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End of July...really?
7/27/2014 10:34:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Had to pinch myself today when I realized July is nearly over! EEK! The summer has been so crazy. From rural Nebraska to cosmopolitan Washi...  Read more


Bear, I'm Out Here In Your Woods
7/15/2014 5:28:08 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been losing weight! Yay! It's been steady and I even skipped right over 157, bam! Just right on to 156 for me. One reason for my recent success i...  Read more


Making it work...kinda
6/26/2014 11:36:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well here I am in the middle of the cornfields...wrapping up my second and final week of the residency at Homestead National Monument Park. This is a...  Read more


Stumble on the baby steps
6/11/2014 4:00:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Figured it had been awhile since the last blog so I should get caught up. In reading that blog I realize that I'm taken quite a stumble in my baby ste...  Read more


Alaska, your beer is killer.
5/29/2014 12:15:10 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Remember how well I did in NYC and how I came back the SAME WEIGHT? And how that never happened before?? Well. I wasn't so successful in the great sta...  Read more


Baby steps
5/25/2014 10:28:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yes, today I took a baby step. It's been a lONg time since I've take any kind of step the right direction. We went out for breakfast (rode bikes to th...  Read more


It's a busy time
5/20/2014 9:37:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yup nothing new here. And nothing unique. It's a busy time of year for us all and I'm not using this as an excuse. Just sayin' 20 S...  Read more


Time for an update.
5/15/2014 11:39:50 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Have to say I was thrilled to get on the scale this week and FINALLY see it inching downwards. Not going to go crazy with the celebration though, 'ca...  Read more


New York, New York!
5/14/2014 6:54:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I went to NYC with my mother-in-law, God bless her, if you know what I mean. ;-) She's a trip. Grew up very privileged, very spoiled and her world v...  Read more


Hmm...interesting start to the summer
5/9/2014 10:48:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So glad that while our spring weather is 'unpredictable' at least it's not been as devastating as other parts of the country. Just found out today...  Read more


4/27/2014 6:59:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yup, that pretty much sums things up. Turmoil continues at work with the office administrator telling us Monday that she's leaving as well (the m...  Read more


I'm back?
4/24/2014 11:32:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We'll see. I want to eat right and lose this weight, but then I feel, why bother? At this point I have very little motivation. On the plus side,...  Read more


10 pounds down, 20 to go!
4/17/2014 6:20:42 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Hello folks. I have lost 10 pounds in the last eight weeks. I am very happy about this. How'd I do it? Simple, I ate good food, not too much and...  Read more


Keeping fingers busy
4/17/2014 2:58:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Nothing much to blog about today, in fact I wouldn't be here at all if I wasn't in desperate need of keeping my fingers busy today. I had good resolve...  Read more


It's Friday!
4/11/2014 10:27:00 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesiree...can't even express how delighted I am that it's Friday! I work Monday through Friday so I'm on the cusp of my weekend and looking forward to...  Read more


Go Firecrackers!!!
4/10/2014 2:17:04 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I've been busy so here's a blog I should've written a week ago! I'm happy, so happy, to be back into Spark and doing the 5% Challenge. Spark keep...  Read more


Getting old is not for the weak at heart
4/6/2014 4:14:20 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Too much to do...not enough time. Recognize that sentiment? I'm sure you do. It's a pretty common mantra. I'm sure feeling it today. But th...  Read more


Two Months...Really?
4/1/2014 9:24:25 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yes...really. It's been two months since my last post. Not that I've been ignoring SP. It's just been crazy busy. And I have pretty much fal...  Read more


Long Time
3/31/2014 5:32:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I haven't blog since jan. the weather was cold and I seem to cuddle up and just read. Hope that I am out of the blues and back into things. Just ne...  Read more


Stepping back from morning yoga :(
3/29/2014 5:40:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So it's official; I've been cut off from my morning yoga routine due to back and hip problems. I wish I could just magically heal myself so I could m...  Read more


Horsetooth Falls
3/29/2014 2:53:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Had an awesome hike today with my friend Shallyn to Horsetooth Falls. It is a lot of elevation change, it was about 2.5 miles. We did it in around 80...  Read more


Motivation-One day at a time
3/20/2014 5:52:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Every time I try to start over I feel so motivated and get everything updated on my spark page. It seems like it's about a 6 month cycle of motivatio...  Read more


My Plan....and I do have one.
3/1/2014 1:26:06 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm not here to pontificate or advise or admit or condone or condemn. I'm not saying that what I know is right or the only way to go. I do know what I...  Read more


Here's what I've been up to for the last eight months....
2/25/2014 2:03:02 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been: 665 To London and had a "smashing" time 329 Skiing a couple of times (Hubby's knee is FINALLY good to go!) ...  Read more


Making progress
2/1/2014 1:23:15 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I started getting serious about losing weight again at the end of October. Made great progress, despite the holidays, and lost 18 lbs in the first 12...  Read more


Doldrums...well, kind of
1/26/2014 4:09:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Merriam Webster defines doldrums a state or period of sadness or depression; a state or period in which there is no activity or improvement. Well, I'...  Read more


1/13/2014 10:31:26 PM,  0 COMMENTS

What a day! Husband had a accident ( just damage our bumper) Than we went over to see his mother in the hosipital and things were not very good ther...  Read more


1/12/2014 10:51:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Daughterand husband came over to watch the denver bronco games and have dinner. They told us that she is pregnant. What a day!...  Read more


1/11/2014 11:19:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well went to a ice fishing tournament so I'm home by myself. Shovel some snow in the back yard....  Read more


Friday (sick)
1/10/2014 9:44:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well I'm still under the weather and not doing anything. I hate my sinus. I know I need to have surgery but can't afford it....  Read more


Thursday and sick
1/9/2014 8:56:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well didn't make it to school this afternoon. Woke up with a bad headache and sinus flare up. Didn't do anything to day....  Read more


1/8/2014 9:14:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Were in the 40's today in colorado. worked on bunco cards today. Did a little of snow shoveling....  Read more


House cleaning binge
1/8/2014 9:05:23 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, the scale edged up a bit today which was a total bummer. Keeping my fingers crossed that it was a fluke. Didn't do my usual pigging out when thi...  Read more


1/7/2014 9:54:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well we got in the 20's here in windsor, colorado. Had school the afternoon. Had 4 boys. What a time only 2 at a time thro....  Read more


cold monday
1/6/2014 8:23:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well it's really cold here we started out at -10. I have sweat and a sweat shirt on today. Wanted to sit and read a book on my kindle (my son gave m...  Read more


Thanks to warrior woman!
1/6/2014 10:49:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Was thrilled to step on the scale today and for the first time in weeks - literally - it snuck down just the tiniest bit. The movement may have been t...  Read more


40th Wedding Anniversary on 01/05/2014
1/5/2014 11:22:34 PM,  10 COMMENTS

445 129 Forty years ago today, I married my best friend. 129 129 And here I am with my better half today after church. 129...  Read more


1/5/2014 9:02:27 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Has to shovel snow again. It was lightly. Got a good workout with it...  Read more


1/4/2014 9:00:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Wind came up around midnight last night and at 2:00 husband woke me up because the wind had taken our bbq and blew it off the patio and he had tries t...  Read more


1/3/2014 8:57:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Took down the light down from the outside. It was around 60's and very sunny while I did that, than the wind came up and we are to get some snow tomo...  Read more


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