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11 Months

Saturday, March 30, 2013      15 comments

Hi, Sparkland. I've been a bit absent of late. Life has knocked the $hit out of me, once again. Recall my oldest brother died on April 10, 2012 at age 56. Six months later, on October 18, 2012, my father died. He was 83 and had a long, full life... Read more

View from the mountaintop

Saturday, March 02, 2013      15 comments

Ventana Canyon Here's the view from the top of my hike. Two days in a row. My dogs are tired. What a spectacular way to earn those fitness minutes. ... Read more

New Year, New Goals

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      15 comments

Yes, I allowed my eating (and drinking) to get a bit out of control the past two weeks. Yes, I slacked off big time on the exercise. But guess what? I'm going to be okay. Even if I've gained a few pounds, they'll come right back off. So, moving ... Read more

Confessions of a Holiday Binger

Sunday, December 23, 2012      10 comments

The title of this blog post says it all. I have been eating with great abandon. It all started last week with a box of chocolate covered hard toffee sent to me by my financial adviser. The day the package arrived in the mail, I had hefty amount.... Read more

Adversity

Sunday, November 25, 2012      7 comments

I saw this on a Spark friend's page and it resonated with me so much, I just had to share. There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beam... Read more

I get knocked down . . .

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      11 comments

But I get up again! This has been a stressful and emotional year. In April, my oldest brother died. In October, my dad died. When my dad was very sick in September, I got shingles. (And Vicodin.) Last week, as I was beginning to find my way... Read more

Walk To End Alzheimer's

Saturday, October 27, 2012      12 comments

The walk was so uplifting! The turnout was tremendous. There were walkers of all ages. And so many dogs and babies. It was a gorgeous cool, clear morning. My heart sang to see all these people affected by the disease joining together to support ... Read more

Unearned Lost Pounds

Thursday, October 25, 2012      7 comments

The past few weeks I've been dealing with some very stressful life events. Those events caused me to come down with shingles so I had to take a break from exercise. But still I did my best to keep my eating under control and within my calorie ra... Read more

My Father Returns To The Sea

Monday, October 22, 2012      17 comments

I am back home in Austin with the kitties after spending ten days in Houston. Last Thursday, 10/11/12, I got a call from my father's doctor. He wasn't doing well after brain surgery to remove a blood clot. The nursing home raised the option of a... Read more

Tools for Life

Saturday, October 06, 2012      12 comments

First, I have shingles! WTH? Apparently it's brought on by stress. That makes sense. But it's cool this weekend and I wanted to get some serious miles in. And visit my Dad in Houston. What can you do? Take it easy and listen to my body. Which ri... Read more

Update On My Father

Saturday, September 29, 2012      14 comments

Thank you all for your kind words and support on my last blog. Things have been difficult, and your support is a comfort to me. I went to Houston last weekend to see my Dad in ICU. He had a large blood clot on his brain and had surgery to ... Read more

My Father

Friday, September 21, 2012      21 comments

I'm going to Houston tomorrow to see my father. He hasn't been well. And now he's worse. He had surgery for a brain hemorrhage on Tuesday. I've been holding it together all week. Refusing to go to negative thoughts. My mother said today was hard... Read more

On Compulsivity

Saturday, September 01, 2012      14 comments

Things feel a little different this time around. I'm feeling less compulsive about the exercise. (I'm still being compulsive about the eating, which I'll discuss below.) What do I mean? I used to get anxious when I'd miss a workout. I have no id... Read more

Why is this suddenly easy?

Sunday, August 19, 2012      17 comments

For quite some time I'd been out of my groove and struggling mightily to find my way back. I'd fight with myself every step of the way. About eating well and getting consistent exercise. This went on for many months. I'd track for a few weeks ha... Read more

Help! My iPod is boring.

Saturday, August 11, 2012      9 comments

Don't you hate it when you've got your shoes all laced up and you're ready to hit it, only to find your iPod needs charging? So, I figure I'll use this time to write a blog post I've been meaning to write. It's about my iPod. Ive played the walk... Read more


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