In my last blog post, I said I would be posting from Florida. I lied. I'm back in Germany now, having arrived last Friday after a long trip that took me from Minneapolis to Philadelphia to Frankfurt and finally back to my little home town near S... Read more
This blog has nothing to do with "Sound of Music", Julie Andrews or deer. It's about starting at the "very beginning." My trusty scale told me this morning that I've lost another two pounds making a total of 5 since I made me most recent restart... Read more
So far, so good. I've lost another pound after losing 2 pretty quickly in my personal challenge just after Christmas. Better still, I've been sticking to my other goals and am often reminded of my word for the year - "thrive". When things are no... Read more
Happy New Year, Spark friends!
My “Fitter By First” personal challenge went pretty well. I lost three pounds and about half an inch off my waist and abs. More important than the numbers is that I revisited and reestablished some of those go... Read more
I started out on an online challenge about two weeks ago called “Fit by First” but found very quickly that it was NOT for me. It sounded fun, but I found that the workouts consisted of exercises many of which I’m not able to do for a number of r... Read more
There's always hope! This semester at the Bible school has really kept me hopping. When I took on this new "project" in the spring, I didn't know how time and energy-consuming it would be. I'm loving it, but it has meant that other things have t... Read more
Long time, no blog! This has been a really rough couple of weeks for me. I had a deadline for reporting on my father's estate. I’ve been struggling for months to get the documents together. Not only am I NOT good at bookkeeping, it has been a re... Read more
The new semester at the seminary starts tomorrow. I'll be teaching 11 students in Intro to Christian Education. This is a new course for me and I'm putting the finishing touches on my syllabus tonight. Procrastination has been raising it's ugly ... Read more
I got some new trainers yesterday. I had to throw out a pair while I was in Florida. They were getting pretty old anyway, but all the salt water and sun caused them to develop a less-than-lovely aroma that I couldn't get rid of.
Just have time for a brief Spark-related goal list. I'll post other goals later.
Exercise at least 30 minutes daily.
Track nutrition and stay within ranges.
Complete squat and crunch challenges and work out a new, 3-times-a-week ST rou... Read more
I had quite a scare last week. My boss at the language school decided they couldn't do without me and denied my vacation request after I had already booked my flight (July 22 to August 21) and Orlando hotel (July 27 to August 1). This is the fir... Read more
...and about 4 to go if I'm going to reach my 5% challenge goal. The weight loss is important, but it's even more about firming up my healthy habits and routines. I'll especially need them when I travel to the US this summer.
I had three g... Read more