55TUCKER's Blogs

First virtual 5K
Sunday, July 07, 2013      2 comments

Wow...it's a good day! 5+ years ago I attempted a 5K and trained with a friend who ran regularly. The training was tough and I thought I was very wimpy because i just could not beat my own time after training for 8 months!!!! Race day was a d... Read more
5K Training
Sunday, May 26, 2013      3 comments

I have not been as consistent as i would like to be, in training for a virtual 5K on Sparkpeople. That said, I am not giving up, and just keep trying again the next day. Today, i was able to walk 3 min, and jog 2, for the distance of a 5k (3.1... Read more
Good Bloodwork!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      2 comments

Today was my weekly weigh-in, and I was pleased to have the scale stay the same after being away for a conference from last Thursday night through late Saturday evening. I was unable to track my food without my computer (and no smartphone yet),... Read more
My Body Is Too Smart For My Diet!
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      2 comments

One week down and I was really hoping for the scale to move.....sometimes the first week of sparkdiet is the week that I outsmart my body for at least ONE week, but not this time. I am working on not being too numbers oriented, and I know I hav... Read more
Wow...It Is Good To Be Home!
Monday, February 07, 2011      10 comments

What an emotional roller coaster. I am just returning from caring for my 79 year old father while he underwent open heart surgery. It is wonderful to report that he did so well with the surgery and recovery that he was out of the hospital in ... Read more
Quick Update from Friend's Computer
Thursday, January 27, 2011      6 comments

Hi All. Thank you for your prayers and encouraging comments. Miss you all and glad to have this opportunity to give you a quick update. My father did very well with his surgery and was delighted to find out that his family knew the family of ... Read more
Will be away.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      6 comments

My father is having open heart surgery Thursday morning. I am his only family member, so I will go to care for him as long as he needs me. He will have by-pass surgery and a valve replacement. They are thinking he will be in the hospital some... Read more
Outrageous Sportswear Sale
Saturday, January 15, 2011      9 comments

My husband and I decided to stop in at Dick's Sporting Goods to pick up a duffle bag for our son. We noticed a clearance section and headed in that direction. I needed a few workout items so we checked out what they had on the clearance racks.... Read more
Back Home
Friday, January 07, 2011      7 comments

I spent this past week at my father's home in upstate PA. He needed me to be there to care for him while he underwent a cardiac catheterization. The procedure went well, taking a little more time than the usual, and his bleeding a bit more per... Read more
Week's End
Friday, December 31, 2010      7 comments

With everyone home, this has been a tougher week than I expected. Hard to get the time and space I needed to accomplish my water and exercise goals. Next week I will travel to be with my 79 year old father. He lives alone and will be having ... Read more
Sweet Christmas Present!
Monday, December 27, 2010      13 comments

Santa sure came through this year! I began sparking the first week of October, and the goal I wanted to meet the very most was to drop my cholesterol into healthy ranges. I lost weight over a year ago, and was able to meet my weight loss goal,... Read more
Very Short Blog
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      5 comments

My doctor says that in 3 months, after beginning the jogging routine he put me on, I was able to drop my resting heart rate from 84 down to 64 beats per minute. I'm THRILLED!... Read more
Just when you think things are slowing down!
Thursday, December 16, 2010      9 comments

Hi Friends. I won't be huddling or checking in as much as I have in the past. At least not for a few days. Just when I thought the week would be a slower, giving me the opportunity to concentrate on my goals, life happened. My 15 year old so... Read more
Christmas Socials...eeech!
Saturday, December 11, 2010      9 comments

Last night was so much fun. Friends invited me to a CS Lewis play in Philadelphia and it was in a small theater, called The Lantern, where every seat is close to the action. The play was wonderful, the actor INCREDIBLE and the company I was wi... Read more
Not Much Time to Update
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      6 comments

Well today marks my halfway point in a very busy work week. Someone resigned at work and I am filling in 3 nights this week. Had to rearrange our home schedule so that my son could get a ride home from cross country after school, and he met a ... Read more

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