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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
Several times today, I had the sense that God was with me, and that he was smiling. I don't know how else to describe it. There was the moment in the shop where I bought a pair of cheap espadrilles and the salesgirl was rude to me. I bit my tong... Read more
This is usually a time when - if I'm not visiting friends - I catch up on email, maybe take a nap, go for a walk, and then begin planning for the week ahead.
Today is no different, but I keep thinking about 2 weeks from now when I'll be ge... Read more
Yesterday, I had an appointment with one of the personal trainers at the fitness studio (what we call "the gym" in Germany). This is a luxury I won't often be indulging in, but I wanted someone to help me put together a individual strength progr... Read more
As the Deer
Yesterday, I accepted a challenge on the 1-Day Challenge Board to "feel the burn" - in some way, to up our exercise for the day. I'd been planning to take it easy with a 30-minute walk but decided to go for my 45-minute loop through the woods. O... Read more
The Long Run
From one of the Spark emails in my box today: "Donít give up on yourself. After all, itís never too late to be that healthy person you might have been." That's a pretty audacious statement for someone who is 55, but I'm holding on to that. More ... Read more