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Making up for the summer that wasn't

Thursday, April 16, 2015      2 comments

I've been mulling this over in my mind for months. All of the things that I think that I missed last summer because I was stuck in a wheelchair. So I have this list of things that I swear I'm going to do this year. Now, never-mind that if I h... Read more

Yoga (Or I found muscles in my butt and thighs I didn't know existed)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      2 comments

2 yoga sessions done in a 3 week commitment of at least 10 to 15 minutes of daily practice. The thing that is nice about yoga is that if you've ever tried to do it before, it does stay with you. I feel like I learn the names of more poses fast... Read more

Two Weeks of Uneventfully Eventful Activities

Saturday, April 11, 2015      3 comments

I do not have to go back for another colonoscopy for 10 years! Good News. The procedure itself was a blank. They insert an IV, ask you were you took your kid for spring break and then you are being wheeled back into recovery and wondering where... Read more

It's not about my dress size

Thursday, March 19, 2015      3 comments

i met my new doctor today. She will be performing my colonoscopy next month. The first thing we did was review my meds. I take a lot of them for high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and then probiotics and calcium with vitamin D, because, b... Read more

My New Workout and I'm not sure I L-O-V-E it yet.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014      2 comments

I thought I would take a minute to document what I've been doing for my back since I got out of the hospital. I see a physical therapist and she checks my body mechanics and mostly yells at me for not keeping my abs engaged enough. Conside... Read more

While You Are Waiting For God to Open a New Door For You, Praise Him From the Hallway.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014      3 comments

My mom gave me a little angel that says that while I was in the hospital trying to come out of a pharmaceutical stupor after lower back surgery. I think it's perfect. Read more

February Follow Your Heart - Know Love (and love your blender)

Sunday, February 03, 2013      4 comments

February Know Love This blog is about my blender. . . Last month one of the members of... Read more

January Follow Up: Going Organic and Other Sudden Moves

Saturday, January 26, 2013      3 comments

As a follow-up to my early January blog I wanted to sit down and evaluate if Ive actually learned anything by Going Places, following my heart and opening my mind to some new ideas. My January calendar picture advised me to Go Places. My init... Read more

Follow Your Heart - January

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      4 comments

Every January I get excited to get a new calendar for my cubicle at work. This year I had a hard time choosing between several calendars but finally selected a calendar with the theme - Follow Your Heart. Easier said than done. I find my ... Read more

Bullfrog Challenge Run

Sunday, October 14, 2012      6 comments

Today the family and I participated in the Bullfrog Challenge Run in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. We are all novices when it comes to running in these events and so, ... Read more

Last week was kind of a big week.

Sunday, March 18, 2012      3 comments

I RAN. 2 miles at a 13.5 min/mile pace. I could have kept going but I was at lunch and had to get back to the office. I used the cardio setting on the treadmill and entered in my age and weight and let the treadmill suggest a heartrate to main... Read more

Hey! Where's the Ceiling?!

Saturday, February 11, 2012      5 comments

I typically interact with the Sparkpeople web-site on my smart phone. Then last July the unthinkable happened. My husband and I took our dogs to get their nails clipped, I dropped by phone somewhere and had to get a new one which finally happe... Read more

Intervals are my new Favorite workout

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      3 comments

While working out this morning I suddenly realized that I like interval training. My new favorite work out is 30 minutes on the stationary bike doing the cross country program and following it up with 15 minutes of 1 min 30 sec walk/run interva... Read more

Eating Healthy in the City of Red Meat and Obama. . . oh yes you can

Thursday, July 21, 2011      3 comments

My Sparkfriends on the Sending Skinny Vibes Team tell me that today is National Junk Food Day. They also tell me that I should challenge all of my Sparkfriends to NOT eat Junk Food today. In the the spirit of Sending Skinny Vibes I offer my lu... Read more

Yoga Bare- (foot)

Monday, June 06, 2011      3 comments

I took a yoga class with my daughter for the first time at the gym near our house. We joined the gym out of desparation because the Y by our house was so crowded that getting any time on equipment was impossible. One day in the pool someone sw... Read more


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