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  • Big plans, small steps

    11/24/2015 12:56:21 PM, by EBEAMS

    I'm past the planning stage and working on the action stage of things. I get that all things take time. And that it's easy to revert back to "o... Read more

  • What I'm thankful for ...

    11/23/2015 6:09:41 PM, by EBEAMS

    Each of you who read my blogs ... I'm thankful for you! Each of you who leave me a comment on my blogs ... I'm thankful for you! Each o... Read more

  • Life is like the ocean

    11/9/2015 9:22:45 AM, by EBEAMS

    ... and, often, I have to decide whether to sink or swim as the tide comes in and goes out. This past week, the head of our agency announced tha... Read more

  • Adding as I go

    11/7/2015 9:16:44 PM, by EBEAMS

    This was a good week. I'm still trying to find a new "center" and get stable but, all in all, I was pleased with some progress this week. I exe... Read more

  • Working my new plan

    11/2/2015 7:49:08 PM, by EBEAMS

    Ahhh ... I love having things on paper. That makes it a plan ... a real plan. I started out really ambitious and then figured out that I need t... Read more

  • I'm finally home ... for few weeks!

    10/31/2015 1:59:02 PM, by EBEAMS

    Whew ... I'm still dragging from being away so much! I spent yesterday grocery shopping, cleaning and doing laundry. I found cobwebs in my hous... Read more

  • Enjoyed a little down time today

    10/15/2015 10:37:21 PM, by EBEAMS

    That last trip was REALLY good in the sense that we got a lot of great information on fixes we have been wanting. I love that the people we meet... Read more

  • Far from home

    10/12/2015 8:33:05 PM, by EBEAMS

    The more I travel, the more I realize how much I like home. I'm guessing my retirement years will be spent puttering around my own ave rather th... Read more

  • Day 32

    10/10/2015 12:02:37 AM, by EBEAMS

    Well, it wasn't a great day but it was ok. It's over and that's a good thing. No work tomorrow so I'm assuming I'll sleep like a baby tonight -... Read more

  • Day 30

    10/7/2015 6:54:14 AM, by EBEAMS

    Slept great until 3 am. Figured since I can't sleep that I could take care of the things chasing around in my brain. Created a flow chart to de... Read more

  • Day 29

    10/6/2015 9:23:25 PM, by EBEAMS

    Unfortunately, this has been me all day long. I am just wore out. I didn't sleep well last night and that translated to a really... Read more

  • Drum roll, please ....

    10/5/2015 9:05:18 PM, by EBEAMS

    It's .... a BOY! I was so incredibly touched to see our first biological grandchild. I did get a video, I did send it to his daddy ... and I'm ... Read more

  • Day 27

    10/4/2015 8:24:29 PM, by EBEAMS

    Good thing this is a "for the rest of my life" thing. I almost forgot which day I'm on! It's been a busy but fairly calm day today. It is my o... Read more

  • Day 25

    10/2/2015 9:46:47 PM, by EBEAMS

    Well, sleeping didn't go any better last night but I made it home safe and sound today. I popped out of bed and was on the road in 15 mins! Had... Read more

  • Day 24

    10/1/2015 10:55:06 PM, by EBEAMS

    Ok, I'm done now. As much as I enjoyed learning and networking, I'm exhausted from lack of sleep and my body is NOT impressed with all the food ... Read more

  • Day 23

    9/30/2015 7:01:41 PM, by EBEAMS

    Hmmmm .... this traveling stuff calls for more pre-planning and organization. I'm not sleeping, I'm sticking to oatmeal for breakfast, salad for... Read more

  • Day 21

    9/28/2015 10:14:09 PM, by EBEAMS

    It was a good day even though it was a long drive. We got up this morning and walked a couple of miles before I headed out. All told, I have ov... Read more

  • Day 20 - Relax Mode

    9/28/2015 12:08:15 AM, by EBEAMS

    Today was a really nice, relaxing day. I spent some of the day getting all my stuff packed ... clothes bag, computer bag, snack bag .... and my ... Read more

  • Day 19

    9/26/2015 10:37:46 PM, by EBEAMS

    LOL ... I was j-u-s-t about done with my blog for today and ... yep, I erased it. Sigh ... Oh well ... I'm done. My Spark People fitness tracke... Read more

  • Day 18

    9/25/2015 11:21:41 PM, by EBEAMS

    Yesterday we learned that a dear friend had passed away on Monday from cancer. The funeral was last night. That was hard, very, very hard. Whe... Read more

