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Look Where You Want to Go
Sunday, January 26, 2014      10 comments

When I began to ride a motorcycle, I learned about something called "target fixation." Fixating on something means not being able to take your attention away from it... Read more
"New" Dress, New Smile & My Weekend
Sunday, November 10, 2013      12 comments

It's been a terrific weekend. I have tomorrow off and plan to have a productive day with a little fun included. I will aim for cleaning out my car, working out, a pedicure, and see if I can get myself a last-minute haircut appointment. I have... Read more
30 Day Plank Challenge
Thursday, November 07, 2013      10 comments

I am on day 14 of this plank challenge and soon heading into uncharted waters for me! My longest plank ever was 2 minutes and that was just last week ( I jumped ahead a little!) I can't quite see how I will get to 4.5 minutes in 2 weeks, but I... Read more
Ups and Downs
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      5 comments

It has been a strange week or so. I have been spending less time on line due to a need to focus more on other aspects of my life. I am still seeking that elusive critter called balance! I was actually having a great week, I thought, with my e... Read more
Our Struggles Connect Us
Sunday, October 27, 2013      8 comments

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Arnold Schwarzenegger “Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten throu... Read more
Global Handwashing Day
Monday, October 14, 2013      7 comments

Since I am not sure I will have time to get this posted tomorrow, I am posting twice today! October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. As a nurse, I feel I just have to blog about this! Many of us are focused not only on weight loss bu... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Monday, October 14, 2013      4 comments

I found this on several message boards and other Spark pages today and am copying and pasting it here! I signed the Never Quit Pledge Monday, October 14, 2013 ~~~~~~ Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter... Read more
Discipline Again!
Sunday, October 13, 2013      10 comments

I've still been struggling with discipline and accountability in every aspect of my life- mind, body, and spirit. The struggle - or rather, my failure to prevail in the struggle was reflected in a 0.6 pound gain last week, and an additional 0.8... Read more
God is Not an Easy Button (Made to Crave - Reflections 2)
Saturday, October 05, 2013      9 comments

My reflections after reading chapters 2 & 3 "Is it possible we love and rely on food more than we love and rely on God?" -Lysa TerKeurst I talked about this question a bit in my first Made to Crave post, here http://www... Read more
BLC23: Week 1 Recap & Week 2 Goals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      5 comments

Here's how I did on my goals this week and what I am committing to in the coming week. Goals & Progress Body: -Adhere to my Unleash Your Thin eating plan Week 1 - I would say I achieved this about 80% but I can't say I achieved p... Read more
Workout Photos
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      15 comments

I wanted to share these with a woman who is fighting breast cancer and reluctant to have her photo taken. I realized posting them here is a pretty good way of getting over my own "photo-phobia!" LOL Can you think of anything less flattering ... Read more
"People of character live from the inside out."
Monday, September 30, 2013      6 comments

This quote found its way to me today and I am so grateful for it! I hope you will dwell on it and think about what it means to you. I did, and I am left with wanting to write all night about it, but will settle for just sharing this wonderful... Read more
Spiritual Malnutrition (Made to Crave - Reflections 1)
Sunday, September 29, 2013      5 comments

"We feel overweight physically but underweight spiritually. Tying these two things together is the first step on one of the most significant journeys you will ever take with God." -Lysa TerKeurst After reading Lysa TerKeurst's book, Made... Read more
Mirror-Exposure Therapy
Saturday, September 28, 2013      7 comments

It seems I am making daily changes in response to some new realization about myself and my journey to fitness. Two days in a row, I did something different. But before I tell you about that, here's a little background. LilyGal, one of ... Read more
The CICO Myth (Calories In Calories Out)
Monday, September 23, 2013      14 comments

Today, for the first time, I tracked my calories in and calories out (CICO) as is requested by the BLC challenge I am participating in. It appears that I ate 1287 calories and burned 2488, leaving a 1201 calorie deficit. That is pretty awes... Read more

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