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Many things to be thankful for...
5/10/2014 6:46:18 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Ken and I have enjoyed working in our yard today while the sun was shining brightly. Now we are in the middle of a thunderstorm with lots of rain....  Read more


Summer? Already?
5/7/2014 4:49:12 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Our weather here in lovely Southern Virginia is very summer like! I'm not sure of the temp today, but I was out to play with Miss Sassy today and it...  Read more


Too Much Of Even A Good Thing Is Still Too Much....
5/6/2014 6:47:40 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Nope, wish it was good, healthy food I was talking about, but nope, not me! I'm talking about exercise! I've gotten over 100 minutes of exercise the...  Read more


My BLC25 Goals & Fitness Test Results & Thoughts
5/4/2014 3:00:21 PM,  11 COMMENTS

So, BLC25 has begun! I'm happy to be part of the Sunset Stingray gang again! We are in the middle toward end of our first weekend challenge. We wer...  Read more


I did it!
5/1/2014 11:09:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I walked around the block..... That is, all FOUR sides of the block. It took me 45 minutes with 3 little stops to catch my breath and ease the p...  Read more


She's Back!
4/25/2014 11:04:25 AM,  3 COMMENTS

41 Need to get back on SparkPeople for encouragement on my journey to better health and weight loss. I had some physical and emotional setbacks last...  Read more


Foot On The Mend!
4/24/2014 6:24:58 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Went to my ortho doctor today for a foot check up! In fact, I had an appointment with him, Anthony did and Dad did too! I asked for a family discoun...  Read more


4/23/2014 3:43:49 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I am still not on a losing streak when it comes to my weight! I really need to take control of my eating. I will start with the plan to only eat a h...  Read more


What A Day!
4/22/2014 6:02:35 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Boy did I have trouble sleeping last night! I took a pain pill, so was surprised that sleep didn't come more easily. It didn't. It eased the pain i...  Read more


4/21/2014 5:52:59 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Well, I've been doing well with my broken foot. No real pain. Well.... Until today! It is hurting. My fault of course. Thought I could sneak an...  Read more


Good News!! What?! From Melissa?!
4/13/2014 6:21:51 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Yes, it is true! I have some good news for a change! I finally got in to see my orthopedic doctor on Friday and he said I didn't need a cast or a bo...  Read more


Did you see the video of the Priest in Ireland singing at the wedding?
4/12/2014 5:17:58 PM,  8 COMMENTS

It is so sweet. I showed it to Mom and we were both crying!  Read more


Cranky, Tired, Depressed
4/11/2014 5:05:46 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I admit it, I am a big baby. I use food to keep myself happy and secure. Limiting my food intake turns me into another person - one that I don'...  Read more


Clinical Trail has begun!
4/10/2014 10:21:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I know it isn't right, but I have been "coasting" until the trail actually started. Giving myself permission to not be that firm with my program! ...  Read more


April 9th 2014: Diabetics Weight Loss Journey
4/9/2014 8:41:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well I walked to get the bus to my apt today and so I got my miles and exercise in today and instead of getting fast food or junk food I made homemade...  Read more


My Mind Wonders As It Wanders
4/8/2014 3:49:24 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I am teaching a section on stress management in my psych classes right now. Today we were talking about effective coping skills and one was Mental (s...  Read more


April 8th 2014: Diabetics Weight Loss Journey
4/8/2014 1:57:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone :) I am posting a Blog today to tell you guys how I am doing :) Well as of today for 2014 I have walked April/8: 54.95 Miles :) ...  Read more


We Can Do This!!
4/7/2014 3:38:07 PM,  14 COMMENTS

As I read the comments posted in response to my BLC Goal Recap blog one thing kept coming up again and again.... "We Can Do this"! When I respond t...  Read more


BLC 24 Goal Recap
4/5/2014 3:33:20 PM,  8 COMMENTS

For our final weekend challenge for the BLC 24 we are to recap our BLC 24 goals. As I've said before, I do weekly goals instead of longer term goals,...  Read more


Marching (Well Limping) Into April
4/3/2014 3:57:56 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So, March was not an altogether bad month for me, but not altogether good either. As most of you know, I went on 2 cruises in March! One at th...  Read more


2014 Spring 5% Challenge Pre-Assignments
4/3/2014 3:45:54 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am so grateful that as my BLC 24 challenge winds down, the spring 5% challenge picks up! I struggle enough without me not having a team to which to...  Read more