  • Grumpy Day 16

    9/23/2015 10:20:01 PM, by EBEAMS

    Ugh .. another night with very little sleep. It was so frustrating! I couldn't fall asleep and then I woke up at 1 am. I got up from 2-3 am an... Read more

  • Day 15

    9/22/2015 10:17:26 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today was one of those put your nose to the grind stone and just get through things. Ugh ... those days are necessary but so ... deflating. I p... Read more

  • Day 14

    9/21/2015 3:56:23 PM, by EBEAMS

    The two week mark ... NICE! in 7 more days (theoretically) I should have my new habits established and a part of my "normal" routine. Now if my... Read more

  • Yesterday and Today in Pictures

    9/20/2015 7:46:33 PM, by EBEAMS

    Rachel and I ran/walked our way through the Harvest Classic yesterday. Surprised me that I could do it. We did 30 seconds run, 90 seconds walki... Read more

  • Day 12

    9/19/2015 9:50:07 AM, by EBEAMS

    Blogging early cuz it's a crammed pack day. Already done grocery shopping for the next week and have (almost) everything put away. Heading out ... Read more

  • Day 11

    9/18/2015 8:18:33 PM, by EBEAMS

    Whew ... doggies ... What a day (so far)! Just log... Read more

  • Day 10

    9/17/2015 8:33:39 PM, by EBEAMS

    Double digits!!! Yay!!! This will be a short blog tonight cuz I'm just plumb tuckered out! I crammed a lot into today and stretched my brain, ... Read more

  • Day 9

    9/16/2015 10:05:23 PM, by EBEAMS

    Perspective is everything, isn't it??? I've been avoiding the scale ... I ALWAYS am afraid to climb on that stupid thing. It is like it has it'... Read more

  • Day 8

    9/15/2015 8:34:26 PM, by EBEAMS

    Recap from yesterday - I was really nervous but the class went well (I think). The majority of the participants were receptive and engaged ... T... Read more

  • Wading through nerves

    9/14/2015 6:29:48 PM, by EBEAMS

    I said in one of my first blogs that so much has changed since I was active on Sparkpeople before that it's hard to even remember everything. I ... Read more

  • The problem with who we see in the mirror

    9/13/2015 10:47:02 AM, by EBEAMS

    I believe we spend too much time believing the lies we tell ourselves when we look in the mirror. The reflection that we see is just that ... a ... Read more

  • Day 5

    9/12/2015 9:53:02 PM, by EBEAMS

    Busy, busy, busy ... over 5 miles on my FitBit before 10 am (Yay!) and then it was housework, laundry, grocery shopping and craft. I watched a m... Read more

  • Day 4

    9/11/2015 6:06:57 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today was a really difficult day emotionally. I have successfully avoided hearing TAPS being played since 9-11 of last year when my mom's servic... Read more

  • Day 3

    9/10/2015 7:37:37 PM, by EBEAMS

    Let me start by saying "Thank YOU" to all my old Spark buddies that have been here, leaving encouragement, comfort and wisdom. It has been very ... Read more

  • Day 2

    9/9/2015 7:31:54 PM, by EBEAMS

    Today was not a stellar day. I woke up feeling really full, then ate breakfast about 3 hours after getting to work, got re-immersed in my work a... Read more

  • Day 1

    9/8/2015 7:02:53 PM, by EBEAMS

    Breakfast: Fresh fruit Lunch: 1/2 order of grille... Read more

  • Time for change

    9/7/2015 11:15:51 PM, by EBEAMS

    It's hard to believe that yesterday was the 1st anniversary of my mom passing away ... and the 14 month anniversary of our son's passing. We've ... Read more

  • Run Day 1

    6/24/2015 9:23:00 PM, by EBEAMS

    I started walking with my Spark buddy again for 2 - 3 mornings a week several weeks ago. As we've walked and talked, I've found that I feel bett... Read more

  • Surprise! I'm here!

    5/14/2015 11:12:22 AM, by EBEAMS

    Yesterday turned into one of those surreal days where you feel like you were run over by your life and you are not q-u-i-t-e sure what happened. ... Read more

  • Ugh ... what a week!

    5/10/2015 8:43:07 PM, by EBEAMS

    I'm not complaining ... or maybe I am but wow, what an incredibly hectic week. I started out strong but by Friday, I was dragging. This week is... Read more

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