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  • 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

  • Need some real rest

    5/5/2015 10:01:07 PM, by EBEAMS

    I am not sleeping well at all. I keep having nightmares and my sleep hasn't been solid, deep or restful for several nights in a row now. Tomorr... Read more

  • Enjoying a down day ...

    5/3/2015 7:49:10 PM, by EBEAMS

    Yesterday my hubby and I got our storage unit completely emptied, swept and signed off. We're no longer paying rent on a place to keep things we... Read more

  • Run day #3

    5/1/2015 7:32:09 PM, by EBEAMS

    Ahhh .... I did it! I completed all three run days this week as planned! I found some more motivation to put on my wall so I se... Read more

  • Fueled by competition

    4/30/2015 8:47:03 PM, by EBEAMS

    So ... I have this little problem. I'm a perfectionist who always wants to be the winner at everything. I'm not a braggart, I just want to be F... Read more

  • I'm Grumpy!

    4/28/2015 10:46:41 PM, by EBEAMS

    I am struggling with some things that are not under my direct ability to control and it's making me really grumpy. My natural communication styl... Read more

  • Measurable progress

    4/27/2015 8:22:56 AM, by EBEAMS

    So, I didn't have the courage to get on the scale when I started over again this time. I'm content to go with what I had in my tracker from the ... Read more

  • God's word is always on time

    4/26/2015 3:40:58 PM, by EBEAMS

    The message this morning was on finding our joy in God rather than in our circumstances. I so needed to hear that. I needed to be reminded that... Read more

  • Struggling today

    4/25/2015 7:18:57 PM, by EBEAMS

    It's one step forward and two steps back. My exercise has been good today but I'm really, really struggling with eating. Mother's Day is quickl... Read more

  • What a day!

    4/24/2015 9:55:34 PM, by EBEAMS

    Whew ... I'm plumb wore out! Started early and accomplished 98% of what was on my to-do list today! Woohoo ... laundry - done; grocery shopping... Read more

  • My attitude needs work ...

    4/23/2015 7:32:39 PM, by EBEAMS

    There are certain things in life that make all of us happy ... but not all of us are made happy by the same things. There's also the difference ... Read more

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