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Can Hardly Wait
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      12 comments

I've been too sick too much with three summer colds and I haven't been able to keep up my exercise and running. Yesterday I did a Leslie Sansone one mile walk, my first workout in nearly a month. My chest let me know that I wasn't 100%, but I th... Read more
Meeting? Is There a Meeting?
Monday, October 17, 2011      10 comments

I swear I thought I saw somewhere that SparkPeople was going to offer online "meetings". Has anyone attended one? If so, review please. Or does anyone have any info about when they are and how to attend? Thanks.... Read more
I'm Published!!
Sunday, October 16, 2011      21 comments

It just doesn't happen to me every day. Maybe to some people it would not be a big deal, but I'm excited. I just got off the phone with my mom. I ordered her a copy of the book, Peace Corps at 50: Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth. When I ordered... Read more
She Got the Job!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      16 comments

My Dear Daughter has been hired as a full time breastfeeding consultant for the health department's WIC program. Following background check and drug test that will be no problem, she starts Oct 29th. She plans to keep her license and keep worki... Read more
Up For Whatever Hours
Friday, October 07, 2011      10 comments

I kept the kids yesterday, usually my daughter's day off, for my daughter to interview for a full time job she wants. It would be 8am to 5pm, Monday - Friday, so my child care duties would be quite different hours. And at least for a while she p... Read more
Living Life
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      10 comments

My very wise SparkFriend Monty68 wrote something that I've been thinking about all day. In part he wrote, " I also think there comes a time when we drop the maintenance and define ourself as living life. It doesn't mean we forget about maintena... Read more
Commitment High; Chances Good
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      14 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning uncertain how my last two weeks of travel had affected my weight. I told myself that any weight from 123 to 133 would be okay, but I'd work to get back into my range of 124-129.9 soon. Well, I didn't nee... Read more
I Am Now A Rockstar of Maintenance!
Monday, October 03, 2011      10 comments

We've got a new and awesome leader on the At Goal and Maintaining Team. Her recent blog about maintenance is profound. It tells us that maintaining is difficult, but not impossible. I'm very proud to be on her list of Maintenance Rockstars... Read more
Wonderful Trip
Sunday, October 02, 2011      13 comments

The trip down memory lane met every expectation I had. My mom remembered a great deal about her childhood, showing me the farm she grew up on and even the farm where her mom grew up. She told me some great stories I hadn't heard about her family... Read more
I'm Packed and Prepared for a Sentimental Journey
Sunday, September 18, 2011      16 comments

Tomorrow I take off to visit my mom. I fly from Florida to Arizona, join her, and together we'll fly to Cleveland, Ohio. She's 84 years old and in good health. She says the first thing to go is your confidence. It's hard to think of her without ... Read more
Party a Success, But No Pictures Yet
Saturday, September 17, 2011      10 comments

The party was great! I was a little worried about it. When I agreed to do it, I expected it to be on a day I did not keep the kids, but it got moved a day earlier, to her actual birthday when I did have the kids long hours. I usually have leftov... Read more
One Year Old Today!!
Friday, September 16, 2011      13 comments

Little Gwen turns one year old today. She is a dear! We'll be celebrating this evening with a party of extended family at my house. As soon as I finish this blog I'll go start cleaning house and start cooking. It'll be fun. I would write m... Read more
Long Term Problem Solved!!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011      10 comments

Today I got something in the mail I have been wanting since April of 2008. I finally received my major medical insurance card and policy. I had been denied repeatedly for ridiculous and spurious reasons after my husband was laid off and I lost i... Read more
The Time Has Come
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      6 comments

Tonight I threw away a pair of beyond worn out, completely tattered, totally used up, absolutely spent Reeboks. Despite the fact that they were in shreds with absolutely no remaining value, I felt a bit nostalgic. At one time they were white lea... Read more
The Devil is in the Cereal???
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      11 comments

I saw a fellow today that I used to see often when I first joined the YMCA. Now that I'm running I don't take near as many exercise classes, so I hadn't seen him for a while. Right off I could tell he had lost a significant amount of weight, com... Read more

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