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New BLC, New Team, New Start
Thursday, June 08, 2017      7 comments

Well, a number of things I mentioned in my last blog didn't go as planned...and as it turns out that is a GOOD thing. I did NOT do the Flying Pig. Which turned out to be an EXCELLENT decision, because my daughter's graduation from college ... Read more
Setbacks won't get me down, bring it 2017!!
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      4 comments

I have been pondering for several months the idea of doing the Flying Pig Half Marathon this year (no need to do the full, that is crossed off the bucket list). Both because I really enjoyed it in 2012, I need fitness goals to keep me motivated,... Read more
Revamping Goals
Saturday, October 29, 2016      8 comments

Honestly, it appears that I updated my goals on my Sparkpage early last month, probably at the beginning of this round of the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge, I rejoined this round after several away from the Corral with my Midnight Mustangs). ... Read more
It's AHA Heart Mini Time Again
Saturday, March 12, 2016      5 comments

And I'm not going. Seriously (SERIOUSLY!) considered heading down to the expo today and registering for the Heart Walk tomorrow, but then I remembered I have to work at 11pm tomorrow night, and I have to make smarter choices than that with... Read more
A Little Updating Is In Order - Hey, I'm a Nurse!!
Monday, March 07, 2016      6 comments

I graduated from my nursing program in December, and passed the NCLEX-RN exam on January 26, 2016, so I'm a full-fledged nurse now! Of course, it took a few weeks for them to transition me from working as a nursing aide at my current job into a ... Read more
What Inspires me? A Reminder to Myself
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      5 comments

I realized several weeks ago that “Extreme Weight Loss” was well into a new season and I’d been missing it (thanks to changing cable/internet/phone providers – the new DVR wasn’t set up to record it! We’ve since rectified that oversight). This h... Read more
Mixed Bag of Updates
Sunday, September 06, 2015      8 comments

Today marks 3 weeks of successfully NOT ending my streak and logging into Sparkpeople every day! I'm pretty stoked about that (and the fact I made the decision to set up my browser so it automatically launches Sparkpeople when I first open it fo... Read more
Nursing School is Hazardous to Your Health
Monday, August 17, 2015      14 comments

When I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes (wow, nearly a year ago now) I had to withdraw from school and sit out a semester from the nursing program. I chose to look at that time as being "in training to go back to school... Read more
For My Sparkfriends not on Facebook - GRANDBABY!
Saturday, February 21, 2015      12 comments

Well, okay, he's not much of a "baby" anymore (he's going to end up taller than ALL of us if his 2 year old measurements are any indication). My daughter-in-lawless (and Sparkfriend PHOENIXXRISING) put these up after the family went out to play ... Read more
"You should be REALLY proud of what you've accomplished!"
Tuesday, February 17, 2015      14 comments

See that sentence up there? With the quotes? THAT is what my Nurse Practitioner said to me at the end of my appointment today. ... Read more
It's not a diet, it's a "live it"!
Thursday, February 05, 2015      9 comments

My workplace has started a "Biggest Loser Challenge" - anyone who joins in pays $5, and the person who loses the biggest percentage of body weight at the end of 9 weeks gets the pot. I've joined as an extra incentive to keep on track, but ... Read more
When having a UTI is a GOOD thing - A Thankful Post
Thursday, November 27, 2014      9 comments

I've been meaning to do a follow up blog to my last entry for a while now, but life keeps getting in the way. So of course, there's tons to update by now, but I'll try to do the "short version" (those of you who've known me longer than five minu... Read more
Dear Everybody - I'm Scared
Sunday, September 21, 2014      12 comments

First of all, for anyone who has sent me PMs or poked me here, thanks! There's no way I can go back and respond, because my sparkmail is packed and overwhelming (mostly with team notices that are ridiculously out of date) so I'm just going to de... Read more
Sticking a toe in the proverbial pool...
Sunday, January 26, 2014      10 comments

So, I'm in week 4 of Nursing 102 - which means I've mostly made it through "Boot Camp" (they warned us in Nursing 101 that the first 3 weeks were the make-or-break period). And wow, they weren't kidding - I can't remember ever living with such s... Read more
So, I've joined the BLC again. Here, have some goals.
Monday, June 10, 2013      10 comments

I've got a far longer blog percolating regarding my impetus to start working on being healthy again, and news of various sorts...but THIS blog is due for points within the next 20 minutes. So you'll have to wait for the rest. :) ... Read more

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