Trying to get going, again...
Started off the 12 weeks to fabulous challenge great! Then, my chest got all congested. I was laid up by the end of the week and had no will power to eat well. We had a good Saturday visit with friends we don't see too often. But again, ate ... Read more
12 Weeks to Fabulous Challenge
I really need this. A good friend of mine has started a healthy living challenge and I'm in on it. Each participant pays $10 to go to the prize fund. There's a point system for healthy habits: cardio, strenght training, sleep, different heal... Read more
Heel Spur slowing me down
It's been hard staying motivated these last couple of weeks. I'm eating okay, with some deviation from my plan on occasion. I have to start being a positive influence on Hubby, and not let him be a bad influence on me. I think I'll enlist the... Read more
Empty house, mommy's ok
Just a quick blog today. I kept myself busy yesterday (first day of school) and I did fine. It seemed the kids were home before I knew it. I got a ton of laundry done and started to organize my kitchen again after a summer of the kids ruling ... Read more
Empty house, sad mommy
I've been looking forward to, and dreading this day for a few weeks. It's the first day of school. Usually I'm cheering. We've all been there. The kids are squirrelly and bickering frequently. My house has the lived in all summer look. I k... Read more
Well, I've had to admit that my heel spurs are a problem. Combine that with the heat wave we've had lately, and I've decided to swim for my exercise. We have an Endless pool that we built a room around so we can use it year round. It's about... Read more
SCHOOL STICKER SHOCK!!!
Yesterday it was 100 degrees, I had my six kids with me and we went to Omaha to do the dreaded school shopping. I might have tried Council Bluffs, but Hubby forgot some important papers and we had to also run those to him at work. I have to sa... Read more
Anyone out there have experience with heel spurs? I've had heel pain since last year when I started jogging. Some days worse than others, but manageable. On Monday, I did something stupid. I was trying to be super-fun mom after working six d... Read more
Orientation over!! Maybe I can be a pharmacist now!
Ugh!!! Two and a half days of orientation and computer based training have kind of drained my enthusiasm for my new job. I realize this is more the federal government's fault than anything else, but really, two and a half days!!! I learned an... Read more
Kids had ice cream, I had salad!
The last swim meet was last night. I wish I could tell you how it went. I volunteered to help line the kids up for their events. What chaos!! I don't even know all the kids names, and they all look the same in their team swimsuits and caps. ... Read more
Great First Week Back!!
1. Nutrition: Low-Carb- I did great last week at low carb eating. Now that I'm through the first week, I don't crave the sweets anymore.
2. Fitness: 5 workouts/week- I got four actual workouts in of varying lengths. I'm going ... Read more
Well, I can tell I've lost a little endurance. I used to be able to do the elliptical for 50 minutes at 70 RPMs most of the time. Now I can manage 32 minutes, between 64-68 RPMs.
That's ok, I'll get it back.
I've also lost some str... Read more
Up a little, but back on track
I had my pre-employment physical today, and my weight is up, but I expected that. I'm at 171.4 now, up five pounds from my lowest point of 166. May was very busy with the kids. June got crazy with studying for my exam and interviewing for the... Read more
Pharmacy goal, met!
I feel like I'm on day 1 again for SparkPeople. The last few months have been crazy with trying to get a new job, studying for my Iowa pharmacy law exam, vacation, floods, and as always, kids' activities. Well, I'm back, and I'm glad to be bac... Read more
Vacation, Pharmacy, and Floods
Vacation in Colorado Springs was wonderful!! We saw: Garden of the gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls, Air Force Academy, and rode the Royal Gorge Route Railroad (at the bottom of Royal Gorge). Our room... Read more
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