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Took a Hike Today
6/22/2014 5:45:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was getting focused on dropping weight when I took a brief vacation that threw all of my best laid plans off track. When I returned and weighed in,...  Read more


Amazing Active Day
6/22/2014 4:13:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My morning started when the clock went off at 6 am. From then I loaded up my cooler of ice walker and drove to Cullman to meet my running Buddy Leigh...  Read more


By golly, I think she's got it!
6/22/2014 2:31:10 PM,  14 COMMENTS

As long as you believe you can, YOU CAN DO IT!!! This 80-something granny can still kick some serious booty . . .  Read more


My brother-in-law's quilt. ;)
6/21/2014 8:16:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This is that quilt from a few posts back...the one I'm making for my wee niece. Very girly. Story behind this is that my dear husband told me the q...  Read more


Looking ahead to August.
6/21/2014 7:42:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Husband and I finally recovered enough from the stress of the last week - sat down and booked just about everything for our trip to Kansas to spend ti...  Read more


You can't catch me!
6/21/2014 5:07:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Today is the first official day of the 5% Summer challenge, did my weigh in & not looking so good. It seems every pound I lose keeps finding me back....  Read more


Hello Flo Ad
6/21/2014 1:55:37 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I really hope this is not offensive . . . but I'm taking a risk anyway because I thought it was hilarious!!! It's actually an ad from a women's...  Read more


6/20/2014 6:09:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I posted these back on 6/12/2014 & really haven't done anything with them. Actually I haven't done much of anything lately, so I really will need to k...  Read more


Almost the weekend!!!
6/20/2014 12:37:01 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Looking forward to the weekend (nothing unusual about that!) DH is absolutely fried . . . so I'm thinking about packing a light su...  Read more


6/20/2014 8:13:53 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I have two transitions going on in my life. 1. My diet and exercise moving toward a life of pre-diabetes and trying to not worsen my condition by e...  Read more


Happy Thursday
6/19/2014 6:55:35 PM,  13 COMMENTS

And SparkFriends are the greatest! By the way, Leroy's smelling a whole lot better today....  Read more


Junk food junky
6/18/2014 4:05:50 PM,  18 COMMENTS

In case you haven't been formally introduced, this is Bad Leroy Brown, our 6 pound Yorkie. Doesn't he look like such a sweet little guy? Well...  Read more


6/17/2014 5:34:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been tired recently. Bone deep tired. Almost to the point of needing to go home from work to take a nap tired. I've also been puzzled, why so tir...  Read more


I'm not a cookie
6/17/2014 1:33:37 PM,  18 COMMENTS

And I don't like being trapped into the same cookie-cutter mold as everyone else. I'm referring to the art of designing jewelry, creating...  Read more


Day #2
6/17/2014 11:58:14 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Day two of my journey to a better health. Packed a healthy breakfast (I like eating breakfast at work) and a big salad, plus two snacks. I d...  Read more


I totally had a meme moment!
6/16/2014 10:14:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was walking in to work yesterday and saw a (blood glucose) test strip laying in the crack of the sidewalk and thought about this meme....and yes, I...  Read more


Putting out a request for "boring life", please!
6/16/2014 9:09:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yes, we need a respite from all the excitement and weirdness of the last few days. My husband works for the Parks. Sunday morning he was out o...  Read more


Day #1
6/16/2014 9:30:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I did it!! I didn't have to talk myself into exercising!! YEAH!!...  Read more


Forming a Habit!
6/16/2014 12:37:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, I overcame my challenge of the Wellness Center being closed. Thankfully the town where I live has a lovely lake. I walked downtown this evenin...  Read more


Back at it.
6/15/2014 8:51:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I took three days off my gym schedule. Didn't even do much activity at home. Ate as well as I could, showed myself yet again that wheat is NOT my f...  Read more


