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10K at Lake Livingston State Park
8/16/2014 9:47:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So many trees lost. First Hurricane Ike in 2008 damaged a lot of trees. Then it was draught 2009-2011. It gave the insects a foothold and the trees...  Read more


8/14/2014 12:29:26 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Tonight I am just going to do gratitude list God Family Friends Love Spark People Support Day 24 quit smoking Having job Home ...  Read more


8/12/2014 11:19:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Didn't sleep well last night so FBS was up this morning. Of course right now it's way too high anyways. Didn't want to exercise while at work today...  Read more


Really Good Day
8/11/2014 10:46:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Let's start with Ally she had testing at school. She came out of it feeling good about it. That she had done the best she ever had. I did som...  Read more


8/10/2014 1:40:01 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Just doing gratitude way past time for bed. God Family Love Friends Spark People Support Huggs Andi...  Read more


Dallas Downtown 10K
8/9/2014 9:55:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I normally take around 25 pictures during a walk. I took 60 during this walk. There is a lot to see in Dallas. Beautiful churches like this one. ...  Read more


A wonderful story of hope answered!
8/9/2014 9:52:30 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Raudhatul Jannah was only 4 years old when a tsunami hit Indonesia and killed 230,000 people, many swept out into the Indian Ocean and presumed dead....  Read more


Good and Tough Day
8/8/2014 11:27:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Day started out good. But as the day went on my toes started hurting real bad it was hard to walk. Need some ideas on what to do considering I won't...  Read more


Ally update
8/7/2014 8:26:13 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ally is now 16 and no she is not responsible enough to drive. 2 years ago she was diagnosed bipolar too. And it has been a struggle finding the righ...  Read more


I'm back
8/6/2014 8:38:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well been gone a few years. My blood sugar has gotten worse and I had started smoking again. Just quit again 17 days ago and decided to use exercise...  Read more


A lazy day that turned around!
8/6/2014 5:52:19 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Upon waking early this morning to let my doggies out, I was dragging butt! I-was-exhausted! I ate a good breakfast and drank my water and headed bac...  Read more


My reason for my splurge.
8/2/2014 1:03:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So today I had a nice dinner out with my hubby, ate some not so healthy food and had some decadent drinks. I didnt log this food as I am totally awar...  Read more


7/23/2014 8:53:32 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Slowly, but surely. Well, I’ve got the “slowly” part mastered. I’m definitely slow. I’ve got to improve on the “surely” part of the phrase, ‘ca...  Read more


It's about time
7/18/2014 3:29:44 PM,  8 COMMENTS

We fool ourselves about time all the time. How long is a minute? If you're standing outside a locked bathroom door, it's long. If you're hold...  Read more


It's relative
7/16/2014 10:58:02 AM,  9 COMMENTS

So we all have good days and less good days. We do not always do exactly what we hope and intend to do. We do not always measure up to our highest a...  Read more


Tried something different!
7/14/2014 10:42:28 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So yesterday I decided to try two different vids on spark, with so-so results! One was a core workout and Man oh Man was it hard on me!!! I got thro...  Read more


What Sparkpeople Trackers Have Done for Me
7/14/2014 11:52:01 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It has been a long haul of ups and downs trying to find the right system that would get this weight to budge. I can't express enough how important the...  Read more


Rusk 10K
7/13/2014 1:22:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yes, it was hot. It was 96 by the time we finished. We had shade but the humidity was high and there was little breeze. Still I'm glad we got out a...  Read more


The Peach Festival
7/13/2014 12:46:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Weatherford, Texas. Home of Mary Martin. Younger readers who may not remember her, might recall her son, Larry Hagman, star of I Dream of Jeannie...  Read more


A man of words or deeds?
7/11/2014 9:51:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Many years ago, I managed a bookstore, one of the now defunct Waldenbook locations. I loved it; it was among the best jobs I've had, at least in some...  Read more


Holding on
7/10/2014 6:16:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

An active day here, in terms of scholarship and academia. Physically, there was a lot of walking about the campus and toting of books, so that surely...  Read more


A lovely day
7/9/2014 11:14:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

One of my favorite authors, Michel de Montaigne, wrote, "My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened." In other w...  Read more


Walk with us in Rusk July 12
7/9/2014 11:09:46 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've reported on the walks after we did them, this time I thought I'd invite everyone out to walk with us.  Read more


A good day
7/8/2014 7:38:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today has been pretty good in terms of nutritional consumption. I over-did dinner just a bit, but breakfast and lunch were far under budget so even w...  Read more


Big changes!
7/8/2014 2:35:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow I can't believe my last post was back in January! Since then I have succeeded in gaining all the weight I lost last year plus 2 extra pounds for...  Read more


Spark Tracker Opened My Eyes Showing Me Where I Have Been Missing The Mark
7/7/2014 1:15:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Boy was I amazed as I went to track my lunch traveling from Houston to Midland Texas. I never expected a thin hamburger to cost so many calories. We w...  Read more


All's well
7/7/2014 1:14:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The holiday weekend was good around our house. We got a lot of tasks - large and small - accomplished, we ate reasonably heathily, and we managed to...  Read more


Follow up
7/6/2014 12:24:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Several people commented about yesterday's blog - particularly the Sunrise Sampler from Cracker Barrel. I just wanted to follow up a little about tha...  Read more


Bryan 10K
7/5/2014 6:54:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We walked in Bryan today. We started at 8am when it was 74. It quickly warmed up though. We had some shade and an occasional breeze. Bryan is an i...  Read more


7/5/2014 9:58:50 AM,  10 COMMENTS

We took my mother to breakfast yesterday. She enjoyed it. She decided she wanted to go to Cracker Barrel. Instead of making a healthy choice, I wen...  Read more


Sometimes things work out for no apparent reason.
7/2/2014 2:17:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

A healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch, and a brisk walk following lunch. All in all, a good first half of the day. Tonight's menu is also looking to...  Read more


Eating right
7/1/2014 8:28:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today has not been perfect in terms of eating, but it's been pretty good. And it's been great compared to pre-Spark days. So I'm pleased. Gotte...  Read more


I Can't do it Alone!
7/1/2014 2:48:30 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been trying all kinds of ways to lose weight and have been determined not to give up. I started my day getting on Spark to opt out of emails an...  Read more


7/1/2014 10:36:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have spent many years of my life attempting to get healthy. It has always been a struggle to figure out the balance between a healthy life and unhea...  Read more


A Holiday Week
6/30/2014 9:25:38 AM,  3 COMMENTS

American Independence Day translates to a long weekend this year because 4 July occurs on a Friday. It's nice when it works out that way. It's certa...  Read more


Sunday afternoon
6/29/2014 7:16:38 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I love Sundays. I don't know why for sure. Logically, Friday or Saturday ought to be my favorite days. There's more weekend ahead in Friday and Sat...  Read more


Wildlife and Flowers - Lady Bird Lake - Austin, TX
6/28/2014 5:56:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We hiked around the east section of the lake from Congress Ave to Pleasant Valley. ...  Read more


Summer time
6/27/2014 2:36:33 PM,  7 COMMENTS

379 As a child, summer was such a magical time. No school, relatively few time restrictions, long hours of daylight for playing, and a seemingly e...  Read more


The Battle Within
6/27/2014 9:37:27 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This is the first time in my life I am actually LEARNING how to eat and live healthy. I had gastric bypass almost 7 years ago and never thought I woul...  Read more


Mid-year recap.
6/26/2014 7:29:49 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The first part of 2014 has been challenging and amazing! I decided to jump back on the healthy path and it has been very different than my journeys b...  Read more


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