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The highs and lows
4/7/2014 11:53:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So today is day one of the "Drop a Ton" challenge at work. The goal is to have us lose 2,000 pounds combined. So many of us signed up it works out t...  Read more


5 words or less
4/7/2014 6:57:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I can do this!...  Read more


a sunny spring day
4/7/2014 3:07:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

getting back into the swing of things today. my daughter's school pictures came out really nice. she is enjoying school and learning to swim,too. i am...  Read more


4/7/2014 5:37:38 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Take the time to share your love! Tome el tiempo para compartir tu amor....  Read more


The Sunday freeze
4/6/2014 11:14:39 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I've always said that Saturday morning is my favorite time of the week. Sunday evening is the least. I go into kind of a tailspin every Sunday....  Read more


Winter in Fenway (Home of the Red Sox!)
4/6/2014 10:31:47 PM,  12 COMMENTS

300 60 300 60 300 60 300 60 300 60 304 for checking this out. I hope you enjoy it as much as we Visions have. I must admit that I had...  Read more


Quick Blog
4/6/2014 5:34:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

My work outs have been pretty good; I almost said stellar, but that would be exaggerating. Yesterday I walk-jogged, but my right knee was really piss...  Read more


Day 1
4/6/2014 1:35:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It seems I'm the only one on board with eating healthy and increasing activity today. Over time though my family will benefit by learning healthy habi...  Read more


Taking the time/ tomarse el tiempo
4/6/2014 6:14:07 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Today I am taking the time needed to honor the thoughts and ideas that God has placed in my heart. Reflection is such an important part of growth...  Read more


The great Saturday flake-out
4/5/2014 1:08:45 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Two and a half weeks ago I called my rental office to report a large crack in my living room wall. A guy came out, photographed it, and told me someon...  Read more


Mamma turns 92!/Mamá cumple 92 años!
4/5/2014 6:01:07 AM,  30 COMMENTS

It is an amazing week! My mother is turning 92 years young! She still lives in her own home, sews, and cooks her own meals. My brother lives with h...  Read more


Update: I busted my butt and gained two pounds -- that scale better run away!
4/5/2014 3:31:09 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Ugh. I'm up two pounds. Seriously? I worked hard. Not amused. Still, I got back in the pool and will keep doing so. I'm trying to perfect my fre...  Read more


Trying Not to Plateau This Time
4/4/2014 11:55:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's not like I'm dropping pounds, but I don't want to plateau again or get in an exercise rut. Yesterday I rested from lifting weights and today, I...  Read more


the weekend! woo hoo!
4/4/2014 8:58:59 AM,  9 COMMENTS

the first weekend of april is here! yay! a chance to unwind after a busy week. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hell...  Read more


The adventures of John and Jackie/ Las aventuras de John y Jackie
4/4/2014 5:42:40 AM,  22 COMMENTS

It all started with our first date. I met John at Eddie's restaurant in Athol, Massachusetts. After a delicious meal, we went for our first of many...  Read more


Today was a busy day
4/3/2014 11:52:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Still, I managed to go to the gym! Yay. I was actually going to punk out because I forgot my gym shoes. However, I worked out with my boots anyway...  Read more


a nice day
4/3/2014 7:42:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

now i am unwinding after a very full day. i dealt calmly with a misunderstanding and got it resolved quickly. this happened on my way home from the jo...  Read more


How Will Getting Fat (Again) Help?
4/3/2014 9:58:51 AM,  237 COMMENTS

I received a comment on my blog that was GENIUS! Just what I needed to ask myself to give myself strength when fighting emotional eating- I call it e...  Read more


High Hills /colinas altas
4/3/2014 5:42:16 AM,  16 COMMENTS

The Lord God[a] is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. Habacuc 3:19 El señor God...  Read more


a beautiful day
4/2/2014 8:24:21 PM,  9 COMMENTS

it was very sunny here today. i really enjoyed lunch out with my co-workers this afternoon. i even got in an extra walk to get to the restaurant and b...  Read more


A Perfect Day outside the arena!
4/2/2014 5:02:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Most of the time this day would not count for my perfect day, but after a busy 2 weeks, it is just what I needed! The skies have been pouring down ra...  Read more


