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Do or Die
7/10/2014 8:08:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Sometimes you reach an impasse. Or a “do or die” type of thing, I don't know. And those three words, “I don't know,” have seemed to dominate my voca...  Read more


Food = Mood.
7/8/2014 5:17:31 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. Must be true that we don't comprehend til we're good and ready. I went out for a gossip session with my f...  Read more


Temporary I'm back.
7/7/2014 7:47:06 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Last week wasn't great for quite a few reasons. Nothing bad happened, just stuff in my head going round and round and an attack of my fun social anxi...  Read more


Hope everyone had a safe & sane holiday.
7/7/2014 1:14:58 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We had our 29th wedding anniversary on the 29th. lol Jeff had to work and I got another migraine. My daughter Samra and her guy Carl came out from Ar...  Read more


Life is more than just the goal
7/7/2014 8:37:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

For all purposes, I am a very goal oriented person. I like having them. It gives me a sense of accomplishment to know that I completed something I set...  Read more


Feeling Good After Workout then a Shower!
7/6/2014 6:26:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It was another hot, muggy day and I just didn't feel like working out but I made myself do it anyway! I picked a short 25 minute Jane Fonda workout, c...  Read more


Testing a new camera
7/4/2014 11:48:12 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I found a deal on a Nikon d3200 and starting playing with the settings. I still have a lot to learn, but it appears to be a great camera! ...  Read more


The deal with BMI..
7/3/2014 10:33:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

When I opened up my yahoo page yesterday, I saw they were promoting an article about Americans being over weight. What followed was not a rant about...  Read more


Ever had a cat chase your shoelace?
7/3/2014 11:43:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

That's what happened when I was visiting with a feline friend today. I am not sure but I think he is the reason my shoelace came undone in the first p...  Read more


Suggestions needed!
7/1/2014 9:03:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

As I continue on this path, I realized that I really miss running. Although I said that I was going to not compare *this journey to my *last weigh...  Read more


Race Report: Pride and Remembrance 5K
6/28/2014 8:41:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello! I ran in a 5K race today. It was for AIDS and LGBT charities and it was extra-festive this year because World Pride is here this year. 36...  Read more


Heat, Humidity & Aching Legs!
6/28/2014 9:20:03 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I suppose I should exercise indoors more but I've been a little lazy. Prefering instead to lace up my sneakers just before twilight when it isn't so h...  Read more


Alot going on
6/27/2014 7:00:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We lost another cat. Penny. It broke my heart. Our cat Mocha had kittens and I'm terrified they won't be safe. Although she is our "outside" ki...  Read more


Looking forward to the weekend....
6/26/2014 10:12:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have myself convinced I'm not sleeping well, even though I know I am. Hard to drag my poor butt out of bed at 6am, even harder to think about putti...  Read more


Emotional Pain...always the worst.
6/24/2014 9:14:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Emotionally I hurt. It is worse than anything physically I have endured. My sweet husband of almost 21 years now has stage 2 COPD to add to diabete...  Read more


Wild weather....
6/24/2014 8:59:09 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Tad bit blowy in my corner of the world these days. Power went out yesterday afternoon at 4:30, didnt' come back on til 6:45pm. Dinner was all medie...  Read more


My First World Fitness Problems
6/23/2014 2:58:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I need a new wardrobe now. My pants are very loose now and I have to wear a belt (and I HATE belts). I am not in shortage of shirts because of work......  Read more


Is Mercury out of retrograde yet? Please???
6/22/2014 9:44:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Wow...big emotions lately. I'm ready for the boring to set in again. My children are making me crazy of late. They depend on me to both advoc...  Read more


Surgery Coming! Thank You, Save the She Beast Campaign! PICS
6/22/2014 12:24:51 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Now that all of the fund raising is done, I can post more openly about it without violating any Spark People terms of use. My daughter started the Sa...  Read more


