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Is this the break through week?
Friday, March 23, 2012      1 comments

It has been a good week! While I haven't been able to get the cardio in that I would have liked due some knee pain, I have been working the core and the arms and what fun it is to see the muscles emerge! My eating has been good - I have ma... Read more
Agh! Hate it when I have a mild injury
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      4 comments

I'm starting to get frustrated. My left knee is most likely suffering from tendonitis or bursitis...which ever, its the same prognosis - rest, limited use, ice and advil. Well, it is really putting a damper in my exercise...of course I keep th... Read more
Keeping life in perspective - priceless
Thursday, March 15, 2012      3 comments

Life comes at us FAST - an understatement. It just throws stuff at you everyday and how you deal with that, how you are set up to deal with that truly defines you. I am writing this upon returning from the Pennsylvania State High School ... Read more
Nerves are setting in - in a good way!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      2 comments

I just returned from dropping my son at his school. His State team of 4 swimmers and 1 diver are leaving for the State Swimming & Diving Championships at Bucknell University. He's in 9th grade. He has been swimming competitively since h... Read more
Sticking to it amongst the excitement
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      2 comments

The household excitement continues! My youngest son made it to the PA State Championships in swimming as a 9th grader - his 200 medley relay will be competing and one of his team mates is looking for a top 3 finish in 2 individual events. Son ... Read more
Let the positives roll!
Monday, February 27, 2012      2 comments

What a wonderful weekend! Not only did it start by watching my daughter and son in their High School District diving championships - each of which did their personal best...can't ask for more! Come Sat. afternoon, family arrived for a February... Read more
What a weekend ahead!
Friday, February 24, 2012      1 comments

My nerves are starting already....for my son - he has his final High School Championship diving meet this evening. This is the meet that determines who goes to the State Championship in 3 weeks. He has never made it to the final cut and is per... Read more
liking these mini-goal/task days
Thursday, February 23, 2012      2 comments

Well, 2 days into my goals program: write down 3 goals or tasks for the day and refer back often to help keep yourself focused. Yesterday I completed 3 and today I received a "I need your help" call from my DH that altered my timeframe for the ... Read more
"doing" for Lent
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      2 comments

For me to follow through with daily tasks is very difficult. I think it is even more difficult than say giving up cheese. So for Lent this season, I hope to DO my daily tasks. I hope to follow through on 3 small task goals per day. I read ab... Read more
Midshipman - check
Sunday, January 29, 2012      3 comments

An update on our son's quest to go to the US Naval Academy - he is in! Class of 2016. He received a letter of assured appointment in Novemember and then had his nominations interviews with his congresswoman and senator's nominations boards....... Read more
Eagle Scout, check; Academy nominations apps, check; National Honor Society app, check
Friday, September 30, 2011      2 comments

What a week! If we could only bottle the adrenalin formed when under deadline stress, we all could make our goal weight in a month! I have been going non-stop, fast forward this week and viola! 2 pounds down. Let's see - my son's essays f... Read more
learning to use a laptop
Monday, September 26, 2011      1 comments

Have to laugh at myself....I am so used to the normal keyboard and this mini keyboard with the crazy "pad" for a mouse is proving to take a longer time to master. crazy... Read more
Mondays are usually good days; now to keep it going through the week
Monday, September 26, 2011      0 comments

I don't know why, but I usually have great Mondays. Perhaps it is because I have the house to myself after the weekend. this allows me to get things done, uninterrupted. But - at times when Tuesday comes, I get lazy or more likely bored... Read more
honestly can I do this?
Monday, September 19, 2011      4 comments

So today I opened up the SP site for the 1st time in months.....I just have not been successful. I know I can do this, I just don't know why I can't stick to it and feed off little successes... So I am going to get the book out and start f... Read more
Sliding away, but still have a strong enough hand hold to get back
Thursday, June 02, 2011      2 comments

Wow - I have been away from the site for a while now - several weeks. Not too bad, but I know it is affecting my healthy living! I have done fairly well keeping my eating in basic check, but a few bad habits have slowly infiltrated my life: t... Read more

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