Update: Resolution Met
Friday, May 28, 2010      3 comments

I have finished one of my 2010 resolutions. I am an EMT!!! I finished EMT academy and have just completed all the testing and certifications. I graduated the top of my class and I am ready to apply for employment. ... Read more
Know Your Anatomy
Saturday, December 12, 2009      4 comments

Finally it has come to an end! My Anatomy course is complete... A brutal week with our 6th Unit Exam AND the Final Exam only 2 Days apart. ARRGH! I loved the course, though, and having already taken Physiology really helped. I was more than ... Read more
Digging myself out...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      1 comments

Well, I still haven't gone to the gym, but I did go on a 1 mile walk last night around 8PM. It has been so hot around here, I wait until dusk to venture out. I pulled the two little kids in the wagon and DH walked the dog. It was nice to go o... Read more
Juggling schedules
Friday, July 10, 2009      2 comments

Well. it has been three weeks since I even had time to get onto SP. I started a summer course on June 22nd. I am really sleep deprived and I have not been able to find the energy to get up and get to the gym by 530AM, (which is the time I woul... Read more
First 5K-In the Eye of the Hurricane
Sunday, April 19, 2009      5 comments

I am so lucky to have the support of my family as a begin to push myself towards greater levels of fitness. Yesterday was my first 5K, an MS walk. My walking buddy Gina was there as well as two other sparkpeople, Jeanne and Jim. My whole fami... Read more
Sweet Saturday
Saturday, April 11, 2009      2 comments

Today was really nice. In the morning I went outside and did week 1, day 2 of the C25K program followed by an extra mile of walking. Took the dog with me and she really seemed to like it. I was afraid she wouldn't be able to keep up, but she ... Read more
Exodus at his old job and a weight loss sidebar...
Monday, March 30, 2009      2 comments

A couple of interesting tidbits. One guy has confided in my husband that he is looking for a job and DH is going to be his reference. Then another two people that were under my husband gave their two weeks notice last week. One of them was th... Read more
Job Hunting and More
Thursday, March 26, 2009      5 comments

Well, the unemployment was filed and the hunt has begun. We are still looking for a great headhunting firm and are ferreting out all the professional contacts he has. I too have started to circulate my resume. I haven't worked in 13 months, s... Read more
DH lost his job. Help!
Thursday, March 19, 2009      16 comments

I have no idea what we are going to do. I was not working, so we went to ZERO income overnight! He was the director of engineering at a private firm, in hawthorne. I can't believe it, he had a 3 year contract that wasn't supposed to end until... Read more
Empowering the warrior within you
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      3 comments

I has been around 6 weeks since I started SP. This site is a truly invaluable resource! I enjoy browsing the articles and all of the wonderful ideas posted by other members. I am a very inquisitive person, so having all this information to p... Read more
Getting up off the couch!
Thursday, February 12, 2009      2 comments

Well, I am so excited to say I have lost 10 pounds!! This is great that someone as sedentary as I have been can get so amped up to go and sweat everyday. My secret weapon??? Make it social! I have always been a social person and it also help... Read more
Getting out and getting psyched!
Friday, January 30, 2009      0 comments

I began walking outdoors this week. It has been such a change for this self-professed gym rat. I really enjoy the more even toning that walking outdoors offers in comparison to the elliptical and spinning. I am starting to move towards free w... Read more
Working It Out-Conquering Time Limitations At The Gym
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      0 comments

Hello, all and a happy sojourn to you. One of the obstacles on my path is getting to the gym. I can do cardio at home or at the park, but I need to add more weight work. I used to go to the gym regularly for about 6 months. Then the second b... Read more
Sojourn's Commencement
Friday, January 16, 2009      0 comments

I am only one week into it and I already have results! I am so excited. The program is very helpful and keeps me on track. I lost 3.8 lbs in the first 7 days! YEAH! I am going to add to my strength training to see if I can keep up this rate... Read more