My brother-in-law's quilt. ;)
6/21/2014 8:16:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This is that quilt from a few posts back...the one I'm making for my wee niece. Very girly. Story behind this is that my dear husband told me the q...  Read more


Looking ahead to August.
6/21/2014 7:42:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Husband and I finally recovered enough from the stress of the last week - sat down and booked just about everything for our trip to Kansas to spend ti...  Read more


Day one
6/20/2014 8:07:47 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today is day one of a month of healthy eating and increased exercise. Hopefully that will also result in 4-5 lbs of weight loss. My goals are: ...  Read more


Thanks to everyone.
6/18/2014 10:25:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I wanted to thank all those who read my previous blog about my migraine. I am really feeling so much better. Been walking everyday, slower than normal...  Read more


Standing Still
6/18/2014 10:02:55 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am not having any progress. I try to eat and exercise as I should but an "standing still." My IBS is not helping either. It seems that when I...  Read more


Feeling Generous, Magnanimous and All that good stuff!!!
6/18/2014 4:50:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I went to the movies yesterday. I went to see "How to Train Your Dragon 2"! It was a good movie! I really enjoyed it! That's all I'll say! Ha! Ha! ...  Read more


Worse week in a long time due to migraines
6/17/2014 8:25:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I got a horrible migraine on Sunday evening the 8th of June. Took my prescription meds and it sort of worked after a while. Then Monday afternoon the...  Read more


What Next?
6/17/2014 3:13:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Don't read this blog if you want me to be funny, because it's been a long week, and I think my funny bone has been dislocated! This has been a diffi...  Read more


It's The Little Things...
6/17/2014 12:23:55 AM,  15 COMMENTS

The roller coaster of life. One day you are motivated, determined and insanely confident. The next you are procrastinating and flat. Ther...  Read more


Putting out a request for "boring life", please!
6/16/2014 9:09:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yes, we need a respite from all the excitement and weirdness of the last few days. My husband works for the Parks. Sunday morning he was out o...  Read more


Every journey is different
6/15/2014 11:07:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

As someone who's been on this train a few times before, can I tell you something I just realized? Every journey is different. Nothing is exactly the s...  Read more


Back at it.
6/15/2014 8:51:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I took three days off my gym schedule. Didn't even do much activity at home. Ate as well as I could, showed myself yet again that wheat is NOT my f...  Read more


Don't look back... that's not the way you're going.
6/15/2014 6:53:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I had kind of an unpleasant surprise for myself today. Today was a very short work morning, so with the extra hours.. my fiance and I decided...  Read more


Kids, kids, kids...
6/13/2014 12:07:05 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Never mind the fact that my grandgirls from Oklahoma showed up and messed up my hiking routine this week. I would gladly trade the hills for their cu...  Read more


raw vegan running heroes!
6/12/2014 8:47:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I met Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray last night! I've been hearing about them in the veg community for awhile...they're in their 60s an...  Read more


Bonked at the gym.
6/11/2014 7:54:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I almost drove past the gym and on home today after dropping daughter at the train station. Talked myself out of it. Probably should have heeded my...  Read more


All topsy-turvey.
6/10/2014 9:51:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I think I'm getting ready for that full-moon Mercury in retrograde (or whatever it is) Friday the 13th this week. Everything is literally off-b...  Read more


Next Goal
6/10/2014 1:59:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My next goal is to make back to where I was before I moved. I was about 180lbs and now I am about 210lbs. I have decided to give myself a nice reward...  Read more


Back after a long weekend.
6/9/2014 9:16:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I took it easy for three days and learned all over again what a slug I can be if I allow it. Just took care of small tasks at home and was on call to...  Read more


I finally rode my bicycle today
6/8/2014 2:28:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Someone gave me a bicycle a while back, but I haven't ridden a bike in so long, I was scared to try. I finally pumped up the tires and went for a ride...  Read more


Blue on Blue.
6/7/2014 10:06:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Started thinking last night on the events of the last few months with family and friends and my mood plummeted. Not much better today. Some of the t...  Read more


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