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building back
7/23/2014 11:42:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So yesterday I did day one of week one of the walk/jog 5k program. It was hard, but I take into consideration the facts that I live on a hilly gravel...  Read more


Hanging with my daughter
7/22/2014 10:48:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So, as I blogged earlier, I drove from Nebraska to North Dakota to pick up my daughter for her great-grandmother's funeral. It was nice to chat with...  Read more


Week Three Clutter of the mind affects EVERYTHING
7/22/2014 8:47:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Week 3 brought me Hula hooping. Boy is it challenging and fun! I stuck to getting out of bed at least 30 minutes early(now at 45 min) and filled tha...  Read more


Upcoming week
7/21/2014 9:25:04 AM,  10 COMMENTS

So, the weekend went by in a whirlwind of driving. Had a nice time in ND, seeing the community where my DD will be living. The time there was too sh...  Read more


More vacation pics from Chicago
7/20/2014 11:08:30 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Today was weigh in day after being on vacation for the past 2 weeks. The results were not too bad, I gained about 2 to 3 lbs but that is not bad since...  Read more


Lots of Driving
7/20/2014 10:20:02 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So, I am presently in North Dakota to pick up my daughter. At some point today, we will head back to Glenwood IA. Tuesday it will be to Aurora NE fo...  Read more


A picture blog of Chicago
7/19/2014 9:38:37 PM,  14 COMMENTS

We were so lucky to be able to take a 4 day trip to Chicago as a family. Here are a few fun pics of the first couple of days. So much to see and do...  Read more


Death and Life
7/18/2014 10:10:29 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Today I got the news that my kids great grandmother passed away. She was 91 years and recently got a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. I found out bef...  Read more


Down 3 more pounds!
7/18/2014 3:10:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm so excited to be losing weight! Down 23 lbs now since May. 244 Heading to the local Farmer's Market tomorrow morning to get more fruits and...  Read more


7/17/2014 8:19:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Making progress feels good! I'm back to adding some running intervals into my walks. I love working into a good solid sweat! This cooler weather helps...  Read more


My relationship with my friend - Gym
7/16/2014 11:28:04 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been going to visit my friend regularly since the first week of June. I am still enjoying spending time with my friend Gym. He is welcoming when...  Read more


7/15/2014 1:50:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I think too much. Sleep doesn't come easily. Because I think about all kinds of random crap. I am beyond ready for school to start back. I need to get...  Read more


Step 2 Working on fixing the problem
7/14/2014 9:34:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Last week I admitted I was lazy. That was the first step. Many great tidbits of advice or Spark comments and blogs I have been reading, have helped...  Read more


Recovering yet again
7/14/2014 3:07:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

2 weeks ago, I underwent an extraction of the tooth that has been problematic for the past year. I underwent a complex root canal and had a cap place...  Read more


The 2014 Color Run- pure awesome!
7/13/2014 1:48:31 PM,  24 COMMENTS

So today in St. Paul MN, they held the 2014 5K Color Run at the State Fair Grounds. Here are some of the fun pics from the day. It was great. I was...  Read more


Ben is coming home
7/13/2014 9:27:05 AM,  13 COMMENTS

After 3 1/2 weeks at camp, then returning to his dad's house, my 13 yr old son will be coming home this afternoon/evening. I have not yet talked to h...  Read more


It's okay to be hungry
7/12/2014 9:31:06 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I want to eat. I am not really hungry. I allowed myself a small piece of chocolate and I did try to savor it. The chocolate did not sat...  Read more


7/12/2014 2:37:56 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Living in a community without a Jewish congregation has made it more difficult for me to attend services regularly. Yesterday, I decided pretty much...  Read more


Surprising signs of progress
7/11/2014 1:13:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

The scale is not my friend. Not only is mine fickle and somewhat inaccurate, but it also is not reflecting all of this hard work! 192 I have...  Read more


building back2
7/11/2014 1:10:50 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well. I added a couple of (4) run intervals of 50-75 ish feet (I'm not good at estimating distances) to my walk today. Felt great. Also stopped and di...  Read more


