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Would you be willing to send a note of thanks/encouragement to a WWII vet?

Thursday, September 11, 2014      4 comments

My almost 91-year-old Dad is going to take the Honor Flight Chicago trip to Washington DC on Oct 1, 2014. Honor Flight Chicago is a charitable organization that takes WWII vets to DC for a day of honor and to visit the WWII war memorial. Please ... Read more

Another Triathlon in the Books

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      7 comments

The Race Report Sunday, August 10, 2014 Naperville Sprint Triathlon Finishing time - 1:41:17 Splits -- Swim 400 m - 12:18 emoticonRead more

Make Exercise Fun!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014      5 comments

I've always said that if you make exercise fun, you'll always find time for it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
hMOQHsWfOB4 And, if you have a friend to exercise with, you'll be more committed to working out! www.youtu... Read more

2013 in Review - Goals for 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      5 comments

These were my 2013 goals and how I did -- 1/1/13 Starting Weight 153.8 12/31/13 Ending Weight 155.8 (+2 lbs.) * Spend 15 minutes reading and meditating on scripture daily by setting the alarm 15 minutes earlier. (Successful most days.) ... Read more

Have you ever participated in a charity bike ride? Lots of fun!

Monday, September 16, 2013      6 comments

On Saturday, September 14, I participated in Lorie's Lakeside Century bike ride in Chesterton, IN (no, I didn't ride for 100 miles, although many others did!). The ride was to benefit the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Porter County, IN. T... Read more

How heavy is it?

Saturday, July 27, 2013      5 comments

This was a great lesson I read on Facebook... A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, eve... Read more

Shake it off and take a step up

Wednesday, July 24, 2013      7 comments

This story was in my Facebook feed this morning. I thought that this was good advice for us on our Spark journeys - Shake it off and take a step up! One day a farmer's... Read more

Triathlon #2

Thursday, June 27, 2013      10 comments

Pleasant Prairie Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 23, 2013 Pleasant Prairie, WI Division finish: 5 out of 6 Overall finish: 370 out of 409 Swim: 32:26 T 1: 6:23 Bike: 46:44 T 2: 5:01 Run: 40:04 Total time: 2:10:35 1/2 mi... Read more

My Very First Sprint Triathlon Results!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013      6 comments

Esprit de She Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2013 Naperville, IL Division finish: 14 out of 21 Overall finish: 1015 out of 1229 Swim: 20:59 T1: 7:09 Bike: 54:43 T2: 6:18 Run: 36:11 Total time: 2:05:19 I did it! I compl... Read more

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mom

Saturday, May 11, 2013      5 comments

My mom went to her Eternal Reward 8.5 years ago. These photos were taken the year before she died - at my dad's 80th birthday party. Read more

Younger Next Year - Really?

Friday, May 10, 2013      4 comments

For my strength training class project, I read the book "Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond" by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE. It's a book ... Read more

Things My Mother Taught Me - Happy Mother's Day in Heaven

Thursday, May 09, 2013      4 comments

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My m... Read more

Eat breakfast to combat obesity & diabetes

Monday, May 06, 2013      6 comments

Here's an interesting abstract on the importance of young people eating breakfast to combat obesity and diabetes. If it works for young people, why wouldn't it work for people of all ages? "Several dietary factors have recently been identi... Read more

Beatitudes for Women

Monday, March 04, 2013      9 comments

Beatitudes for Women Blessed is she who suffers with the very young, the very old, and the very lonely, for she has compassion. Blessed is she who greets the world with joy, laughter, and anticipations, for she has courage. Blesse... Read more

Week Ending 2-17-2013 Accountability Blog

Thursday, February 21, 2013      7 comments

I would like a do-over for last week. Between Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day parties at work, and Valentine's celebrating with Harry and my dad over the weekend, it was not a good food week, as my Weekly Progress food log shows... Read more


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