Life's ups and downs
Monday, January 03, 2011      3 comments

I am fine, but my father in law is on his way to the hospital via ambulance. He locked himself in the bathroom and won't use his oxygen...has a temperature of 103.8. He is with my son and sister in law. I will leave for the hospital this ... Read more
Glad I didn't wait! Polar plunge photo
Monday, January 03, 2011      4 comments

Spark People is going really slow today, and the health club will be packed. Glad I didn't wait until the new year to start this journey! I know the scale will be up. But since I have started building a base since October I know what I need t... Read more
Choosing how to live
Sunday, January 02, 2011      7 comments

There's a puppy in the house. We got our first puppy thirteen years ago when my mother in law was dying. I think I thought it would make her passing easier on the kids. It's presence really annoyed her, although she was too sweet to say anyt... Read more
Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, January 01, 2011      4 comments

Today we went to Polar Bear...freezing cold water, winds were 23 miles per hour, air temp was 20, with the total result being it felt like 6 degrees outside! My daughter and her exchange student friend actually swam out to the buoy and back. I... Read more
Happy New Year!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

I ate too much, I drank too much, but today is a new day and a New Year! I am as committed as ever to reaching my goals, come what may! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year full of good friends, good food, healthy habits, and reaching ... Read more
Final fitness minutes of 2010!
Friday, December 31, 2010      2 comments

Cleaned till I dropped yesterday...then my back gave out! Lots of cleaning fitness minutes, which aren't my favorite kind! Off to the pool for my last pool work out of the year. The weather in Chicago is awesome today, all the snow has me... Read more
Change of plans...
Thursday, December 30, 2010      3 comments

Today instead of working out or going to the water park I am going to have get my fitness minutes in by cleaning. My father in law in getting out of the hospital and my husband is going to get him and bring him and his puppy home for the weeken... Read more
Working toward end of the year fitness goal...almost there! Can I make it? Why not?
Thursday, December 30, 2010      1 comments

My blood pressure was super high this evening...a day of stress. Checked my blood pressure on the way into the club...and on the way out. After....I had a whirlpool. Then, I swam a mile. Then, I had a steam sauna. The... Read more
S*T*R*E*S*S* - Swim your cares away!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      2 comments

I should have bolted out the door to work out this morning...but instead I slept in until 10:30 AM, a rare treat! Twelve hours of glorious sleep. On new sheets! My husband bought them with his Christmas bonus, washed and dried them AND put th... Read more
Swim, swim, swim...
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      8 comments

Swam my mile...there is a different vibe in the pool at different times of the day. I prefer a later swim but all the kids are home, so it is early or it won't happen. I am trying to extend the life of my poor, worn out suit. My husband o... Read more
Can't wait to the Christmas Goodies are history...
Monday, December 27, 2010      2 comments

So, the couple I love to hate sent us home from Christmas with super fancy, totally decadent dream cakes. Six. I ate one on the way home. I ate one the next day. Then I left my daughter instructions...make sure they are gone by the time I ge... Read more
New Years Eve Idea...a must see!
Monday, December 27, 2010      2 comments

O.K., I don't usually do links, but I do parties for a living and this is the cutest idea ever. I probably couldn't pull it off because I am just not that detail oriented, but my friend Susie could and I am sure that I will see this at her daug... Read more
New Measuring Tools
Sunday, December 26, 2010      3 comments

Taught my two little Sunday School students today and gave them their Christmas presents. Stayed for part of our church service, then left to check in on my husband's progress on getting his Dad in the hospital. Helped my son with some of his ... Read more
My Christmas Miracle Bear...Bittersweet Christmas
Sunday, December 26, 2010      6 comments

This morning the tree was still not decorated, the stockings weren't stuffed, and some of the presents weren't even bought. I woke up early even though my kids weren't knocking excitedly at our door as they had been warned that it was going to ... Read more
Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 24, 2010      3 comments

The stockings were hung near the TV with care, with hopes that... Not quite ready, but I don't have to be. The miracle happened a long time ago. I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! For unto us a child is born... Read more

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