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Remembering What You Already Know
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      6 comments

It's kind of amazing to me that sometimes I have to rediscover things that I already know. It's like I learn things, but then put them aside thinking somehow I don't have to put what I've learned into action. For example, tracking food. I hat... Read more
Back to the old routine
Monday, January 04, 2016      5 comments

Today was my first day back to work after 17 days off. I tried to make the best of it, but it was hard. I really, REALLY, enjoyed my time off. My husband is retired now, and it's really hard for me to get up early and go off to work. I saw a... Read more
A surprising new running partner
Saturday, January 02, 2016      2 comments

When I was finally ready to think about getting a new dog after grieving our dog, Toby's, death for nearly a year, I made a mental list of the qualitie... Read more
Running in the New Year
Friday, January 01, 2016      2 comments

emoticon For the fourth year in a row, my husband and I participated in our local running club's "Run in the New Ye... Read more
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2015      0 comments

We are having a wild old time here at home watching the Twilight Zone marathon on TV and awaiting the arrival of 2016 (joking!). We're not having any company this year, but I still prepared some snacky foods that hubby and I will graze on throu... Read more
Re-discovering some great Spark Tools
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      5 comments

I knew my food choices were pretty bad today, but I tracked them anyway. Surprisingly, I was within my calorie range but the food tracker report showed how dismal my actual nutrition intake was. I don't think I was in the recommended range for... Read more
Rainy day but it does not have me down
Monday, December 28, 2015      1 comments

I'm so fortunate to have this entire week off of work. The weather is cold and rainy -- really rainy -- but I'm not letting it affect my mood. I'm getting those little details taken care of that there never usually seems to be time for. My lin... Read more
What's wrong with me?
Sunday, December 27, 2015      4 comments

With the last day of 2015 in sight, I'm doing what a lot of you are doing -- thinking about the past year and entertaining the idea of a resolution or two for 2016. Even though I don't normally make a formal resolution, every year I privately r... Read more
Back on Track - Blog Update
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      2 comments

So much has happened since I last blogged. I have a new job, I'm running again -- pain free, and sadly, I lost my dear dog, Toby. Also, my husband retired, and I started a new (small) business venture. On thing that hasn't changed, however, i... Read more
On the Road to Recovery
Friday, March 01, 2013      5 comments

I don't want to jinx myself by writing this, but for the past two days the pain in my hip has been very minimal. Actually, it's more like an odd pressure, but not really uncomfortable. Last night I actually forgot to take time to ice my hip, e... Read more
Progress Feels Good
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      2 comments

Today I did something I've never done before. Don't laugh, but I did a vigorous 30 minute workout on the elliptical--something I never believed I could do. In the past I would try the elliptical and quickly give up. It seems that the machines... Read more
Some setbacks may have me down, but not out
Thursday, February 21, 2013      6 comments

It's been a stressful time lately. I've blogged about the problems with my dog. He's holding his own and still leading a quality life, but at night he is often very restless and that means no one sleeps. No sleep means I'm pretty loopy the ne... Read more
Update on Toby
Friday, February 08, 2013      5 comments

The news from the vet was not good. While he doesn't actually have cancer, he has a tumor that is growing inside him and basically taking over. The vet was amazed that Toby is doing as well as he is, because the x-rays show the tumor is massiv... Read more
Toby, my best friend
Thursday, February 07, 2013      4 comments

My dog is at the vet today to get a full body x-ray. It's expected he has cancer because of his white blood cell count and the large amount of weight he's lost recently, but we'll know more after the doctor can examine the x-rays and see what's... Read more
Accountability and Motivation
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      2 comments

This week, my friend won't be able to go to our Thursday workout at noon because she'll be out of town. I'm really disappointed. I went to the gym by myself on Monday (it was a work holiday) and had a great workout. Really, in many ways it's ... Read more

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