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And you think you are old........
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      4 comments

There was an article on the news last night about a man who is 90 years old and was feeling bad because he had to pull out of a marathon after "only 12 miles!" My lands, if I had gone even half that far I would have thought I had accomplished ... Read more
Uninvited guests
Monday, November 01, 2010      3 comments

They arrived today. I didn't know they were coming. I opened the door this morning to some uninvited guests. I must admit I didn't expect to seem them again so soon after the way I treated them the last time they were here. They always m... