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Walking outdoors again

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      1 comments

For the past two months, we've had "air quality alerts" almost every day. Since I've just been diagnosed with asthma, my doctor advised I stay inside with the air conditioning during this extremely hot, humid weather. I've missed my two-mile ... Read more

Deja Vu

Thursday, August 19, 2010      5 comments

The summer of 2010 has been the hottest on record in many places, including where I live in east Tennessee. It takes me back to the summer of 1950, which I spent with my parents in San Antonio, Texas, sewing my trousseau. I was married on Aug.... Read more

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      5 comments

I grew up in a family that valued mental activity over physical activity and was a firm believer in "mind over matter." My favorite activity was reading and I resisted my parents' suggestions to "go outdoors and play." I was taught to eat ever... Read more

A Delicate Balance

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      1 comments

You should see me when I weigh in each week. I weigh early in the morning so I'll be at my lightest. I very gingerly step on my scale, spreading my toes yoga-style, holding my breath until I see the marker stop at 110, my goal weight. Then I ... Read more

Finishing a project

Sunday, May 30, 2010      1 comments

Today I finished knitting my sweater. What pleases me most about it is the last time I knitted a sweater by this pattern I had to choose "medium" size. This time I chose "small" size and it fits me to a T. I'm so proud of it, I got my husba... Read more

A Tribute to Sparkpeople

Thursday, May 27, 2010      3 comments

Hi! All you Sparkpeople You're a great crowd You and your leaders can be very proud You're purposely striving to meet worthy goals: To have healthy bodies, minds and souls. Read more

Using Your Mind

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      4 comments

While I walk, I have several ways to exercise my mind as well as my body. I sing hymns to myself and try to remember all the words. I pray as I walk. I sometimes write poetry in my mind and write it down when I get home. It makes walking a ... Read more

Knitting Away Temptation

Monday, May 17, 2010      1 comments

I remember the days before I found Sparkpeople, when I used to fill any spare time I had by grabbing a quick snack, not caring what that snack might be. Now, when I have "time on my hands", I pick up my knitting and the rhythmic motion of my ha... Read more

Picking Strawberries

Monday, May 10, 2010      4 comments

My husband and I went to a strawberry farm today and picked beautiful red ripe strawberries for $1.50 a lb. We brought home 7 lbs of strawberries, picked in about a half hour. It was great exercise, we met lots of friendly people and we now ha... Read more

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      5 comments

I'm so glad I entered the Sparkpeople Official After Contest. Even though I didn't win, the contest motivated me to get my husband to take a picture of me now that I've reached my goal and stayed there for three years. Using that picture as my... Read more

You're Never Too Old to Learn

Saturday, April 24, 2010      2 comments

When I started Sparkpeople, I needed to lose those last ten pounds I had tried for years to take off. Ten pounds doesn't sound like much, but I was amazed at what a difference it made in my life to get rid of them for good. I wear smaller si... Read more

A REVELATION ON STRESS RELIEF

Thursday, April 15, 2010      2 comments

Today I went to a presentation on stress relief and pain management. I volunteered to be a "guinea pig" to demonstrate one technique. I was hooked up to a computer which measured my heartbeat and relaxation. I was then shown how to breathe ... Read more

A Roadblock In My Plans

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      3 comments

I had enjoyed a real "streak" of getting up early to do 1/2 hour of yoga each morning before breakfast until this week. A bad case of bronchitis has laid me low. I can't exert myself at all without starting a coughing fit, so I'm doing what th... Read more

MY GREATEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      9 comments

MY GREATEST BIRTHDAY GIFT Today's my birthday! I came into the world on St. Patrick's Day , a tiny, 3 lb .premature twin. I was so small my father could hold me in the palm of his hand. Thanks to my Heavenly Father, my parents, my... Read more

Walking Adventure

Saturday, March 13, 2010      6 comments

When I started my usual 2 mi. walk today, it was 50 degrees with a misty rain. By the time I had walked 1 mi, the temperature had dropped, a stiff wind came up and the rain was hitting my face like hail. I walked as quickly as I could to get h... Read more


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