New parks for long walks with plenty of pics!
7/10/2014 5:53:00 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Because I am on vacation this week, I love to go for long walks. I am not sure my husband loves them as much as I do, but he goes along with my crazin...  Read more


Hail Storm Pix (13/100)
7/10/2014 8:59:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Two hours after storm, still had hail in my flower pots. Shredded Garden And an long time resident gave up the fight with mother na...  Read more


This week is dragging
7/10/2014 7:17:51 AM,  7 COMMENTS

In case you are wondering about the S H I T in my status, it means Sorry, Honey, It's Thursday. We actually did get into the pool yesterday, so t...  Read more


Today's lunch!
7/9/2014 6:57:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I made a really yummy lunch today, I thought I would share! 3 cans of tuna 4 oversized tsps of mayo drizzle on equal amount of balsamic vine...  Read more


building back
7/9/2014 12:12:33 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well. My daughter's little dog disappeared into the woods with my son's big dog today. So I went looking for the little creature. She's only had him a...  Read more


Admitting ou problem is the first step
7/8/2014 6:07:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS defeat a problem you have to recognize what it problem hindering the process of being healthy and losing some of this e...  Read more


Vacation - Not Really
7/8/2014 1:54:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've had some much needed time off from work! Unfortunately, I didn't go to some spectacular vacation spot. We have had family visit from China - bu...  Read more


Turn off the TV and go to bed!
7/7/2014 10:31:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I was doing so well. Healthy dinner: grilled steak and big green salad, 551 my husband offered to go for a walk with me (2 mi. in 45 min.), and I...  Read more


Super Inspiration
7/6/2014 6:21:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Many years ago, I was inspired by Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2. I even found her work out in a magazine and started doing it....then I got pregnant...  Read more


Thoughts from a Spark Tracker Addict
7/6/2014 4:44:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In case I wondered if that little mechanism on my foot really made a difference in my behavior, losing connectivity with the data center this long wee...  Read more


Get out there and just do it!
7/6/2014 4:31:55 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Every day is a new day to try to get it right. You will stumble and you may fall, but get right back up and try again. There are no guarantees i...  Read more


I met a Spark friend!!
7/6/2014 4:27:05 PM,  11 COMMENTS

It was a beautiful day to meet a new friend! Cheri (68Anne) has been such a huge source of support and inspiration to me since I joined Sparkpeo...  Read more


7/5/2014 9:14:40 PM,  13 COMMENTS

So, I am enjoying my 3-day holiday weekend at ONEKIDSMOM's place. I have gotten to see quite a few friends and family, and will travel back home tom...  Read more


Open yourself up to all possibilities
7/5/2014 8:16:37 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Just as this rose is about to open and face all of the sunshine, so should we in life. We never know what is waiting for us so don't be afraid, t...  Read more


7/5/2014 11:32:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Anyone who knows me knows I do not like hot weather. So summer is not my favorite time of year even though, as a teacher, I am "off" during the summer...  Read more


The first step of any journey is always the hardest....
7/4/2014 9:36:53 AM,  20 COMMENTS

But go ahead and take it anyway. Have you ever had the pleasure of watching a baby learn to walk? Seeing the determination and courage in their eyes...  Read more


Slower pace - Shout out to #100HappyDays
6/30/2014 8:53:33 PM,  10 COMMENTS

This evening I went for a walk. Usually, I try to see if I can keep my pace where I want it - under 18 minute miles. Today, though, I was thinking a...  Read more


Second Saturday Walk
6/29/2014 12:08:06 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Since I am somewhat competitive, I needed to get some more steps in on Saturday. I went for a second walk, this time through the neighborhood, explor...  Read more


6/29/2014 12:50:11 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My daughter's dance team did an awesome job. They took Platinum first and then 5 th overall in their section so we are very happy. My daughter will be...  Read more


Not what I expected
6/28/2014 12:49:50 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So, I went to explore a nearby nature trail. This was the sign. I figured I would pick a direction, and come back to my starting point. No. I...  Read more


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