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We are sad,
4/8/2014 2:58:12 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today we made the decision to put our aging, mobility challenged, bowel incontinent dog down tomorrow. My youngest (14yo dd) is heartbroken as Angel...  Read more


Surgery Update and stuff
4/7/2014 10:03:47 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Yay!! I am titanium!! Can you hear that song? Ok, so now I have 2 new hips. Time to reassess and see what my new goals are going to be. I ha...  Read more


The Geographical Center of North America
3/28/2014 11:57:35 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Rugby, North Dakota. That's what the sign said at the railway station we just passed. Now there's another bit of trivia to clutter up my brain. Until...  Read more


Better Day Today.
3/12/2014 1:03:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

All of your prayers have helped. So has the the wonderful sunshine. Well not today. Cloudy with chance of rain. But yesterday could not have been...  Read more


Not in a good mood today.
3/6/2014 3:06:32 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm just not in a good mood today. I'm sick of people treating me like dirt. I tired of trying to please everyone around me. Why do people say bein...  Read more


Surgery 3/11 and stuff
3/5/2014 11:26:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So I pretty much have all my ducks in a row. I have 2 more app'ts for pre-op, and the joint replacement class the night before. *sigh* I am so tired...  Read more


Big News
3/2/2014 10:08:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The good big news is I have my second hip replacement surgery scheduled! I am excited and apprehensive all at the same time. My 17yo will be driving...  Read more


Lost the boxing match.
3/1/2014 2:02:53 AM,  2 COMMENTS

46 Yep, got bullied. Tears involved. Why do I deal with these people? Diplomas. One and only reason times two. One for each child. Will be glad w...  Read more


In for a long day.
2/28/2014 8:34:04 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is school sign ups. Yep, that time again. We home school. Planning for next year started 2 weeks ago. Now to go to our group, get a number,...  Read more


Rain - are you committed?
2/21/2014 10:47:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It was raining during my walk today. It had stormed earlier and now it was just drizzling. My son didn't think another thing of it and put on his b...  Read more


New Goals for Spring BLC
2/21/2014 9:00:35 AM,  6 COMMENTS

The Journey Continues Goals for the Spring BLC Challenge Long term Goal 1. Lose 20 pounds 2. Eat healthy as a mainstay and lif...  Read more


2/20/2014 8:53:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm still learning and making adjustments! I realized this walking plan succeeded in keeping me walking during the winter months, spending time wi...  Read more


Walking Plan 2014 update
2/18/2014 6:37:41 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It's been over 6 weeks already! I can't believe it. The plan has been working great! One family joined us immediately. The kids quickly got use to...  Read more


Goals for BLC 24
1/20/2014 8:21:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Goals: Lose 10 lbs during the challenge. Lose 40 lbs to reach long term goal. Behavior goals: log all food, every day. eat 2 servings of...  Read more


Here we go again
1/20/2014 10:00:48 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It has been a long time since I've been here, but I am glad to be back. It's been a really rotten few weeks. I am usually a very positive, go-with-the...  Read more


Jan 2014
1/12/2014 7:57:31 AM,  8 COMMENTS

OH Boy, yesterday not good and today not so good.. I have relearned how important it is to track my food... How easily we forget. WOW, can i lose thos...  Read more


Walking Plan 2014
1/4/2014 11:32:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Happy New Year - 2014! Our community has a walk in a little over 6 weeks, so I put out an email to some friends asking if anyone would like to form a...  Read more


2013 review, 2014 preview
12/29/2013 7:57:39 AM,  7 COMMENTS

2013 is almost in the books and it is a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward with a fresh perspective to the new year. The beginnin...  Read more


I'm Back!
12/26/2013 11:57:28 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone! I know it's been a little while since I've been on SP, it's been a crazy week and a half!! Hubby home for a LONG weekend (It was great...  Read more


30 Day Challenge
12/18/2013 9:25:16 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is the final day of Biggest Loser Challenge 23 here on Sparkpeople. After a great round 22 with awesome results, round 23 was dismal at best ,...  Read more


