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One week in 5% challenge

Monday, October 05, 2015      8 comments

Saturday marked the end of the first week of the 5% challenge. I did well. I exercised 120 minutes every day except one. I drank all my water and then some. I counted calories, tracked nutrition. I lost one pound. Not a lot..... but it's a... Read more

New fitbit! Pulaski Days! Head examined...

Friday, October 02, 2015      10 comments

My new fitbit arrived and I am happy to report it is recording steps once again! I received the official results from the Blue Blaze Trail Run/Walk people and believe it or not, this girl came in 5th place! Apparently some of those other... Read more

Sad day - a little lost!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      14 comments

Monday my fitbit started acting up. It kept setting the timer all by itself! I would be sitting at my desk and it would vibrate and the timer would set. I would turn it off and a couple seconds later it would do it again. Finally, I just lef... Read more

Details, trail runs and angels...

Monday, September 28, 2015      11 comments

I remember as a teenager I wanted to paint my bedroom lavender. My dad took me to the paint store and we picked out the perfect paint color. When we got home he told me to take down all my posters and things on the walls. I quickly did that. ... Read more

The Whale....

Friday, September 25, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday I went to a nearby town to see the play "The Whale". The overview of the play said it was about a "600 pound recluse who hides away in his apartment and is slowly eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estrange... Read more

Reset Day 114: Whales, Visions and Goals

Thursday, September 24, 2015      7 comments

I am on the diversity committee at work. As part of our diversity initiative we are sponsoring a theatre that is performing plays that address current issues, raise awareness and encourage dialogue. Tonight is the first performance I will be a... Read more

Reset day 114: 200 days on the PCT!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

Today is day 200 on the PCT. I started the trail in Southern California at the Mexico border. Today I am in Northern California closing in on the Oregon border. I am in stage 33 of the trail, Old Station to Burney Falls. Hoping there are... Read more

Reset day 113: craft fairs, costco and slippery slopes

Monday, September 21, 2015      7 comments

This weekend I went to a fall arts/crafts fair in one of the local parks. I wandered for hours. Fall flowers, pumpkins, the smell of apples baking with cinnamon, beautiful crafts, pottery, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, you name it ... Read more

Reset Day 108: Keep it simple

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      11 comments

I have had a stress filled week. My friend is unexpectedly back in the hospital and there have been employee issues at work that I have had to deal with, top that off with just the little unexpected let downs that happen along life's way.... ... Read more

Reset day 102: Throwing in the towel

Thursday, September 10, 2015      9 comments

Hmmmmm. I had an awesome time at the women's retreat. There was horseback riding, kayaking, shooting, meditation, crafts, spiritual workshops, bonfires, hayrides and of course our annual game of musical chairs which always has everyone lau... Read more

Reset day 96: I DID IT!!!

Friday, September 04, 2015      10 comments

WooHoo! I don't know how, but I managed to make that step goal yesterday. We took the stairs at the parking ramp (4 flights). I tried to add steps everywhere I could! I am so grateful I was able to pull this off and not have to feel defeated... Read more

Reset day 95: Right now...

Thursday, September 03, 2015      5 comments

Oh boy. Ever feel like you are setting yourself up to fail? Yep, I'm trying on those shoes. I haven't bought them yet, but I keep trying them on...... I have a busy day today. I am leaving work early to go to a concert in Ann Arbor whic... Read more

Reset day 93: I will NOT be defeated

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      10 comments

Yesterday was a trying day. I had a long meeting with caseworkers, care givers, and social workers regarding completing a new assessment which is now required in Michigan for my son Jack. The meeting consisted of 3 hours of questions to which ... Read more

Reset Day 92: Enough already

Monday, August 31, 2015      12 comments

The weekend is over, my birthday has passed, and I am so ready to move into September! I am exhausted, a bit disappointed in my efforts in August and stressed. However, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Soon this point will ... Read more

Reset day 89: from spotlight to the trenches

Friday, August 28, 2015      7 comments

Tuesday I had my moment in the spotlight. I danced on the stage of life. I basked in its warmth. I soaked it in. I enjoyed every minute of it (except the minute I saw the photos). Today, I am back in the trenches of life. I am no... Read more

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