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The River is Receding and it's a beautiful day~
4/17/2014 1:22:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It is beautiful here in Michigan and I'm at the library again today. They are going to be closed tomorrow and Saturday so I'll have to go to Tim Hort...  Read more


4/17/2014 12:20:02 PM,  8 COMMENTS

last official day of classes for me today! woo hoo! heading off shortly to do my first final exam. i am as prepared as i can be for it. in the first c...  Read more


The winter that would not end
4/17/2014 11:22:57 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So, its the middle of April and last night we got a fresh coating of at least 6 inches of snow. Now, I love snow, but this is getting a bit ridiculou...  Read more


Has a Headache!!!
4/17/2014 10:48:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Started out walking 33 minutes this morning. This afternoon, I will walk 30 more to up my daily time...  Read more


My son
4/17/2014 10:44:25 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I could use some prayers for strength in these trying times. On the 5th of April which was the anniversary of my oldest son's death, my 3rd son had br...  Read more


Ready set GO!
4/17/2014 9:47:29 AM,  5 COMMENTS

224 It is time to get serious about this journey. I am going to get below 300 pounds this month. I have a plan. The most important thing is that I nee...  Read more


new spark friend
4/17/2014 8:59:31 AM,  0 COMMENTS

my sparkmail has added a new spark friend. hopefully we can work together on our journey, ups and downs. I plan to do this journey and all the help i...  Read more


Too Busy For What?
4/17/2014 8:33:16 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well there you have it, something that I personally needed to hear (or read). But these past few weeks have been hectic for me. I am now current...  Read more


End is in Sight
4/17/2014 8:02:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Good morning everyone, This morning I would like to talk about the end in sight. I have had a quick and great journey with spark people. Sinc...  Read more


Day 165 - blob
4/17/2014 6:27:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Day 165 - it's been a while- well actually 165 days and I have learned that motivation is a fickle thing! Blogging everyday really helps though! It is...  Read more


To breathe Easier
4/17/2014 5:37:01 AM,  25 COMMENTS

We will all breathe easier when Dylan comes off the ventilator. The doctors are starting to wean him off the machine, and he is beginning to brea...  Read more


Home Run !!!!!
4/17/2014 5:09:44 AM,  19 COMMENTS

" There is only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher." Ted Williams 244 244...  Read more


Controlling impulse of reaching out for sweets.
4/16/2014 6:38:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I had to fight from getting into the box of cookies that were sitting on the clients table and they were so tempted to grab one. I kept talking...  Read more


4/16/2014 6:11:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

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Today's Flood Pictures
4/16/2014 5:34:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have seen the Pine River flooded worse before. This isn't bad considering. There was one year it rained for 30 days and 30 nights (seriously...  Read more


4/16/2014 2:36:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm having fun experimenting with the exercise videos. One thing I don't understand is doing reps. Why say do 6 reps of 10, when you could just say do...  Read more


Non-Scale Victories
4/16/2014 1:22:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I haven't had much success on the scale recently, but I know that I do my best with my goals when I focus more on how good I feel! In the long run it...  Read more


Check Up...
4/16/2014 1:05:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

In to the doctor for the semi-annual checkup. All is looking the same....  Read more


4/16/2014 12:35:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Still doing well with being on time at work in the morning and taking exactly 1 hour at noon for workout, leaving promptly at 5 in the evening. I hust...  Read more


Temple teachings...
4/16/2014 12:06:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

While He was teaching in the Temple courts, Jesus was questioned "Who gave You this authority?" Our Lord answered, as he often did with another q...  Read more


4/16/2014 11:50:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So I have this awesome friend, Amy, who I work with on the same campus. Staff has free access to the campus fitness center which I have egregiou...  Read more


I took a picture of myself
4/16/2014 11:19:22 AM,  15 COMMENTS

OK never done this before!! But I did it, and to keep me accountable I will post a picture once a week!! This is me in a Medium shirt, I usually wear...  Read more


4/16/2014 10:31:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Although I have my goal set at 20 pounds to lose, my actual goal is way more. I decided to start out at 20 on Sparkpeople first. I'd already lost my...  Read more


Busy month
4/16/2014 10:19:24 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have pretty busy this month. I am Secretary- Treasurer for our local VFW Auxiliary. So far this month we have volunteered at local nursing home. Had...  Read more


Old clothes
4/16/2014 7:49:28 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I am going to get rid of my old clothes. I don't want to risk falling into the old pattern of gaining a few pounds and putting on a comfortable pair...  Read more


Day 164- Vacation Mindset
4/16/2014 6:49:59 AM,  2 COMMENTS

One of the things I have had to change in order to be successful on my journey is my mindset! Nothing illustrates this better than my upcoming vacatio...  Read more


4/16/2014 5:43:57 AM,  27 COMMENTS

Dylan's condition has stabilized. He is still on the ventilator, and recovery will be long, but there will be full recovery. His brother and sis...  Read more


4/16/2014 5:09:57 AM,  12 COMMENTS

" The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are." Marcus Aurelius T...  Read more


Life after the Cardiac Cath Procedure....
4/16/2014 4:07:35 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Today I had a Cardiac Cath procedure and there was good news and not so good news. The good news is that my arteries are clear, there is no damage or...  Read more


{Day 15} Cont... 1/40
4/16/2014 2:26:51 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Nutrition 265 488 492 372 491 45 271 194 551 181 Today could have gone better. We went to eat at a Mexican restaurant and I LOOOOOO...  Read more


{Day 15} A 40 Day Quest
4/16/2014 1:37:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

A SparkFriend, ReallyHopin, recently blogged about all the wonderful changes she's made while on a 40 day quest- a way for her to change her focus fro...  Read more


4/15/14 Biggest blood sugar spike yet - Quest bar
4/16/2014 12:43:31 AM,  11 COMMENTS

This one was somewhat unexpected. I wanted to try one of the Quest protein bars which have a half-decent ingredient list and relatively low net-carbs....  Read more


Does this Mean I'm a Hoarder?
4/15/2014 11:45:49 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So, I decided it was time to go through some clothes and get rid of know, to make room for some new ones, right! 224 Now, I am self-consc...  Read more


4/15/2014 11:03:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So granted it's not a lot but I am down 13 pounds since the start of the year :) The ultra low carb - high fat diet is working for me and I can't...  Read more


Balance is Health.
4/15/2014 6:19:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have a co-worker, who’s worked for the company for at least 20 years. Today, she took her second vacation in 20 years. Other than a day here or th...  Read more


Still here, still kicking!
4/15/2014 5:25:16 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had a hard time last week, while I still ate healthy I didn't do much exercise at all...this week I'm back on the wagon and hitting it hard! I'm slo...  Read more


Did 9 Laps today...
4/15/2014 3:25:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I upped my walking to 9 laps several weeks ago. That was too much, so, I was back down to 8. Since Monday, I have been back up to 9. I think I will...  Read more


Changing goals
4/15/2014 2:07:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I believe that I'm on target to accomplish my goal to be a 350 pounds by my formal retirement into the 30th. However, it is time to recognize the exer...  Read more


Yet another benefit of no TV
4/15/2014 11:46:15 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning, stumbled into the living room, and thought, "Why am I up?" I'm going to the gym tonight, it's cold, I'm tired, and I have...  Read more


Trying to exercise.
4/15/2014 11:45:20 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I exercised yesterday for 15 minutes. I found two videos from Coach Nicole that focused on abs and used a fitness ball. The workouts were short,...  Read more


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