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Moving!
Thursday, July 04, 2019      5 comments

Not moving as in getting a new place, but moving as in "finally got my butt off the couch and walked"! Last night, I put a Leslie Sansone walking DVD on and walked 3 miles! 40 minutes of movement! What a relief! It felt great but to go from ... Read more
Happy
Wednesday, July 03, 2019      8 comments

So I have written over the last few days about how I am not quite ready to act, I am hiding from what I need to do, etc etc etc. Well today I woke up, I had written a "to do" list yesterday, and I started getting things done without even lo... Read more
Windy days
Tuesday, July 02, 2019      4 comments

I got up early this morning and sat out on my deck with my coffee enjoying the sun, which has been mostly absent for weeks. It was warm but not too warm, the sun was hot on my face. It was glorious! But the wind is blowing. Not a nice br... Read more
Stage Fright
Monday, July 01, 2019      5 comments

I seem to be frozen in inactivity. Like a performer before stepping on stage, I am on the cusp of activity...but not moving. I know my lines, I am prepared, and I am just about to step out for my big moment...but I seem to be frozen like stage... Read more
Morning Pages
Sunday, June 30, 2019      11 comments

Well, I'm awake at 0430 hrs so thought that that made today the perfect day to resume my morning pages and my other "Miracle Morning" tasks that I was doing when I was employed but had dropped by the wayside when I was laid off! So I sat on... Read more
Crown Land Camping
Friday, June 28, 2019      3 comments

Headed out camping yesterday, pouring rain, cold. Found a spot near an oil or natural gas well site so have cell coverage! The woods, when we arrived, were misty and creepy, the type of mist that just hangs around the trees swirling every once... Read more
6am
Thursday, June 27, 2019      5 comments

My husband's phone went off at 6am....it was one of his employees calling on my husband's day off. My husband declined the call, rolled over and went back to sleep. But not me! Once my brain is triggered I am awake, no matter what. No matter ... Read more
Sign from above
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      3 comments

So, I was working through all the pre-challenge days for the Summer 5% Challenge....caught up, was feeling great, said out loud " All caught up and excited for the challenge to begin" and the radio started a John Cougar Mellancamp song! For me, ... Read more
Spring cold
Monday, May 28, 2018      5 comments

I have had a spring cold for weeks now. Slowly draining my energy. But I can feel energy returning now. Not in a "hey, get out and go go go" type of way, but in a "oooh, i am tired but not so tired i need a nap right after breakfast" type of ... Read more
Still at it
Saturday, May 26, 2018      9 comments

Never give up, never give in Plugging away, decided my focus is not scale but my walks, workouts, and food choices...body will reflect my focus, scale will fluctuate....its all good! I am still working on getting in 1000 miles before 2... Read more
I will walk 500 miles then I will walk 500 more
Sunday, May 13, 2018      7 comments

I signed up for a 1000 mile walk in 2018...i started off really well then my Grandma passed away (she was 99) and I let my grief and the nasty cold weather sliw me down. But now Spring is finally here and I have some catching up to do! So I wil... Read more
Fitness tipping point
Friday, November 10, 2017      3 comments

I recently found myself looking forward to my morning exercise...I had gone from dreading it, but doing it because I know I have to...to dreading it, because it is 5am, but actually looking forward to it! And, when I am done, I can feel all tho... Read more
Moving along
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      4 comments

Well, it is a lifelong process...figuring out what works for me and what doesn't...trying to work hard but not overdo it...trying to balance the lead weights in my butt with the urge to move...but I am still at it!... Read more
Getting it done
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      5 comments

Ok...3 days in a row walked the dog! Got up at 5am yesterday and today...it is not easy and is not as nice as my walks at our dog park (3 mile bend in Red Deer...beautiful off leash walking area)...but I am getting it done! It is good for me, ... Read more
Monday morning
Monday, September 11, 2017      5 comments

Got up at 5am, walked my dog in the dark...no lights, just dark on a gravel road...walked slower than I am used to but did it...thinking tomorrow I will stay in the neighbourhood where there are lights so I can see my route! But I am proud that... Read more

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