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IronSymphony Tonight at the PourHouse in Raleigh!
SO EXCITED about playing tonight. Singing is the one thing in my life that fulfills me like nothing else. If you're in the area, come out and see us!! Get your SYMPHONIC METAL on!!... Read more
Just... a Good Day!
Did some HEAVY cleaning and furniture moving last night. At the end of three hours, I was TOAST. So I left the mopping and vacuuming until this morning. I didn't sleep very well, but was wide awake at 6:30 am. So I hopped up and finished the... Read more
Stop Thinking Like a Fat Girl
I noticed something the other day. I THINK LIKE A FAT GIRL. When I'm starting to go down stairs, I think, "Now go slow, be careful, hold the rail - your knees are going to hurt." So consequently, I overcompensate and don't challenge my leg mu... Read more
Singing DOES burn calories!
Back in the 80's, my dream was to be a professional singer. I almost got there, but fell in love and life's roller coaster took over. About 10 months ago, I decided thatI wanted to sing again - no illusions about becoming famous now, but just ... Read more
So things changed drastically yesterday for me. I'm moving my brother in with me this weekend. He has Stage IV Colorectal Cancer.
But last night despite all the stress, I went home and took care of myself by continuing my fitness plans ... Read more
So I've basically been working on making a healthy lifestyle a habit for a little over a month now. The results are very encouraging - and even moreso because they are slow and steady, which lets me know they are PERMANENT, if I only continue m... Read more
Easter... An Interesting Day
Easter was pretty quiet, and thus a challenging day for me. Had a GREAT day on Saturday - fitness wise and also socially. Enjoyed dinner out with a girlfriend and then went to hear a friend's band play. Sunday morning started with an email fr... Read more
More Spring Cleaning... Or Have Some Fun? (You Do The Math)
Okay... so I'm not in the mood to continue cleaning today. So I'm not! I got up this morning and went to a Fitness Boot Camp meetup group I found on the web last night. Thought it would be fun to try something different, and it was! One hour... Read more
Had the day off, which was lovely. Spent several hours cleaning and sorting. Still ate healthy even though I was home (always a challenge). I just signed up to do a new "boot camp" workout in the morning - can't wait!... Read more
Stumble, stumble... but didn't fall!
Last night was odd. All day long I was pumped and motivated and had plans to go to the gym. On the way home, it all changed - and I only live MINUTES from home. Now, it wasn't all bad - just weird. As soon as I got home, I was going to take ... Read more
Persevering Through the Pain
Whether I like to admit it or not, I'm a half century old...AND my body has been carrying around way more weight than it was designed to from about age 6 on. So it stands to reason that I would have some issues with knee and joint pain. I have... Read more
Inspiring Others Feels Good!
Had two people join SparkPeople just because I posted my blog to FB yesterday. Isn't that great? It's so important to have the support of others on this journey - and it also helps me to know that others need me. Yesterday was a good day all ... Read more
Actually, I've been "back on the wagon" for almost a month now. But I was afraid to talk about it since I've been on and off before. But as I said on another person's blog today, the only failure is when you stop trying; therefore, the fact th... Read more
Trying Something New...
Well, our Nutrisystem food came yesterday so today we are starting! Joshua is really motivated and I'm so proud of him. I packed my gym clothes, too. Here we go!... Read more
My Son Has Diabetes...
... and he's only 21. He is now more committed to getting fit, so I HAVE to do this. We are going to try Nutrisystem, because one of the biggest problems for us is schedule and portion control. This way we don't have to THINK about it. We ju... Read more