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Things that motivate me
7/22/2014 2:03:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am motivated when I write in my journal uplifting things and remind myself of the things I am doing correctly. I am motivated listening to podc...  Read more


A tale of magic miles
7/22/2014 11:56:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Magic miles are one mile time trials, so-named from Jeff Galloway, the run-walk-run guru. He has established "a prediction formula based upon a one mi...  Read more


What Happened Yesterday? 7-21-14
7/22/2014 10:10:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Number 1: I took my ten year old to get the final pictures and xrays and stuff before he gets braces. That went well. I let him pick the music we l...  Read more


What ARE your goals? What will meeting that goal DO for you?
7/22/2014 12:44:28 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Deep question but an important one that we need to consider whenever we are trying to change a lifestyle. Initially I wanted to lose "X" amount of w...  Read more


Made it home safe and sound
7/21/2014 10:37:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Dad and I have been home for a little over 5 hours now. Spent half an hour this morning packing the vehicle while we were up there and another hour of...  Read more


A Day at the Beech
7/21/2014 9:06:26 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Wish I could go to the beach an relax. Too much to get done before school starts though....  Read more


Tea Sandwiches by TopsBear
7/21/2014 2:22:58 PM,  11 COMMENTS

190 4 190 4 190 4 190 4 190 4 Ideas/recipes too mouthwateringly delectable sounding not to share. Enjoy!  Read more


Aw, Monday's sad bear
7/21/2014 1:36:06 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Someone needs a hug. Happily, my Monday has been a bit better than this, hope yours is, too. ...  Read more


It Bears Repeating! I Didn't Lose It!
7/21/2014 12:46:02 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm now in the weight stage that I cannot sustain without a permanent commitment to exercise. I won't have to exercise for 120 minutes a day, m...  Read more


woke up this morning with a legal response to DS's ex
7/21/2014 8:40:25 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Good Morning; I got up early to go to the gym b/c I have some errands to run this morning. Well after I opened my email, there was a legal document...  Read more


Shifting Gears
7/20/2014 11:12:59 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last week I increased my calorie intake on the advice of SparkPeople. I have mixed feelings about it. There were several days when I felt I had to e...  Read more


Last day in Minnesota
7/20/2014 9:33:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today is our last day in Minnesota. It was somewhat of a busy day. Went walking at an outlet mall and swam with my family. But I was fighting a headac...  Read more


Continuing on and Exploring
7/20/2014 9:23:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Over the last week, I decided to review through all of the multiple .pdf files I have on my computer and explore the many cookbooks, etc. I have purch...  Read more


Day 16 …Must Come To an End
7/20/2014 6:22:57 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Up at 3:00 a.m. to head for Frankfurt to catch the plane. I am so not a morning person. The drive was gorgeous. Light enough to see, but too dark t...  Read more


Update 7-20-14
7/20/2014 5:47:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The conference is over. I am totally and completely exhausted. I learned good stuff, but I am beyond tired. Good stuff: Number 1: My husb...  Read more


Corn sunrise
7/20/2014 10:45:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Captured this on Friday when it was clear and cool (not so much anymore, lol): ...  Read more


Newest Pic of 240 pounds Lost Using Just SparkPeople
7/20/2014 5:31:58 AM,  250 COMMENTS

I'm the one to the far right....  Read more


A beautiful day for a wedding
7/19/2014 10:09:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, got my youngest niece married today. She was such a beautiful bride. I about cried when I saw her in her dress. Dad said said that he about crie...  Read more


Day 15 All Good Things...
7/19/2014 6:00:38 PM,  20 COMMENTS

We started the day with a glorious breakfast of cheeses, fresh fruit, sweet bread, and fresh cream cheese. That energized us for a day of exploration...  Read more


Weigh-in Disappointment / Smart Decisions
7/19/2014 12:54:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Mapped out my day! Whole Foods Weigh-in Reward Anniversary Sale Trader Joe's At Whole Foods just got what was on my list, It was on th...  Read more


