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One day at a time
Thursday, July 25, 2013      5 comments

Recently 2hamsdiet advised me: "I have a friend that made a list of those things she kept putting off. Then would pick the top 4 for one week. Then promised herself to work on each one for at least 1/2 hour every day. She found onc... Read more
Major Distractions Last Week
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      5 comments

Thursday started out as a beautiful happy day. Then WH had a major gas pain. However, when he went to the bathroom, he got no relief. Instead, in a matter of minutes, he was doubled over in pain. Since, he had blood in his urine, we were r... Read more
Just get up
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      3 comments

I had one goal this week that I was serious about. I decided that I needed to get up as soon as my alarm clock sounded. It seems like when I sleep in, I enter a vacation mentality and it's unlikely that I'll get anything done. I have finis... Read more
What's the message here?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday, I announced that I was going to exchange my skinny clothes for ones that actually fit. This evening, I worked to help set up the clothing exchange. I sorted out dozens and dozens of garments that were cute and in good condition, ... Read more
Dumping the Skinny Clothes
Monday, July 15, 2013      2 comments

Today I volunteered to help set up the "clothing exchange" at my church. The principle of this is, bring in a clothing donation, get a credit, and exchange that for "new" clothes. One can buy anything for $1. The goal is not to make a profit, b... Read more
The Pride of my Family
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      6 comments

My father was a bank robber; my sister is a shoplifter; my oldest brother was hung; and... I have a brother in Harvard Medical College. Do you mean to tell me that out of a family like that, you have a brother who is a student at Harvard?! ... Read more
Numbers That Count
Thursday, October 18, 2012      10 comments

I went in yesterday for follow up on the fitness assessment that I had in July. For the most part I showed improvement. July - October Resting Heart Rate: 83 - 75 Blood pressure: 115/60 - 131/71 Percentage Fat ... Read more
Sunday, September 30, 2012      6 comments

I posted my new weight on Friday. I was down almost a pound. Usually, Sparkpeople rounds it up, so I was surprised that I didn't see it on my activity feed. I was looking forward to the pat on the back that that posting usually generates. This t... Read more
Today's NSV
Thursday, August 16, 2012      6 comments

Today's non-scale victory was moving past bad attitude, lack of motivation, whatever you want to call it. I really, truly, sincerely, adamantly did not want to go the gym. I did it anyway. Good for me! ... Read more
Tinkering School
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      5 comments

Instead of Vacation Bible School, my church decided to sponsor a tinkering school for the children. We placed table after table of supplies and junk and told the kids to do whatever they want. I signed on as a "expert" in fabric and sewing... Read more
Fast food?
Friday, July 20, 2012      9 comments

My cousin posted this on Facebook. I just had to share.... Read more
It Makes a Difference
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      6 comments

Call it the power of positive thinking. I was away from Sparkpeople for a few months. When I returned, I could not exactly remember my password, so I had to enter a new one. I was in a "piss-poor" mood at the time and my password reflected ... Read more
My Plans for the Day
Saturday, July 14, 2012      3 comments

Sleep in until 8:00. Water my seedbeds. Transplant geraniums. Wash my underwear. (TMI?) Get 3 points for a blog. Done!... Read more
Almost Above Average
Thursday, July 12, 2012      4 comments

So, today I spent an hour with Jacque, a personal trainer, and received my Fitness Assessment. I went in with the hope that it would kick start my program. Afterwards, I cannot say that I feel particularly inspired, but it was, nonetheless, inte... Read more
Tai Chi for the First Time
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      5 comments

We’ve been receiving catalogs from The Great Courses for some time. They finally made an offer that we could not refuse, so we bought the course, Optimizing Brain Fitness Now I’m sure that if I ever finish the listening to the lectures and... Read more

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