Happy Walk, benchmark 1
6/15/2014 10:17:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I did it. I walked my virtual 1 mile race. I did better than I thought. 15 minutes and 32 seconds. I was shooting for 16 minutes. I noticed seve...  Read more


A Blessing in Disguise?
6/14/2014 11:54:38 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, I've now seen photos all over Facebook of my "man friend" with his girlfriend and it's driving me batty! I'm not going to be immature and unfri...  Read more


Feeling Good
6/13/2014 4:25:48 PM,  3 COMMENTS

What a rollercoaster it's been. Up and down - mostly up (in the weight department, that is). I started the Alberta Health Care Weight Wise progr...  Read more


Baby Steps
6/13/2014 9:15:41 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I didn't start walking, I had to crawl. I had to learn to take one step at a time. I would get frustrated, but I'd get up and try again. It's so...  Read more


Mirror mirror, please show me the truth
6/13/2014 9:13:05 AM,  0 COMMENTS

They say people with anorexia and bulimia look in the mirror and still see fat. I am opposite. I had my brother take some good pictures of me a couple...  Read more


Anything is possible.
6/13/2014 8:12:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This week has been a good one. I have had only one slip up which was when a sales rep brought me a cup filled with chocolate and in that one day I at...  Read more


A Better Day!
6/12/2014 11:53:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was MUCH better! I didn't have as much sleep as I'd like to have due to the fact that I'm not one who sleeps through storms. Tonight should be...  Read more


I hate pictures! But I am posting them anyways!
6/12/2014 9:43:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

These are my comparison pics from 2012, on the left, to today, on the right. Front, back, left, and right sides. While I CAN see the improvemen...  Read more


6/12/2014 12:16:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Ok so it's been over a week since I wrote my last blog, still don't have the answer but I have started making my goals. So the good news I haven't' gi...  Read more


A finish for old goals and a start for new goals.
6/12/2014 11:59:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My big goal, the one I really needed to achieve -- I made it! My goal was to get back to a healthy glucose reading by my May checkup. I did it. My fas...  Read more


Tired of the Merry-Go-Round
6/12/2014 10:14:42 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I've been making such good progress . . . and then came the weekend. It's taken me all week to get back to where I was LAST Friday - before the week...  Read more


Failure...and lots of it!
6/11/2014 11:09:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Looking back over my blogs the last few months, I've noticed one HUGE thing. Everything I've tried to do up to this point, I've failed at. 1....  Read more


Bonked at the gym.
6/11/2014 7:54:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I almost drove past the gym and on home today after dropping daughter at the train station. Talked myself out of it. Probably should have heeded my...  Read more


Lazy day! No money :(
6/11/2014 1:06:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have found whenever I go out I spend more money than I have! So IF I stay home it seems to be the only way I can not spend money I don't have ! S...  Read more


A Rant and a Rave
6/11/2014 12:10:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

If you read my 'Good Bad & the Ugly' blog on 6/1, you'll probably remember how ticked off I was after making a 150 mile round-trip to Harbor Freight t...  Read more


Happy Hump Day
6/11/2014 8:57:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Rejoice! the week is half over!!! Can you tell it's been a rough week? I will get through it and I will NOT eat garbage food!!...  Read more


All topsy-turvey.
6/10/2014 9:51:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I think I'm getting ready for that full-moon Mercury in retrograde (or whatever it is) Friday the 13th this week. Everything is literally off-b...  Read more


6/10/2014 11:39:13 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I'm usually able to skip out on potlucks. Just don't go. Or, if it's our neighborhood watch group, since I'm the Coordinator, I can spend the...  Read more


Back after a long weekend.
6/9/2014 9:16:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I took it easy for three days and learned all over again what a slug I can be if I allow it. Just took care of small tasks at home and was on call to...  Read more


The Snack Attack
6/9/2014 12:43:28 PM,  19 COMMENTS

What have you planned for snacks today? It's always better to be prepared than to get caught with...  Read more


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