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an unexpected 'experiment' turned into a treat!
6/21/2014 10:33:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So I love lemony things. I had a major sweet tooth craving last night but didn't want to devour my ginger cookie stash. Once again plain yogurt come...  Read more


First time for everything.
6/4/2014 11:04:33 PM,  10 COMMENTS

They say there is a first time for everything and this is my time. I am going to step up and give this my whole hearted best shot. I have had time to...  Read more


long time no hear...from me:0(
6/4/2014 1:51:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Wow, I did not realize I had not written in so long! Well I'm now an empty nester, with one in Washington state and one in north Carolina. It feels...  Read more


I am....
4/22/2014 9:23:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am ... strong, beautiful, vibrant, inspirational, lovable, approachable, etc.. I am enough! I need to remind this to myself each day....  Read more


Getting Started
3/10/2014 11:31:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Excited to get started on this journey of weight loss. I am so ready for this. I am getting ready to go to the gym for a run on the treadmill....  Read more


Pre-Diabetes is rough to regulate a diet to!
12/13/2013 5:46:00 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I know you can't cheat too many carbs at one meal and then try to make it up at the next. That's my hardest part!I suppose the proteins and fats will...  Read more


More changes and fear..
12/2/2013 3:17:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Change, we go through it everyday whether we realize it or not. Little or big... I have been going through all kind of change and more is coming in th...  Read more


11/18/2013 10:43:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hi every one I'm back and I really want to end this year good and healthy.....Iv gain 23 pound I was 138 now I'm 160 it took me a long time to loose t...  Read more


5% challenge assignments 4,5,6,7 and 8 then update for today
10/6/2013 3:38:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

#4 win today Check List Do you already have a daily routine that includes your fitness and well being? yes, check sugar 2-3 times a day, 60 m...  Read more


Halloween movie marthon
10/5/2013 10:08:38 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So far this weekend , we have watched haunted mansion , casper meets wendy and the woman in black and today we have watched beetleguese, sleepy hollow...  Read more


easy day
10/3/2013 10:46:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I took an easy day today. I only walked the dogs 10 minutes today, and did 30 minutes arms and 60 legs on the bike. I did not get to track all y s...  Read more


really moving
10/2/2013 10:47:55 PM,  8 COMMENTS

wow, today I was really motivated, over 8000 steps again today 136 total walking minutes (says fitbit), 1.17 miles with the dogs 30 minutes w...  Read more


October goals
10/1/2013 6:24:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My Goals: Joined a challenge in Team- Indygirl(restart) , 2013 Fall 5% challenge, 30 day food challenge 30-day skinny jean challenge Here are my...  Read more


I will cycle for 10 minutes and ends up and hour (monday's post)
10/1/2013 12:52:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I will make sure I will cycle for 10 minutes , then when I start and I hit ten minutes I say to myself lets make it 30 minutes at that point I am lik...  Read more


sick today
9/29/2013 9:57:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

i think the flu found our house. ,but it didn't keep me from my workout. I have used my mange trainer everyday since I got it. 1 hour with my leg...  Read more


Yes it's here and I am in love with it...what is it you ask ?
9/25/2013 11:41:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Yes it's here and I am in love with it...what is it you ask ? MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser. I did 10 minutes arm and 10...  Read more


Leaves are changing ! Fall is here
9/24/2013 1:45:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I was sitting here at my desk, right by a window that over looks my neighbor's horse field and the trees are changing colors already. Ok one or two b...  Read more


walking walking walking
9/18/2013 12:54:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I think I have walked more it he past couple days than I have in a day total in a year or more. And it feels great to know I have done it , however th...  Read more


weekend update 9/15
9/15/2013 10:50:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Friday was a good day. Saturday not so much .... I twisted that darn knee again falling. I will be getting it checked at my appointment this Thursday....  Read more


Happy ... Happy .. Happy Day!!!!!!
9/13/2013 7:56:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Wow what a day! Got great news today Boe got his early acceptance letter to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh .. he will start Oct 6, 2014. Dan had to...  Read more