It Bears Repeating! When Your Inner Fire Cools
7/19/2014 12:41:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Often we have no idea who might be inspired by our example. Whatever we do, we present a role model of some sort. If someone has uplifte...  Read more


Had good week overall
7/19/2014 9:17:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Good morning- Had some stress but b/c I have exercised nearly every day I do not feel so drained. Had 2 VA appts with DS. One was very beneficial an...  Read more


Oh Fiddle Dee Dee! It’s Scarlett and Me!
7/19/2014 6:46:51 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Scarlett O’Hara and I have something in common. No, it’s not her 20” waist. It’s a vegetable. Remember the scene in “Gone with the Wind” when...  Read more


What Happened Today? 7-18-14
7/19/2014 12:16:29 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today I spent the day at a conference. I sat and listened to various people talk. I ate conference food. And I stayed within calorie range. So...  Read more


Free Ride to fun (Oh yeah, and a lot of exercise too)
7/18/2014 10:00:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This week all rides on the buses here in Wichita have been FREE. That was nice going to work, because it saved me some money. BUT, I decided to...  Read more


Day 14 From Horror Story to Fairytale
7/18/2014 9:30:18 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Our coach ride started out charming as ususal. We were to travel through the Bavarian Woods and the Black Forest of Germany. My first surprise was...  Read more


A slow day
7/18/2014 9:21:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today has been a slow day. Dad went to the reversely dinner. I was kind of tired and didn't feel like going. There are other reasons why I didn't go b...  Read more


Ground Rules for Dinners with Family
7/18/2014 2:42:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

DH and I eat with his daughter's family often, partly because we both experiment with recipes, so we accept that not every dish will be as good as we...  Read more


Finally Friday motivation: Just stop!
7/18/2014 6:50:56 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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It's been a good week and I'm hoping for a nice weekend at work
7/17/2014 11:45:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Wow - summer is flying! I'm looking ahead at my calendar and I have a wedding next weekend over in Williamsburg, IA and then there are 2 more weeks b...  Read more


Day 13 An Offer We Couldn't Refuse
7/17/2014 11:06:49 PM,  21 COMMENTS

We were up at 4:45 for an early departure…destination…Venice! I thought I would sleep some on the way, but there were so many castles, monasteries, a...  Read more


I'm so ready for bed
7/17/2014 10:36:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am so ready for bed. But I want to do a few more things before I do. Dad is in bed already. We had a somewhat of a long day. Got to spend a few...  Read more


Cheesecake - A Controlled Substance
7/17/2014 10:18:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I divide foods into "Free" (raw veggies), "Controlled Substances" (foods that need strict portioning but don't set off compulsive eating for me), and...  Read more


What Happened Yesterday? 7-16-14
7/17/2014 10:11:54 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Number 1: I did a whole lot of lesson planning for my younger son and his classes for next year. English and Science and Games/Strategy and Art and...  Read more


How Professor Dumbledore got me off the couch
7/17/2014 6:48:02 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Yesterday was supposed to be a strength training day, but by late afternoon I was laying on the couch resting on my laurels. I was proud of myse...  Read more


In Minnesota
7/16/2014 9:22:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My dad and I are in Minnesota in our room. We ended up eating what I fixed for lunch for supper instead. The weather was wonderful. Slept off and on t...  Read more


Day 12 The Hills are Alive!
7/16/2014 7:43:41 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Breakfast was a wonderful selection of Kaiser rolls, bacon and scrambled eggs, fruits, and juice. Still haven’t got used to room temperature juice, b...  Read more


Functional fitness for the win--except...
7/16/2014 3:35:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Rock wall: 1 Barb: 0 Always up for fitness on the job, that's why I volunteered to do some EW--Extreme Weeding in the rose gardens at work, inc...  Read more


It Bears Repeating! Interest vs. Commitment
7/16/2014 1:14:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am committed, being "interested" didn't help me make progress....  Read more


Race tips from a nut.
7/16/2014 11:59:37 AM,  2 COMMENTS

A SparkFriend mentioned she signed up for a 5k and innocently asked for tips. What I left her was a long, nutty message. I thought it may as well be a...  Read more


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