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Defeat cabin fever
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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..
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
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
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
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!
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...
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!
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
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