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A little wink from heaven?
Last week I ordered a blouse as a reward for losing 25 pounds and for being on SP for 90 days. It's from Jack Wolkskin and it's made of superlightweight "nano" material that breathes with you - perfect for outdoor exercise. Today, I went to pick... Read more
Ouch - SchleimbeutelentzŁndung
On the way from the tram to the language school this morning, I slipped sideways off the heel of my summer sandals. No big deal, I thought. But an hour later, I started having some pain in my hip. By the time I left to go home at 4PM, I could ha... Read more
As predicted, the weather was hot and sunny for our outdoor service, but with a good breeze that helped keep it from being too extreme - and also kept us running after the sheets of music that were blowing off the music stands and all over the s... Read more
Happy Bastille Day!
My dad reminded me in an email that today is the French national holiday. He grew up there, so he always remembers, but I forgot this year, even though my boss at the language school is also French. Vive la France!
Summer has returned, just... Read more
Somehow posted this twice - but, like they say, good news bears repeating!... Read more
I had great news today! On Monday, I had my cholesterol levels checked and today I called the doctor for the results, My levels have gone down considerably since January (Total 281-232 with a goal of under 199, LDL: 171-136 with a goal of under... Read more
I was starting to feel a little sad because no one had visited my SparkPage or left a comment. Just today I realized that there was no link to my page on my posts, and that my page wasn't in the members directory. Changed that...time to fix some... Read more
Today's my birthday and I made it - 30 minutes of daily exercise since April 30! The past couple of days have been pretty hard but the Lord has helped me persevere and Spark People have given me lots of support along the way. So glad I found thi... Read more
New month, new challenges! I'm aiming for 1000 cardio minutes in July. I'll continue my daily exercise challenge, too, maybe shoot for a total of 200 days. That will bring me close to goal weight time.
It's amazing how submitting to discipl... Read more
Lullaby and Good Night
We're starting a get-enough-sleep challenge on the Christian Music Lover's team and I'm going to have to "flunk" this first night. After getting home from class, then going to a long meeting at church this evening, I now have to get up early to ... Read more
Today is day 100 of my personal challenge to exercise 30 minutes every day till my birthday on July 5! I'm scheduled to go nordic walking with the group from church. I'll have to think of a way to celebrate, maybe with a bottle of sparkling appl... Read more
On Thursday, I met with a former English student and, appropriately, we went to Starbucks. (There are actually 3 in our German city!) I had decided the night before to substitute one of their yummy muffins for dinner. I have to say that I did en... Read more
Today I weigh 10 kilos less than when I started on this trip in mid-March. That's 22 pounds, half of which I've lost since joining SP.
This also means I need to lose only 3 more pounds and I can celebrate another milestone. If I keep up at... Read more
Patience, patience, patience...
Do we ever stop learning patience? Today, during one of my music lessons, the Lord convicted me of my impatience. This little girl is a dreamer, quite unconcentrated and really only comes to piano lessons because her mother wants her to. She oft... Read more
Today I wore the jeans that have been hanging on the back of the wardrobe door since I joined SP! I'm wearing them for the first time in about 5 years. Reading other people's pages and posts, it seems that a getting into a favorite pair of jeans... Read more