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it's friday
8/1/2014 2:48:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

the weekend is here! hurray! a new month has begun. let's see what the new month brings. i will more than likely be seeing my good friend later on tod...  Read more


Changing my focus
8/1/2014 1:46:56 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This is the 2nd week without weight loss. 2 weeks ago I lost 4 pounds. I haven't gained, but haven't lost. I think I will change my goal. Instead...  Read more


A New IPhone app
8/1/2014 1:21:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I decided to change up my workouts. I downloaded an IPhone app called JEFit. It has workouts to download for all levels of workouts - beginner, interm...  Read more


I've been in a bad frame of mind.
8/1/2014 12:25:32 PM,  6 COMMENTS

For a few weeks now... I've allowed my stress really get to me. I haven't done as well as I know I could've. I've struggled and I've not kept up w...  Read more


First 5K this year
8/1/2014 11:35:56 AM,  8 COMMENTS

My weekends have been packed and I have not taken the time to do a 5k this year. I am not a runner - I am a walker. I have a knee replacement and ru...  Read more


Oh July....
8/1/2014 8:33:01 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Whew....I was not good to myself for the month of July. Looking back at my "How many miles can I bike" log on my Spark page and it was not pretty. I...  Read more


gonna ACE the month of AUGUST!
8/1/2014 1:32:16 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I've joined the Weight Watcher Team challenge for the month of August --- it's all about staying On Program and within my Daily Points Target f...  Read more


Month-end Update: 10,000 Steps a Day July Challenge
8/1/2014 1:28:48 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So here it is, the end of the month and how did I do? Well, I hit at least 10,000 steps a day for 27 out of the 31 days. My total step count for J...  Read more


Special Blessings-August 1, 2014
8/1/2014 12:12:47 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following; 1. Jamie really liked the gifts that we bought him for his birthday. It was easy. I went to A...  Read more


Worked today.
7/31/2014 4:36:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm so tired! I worked really hard today. I cleaned a house from 8:30-10:30 and then I drove up the mountain and cleaned another, GIGANTIC house which...  Read more


Food for thought on how body hate affects our health journeys
7/31/2014 9:56:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS
ancer?c=ufb1 I'm not saying that we should not try to ea...  Read more


feeling good
7/31/2014 8:54:06 AM,  6 COMMENTS

had a good night's sleep last night and i feel so much better today. enjoyed the time i spent with my daughter yesterday. today, i will be working on...  Read more


Be a Dreamer- My first Bike Ride in 30 years
7/31/2014 8:25:22 AM,  140 COMMENTS

Went for a bike ride for the first time since I was in my 20's. WOW! I actually didn't plaster my pace into the ground this time. It was evening and...  Read more


7/31/2014 3:00:22 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Have a Happy and Healthy Thursday.... Where did July go......time seems to be moving fast this Month.... Making plans for a Healthy August....I ha...  Read more


Special Blessings-July 31, 2014
7/31/2014 12:37:43 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following. 1. Today we will celebrate my son's birthday. I always feel that wonderful twinge of excitemen...  Read more


Iam able. I am strong. I am fierce. I am not a quitter. Repeat.
7/30/2014 4:31:31 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So tomorrow is the end of the month. I normally record my weight on the first day of the month - it was my official monthly weigh in day. The first...  Read more


7/30/2014 1:01:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I got on the scales this morning and BOOM! 2 lbs GONE! Patience and Consistency! I will keep doing the Kettle bell workout. It burns 400 c...  Read more


ORD - Obsessive Reading Disorder
7/30/2014 11:26:59 AM,  12 COMMENTS

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7/30/2014 10:54:04 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Monday was such a hard day that I was both mentally and physically exhausted. I went to bed with swollen eyes and a headache. When I woke up yesterday...  Read more


it's wednesday
7/30/2014 9:41:55 AM,  6 COMMENTS

had a somewhat restless night last night. so today i am more tired than usual. i will have a power nap this afternoon and that will help. i am running...  Read more


Kettle Bell Workout is Killer!!
7/30/2014 12:55:53 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Tonight I went to visit my friend - Gym. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do something other than the Nautilus machines. I did some free w...  Read more


Special Blessings-July 30, 2014
7/30/2014 12:08:56 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. I got all of the laundry caught up (again). 2. I enjoyed a long visit with a friend. ...  Read more


weekend exploring
7/29/2014 3:50:39 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This past weekend I ventured to the UP (upper peninsula) of Michigan to gather with some friends from all over the state and some who live up there (w...  Read more


OK, I have an eating problem...
7/29/2014 12:35:07 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I just stabbed my cheek with a fork while trying to eat my kale and Brussels sprout salad....  Read more


I am Vegan-ish!
7/29/2014 11:20:16 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been doing very well with my eating lately. I am following the "Eat To Live" ideas of a mostly plant based diet. I am surprised to say that I h...  Read more


woo hoo!
7/29/2014 9:52:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

it's tuesday! a day where i can enjoy some much needed time doing whatever i feel like. school is done and i did really well. my daughter says hi! all...  Read more


Sorry stats.
7/29/2014 8:56:08 AM,  5 COMMENTS

July. I apologize. Body, I apologize for the month of July. My stats are terrible. I am pleased that I have managed to avoid gaining weight, so th...  Read more


Ahhh...the ups and downs
7/29/2014 12:10:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, after a couple of days of skeptical amounts of weight loss I am back up, which is sort of a bummer but was only to be expected. We had a great d...  Read more


Special Blessings-July 29, 2014
7/29/2014 12:07:26 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following; 1. Today, I had a nice day with my family. It is so nice when Jamie comes to visit. 2. J...  Read more


7/28/2014 11:15:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

is my friend today. At least I've found some relief from this constant lower back pain. Chuggin' along......  Read more


Getting there. Working on a plan.
7/28/2014 3:29:21 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've spent a good portion of today in front of my computer and on the phone. I started by reading a couple of articles about getting caught up on bill...  Read more


Pretty much...
7/28/2014 2:45:54 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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Possible plan.
7/28/2014 12:24:42 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do or how to start, but I'm going to sit down with a cold drink (read as, "BEER") and try to make sense of this...  Read more


7/28/2014 12:02:07 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been going to the gym since the first week of June. My typical workout includes 30-60 minutes of cardio - usually running and cycling. Or runni...  Read more


Stepping it up and Sticking with It
7/28/2014 12:00:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

In my last blog I wrote about getting honest and renewing my goals. I am happy to report that I have been on track for the last ten days. I am track...  Read more


Losing out on so much...
7/28/2014 10:53:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So yet another week goes by and I am saddened by what I'm missing out on because of my weight/size. It seems as though every single week there's some...  Read more


Regrets and suffocation.
7/28/2014 10:49:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I feel like the situation with the bills is only getting worse. I so badly wish I could just get everything caught up. We make enough money to pay our...  Read more


Letting Go and Loving Myself
7/28/2014 9:46:20 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I'm climbing out of a funk. I've been here before, and I've come out of it - I can do it again. Over the weekend, I prepared for a healthy wee...  Read more


Exercise how's and when's
7/28/2014 9:45:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

GENERAL Exercise is as basic a need as eating. I believe in a fitness lifestyle in which you achieve a balance between your eating habits and how an...  Read more


What's your excuse today?
7/28/2014 8:26:50 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Here are my excuses TO exercise today.... 1. It makes me feel so much better! 2. It puts me in a better mood! 3. It makes me feel a sense...  Read more


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