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Chptr 12, Day 72

Monday, November 04, 2013      1 comments

Goodness, this day is off to a humdinger of a start. I've had to make mega adjustments to my schedule; Murphy's law is creating havoc and I'm doing my best not to react to anything. Grand daughter is running a high fever as of yesterday. ... Read more

Chptr 12, Days 64-71

Sunday, November 03, 2013      5 comments

DAYS 64 - 70 I've been back from vacation for a week. Spent the week MIA from Spark, exercise, food plan. Off track. My slacking has come to an end. I'm back. DAY 71 Now comes the hard part. Action. Groan. I have a million and on... Read more

Cumberland Falls, KY and Asheville, NC

Monday, October 28, 2013      3 comments

CUMBERLAND FALLS, CORBIN, KY Here's a few photos of our trip to Cumberland Falls in Corbin, KY in the Daniel Boone National State Forest. Elevation is anywhere from 2500 -3300 feet high. There are nearly 20 miles of trails, some require clim... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 63

Saturday, October 26, 2013      3 comments

Enjoyed an excellent used book store sale with the family. After some area famous barbecue, we went to an Appalachia museum and gift shop for arts and crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Saw beautiful things by the local artisans: pottery, wov... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 61, 62

Friday, October 25, 2013      1 comments

Day 61 Lefty KY for NC. It was a beautiful, scenic drive through the Smokey Mountains. They went for miles and miles. Spending time with DH's brother and wife; nice to have this family time and it is even better that they are both lovely pe... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 60

Wednesday, October 23, 2013      4 comments

What a beautiful little college town Berea, KY is. The Boone Tavern (hotel), run by the college, is historic and something really special. The wood furniture in this elegant old hotel was all made by the college students.Their restaurant food ... Read more

Chptr 12, Days 58, 59

Tuesday, October 22, 2013      3 comments

DAY 58 It was nice to leisurely leave for a trip late morning for once, instead of DH's usual 4a-5a. DH and I both got our morning walks in before departure. The scenery on the drive had a full array of Fall foilage to enjoy in full peak in ... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 57

Sunday, October 20, 2013      3 comments

What a day. DH asked me if we could leave for our trip tomorrow, as he wants to beat the rain. An upside down kind of day. Operating on 4 hours sleep, I plunged through the laundry and figuring out clothes for freezing temperatures, hik... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 56

Saturday, October 19, 2013      1 comments

Errands today. My hip joint feels nearly back to normal so I'm ready to tackle the day with some enthusiasm. Being extra cautious, I'm skipping the strength training today. Blood work, hairdresser, pick up bottle of wine, shop for pair of... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 55

Friday, October 18, 2013      3 comments

Client work all day. Aching hip socket today. Forget the walk, jog intervals today. Instead I forced myself to walk. After the first mile, the pain dulled and then I guess either the area became numb or I walked it out. Hopefully the latter... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 54

Thursday, October 17, 2013      6 comments

I keep throwing in one bad eating day to throw off my progress. This time it was mid day snacking, aka "lunch." It was quite a "lunch" ....no way my body can use that volum... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 53

Wednesday, October 16, 2013      3 comments

Rainy, mild day. I'll be looking for a break in the clouds around noon to get my walk in. Quiet day. I will spend most of it on client work. DAY'S POSITIVES Love the morning after avoiding a snack attack last night. Kitchen was cl... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 52.....the importance of water

Tuesday, October 15, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday, I read a Spark people article about the importance of getting enough water daily. Their recommendation is 8-10 cups every day. the article goes on to say: "Besides being a vital component of your body, water also helps to reduc... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 51

Monday, October 14, 2013      2 comments

Late rise. Cold took a home in my body with full commitment. Sleep was fitful at best. It's raining. No matter...... It's a new week! A new day! And, well, it was so very nice of the cold germs to sorta hold off until my 30 challenge ... Read more

Chptr 12, Day 50

Sunday, October 13, 2013      3 comments

Mid-point. Lost 5# within the first 20 days. Hence that, the needle on the scale is pretty much stuck; 30 more days equaled additional loss of just 2# for a total of 7#. Even though I increased my exercise by another 30 minutes daily over the... Read more


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