Sore, sore, sore, and think crunches are giving me a tension headache
4/2/2014 8:04:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I haven't been this sore ever. That probably means I am using the right amount of weight. However, I think the sit-ups are giving me a tension...  Read more


Joy! Alegria!
4/2/2014 5:41:14 AM,  26 COMMENTS

In this busy world of care, It is nice to have you there. The simple joy of your smile Makes me sit and rest a while. So many things tha...  Read more


Busting my butt: Must lose at least 200 pounds to qualify for prosthetic knees
4/2/2014 3:03:06 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I know I haven't been around much lately. I don't know if very many people have noticed that, but in any case, for those that have, and for those that...  Read more


Exercising Becoming a Habit
4/1/2014 10:38:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's about time, but I'm finally working out on a regular basis and enjoying it again. However, this time I am varying my work outs and listening to...  Read more


All over the place, but I'm here right now
4/1/2014 8:22:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am not consistent - but I am here today - and I am logging my food as much as I can and becoming more consistent again. I'm walking my dogs. I belie...  Read more


it's now april
4/1/2014 7:05:58 PM,  13 COMMENTS

a beautiful sunny day here today. woo hoo! feeling better today. my good friend is all moved now and is busy unpacking. my daughter spent some time at...  Read more


10 Day Challenge
4/1/2014 10:37:50 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Ok. I can do ten days of exercise in the morning. My exercise is a simple as a 15 minute walk, too. Its amazing that I have found excuse after excu...  Read more


The most beautiful baby in my whole wide world / La bebé más hermoso en mi mundo entero!
4/1/2014 5:43:02 AM,  33 COMMENTS

What a surprise! My son and daughter in love, along with Baby Lina came North for the weekend! I got to play with the baby! Playing with an...  Read more


Another one bites the dust
3/31/2014 8:54:52 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I have officially survived another month-end at work. It actually went rather well, and I was out on time. The Big Boss in our office doesn't want to...  Read more


another month
3/31/2014 8:33:45 PM,  9 COMMENTS

is coming to a close. a new month comes tomorrow and brings with it fresh challenges and changes. this is the last week of work at that place for me....  Read more


One More Day in March of Fitness Minutes
3/31/2014 9:04:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, I won't be making my 1800 fitness minutes this month, but I got closer than I have in ages. So, today, I am going to do walking intervals...  Read more


Reset the challenges
3/31/2014 5:40:23 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Is there any way to reset the Spark Challenges? I'd love to do them over again. ¿Es allí algún camino reinicializar los Desafíos de la Spark? Am...  Read more


Losing weight again, and new tracking helper!
3/30/2014 12:42:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The long, hard winter is stepping aside to make way for spring and a new start! Since moving 1200 miles last fall, it's been a challenge getting...  Read more


Sunday, Real Walk-Jog
3/30/2014 11:20:46 AM,  6 COMMENTS

My knees and ankle are real good, so I'm going out for 30 minutes. I will mostly walk because I am taking my lazy dog with me. (The dog made it one...  Read more


Looking at a bigger Mountain/ Mirando a una montaña grande.
3/30/2014 6:02:17 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Looking at a bigger mountain. Today I received an offer to climb Mt. Kilamanjaro. I was so happy to receive this offer (as ridiculous as it seemed)...  Read more


Half-asleep Saturday
3/29/2014 11:03:08 AM,  16 COMMENTS

It's raining here this morning. I'm not complaining, since we badly need rain. It was a demanding week at work, and Monday will be month end (cra...  Read more


Saturday Walk-Jog . . .Yes!!!!
3/29/2014 10:10:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Your heard right ladies and gentlemen, my body is responding well to the walk-jogs! I am only doing between 20 and 30 minutes though. I'm doin...  Read more


How far can you go? / ¿Hasta dónde puede ir?
3/29/2014 5:48:44 AM,  26 COMMENTS

It is amazing how far you can go if you don't stop walking. Where will your feet take you? Es increíble hasta dónde puede ir si no dejar de cami...  Read more


the weekend is here
3/28/2014 6:45:45 PM,  11 COMMENTS

my daughter is soooo excited about her birthday party on sunday afternoon. i am just about ready to go away for the weekend. i am also helping my good...  Read more


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