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Happiness--Day 2

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      3 comments

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin Unfortunately, I forgot to set my alarm clock last night, so m... Read more

Happiness--Day 1

Monday, September 05, 2011      3 comments

As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life -- delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay -- I hold this question as a guiding light: "What do I really need right now to be happy?" What I come to over and over again ... Read more

2011 Goals (a little late)

Saturday, February 19, 2011      8 comments

My goals for 2011 MENTAL: To stop negative self talk To treat myself like my best friend To focus on the positive VISUAL: Cut out postive quotes and pictures from magazines to keep adding to my positive board. DOM... Read more

Thanking God--we received good news yesterday!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      9 comments

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support! Yesterday after calling around (sometimes the squeaky wheel does get the grease) I finally heard back from the doctor about my husband. My husband's last test does say that there are no m... Read more

Needing Support. Frightened and Stressed.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      10 comments

Several weeks ago, my husband had a second PET scan to ensure that he is truly cancer free (this is now a year after the first PET scan). Since the test, we have been fighting to get the results since the Dr. cannot bother to call us to inform ... Read more

February Goals!

Thursday, February 03, 2011      8 comments

Its a brand new month--here's to reaching some goals! last month I made great progress but did not reach the goals I wanted to, so I am going to post them again--AND THIS MONTH I WILL REACH THEM! Here are my goals! 1. 1500 fitnes... Read more

Steps to get healthy--building an immune system

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      4 comments

Just this very moment I was hit with the realization that I have been nearly 70lbs overweight for 6 years now. The six years of excess weight has taken a toll on my mental health, self-esteem, and immune system. Six years of excess weight has ... Read more

How can I deal with some of my stress Part one

Monday, January 24, 2011      2 comments

Well, I joined the Spark Team Stress Challenge. In the first week I identified some things that cause me stress. What can I do for each of those things to minimize some stress? 1. Going to work! Not much there, as I have to wo... Read more

Struggling with Depression and Motivation

Thursday, January 13, 2011      7 comments

I am having a very hard time right now and its impacting my getting healthy and in shape. I am very depressed and unhappy. I have mentioned before being unhappy with work. My work is a negative place (partly related to the type of work th... Read more

Stress Journal Blog One 1/4/11

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      3 comments

I have joined the Spark Team Stress Challenge. I joined this challenge because the biggest reason I am moving nowhere in my fitness and health journey is because of my severe stress level. I need to take care of myself and to reduce my stress ... Read more

January Goals!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      5 comments

Happy New Year Everyone! I am so excited to reach some goals in January! Here are my goals! 1. 1500 fitness minutes 2. 30 minutes of cardio every day 3. stay within calorie range 4. call a friend/family member/email spark f... Read more

I'm Back--For Real this time!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      8 comments

Good morning my spark friends! I'm back, excited, and ready to make some serious healthy changes in my life! Lets go me! (I will do a blog later for my new goals) Here's the scoop: I've been very overwhelmed with work chaos and pers... Read more

Today's good choice

Monday, July 12, 2010      12 comments

Lets focus on the positive--thats my new mantra. Today I actually took a lunch hour at work today--and I went to the gym! It was great! I got to burn off some stress from work and it broke up the day quite nicely. Quite fantastic! :) ... Read more

I'm proud of me today!

Sunday, July 11, 2010      9 comments

This morning I awoke early to the warm sun and the sounds of birds. I was so tempted to roll back over, to cuddle with my husband, and to sleep a couple mor ehours. But I stretched, crawled over my husband, and got dressed. I was going to go ... Read more

Goals for the week July 9- 16th

Thursday, July 08, 2010      4 comments

1. To log every day and stay within calorie range 2. drink my water--especially in the heat 3. Get at least 30 minutes of cardio every day (more if the heat waves stops!) 4. Strength train twice 5. Do yoga and pilates 1x each ... Read more


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