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DH Retired!
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      10 comments

My husband retired five days ago. Today was out first day without house guests. It will take time to figure out our new life, but we are so excited. I will be out of town next week. Soon after I return, he will go out of town with our daught... Read more
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      8 comments

Summer heat has hit. So, walking less outdoors and doing more inside these days. Have to wear a heart monitor for 30 days (on day 6) so wearing looser clothing to conceal wires, battery and screen. Will remove to fly a few times and for my hu... Read more
Changing gears...
Monday, June 05, 2017      13 comments

My husband is retiring in about three weeks. We are so looking forward to doing even more together as time goes on. Our kids and their kids will be at the celebration. I'm surprising him with cruise for all of us to Alaska in August. Hoping ... Read more
At goal doesn't mean not paying attention!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      9 comments

I don't track every bite every day anymore, but I do track. I don't obsess over steps, but I continue to walk far beyond the 10,000 steps each day wearing my fitbit. I don't watch carbs particularly, but I just enjoy all the seasonal fruits an... Read more
Next stop...cardiologist!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      10 comments

I've complained of dizziness and blacking out since I was a kid. Was told I had a little murmur and to not worry. I thought all my falling down had to do with lack of coordination, but now I really wonder. Recent tests show that murmur and an... Read more
DH is retiring...
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      7 comments

My husband is retiring the end of June. I'm so excited for him and for us. I hope to surprise him with a cruise that includes our kids and grandkids, but may not be able to coordinate in time. We'll see. Just as he retires I begin a very inv... Read more
Another Grandson Event to Cheer!
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      8 comments

Last evening I got to attend a middle school scholar awards banquet honoring my oldest grandson. It was a semi-formal event. It was fun to see the 11 honorees so dressed up. My daughter invited me in her husband's place as he had to work. Ea... Read more
Walk, walk, walk and walk some more!
Monday, May 01, 2017      6 comments

Did a 3 mile MS walk Saturday followed by a few more miles getting from place to place at other activities. My favorite walk was with my second grandson, age 12, who insisted on walking me to my car after his brother's water polo game. I'd par... Read more
Reminding myself...
Monday, April 24, 2017      31 comments

I find great encouragement in reminding myself how far I've come. Remembering challenges and triumphs help me to want to continue working towards the healthiest me that I can be. I may be in maintenance, but there are always goals. I'm gettin... Read more
Cool, but great day to walk
Saturday, April 22, 2017      9 comments

My husband and I cheered our daughter on to her marathon victory (won her age division) today. I took her special water to her at two locations on the course and my husband went to a third location. Because the finish was only a mile from our ... Read more
Gotta Stay on track despite a couple added challenges!
Thursday, April 20, 2017      3 comments

Too much salt and not enough water led to a couple extra pounds. I know they will stop away, but I do frustrate myself when I know better. But, got news that my heart is not behaving and also I have a nerve in my leg that is misbehaving. So h... Read more
We are worth it
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      6 comments

We are worth every healthy choice we make. When I make a choice that is not good for my body, my mind or my spirit I always deal with at least a little bit of regret. Each time I weigh the choice I am about to make I remind myself that I am wo... Read more
Another Beginning
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      3 comments

Now that I'm healing from surgery to repair my shattered right wrist I am ready to begin weight training again as well as increase cardio. I am eager to add muscle back that I know I've lost over the last few months. Illness and injury can rea... Read more
Just for today...
Monday, April 17, 2017      7 comments

I'm learning maintenance and one thing that works for me is to not look too far ahead. I hold myself accountable just for today for nutrition, exercise, sleep, fun. But, one longer term challenge is when I know I will be off plan for a bit for... Read more
Grandkids +
Thursday, April 13, 2017      8 comments

Our son and family were here the last four days. We got together with our local daughter and her family as much as possible. Her one and his two little girls had so much fun. We are taking her one with us when we meet up with his family in Or... Read more

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