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What’s In It For Me?

Friday, September 23, 2011      8 comments

Here is an except of an article written by Jennifer Covello about marketing that I think applies to making changes to a healthier lifestyle. naturalnutmeg.com/?p=137
4 ~“What’s in it for me?” A simple question that you ... Read more

Fear was my excuse.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      8 comments

Go for a walk! What if I fall? What if my ankle gives out? What if I have a problem with the heat? I came up with all sorts excuses and barriers. Not that these fears were unfounded, but now I know I can find ways around it and s... Read more

Fitness To-Do's

Monday, September 19, 2011      6 comments

My responses before SP: - Write down your fitness goals. "To make it through a session in one piece." - Always eat a well-balanced diet that includes ample servings of vegetables and fruit. "Well-balanced??? I'm still cutting out t... Read more

Making It Work

Saturday, September 17, 2011      4 comments

Busy morning this morning. 7am - drop off Hoppy at work 10am - Special Olympic Bowling 10:30 - mile walk around alley 11;15 - Bowling done early ... run two errands Noon - Pick up Hoppy from work Noon - Pick up Hubby from work (nex... Read more

Apple Cart

Friday, September 16, 2011      6 comments

With my apple cart being upset the past two weeks, I've been looking for ways to maintain balance. That means I need consistency. One way to be consistent is to make it simple. For exercise I have signed up for classes. Yoga, Water Walking ... Read more

What is Normal?

Monday, September 12, 2011      9 comments

Drinking coffee in the morning is my normal. I have also found that normal can change. On the weekends I am now drinking hot lemon water. (Thanks to NEW_PARADIGM for planting that seed in my brain,) So what is normal? For a drug addict, it ... Read more

Blame Game vs. Responsibility.

Saturday, September 10, 2011      5 comments

I have had a few challenges this week. As we all know stuff happens. I need to take responsibility not make excuses and take care of me. Yesterday morning I awoke to a stiffened lower back. (a sign that I am stressed) My routine has be thro... Read more

Distractions

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday my hubby's car was towed. Today we found out it needs a new engine, WHAT?! This is an expense we had not counted on. I still need to to my strength training and plan on going to the pool tonight. Getting out of the house at night... Read more

Caffine or No Caffine?... that is the question.

Sunday, September 04, 2011      6 comments

During the power outage after Irene's unwelcomed visit, things were done a bit differently. We wanted coffee. Thankfully we put in a gas stovetop after Gloria came through in 85 and I have an old cornflower blue corningware coffee pot. (the kin... Read more

Cause and Effect

Saturday, September 03, 2011      3 comments

Things are finally getting back to normal around here, Hurricane Irene certainly made things a bit different this past week. I must say that I weathered the storm quite well and stuck with my healthy lifestyle, Now that things are calmer... well... Read more

Forced to Unplug

Thursday, September 01, 2011      4 comments

Boy did I miss SparkPeople and my SP friends during the outage. I did manage to stick to my healthy lifestyle. Back online, I have to catch up on the the strength training and logging my food. I did get lax about that. Thankfully we did not... Read more

Good way to clean out your refrigerator.

Monday, August 29, 2011      5 comments

Losing power at about 8:30 am on Sunday is making for some interesting and creative meals. now i get to defrost my freezer and clean out the frig. They say it could be up to a week or more. Already cleaned up the debris in the yard. Posting ... Read more

If I don't blog for a few days ...blame Irene.

Saturday, August 27, 2011      11 comments

As in all situations there is good and there is bad. We'll start with the bad: - No power for up to a week. - No internet. - No SparkPeople. - Irene ruins my SP log on streak. - No TV. - The Kids will actually have to talk to us... Read more

Snacks --- (redefined)

Friday, August 26, 2011      2 comments

...are the focus of Week 3 of the 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge. I have had to change my definition of what a snack is. Having the munchies, meant devouring food in massive quantities in when I was in high school. That was snac... Read more

First the earth moves, then the storm comes.

Thursday, August 25, 2011      6 comments

Here in the Connecticut River Valley, Hubby and I only felt a mild shaking. It was kind of spooky to see the rocking chair move on its own. Now we are prepping for Hurricane Irene. Read more


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