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  • Quick update

    2/27/2017 3:10:51 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I haven't been sparking like I normally do. My son had influenza A and pneumonia. He came home from his group home and spent the week with me. I swear I have been following him around like a puppy with a bottle of Lysol, Chlorox, and doing lots of laundry! He has spent most of the week sleeping ... Read more

  • Great Day for a Walk

    2/24/2017 7:59:00 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    After my early morning walk I was feeling pretty darn spiffy today. Had a real spring in my step when I left for school today and I think it showed while I was at work. Just an all-around good day. And since it's Friday I also got to do my weekly partial walk home too. The sky had been sli... Read more

  • Early Spring?

    2/23/2017 6:58:46 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    It has been warm here in Michigan the past couple of days. Warmer than February should be that's for sure. High 50's to mid-60's. We are expecting 70 tomorrow (my walk home from school day). Since my winter wardrobe consists of 99% fleece tops (my school is kept cool) it has been interesting dre... Read more

  • Sick, Part 3

    2/22/2017 6:59:32 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Most of what I had is gone now. The extreme tiredness is finally over though the barking cough is hanging on. At least I was able to take my planned vacation to Phoenix over the past weekend. Unfortunately it turned out to be the worst time to visit Phoenix. It was cold and either raining or... Read more

  • Still looking for a job

    2/20/2017 7:37:41 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I hope to have one soon. School is good still. Exercising still, glad I can do it inside as the gym I was going to closed. Glad there is a gym I walk in.... Read more

  • I'm so excited!!!!! Celebrations!

    2/16/2017 2:24:06 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Are you singing that old Pointer Sisters song now? I have to start with the so excited part, I'll close with the celebration. So I had my annual physical yesterday. Last year at this time my doctor brought up the fact that I was in the obese II category. She made it clear that there were h... Read more

  • Alone on Valentines Day?

    2/14/2017 4:54:26 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I am single. Most of the time I am completely content with that, notice I said most of the time. There are times when all my friends are with their mates and I feel pretty alone. Feeling alone is usually self inflicted for me. I can be in a room full of people and feel alone. It usually has mor... Read more

  • Being Sick, Part 2

    2/14/2017 10:11:26 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Over Christmas break I was sick. 2-1/2 weeks of coughing and sleeping and just general crud. Doctor said I was just going to have to wait it out and it took longer than I think either of us thought it would. Saturday evening I started feeling icky again. Fell asleep around 7:30. And even when I... Read more

  • Free dinner and a box of donuts

    2/13/2017 2:41:27 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I love to wander. If I take a vacation I prefer to go by car. When I travel by car, I have a habit of making unplanned stops when I see something interesting along the way. Sometimes the unplanned stops turn out to be better than the destination! So here I am on this journey. Here too, I fi... Read more

  • What is success? My challenge

    2/10/2017 3:16:02 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    The question was raised in one of my Spark Teams "What does success mean to you?" Now, there was a time when I would say "reaching my goal weight" but today is not that day. I have been attempting to reach my goal weight for years. If my definition of success was reaching my goal weight - so... Read more

  • My declaration

    2/9/2017 12:24:59 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I follow a group called Fellow Flowers. February 4 was Fellow Flower declaration day. This was my declaration. For the last thirty five years of my life I have talked about it, skated around it, attempted it, thought about it, analyzed it, tried to find an easier softer way, felt overwh... Read more

  • Oh the games we play......

    2/8/2017 5:06:01 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I had a rough week. There were temptations galore - bagels, cookies, two pizza parties, Super Bowl festivities and more. I managed to do pretty well with most of them either totally avoiding, careful planning or limiting the amounts of my splurges. I am really a bit scared to get on the scale! T... Read more

  • Hurray for Rain!

    2/8/2017 11:44:56 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    My last entry I talked about how people and businesses who don't clear their sidewalks make it difficult for walking. Yesterday it rained all day. Poured actually, and all that rain cleared the sidewalks for me. It was pure bliss this morning walking. Nothing to impede me, weather was 30 and not... Read more

  • Finding strength

    2/5/2017 9:43:06 PM, by LIVE2CRUISE

    Well, this challenge to lose weight has been a failure for me for many years. I keep on trying though. I do make some progress but then get off track and back up I go. I will continue to try and not give up. Never give up.... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    2/3/2017 12:43:23 PM, by KIWINURSE

    Met with my Curves coach this week and got favorable results! I lost 3 pounds since joining in January and lost 0.5-1" from all areas. I know it may not sound a lot but I was thrilled as the last 2 weeks have been busy and stressful. One of those weeks we had to make an emergency trip out of state, ... Read more

  • Snowy Sidewalks

    2/2/2017 7:18:55 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Went for my morning walk today which was made more difficult by the fact that no one has cleaned off their sidewalks (again!). We had a warmish day yesterday so anywhere anyone had walked is now ice with the snow on top. It was too hazardous to walk. I got about halfway down the street heading to... Read more

  • Holes, pits, and those places you don't really want to go!

    1/30/2017 3:41:51 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I just read CompuCathy's featured Blog "The Pit and the Path.... Revelation". I could so relate to her blog. I have found myself distracted and at the bottom of that pit many times. It reminded me of a story I have heard along the way which I am going to share for those of you who haven't hea... Read more

  • Bad day

    1/29/2017 4:49:41 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    I had a can of pop today. I'm not happy with myself but it was a stressful day and I didn't have any carbonated water cold. Excuses I know. Back on the pop-free wagon again.... Read more