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I can't believe I forgot to mention, I'm down to 166!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011      14 comments

Patrick, my second oldest, had another asthma flare-up. It wasn't horrible, but just bad enough I knew I had to take him to our family doctor to get some prednisone. That's the only place I step on the scale. This happened a week ago. I ... Read more

Busy, busy, busy...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      9 comments

Well, I'm still trying to workout and eat well. I'm succeeding most of the time. April and May are shaping up to be total chaos! I've even started crossing out dates on the calendar as they pass by so I don't confuse my days anymore. I'v... Read more

Kids say the funniest things...

Thursday, March 31, 2011      13 comments

I've been really busy the last couple of weeks and haven't been on Sparkpeople much. Yesterday was another day running errands with my five-year-old twins, Sean and Bridget. I had the radio turned up, listening to the country song, "Rain is a ... Read more

Two Nights, Two Concerts

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      2 comments

Yet another busy week around our household. Last night, Patrick, my second oldest, had his Western Iowa Conference Middle School Honors Band concert. He plays percussion and loves the variety of instruments available to him. Hubby was able to... Read more

Still pluggin' along....

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      4 comments

Well, I finally got my first workout done in over a week. I could only manage 2/3 of it. I was hoping to complete 3 sets of my weights and crunches, but I was just too choked up. My sinuses are better, my chest is still a little congested. T... Read more

Much Smoother Today

Thursday, March 03, 2011      8 comments

Hubby and I didn't stay mad at each other too long yesterday. He's been really sweet and understanding about how sick I feel. I'm glad we don't ever stay angry long. That's helped us stay together for over 16 years and raise six kids. I ... Read more

Mom (or Honey), Where's my _____ ?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      10 comments

Okay, I have to vent. I lost it this morning and snapped at Hubby pretty bad. In my defense, he snapped first. You moms know how mornings are. I have six kids, seven if you count my husband, to help get out the door on time. This week h... Read more

Christmas Cookie Weight is Gone!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      3 comments

169.2 lbs!!! I'm in the 160s now!! You would think I'd be jumping around hooting and hollering. The bad news: the reason I know my accurate weight is because I went to the doctor yesterday. I'm so congested and coughing a lot. Both hub... Read more

Cinnamon Toast

Thursday, February 24, 2011      8 comments

This week is going pretty well. I worked Friday through Sunday, and it was insanely busy. It really wore me out, especially since I did the single mom thing last week. Hubby went to Atlanta for a business conference. Monday was a recovery da... Read more

Sunny Thursday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011      6 comments

I am so glad we've gotten a break from winter. Last year was brutal, with no melt until the end of Spring. I've gotten outside for walks and jogs every day this week! Today, I walked with my five year-old twins in their stroller. Holy cow! T... Read more

Some non-health goals met!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      8 comments

Last year, I set the goal of finally transferring my pharmacy license to Iowa. We've only lived here for over eleven years now. It seemed like something I should do. I could get a job at the local hospital and stop commuting to the big city. ... Read more

Butternut squash, and Coffee Brewers

Thursday, February 10, 2011      6 comments

I've had an interesting week in the kitchen, so I thought I'd post about that. On Monday, I decided to make my Harvest Port stew. My husband smoked a pork tenderloin on Sunday, and that makes such a flavorful stew with butternut squash, onions... Read more

Tomorrow is my one year Sparkversary!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

Kind of funny that I picked Groundhog day to start SparkPeople last year. Like everyone else, it's been a year of ups and downs. I'm so glad I found this site and all the wonderful people who use it. I know I've made progress. I'm down about... Read more

January in Iowa-And I went for a Jog!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011      4 comments

What a gorgeous day here in Western Iowa! The predicted high is 42 and the sun is shining bright. I did something today I have never done before. I went for a winter jog. One of my older kids was home with a cold, so I had him babysit the tw... Read more

Kid's say the darndest things...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      5 comments

My oldest son, 14 years old, last week said the funniest thing. We were shopping at Costco, in the canned tuna and chicken isle. He said, "Look mom, Albuquerque Tuna." I replied, "Look again, it's albacore tuna." Maybe we need to get him... Read more


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