I changed my mind this morning...
12/16/2013 12:51:57 PM,  11 COMMENTS

If I am completely honest with everyone, I did TERRIBLE this weekend. I had a migraine Friday and spent a good deal of the day in bed, which meant no...  Read more


Trying to find an easy way to save exercise links from Sparks...
12/15/2013 12:16:54 PM,  6 COMMENTS
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I should have known that!
12/11/2013 11:51:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

As we are nearing the end of the Biggest Loser Challenge 23 here on Sparkpeople I have taken some time to reflect. As a part of BLC22 I had great...  Read more


My Vision Board
12/10/2013 12:06:18 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I really want to set up a vision board as a motivator. I love the idea of having something to look at with visual reminders of what I am working for....  Read more


My first week
12/9/2013 12:55:53 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today marks my 1 week anniversary with SP and my new life. It has been a really great week and when I weighed this morning I have lost 3.2 pounds!! I...  Read more


RESTART - December 9, 2013 - Consistent healthy LIVING!
12/9/2013 9:12:45 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"The process of getting healthy has to be about more than just losing weight and focusing on ourselves. It’s not about adjusting our diets and hoping...  Read more


WOW--it's been a long while!
12/7/2013 3:19:24 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Hello to all my dearest SparkFriends! I'm SO sorry I've been MIA for these last 4 months! I can't believe it's been FOUR months since I blogged! 40...  Read more


I've almost made it...
12/6/2013 8:57:46 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today was the first day for the whole shebang. Exercise, tracking and keeping within my calorie range. I won't lie, it has been a LONG day. It was day...  Read more


Proving myself wrong
12/5/2013 10:44:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I know it's nothing unique to me, making excuses. But sometimes it seems as if I am the master of it. I can't workout because...I'm too busy, too tire...  Read more


Tackling Thanksgiving Temptations part 2
11/25/2013 10:31:50 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I posted a previous blog about my Thanksgiving plan. This past week I did some experimenting with my eating. I tried to allow myself one treat a day....  Read more


- HELP! - Need some Holiday Accountability
11/23/2013 12:44:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Those of is in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving next week and Christmas in 3 short weeks after that, followed quickly by New Years celebrations. Th...  Read more


Tackling Thanksgiving Temptations
11/21/2013 5:13:00 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We are heading into the holiday season 428 443 446 and in previous years this has been a time for me to just let go and enjoy. Last year I had mad...  Read more


Running vs Biking Ramblings
11/17/2013 12:46:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was never one of those made to run people. I found running later in life - late 30's, and only because my gym buddy at the time thought it was a gr...  Read more


Slacking, again...
11/6/2013 1:15:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As a homeschooling mother of a teen I can't seem to keep up on the tracking like I 'd like. Plus there are other issues that are affecting me emotiona...  Read more


Starting Out
11/5/2013 8:00:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Starting out again! Best news was my weight is lower by 5 lbs since I last visited here. I reset everything so I can watch the goal ticker count dow...  Read more


30 Day Thankful Challenge!!
11/3/2013 7:46:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am a goal oriented person and I love organization so I am putting together a 30 day challenge for myself. My goals -- to deny my physical...  Read more


November Calendar
11/1/2013 10:22:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

When I flipped the family calendar page this morning, I was greeted by a picture of me with my dad and brother, just before we ran a 5k, two Thanksgiv...  Read more


The push for PERFECTION
10/31/2013 9:59:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS

How does one separate goals and unrealistic expectations? I have struggled with perfectionism for a lot of my life. Living up to expectations of what...  Read more


10/27/2013 1:29:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I often wonder ‘what’. What was it that made me do it, finally? And what is it that keeps me staying on track? At first it was, just lose the weigh...  Read more


"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." -Arthur Ashe
10/24/2013 10:14:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I read that quote in a success story today and had to use it as my own. What a great reminder that TODAY, Right Now, with even little choices we can...  Read more


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