Another great day with Richelle and Liam. PTL for my many blessings!!!
3/25/2014 9:58:57 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Liam enjoying his bath time with his daddy. Liam's priceless expression when I was talking with him and singing hymns to him today. I...  Read more


Today Is Sassy's First Birthday & Why I Love My Dog
3/19/2014 4:12:24 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Today is my Sassy Girl's first birthday. So hard to believe that 9 months have passed since we adopted her! She is such a delight! If you have not...  Read more


The Green & The Orange
3/17/2014 4:32:01 PM,  10 COMMENTS

St. Patrick's Day. This is the 2nd without my Mom and still feels weird not to get a St. Patty's card in the mail from her. I miss her. My FI...  Read more


I'm Home, For Now
3/16/2014 3:33:27 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Had a great time on the cruise! Hubby lost weight and I stayed the same! How about that? I'm so happy for us! The In-laws were not bad. A l...  Read more


ENJOY my picture blog of Liam and McKenzie
3/10/2014 10:23:41 PM,  29 COMMENTS

McKenzie enjoying holding Liam. She just loves him!!! McKenzie trying to make Liam laugh. McKenzie trying...  Read more


3/5/2014 11:31:28 PM,  13 COMMENTS

What are you giving up for lent? Yes, this is part of my religion, at least the religion into which I was born. Yes, I was born Catholic and at one...  Read more


Thanks & My March Goals
3/4/2014 3:52:49 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I just want to thank all of you who commented on my blog in tribute of many of our friend, Lori. She was very special and a Sparker until the very en...  Read more


Goodbye To A Dear Spark Friend As Well As A Friend To Spark People
3/3/2014 4:05:12 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I just learned of the death of a dear Spark Friend, Lori aka LITTLE_QUEEN. I lost touch with Lori because she was losing her eyesight to diabetes as...  Read more


For My Sunset Stingray Friends
3/3/2014 3:02:21 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm not sure what is wrong with this post other than all my spelling errors, but every time I tried to post it on my Team Chat Thread SP kept giving m...  Read more


New Year! New Month!
3/3/2014 1:34:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

March, came in like a Lion, bring change to my life! Moving out of my home and town! Dec. 1995 - 2014... Will have my own apartment , in a adult sen...  Read more


February Recap & So Forth...
3/2/2014 9:59:55 PM,  9 COMMENTS

OK, for Februrary I got my 12 visits in for Curves. I didn't always make 3 visits a week per my goal, but I did it. I didn't make 3 visits per week...  Read more


An Actual New Show, My Cold, Computer Woes & Another wasted Day So Far!
2/26/2014 3:32:16 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Well, if you want to count paid work as a wasted day, that is what it has been! I've been working and enrolled in a class to help me do my teaching j...  Read more


Bad Day! New Show! Think I Got The cold!
2/25/2014 10:44:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

OK, today started out good... I got up went to class and and had 2 great classes with students discussing topics! Even my first class of the day whi...  Read more


2/24/2014 4:44:38 PM,  8 COMMENTS

For The BLC 24 challenge this weekend we are supposed to revisit and revamp our 2014 SMART Goals. Well, I hope it is OK, but I have taken to only maki...  Read more


Look Out Old Wives, Weekly Review, Thanks, & Sickness...
2/21/2014 1:51:38 PM,  13 COMMENTS

For those of you who commented on my Slow Learner blog about my pup.... Thanks! I was pleased to know that her mouth on mmine was actually submissiv...  Read more


I think My Dog is A Slow Learner
2/20/2014 9:38:00 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I'm not sure. Maybe she is even the correct word for mentally retarded. Again, she is not a year old, so maybe this is normal, but.... She wi...  Read more


Winter? Spring? Summer? Fall? Mother Nature, Puh-leez!!
2/20/2014 5:03:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

What season is it? In this week alone so far it has been as low as 30 and as high as 72! It has rained, it has been sunny, it has been cloudy (but n...  Read more


Week 5-6 - New Year, New Me
2/17/2014 2:51:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Feb. 2- 15, 2014 No change in the weight. Didn't gain or lose during these two weeks. I am up to 30 jumping jacks. I've been waking. Eating fr...  Read more


And, Some More Winter Ponderlands....
2/13/2014 9:50:33 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello. We got it! We got over 9 inches of snow which is a blizzard for us. The media is making it sound much worse than it is and people don't know...  Read more


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