read more
TGIF!
Friday, March 12, 2010      4 comments

Long week! Eating well - not so much - exercising some but both could be better. Feel like I need to buckle down and keep my focus. I coached a co-worker today through some bad feeling sshe was having, and reminded myself it is no different for ... Read more

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