Day 365 .. yes 1 year .. goal reached
9/9/2013 2:07:13 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I am so happy I am sitting here crying... I did it .. I reached a huge goal for me .. a MILESTONE even. Here is a little background for some of you wh...  Read more


Long weekend
9/9/2013 12:23:29 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This was a long weekend.. well seemed long anyway. I am trying to learn how to deal with lows and highs of my sugar right now.. I am hoping to get th...  Read more


Who chooses what is right for your kid ? ( Day 359)
9/4/2013 1:40:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I ask you who chooses what it right for your kid ... parents and health care professionals working with your kid or a county school board Psychologist...  Read more


September 2nd... day 358
9/2/2013 3:00:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Almost there .... 1 year of not missing a day of atleast 10 minutes of work out. I am in the home stretch and loving it. We are dealing with...  Read more


just keep walking, and Thanks ~Indygirl
8/29/2013 11:42:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

That was pretty much my motto today. I want to say Thanks ~Indygirl.. for the coaching call this AM.... your wonderful. You are very inspirational....  Read more


Boe got his Tattoo tonight
8/29/2013 12:11:50 AM,  5 COMMENTS

What a long day.. started with bad thunder storms last night, and all day it rained .... We are lucky we are on a hill.. a bunch of people we know got...  Read more


Day 1 of week 1 8 week diabetes weight loss challenge
8/27/2013 10:39:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Day 1 of week 1 Tue: Sugars 197,121,111 water: 16 walking: 54 meals and snacks :5 I started this chal...  Read more


Motivation where are ya?
8/27/2013 5:52:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I was looking to find where I can add more motivation in my house , well now it is on the fridge, and fitbit. I walked with M today a little , just a...  Read more


Joined a team challenage (been awhile since I did that)
8/26/2013 1:29:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yes I made my self join a team challenge and I am going to look for a few more. They help and I know it. So here goes for the Team Indygirl chall...  Read more


yucckie day all around
8/23/2013 12:40:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I started feeling really yuckie last night, I slept on the sofa to be closer to the bathroom. Got the boys up this Am off to school , came back and Da...  Read more


School is open
8/22/2013 4:46:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Yes the kids went back to school today. Seems they all had good days. Dani like all three teachers she has so that is cool. She changes classes for t...  Read more


weekend went to fast
8/19/2013 2:23:03 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Wow it's late Sunday night /Monday AM. I can't believe the weekend went by that fast. I did get in a fair amount of fitness minutes in , Saturday we...  Read more


Fitbit tracking
8/15/2013 3:50:48 PM,  5 COMMENTS

i do not understand how the fitbit tracks minutes.... I walked for over an hour grocery shopping today, I swept and mopped the kitchen floor , I have...  Read more


Little movement
8/14/2013 12:06:45 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Today was a little movement day.I didn't get to bed til after 3AM. And I slept til 11AM and that through off the whole day. I was so exhausted...  Read more


photos , photos and more photos
8/12/2013 1:07:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

That about sums up most of today. I shot senior pictures for my sons best friend, some of them came out awesome. Today I have a shoot of senior pict...  Read more


Another day of Dr appts done
8/8/2013 10:31:23 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yes another day down, 1 more this week to go. I see the NP again tomorrow .. kind of nervous cause my sugars are not staying down to 200 where she wa...  Read more


Sugar level almost down
8/6/2013 10:30:36 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Sugar level is almost down to the goal for Friday. I went to see the Dr yesterday, and yes it is type 2 , and yes 2 more medications and insulin... an...  Read more


My Pledge
8/5/2013 1:18:07 AM,  8 COMMENTS

My Pledge: Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey....  Read more


Sunday Catch-up
8/4/2013 8:30:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Saturday we took Boe down to Pittsburgh to tour this first choice in collages, We learned alot. He has been saying since he was in 9th grade he wanted...  Read more


Friday is here..... bring on the weekend
8/2/2013 5:17:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Finally Friday well EECP is done, Dani dropped off at grandma's , the wrong lancets returned and right ones gotten , and hubby took me to lunch. ...  Read more


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