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Retail Anarchy...I LOVE IT!
Thursday, April 09, 2009      3 comments

Don't know if any of you caught the same segment on NPR radio this morning that I did, but Sam Pocker was on. He writes a blog titled Retail Anarchy and has just compiled his writings into a book by the same name. He voices the same kind of... Read more
Return of the Grand...!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday was my first day back on the treadmill along with first strength training session...weathered it nicely, felt good to be getting back in the swing of things. So today I nailed a little over 1,000 cals. in 60 mins. on the 'mill...woo ho... Read more
On The Road Again...! :-)
Sunday, April 05, 2009      4 comments

Stupendous day to hit the road again with my bike! Just a tad on the cool side, but that only helped to keep my sweating down...lol. I looked a bit kaleidoscopic riding my maroon Wildwood Diamondback wearing my navy workout shorts, tangerin... Read more
Counting Down the Days To San Diego!
Thursday, April 02, 2009      9 comments

I would like to really ramp up my efforts this month, not only to celebrate two years with SparkPeople, but I am going to the Spark Your Life Convention in San Diego at the end of the month and am SO PSYCHED and wanting to put my best foot forwa... Read more
The Gift of Loving Ourselves
Sunday, March 29, 2009      6 comments

During my walk today an old favorite song of mine pumped me up in a whole new way. Ages ago many of us have heard what sounds like common sense spoken by Erich Fromm in his tiny book "The Art of Loving" that in order for anyone to love another p... Read more
Miracle of Modern Medicine
Saturday, March 28, 2009      2 comments

Today I walked up through town and back...nice bit of walking...not "quite" what I'd call a power walk, but a thought occurred to me as I did this: Back in the day, I used to BICYCLE up to town and back thinking I had accomplished something... Read more
Reclaiming My Walking Mojo!
Friday, March 27, 2009      1 comments

I've been taking things pretty slow and easy thus far...but today...whew WEE! Got out to a local park and started walking...wanted to get my quota of sunshine before the rains kicked in for the weekend...lol. I recently had a chance to... Read more
Heading WEST To The Spark Convention in San Diego!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      6 comments

Well I'm IN! Booked my reservations and am going to take the plunge...! Staying with my sister and her family who live in San Diego and FINALLY breaking through my lifelong dream of heading west beyond the Mississippi River...! I can't... Read more
Back Home...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      8 comments

All went VERY smoothly today...my one complaint is that all that gas they pumped into me won't GO anywhere so it sits in my belly making me cross. BUT the good part about that is that ache in my gut totally kills my appetite...lol. Just sipping ... Read more
So How To Prepare For Surgery Tomorrow...?
Monday, March 23, 2009      6 comments

Oversleep the day before, have the craziest, busiest day EVER, and THEN before going to sleep, FINALLY get on my 'mill for a good session that will have to hold me over for a few weeks or so until I'm up to getting SPARKED again! I bid my ... Read more
Paying Forward The Hope!
Friday, March 20, 2009      5 comments

I have received SO MANY well wishes for my upcoming gall bladder surgery this Tues. 3/24 that I wanted to thank EVERYONE for all your positive, HOPEFUL energy! It really adds so much to my sense of calm, confidence and hopefulness regarding my a... Read more
Next Tues.: Goodbye Gall Bladder!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      12 comments

Well at last the date has been set! Tues. 3/24 I'll be heading in for my gall bladder surgery. Looking forward to putting this behind me...of course not eager for the pain of recovery, nor the end of my daily cardio streak which I've been k... Read more
1st Ride of the Season...woo hoo!
Sunday, March 15, 2009      5 comments

What a GLORIOUS day for my first bike ride of the season! Mid-50's, not a cloud to be found...I felt so strong...! There is some *potent* magic stirring when I'm on my bicycle! Biked up around our local Chenango Valley State park 'round highway ... Read more
Doing Better...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      2 comments

Instead of oversleeping an hour and a half I only overslept 45 mins.! DOH! But I *refuse* to use an alarm clock...going to keep working at re-setting my own internal alarm. I still struggle so to get to bed early...it seems 10:30... Read more
Just When My Sleep Was Getting SO Steady...
Monday, March 09, 2009      1 comments

...comes Daylight Savings Time...oof! Overslept an hour and a half this morning, blew my treadmill session out of the water! Energy was low all day, but still got home and did my 'millwork tonight. It didn't rev me up, the music made it tol... Read more

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