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Saturday, April 07, 2012      11 comments

I had a busy, busy day! This morning I got a haircut, went to the gym, bank, & library. This afternoon I watched my 5 month old grandson. While he napped I cleaned the house in preparation for Easter dinner. We will have @23 people here. ... Read more

Kilt Marked

Friday, April 06, 2012      5 comments

Groom's kilt marked and measured - the most stressful part of making a kilt - DONE. Now to start sewing, but that will have to wait until Monday. Need to do some spring housecleaning in preparation for family Easter dinner here. I didn't go... Read more

Personal Trainer

Thursday, April 05, 2012      6 comments

It has been two weeks since I had a session with my personal trainer. I normally have a one on one with her, but she is leaving at 3:45 am to go to LA to interview for The Biggest Loser, so I was with a class. It felt good to do a hard workout... Read more

Strength Training

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      8 comments

I had an easy day. The kids played quietly. I did a couple of SP videos this morning. This afternoon I walked 30 min on the treadmill and then tonight went to the gym for 30 min strength training workout with my daughter. I haven't done a ST... Read more


Tuesday, April 03, 2012      7 comments

I had my biannual physical today (I have to have one every two years for my daycare license). Everything went well. I didn't have breakfast because of fasting blood work. They took 5 vials of blood. I weighed in at TOPS tonight and lost... Read more

Rough Night - Quiet Day

Monday, April 02, 2012      9 comments

I had a very bad night. Last night my throat started to hurt. I was able to fall asleep, but when I woke up at 2:00 to go to the bathroom, I couldn't get back to sleep. I finally got up at 3:00 and sparked until 4:00am., then went back to bed... Read more

Four Months

Sunday, April 01, 2012      11 comments

I realized this weekend - I have 4 months until my daughter's wedding. I want to be below 200 lbs. - that means I need to lose at least 5 lbs a month. Looking over the last year I am only 9 lbs lower than what I was on April 1, 2011. It... Read more

Still Tired

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      12 comments

I am starting to feel better, but I am still tired. Yesterday, I was barely functioning. I was in such a fog and I was pushing against the wall all day. I was glad that the 3 boys weren't here. I did go to TOPS for support and because I am ... Read more


Tuesday, March 20, 2012      18 comments

I had a major meltdown today. I was tired, feeling a little overwhelmed, hormonal, and missing my mom. I got a couple of e-mails about schedules that was just like the straw that broke the camel's back -- it was minor but it just brought tear... Read more

Challenges: BL &5%

Friday, March 16, 2012      8 comments

I am excited the Biggest Loser Spring Challenge started yesterday and the Spring 5% Challenge starts tomorrow. They run 8-10 weeks and end just before my anniversary. I SO WANT TO REACH MY GOALS THIS TIME. I haven't blogged for awhile b... Read more


Thursday, February 23, 2012      25 comments

I skipped into the gym tonight. I'm sure I looked kinda silly. emoticon Last week I had told my trainer if she saw... Read more


Tuesday, February 21, 2012      20 comments

I busted my plateau! I weighed in at TOPS tonight. I am now 3 pounds BELOW my lowest weight last year. I have struggled since last August. I have 19.5 pounds to get to Onderland. Here I come!!... Read more

Thrifty Charity Quilts - Pictures as Promised

Saturday, February 18, 2012      27 comments

My sister's church sponsors a home for abused girls in Africa. Each year they send a group over to help. One of the things they do is give each girl bedding. I have helped my sister with taking the donated sheets, blankets etc to turn them in... Read more

Two Projects Completed

Friday, February 17, 2012      11 comments

Whew!! I completed two projects today that I have been working on for awhile. 1...Completed the last of 6 quilts for an African girl's home (blog & pictures to come) 2...My tax preparation for my daycare business Because I concentrated ... Read more


Thursday, February 16, 2012      11 comments

My trainer said she could really tell that I was getting stronger. Tonight she had me on the step machine. A couple of months ago when I first was on there I could barely do two minutes on the 1st level. Tonight I did level 5 for two minutes ... Read more

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