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Birthday Blog
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      7 comments

Today I turn 50! Seems like quite an accomplishment. Then I say oh p-shaw, people have been doing this for ages. And then I think about my cancer battle & my friends who didn't survive theirs & I am truly grateful to still be here. I am grateful... Read more
February Fog
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      5 comments

Let's just say I feel like I have been in a fog for awhile now. I'm doing everything I have to do...but I'm not really doing it WELL & I'm not overly happy about doing it. I'm quite literally just going thru the motions. And I'm honestly not sur... Read more
January 17 Goals
Monday, January 16, 2017      5 comments

Hey there SPARK Friends!!! I started another Daisy challenge this past Saturday to lose 5% of my weight. That's going to be 14.25#. I've been pretty STUCK over the past 6 months or so. I lost that 50 pounds & my body said...OK I'm done. So inste... Read more
Da Blues
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      8 comments

There are so many more things I could have titled this piece, but the Blues seems to make the most sense. Today is December 21st & I haven't bought the first gift. I'm one of those crazies who has to be inspired. Please don't give me a list. Let... Read more
Run for the Hills 5K
Saturday, October 15, 2016      3 comments

Today is October 15th, 2016 & I volunteered at yet another 5K today. I did not run. I did not walk. I didn't do the 1 mile "fun run". I did the behind the scenes kind of things. Some lovely (on the outside) runner walked past me & said to her co... Read more
Seasons
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      3 comments

Some of us are familiar with the Pete Seeger tune popularized by the Byrds sometime in the 60s. Others of us are familiar with the Bible verses found in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3. "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose und... Read more
Evolution
Monday, July 04, 2016      4 comments

Today is July 4th which is the USA's Independence Day. I have recently exited an 11 year relationship & I am once again learning to be independent. It's definitely a process. And it's definitely not a simple one. The thing I think I am having th... Read more
2016 Summer 5% Challenge
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      7 comments

You know how long winded I can be, right? This blog will probably be my shortest ever. I have joined the 5% Challenge team for the summer. I did the "Spring Challenge" & while I didn't lose ALL of the weight I wanted to lose (15 pounds) it did k... Read more
Hunger
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

I am once again experiencing hunger. And it's ok. In fact it's more than ok..I'm enjoying the feeling of being hungry. When I read or hear people saying they are emotional eaters, I nod my head in understanding but I'm not really sure I do under... Read more
Progress
Monday, February 29, 2016      7 comments

I have been on SPARK since May of 2008. I was inactive for a time while I was battling cancer, but I've been back quite awhile. And in almost 8 years on SPARK, I've watched other people set goals & meet them. I've watched people come & go. And I... Read more
So...my Right Shoulder Hurts
Friday, January 16, 2015      2 comments

I should probably mention that "so" is one of my absolute favorite words & I tend to overuse it. That being said, I might also start ALL of my blog posts with it going forward. And then we can call a collection of my blogs "And SO on...". I'm wi... Read more
Finding my way...
Friday, September 07, 2012      3 comments

I am not an athlete. Never was. And in all honesty, probably never will be. I have NOT yet hit that place where I LOVE exercise. I dream of that day. I wonder if and when it will come. And I do, in fact, envy those people for whom exercise is li... Read more
Breast Cancer...more than one month
Monday, June 04, 2012      2 comments

No, it's not October. It's not the official Breast Cancer month. You might have a different month where you are, but here in the States we pretty much PINK-OUT the month of October. You can race for a cure. You can make strides. You can do any n... Read more
The Journey of a Thousand Miles
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      2 comments

Begins with a Single Step. That's it. Focus!!!... Read more

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