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Defeat cabin fever

Sunday, January 23, 2011      4 comments

Today I had enough of being inside. I love working out, but I can only take so much of running on the dreadmill and on the track inside. We still had about 3" of snow on the ground and got another 6" today. I decided to stop complaining and just... Read more

Kindness of a stranger at Subway

Friday, November 06, 2009      2 comments

My husband and I went bike riding today and then stopped at a Subway for lunch afterwards. While waiting to pay for our order, the lady in front of us asked me if either of us was going to get a 6" sandwich. I said my husband was, so she handed ... Read more

My Fitness Journey

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      2 comments

As a teenager in highschool, I was always involved in sports. I played softball, basketball, and was in track (but was very lazy and just did what I could to get by in track!), but always felt I was bigger than others (5'4 135). Looking back, I ... Read more

He's unemployed, I am now uninsured.

Saturday, May 30, 2009      3 comments

My husband has been with..or rather..had been with his company for going on 38 years. He was on vacation last week and received a call yesterday telling him that as of yesterday, he was no longer employed and no longer has health insurance. He w... Read more

Another Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2009      4 comments

Another Mother's day has come and almost gone (thank goodness). If you are a mother and/or still have your mother, you are very blessed. I wish you a wonderful day! However, I haven't liked this day ever since my own mother passed away my senior... Read more

New You Boot camp daily challenge

Wednesday, January 21, 2009      2 comments

Today's bonus challenge was to blog, either about the challenge itself, venting about something instead of eating (which I don't do anyway, but I imagine some do), or writing down a workout that you would actually follow. I already workout 6 day... Read more

Show your spark day 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009      0 comments

Since we were encouraged to show our spark on January 16, I wore my sparkpeople.com shirt. We went out to eat at Golden Coral, so people there saw it (and hopefully I was a good example to them!) The rest of the time I had my coat on, but hopefu... Read more

26 years ago today..

Friday, January 09, 2009      4 comments

January 9, 1983 was the day I lost the most important person in the world to me at that time. My Mom. I can still remember receiving the phone call telling me if I wanted to see her again, I had better get to the hospital quick because she was f... Read more

Spark People New You Challenge

Sunday, January 04, 2009      0 comments

Why would I enter the Spark People challenge to do more exercise when I already work out 6 days a week? Because I love a challenge! An extra 10 minutes a day is something I can handle, and it is fun! Winning prizes is just an added bonus, and if... Read more

No Resolutions

Thursday, January 01, 2009      0 comments

I use to make resolutions years ago, but I don't like resolving to do something unless I know I can follow through, and sometimes it just isn't possible. That's why I don't make New Year's resolutions. I strive to live a healthy lifestyle every ... Read more

Christmas Poem 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008      0 comments

Last night before our Christmas Eve Service, I wrote a poem to share before I sang 2 songs. One with Penny and Kadee, and another with a group of 5 ladies. The songs we were going to sing were "The Gift" by Randy Travis, and "It's about the Cros... Read more

Frosty 5K-I proved you don't have to slow down with age!

Saturday, December 06, 2008      0 comments

I ran in a Frosty 5k last night (6 pm, no sun, chilly winds, 25 degrees F, brrr). Most every running book or magazine I've read says as you get older to expect your times to slow down. Well, I refuse to accept that! (At least, for now). I ran th... Read more

When I exercise I feel...

Saturday, November 22, 2008      0 comments

Blessed to be alive! Both of my parents died in their 40's..I am 43 and do everything possible NOT to live a short life like they did. I am so alive when I am sweating and breathing hard. The feeling I have when the workout is over is so satisfy... Read more

God gave me a song!

Saturday, August 23, 2008      5 comments

I say God did, because I am not smart enough to come up with this myself :) I had just typed a few lines in a SP forum, and the tune to "God bless the USA" came in my head as I typed (that happens to me often)..I changed the words to suit w... Read more

Losing God in one generation

Sunday, August 17, 2008      1 comments

This is the last night of revival and it's been awesome! I hope something that I've posted has encouraged you and drawn you to a closer walk with God in some way. "Losing God in one generation"-Judges 2:6-10 3 things that are leading... Read more


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