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I Could Run Today!! And Eat Smart, too!!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      2 comments

I ran over 3 miles today! Counting the warm up and cool down that was primarily walking, I went a total of 4.33 miles. It was an almost pain-free run. Hooray!! I did the 5K after warm up in right at 31 minutes. That's way off my PR of 27:33, or ... Read more

Preparing for Competition

Saturday, February 28, 2015      10 comments

Senior Games opened today, but my training is suffering. I ran about 50 steps and decided my heel was just too sore to run. Will try again tomorrow. It rained most of the day, so I didn't want to ride my bike. Hubby had the car for his Senior Ga... Read more

Not Going There

Friday, February 27, 2015      22 comments

I have been trying to maintain a weight of 129. Weight Grapher gave me this warning today. It's the first time it predicted my weight would go up: Trending Weight 129.98 lb Recorded Weight 130.00 lb One Week Change ↑ 0.37 lb... Read more

Disjointed Blog

Thursday, February 26, 2015      18 comments

Want to thank everyone who put Ryan in their thoughts and prayers. He is 22 years old, the father of my only step grandchild. His brain tumor was benign and his healing is going very well. Two weeks after surgery and the only treatment he is exp... Read more

Almost Rattlesnake

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      28 comments

Indulge this grandmother. I have to share this true story. Yesterday while I was helping 8 year old Natalie with her piano lessons, hubby was keeping half an eye on 4 year old Gwen who was playing outside. Suddenly Gwen came bursting into t... Read more

Picture from Dance and More From Gasparilla

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      18 comments

Part of the reason I have been sleep deprived this week, the Sweetheart Dance on Saturday February 21st. Hubby and I really enjoyed, although getting up at 3am for the Gasparilla races that morning was a challenge!! Hubby looked really nice. Lov... Read more

Gasparilla Photos

Monday, February 23, 2015      20 comments

I wrote a long blog with pictures this morning and it just disappeared when I clicked on "post blog entry." Sigh. I'll try again. The Gasparilla races were so much fun! Here's a picture a friend of mine took of the pirate ship next to the c... Read more

Just a Blurrrrrr

Sunday, February 22, 2015      19 comments

Barb was running so very, very fast at the Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon, all I got was a blurry hand: She did an incredible, awesome, wonderful job!! But... Read more

The Keys were in the Legos!!

Friday, February 20, 2015      17 comments

My keys were in the legos. No kidding. Just when I wanted my keys to take Barb to Lake Hollingsworth, a beautiful area to walk or run, I could not find them to save me. After she left I spent over an hour looking for them, and there they were, w... Read more

Cool Days, Beautiful Days

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      18 comments

Dear Barb is coming to Florida just when it is getting cooler and cooler. We have freeze warnings for Friday, so I suspect she'll feel right at home. Takes me back to the years (1992-1997) we lived in North Carolina . I grew up in Florida and ju... Read more

More Progress

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      20 comments

Ryan is now able to swallow pureed foods, but his speech is very limited. He has said "hey" and "hi" and he shakes his head yes and no. He seems to be having no trouble understanding speech. He gets frustrated trying to write. He is able to walk... Read more

Upcoming Meet-Up

Monday, February 16, 2015      19 comments

Ryan continues to make progress. Thanks for prayers. I'm really getting excited about our upcoming SparkPeople meet-up. We have found child care for Sunday so I'm available and can go watch Barb, her cousin, and my niece run the half marath... Read more

Not There Yet

Sunday, February 15, 2015      20 comments

Didn't do as well eating as I would have liked yesterday. Enjoyed the women's college softball game, though. Today I did better eating. It'll be okay. I'm trying to develop that NO CHOICE mindset every day, but I'm not there yet. Yesterday ... Read more

Last Eve, Today, and Tomorrow

Friday, February 13, 2015      21 comments

Wonderful local team dinner last eve. The kale-chicken-sweet potato soup was heavenly and the jalapeno cornbread was very good. But the company was definitely what made it very, very special. I do feel very blessed to be part of this great group... Read more

Free Food Isn't Free

Thursday, February 12, 2015      21 comments

"Extra food will always go to waste, either in the trash or in my body," -Judith s. Beck PhD, The Complete Beck Diet for Life, pg. 83. "...trying to 'get your money's worth' will cost you a lot in terms of gaining weight and strengthening y... Read more


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