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October Goals

Sunday, October 03, 2010      9 comments

Here's how I did in September: *Lose two more kilo (ca. 4 pounds) in time for October retreat - lost 1 (2 pounds) and I'm good with that *Log 1200 cardio miles - logged WAY more than that, probably 1400+ *Burn SP recommended number of c... Read more


Sunday, September 26, 2010      14 comments

Just for fun, I decided to google that old saying about how it takes more muscles to frown than to smile.... Read more


Thursday, September 16, 2010      10 comments

Time to see how I'm doing on reaching those September goals: *Lose two more kilo (ca. 4 pounds) in time for October retreat. I'm calling this my "4 by 4" challenge since I leave on October 5. --- am down 1 pound so far! Read more

September Health and Fitness Goals

Sunday, September 05, 2010      13 comments

*Lose two more kilo (ca. 4 pounds) in time for October retreat *Log 1200 cardio miles *Burn SP recommended number of calories each week *Track and stay in Calorie range at least 5 days a week I have lots of other goals that I'm workin... Read more

September's coming

Monday, August 30, 2010      12 comments

It sure feels like it, too! Temps in the lower 50's and rain, rain, rain. I hope the summer is not quite over weather-wise. A "golden October" would be nice, please. Thank you. Today I'm without my car. Louise is in for her mandatory 2-year... Read more

Good week

Saturday, August 21, 2010      10 comments

The first week of my Spark "comeback": The structure of working what some people call a normal schedule certainly helped keep me on track this week. Regular meal times, no time for extra snacking, etc. Lost the kilo that I gained on my last tri... Read more

Up and running

Saturday, August 14, 2010      10 comments

Email is up and running again. I made some adjustments on my laptop and it seems to be running more smoothly, too. And so am I, altho I'm taking it slow. I'll start tracking exercise again today. I've been getting in my 30 minutes intentio... Read more

Jet Lag Chapter ?

Sunday, August 08, 2010      10 comments

I'm too tired to write much of a blog post, but thought I'd share a photo of me with the two lovely people I spent most of last week with - my dear dad and one of my cousins. ... Read more

Packing - Again!?

Saturday, July 17, 2010      10 comments

I'm just winding up a term paper for a Monday deadline. The prof was very gracious in allowing me such a long extension. It's been particularly hard to concentrate, not just because of the emotions and such --- but because it's been so HOT here.... Read more

A different kind of work...

Thursday, July 08, 2010      16 comments

It seems I need to go back to go forward. It's difficult to blog about the little daily incidents of my health and weight-loss journey without sharing something of what I've been through the past six weeks since my mom died. Writing can be thera... Read more


Sunday, May 30, 2010      28 comments

As many of you know, my mother has been struggling mightily with her health over the past few years - COPD, then a serious head injury, hip surgery, carotid artery surgery, two stays in rehab. Last night, that struggle finally ended, quietly and... Read more

Pentecost Roses

Sunday, May 23, 2010      12 comments

That's what peonies are called in Germany. I just snapped this one in my neighbor's garden. The color didn't photograph too well - the blooms are actually a deeper shade of wi... Read more

On a mission

Monday, May 17, 2010      9 comments

I have an exam in missiology on Wednesday. I need all my "spare" time (whatever that is!) to study, so I'm going to be taking a break from Spark for a couple of days. I even plan to overnight at the school where I'm studying so I don't have... Read more

I Oughta

Sunday, May 09, 2010      12 comments

I really OUGHTA write a blog today because it's been two weeks since my last post. Some other Spark friends have posted great blogs this past week. If you'd like a sampling, here are a few links: SPUNKYSPARKER had some good insights about b... Read more

Second Opinion

Monday, April 26, 2010      16 comments

I went to the new ENT today and I do NOT have nodes on my vocal chords. They are somewhat swollen and very tired which is why they don't close properly at phonation. But there are no cysts, polyps or nodes. Now that I've taken the antibiotics an... Read more

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