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Oh Pine Tree State....we're in Maine!
Sunday, March 14, 2010      11 comments

It's very late but wanted to quickly touch base. I stayed up all night and kept the water at bay. Finally by about 7 AM the area was just damp and the rain had stopped. I took a chance that it wouldn't start up again and we were on the road b... Read more
Trip to Maine might have to wait a day!
Saturday, March 13, 2010      12 comments

After working out, I spent the day baking cookies and preparing the trays to take to mom's nursing home plus a container for dad of all the goodies. The rain really picked up this afternoon and my backyard looked like a river. After cleani... Read more
Friday, March 12, 2010      15 comments

Pecans, almonds and walnuts! That's what I did all afternoon - made spiced nuts. I'm heading up to Maine to visit dad. In the cooler weather, I make goodie trays to bring to the nursing home where mom is. I haven't brought the spiced nuts be... Read more
Who can help heal a broken heart
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      16 comments

I would say sparkfriends. Today has been really rough. I have been on the phone with dad off and on trying to be the strong one but crying when I hang up. I wanted to hug him so bad. I finally logged back in tonight and started reading comm... Read more
Should I turn left or should I turn right?!?!?
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      10 comments

Well, with this beautiful weather and the snow out of the road, I have started walking outside again. Living on a cul de sac is great and when I make a loop around and back to my driveway, it's a mile. As I head UP my driveway and come to ... Read more
Ahhhh, 57 degrees today! So why did I shovel SNOW???
Monday, March 08, 2010      14 comments

It wasn't because I missed the cardio workout! Even with these warm, sunny days, there are still some large mounds of snow in the yard. You also have to understand that I'm an animal lover. Poor Ms Molly was declawed when we adopted her s... Read more
The good, the bad and the ugly!
Thursday, March 04, 2010      14 comments

This will be short and to the point. The good - sun was out, it was a beautiful day and I decided I hadn't had cashews in a long time so had some this afternoon for my snack. The bad - they were salted. Yes it was sea salt but it was... Read more
I found SPRING!!!!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      27 comments

I was exhausted last night when I finally arrived home but it was so worth it. We had walked around the exhibit for over 5 hours. The minute we entered the center, you could smell spring. Then you saw it - flowers, tress, color, beauty, every... Read more
BLC challenge #5 - what motivates me
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      8 comments

I've kept this one for last since this is a difficult one for me to write. I have very strong reasons for wanting to be healthier. To try and make sure I'm around for a long time. One of the things that motivates me is my dad. As mom's A... Read more
BLC challenge #4 - what is blc doing for me
Monday, March 01, 2010      8 comments

BLC has challenged me and I've forced myself to try exercises that I'd never thought I could do. When I might have just said, "oh, I'll just do my routine for my knees", I looked at my notepad listing the daily workout and decided to get my but... Read more
BLC challenge #3 - what are my goals
Sunday, February 28, 2010      11 comments

My goals are short term, mini steps. I've looked at the big picture and know I need to break it down. I'm not setting any certain dates since things can happen. For example, today. I did my strength training and blc video this morning but we... Read more
BLC challenge #2 - why am I on this journey?
Saturday, February 27, 2010      13 comments

The first day I logged on to sparkpeople - I thought to myself why am I doing this right before Thanksgiving. And I answered my own question - I'm doing it for myself and my family. I need to be the best that I can be for them and for me. ... Read more
BLC challenge -where do I see myself 6 weeks from now
Friday, February 26, 2010      6 comments

I've thought a lot about this. It took a lot of encouragement to get me to join the blc challenge and I am thankful that my sparkfriends kept after me...Joyce, Kathy, Grace and Peggy. It is an enjoyable journey. The weight has not droppe... Read more
Oh the weather outside is frightful!
Thursday, February 25, 2010      12 comments

Now, if you think I'm going to say let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....wrong! Up to this point, the snow hasn't been that bad. I did shovel off the back deck this morning just in case it really started coming down - but it didn't. It act... Read more
"I've learned" by Maya Angelou
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      13 comments

Again, I received this in an email. I've seen it before but find it very inspiring and wanted to share. The comments toward the end are not Ms Angelou's but are funny so I left them in and the last paragraph is well worth reading. -------... Read more

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