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Imperfect Plans

Monday, April 19, 2010      7 comments

I like everything all sewed up. That is just my nature. I like things to either be perfect, or to not be at all. That thinking has not done so well for me in the past. I realized (last night) that I can have imperfect plans. Things don't have to... Read more

Just took a walk

Friday, April 16, 2010      8 comments

Had some orders to drop off at two different offices. Frequently, I would send my staff out for this purpose. Not today! I did it myself and enjoyed a good stretch of my legs while completely these little errands! It is good to get out in the fr... Read more

TGIF!

Friday, April 16, 2010      6 comments

Whew!!!! Been a busy week but have had lots of opportunities to shine. I am very good at playing the mentor role at work --- and I am doing it all very well right now. I have one more super busy week after this one, and then vacay fo... Read more

Sharing the Load

Thursday, April 15, 2010      7 comments

I told my husband that I am in the busiest time for me right now at work. Today and tomorrow are two big days at work, where I have to participate and do a lot of advance work to help make things go smoothly. He is Mr. gung ho at getting F... Read more

No eating in the car

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      14 comments

I was seeing my sister this past weekend and I had to clean out my car. For one, she gave it to me when she bought a new car. Since then, I've racked up 50,000 miles on it, maybe. Quite a lot in any case. I'm messy marvin. My trunk is still full... Read more

Thanks, Mom

Monday, April 12, 2010      8 comments

My relationship with my mom has not always been perfect,...but today I'm remembering that she carried me around for 9 months and planned her whole life in that time around me! I'm quite sure that she did the same collectively for the rest of my ... Read more

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


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