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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


Saturday, September 11, 2010      9 comments

It took me 9 years to get here. I went on a news blackout today. A few days ago as the Anniversary of 9-11 was approaching, I realized I didn't have to feel bad about it anymore. Two of my friends (plus thousands of others) died that wee... Read more

Chipmunk Arms

Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

I lifted yesterday - specifically on machines for chest press, shoulder press, upright row, and thing for your delts. I don't know the name - I think it is something "fly". Ok 15 mins of strength training. It was good. It gave me a happy buzz wh... Read more

I'm OK, You're OK

Thursday, September 09, 2010      9 comments

Sure, I read the book. I think it was required reading in Psych 101. Realizations are coming fast and furious lately and I think a good bit of it has to do with me getting active, really active again. I am on a roll and through my activity, I am... Read more

Walking Tall

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      9 comments

As a matter of fact, I am a tall girl - 6 feet. For yrs I called myself 5 eleven and three quarters, because I was embarrassed to be 6ft. I'm over that, and walking taller every day. I realized this yesterday when I was leaving work. I was ... Read more

Start of Something New

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      19 comments

Hoorah! I first woke up when hubby was getting ready for work. I rolled over and took another 20 mins. Not full on sleep, but just resting and rolling under the covers and doing a little praying. I got up and left for the gym. Biked 30 mins... Read more

All over creation today

Saturday, September 04, 2010      8 comments

Hubby and I took a day trip to Gettysburg, PA today. I think I stunned him a couple of times by wanting to walk more than I sat. Late in the afternoon, we did sit for a spell, but most of the day was very active - from outlet shopping for a coup... Read more

Went Somewhere

Thursday, September 02, 2010      11 comments

I don't know where I went. When I got back, I just knew I went somewhere. I went to the gym yesterday and pedaled my butt off for 45 mins. That is a personal record for me. I have never gone that long on a bike. I had been away for a bit, and I ... Read more

Treating Yourself Well

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      15 comments

When I was a kid, my mother wouldn't let me have an ice cream soda, and I was mad and stomped out of the house. I pushed the door hard in anger, only my hand slipped off the metal and went right through the glass. Forty years later, I still reme... Read more

Acceptance vs. Giving Up

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      20 comments

Acceptance is my body is not perfect, and it is up to me to change it. Giving up is feeling what is the use. Acceptance is trying harder. Giving up is an easy way out to think you don't matter. Acceptance is knowing how things are ... Read more

Keepin' Score

Thursday, August 19, 2010      14 comments

Watched a sitcom last night and the therapist said --- "Are you going to keep stuffing down your negative feelings with food?" I have a lifetime of unresolved negative feelings. I have been a champion at keeping score. In the though... Read more

It's All in My Head

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      14 comments

The recent news item about building a mosque near Ground Zero has sparked a lot of debate among my friends. Those conversations have led to even deeper conversations about perspective, reactions and belief systems. It has actually been pretty wi... Read more

With Love, From Your Body

Friday, August 13, 2010      14 comments

Dear Mick, Thanks for taking the time to notice how well we've been working together lately. For my part, I am not swelling so much and feeling less bloated. I have less pain in my joints. I am sleeping better. I am feeling full wit... Read more

Out of the my comfort zone, and into the bar

Thursday, August 12, 2010      7 comments

I never, repeat never go to bars anymore. I have not been in a bar, in geez, I really cannot remember. I said I would go tonight to wish a colleague well in her next adventure. Truth be told, she's not really even "my" colleague. She works... Read more

Fuzzy Fruit

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      11 comments

Note to self: when you buy fruit, make sure you take the time to cut it up and refrigerate it! We went to Rice's Market on Saturday and came away with bags of peppers, nectarines, kirbys and string beans. Unfortunately, only the peppers made it... Read more

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