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SLENDERELLA61
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Another Short Blog
Saturday, October 29, 2011      10 comments

Kept kids 8am to 2pm today. After I did half hour on elliptical at gym; machine said I burned 181 calories. Did 7 strength machines. Vegan Boca Burgers, cooked cabbage, and a big sweet potato for supper. Honeycrisp apple for snack. I'll be in ca... Read more
Short Blog
Friday, October 28, 2011      10 comments

I stuck to my plan of 30 minutes cardio. Had a pretty active day caring for two kids 7:45am - 7pm as well. Stayed in calorie range; ate pretty healthy.... Read more
Challenge To Do, But Not Overdo
Thursday, October 27, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I did a half hour walking workout, then took both kids for a stroller ride including up a hill, and after the kids went home -- after supper but earlier than usual -- I inflated my tires and rode my bike. So I worked out about 55 minut... Read more
Fitness Plans and Hopes
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      9 comments

The DailySpark has a good blog today about starting over to get in shape. The writer just delivered her third child. My five week cold definitely does not equate to even one pregnancy, but I feel a kindred spirit in trying to get motivated to ge... Read more
Recovery Underway
Monday, October 24, 2011      12 comments

My cough has finally gone away after 5 weeks of hacking! Yesterday I went to the gym and did a little over a half hour on the elliptical. I didn't push it and I could tell I'm not at the same level I was before I got sick. But I haven't lost a g... Read more
Without SparkPeople, He Would Have Gotten Away With It
Saturday, October 22, 2011      9 comments

First, let me say I adore my son-in-law. He is a very kind, polite and considerate person. Usually he is an attentive and effective father as well as one of the most caring people in my life. However, his halo might have slipped just a bit yest... Read more
Things Happen
Thursday, October 20, 2011      12 comments

Above is Natalie with her splint. She now has on a bright red cast. She just fell running in my yard. She didn't hit anything. Kind of strange, but it expected to heal up a... Read more
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

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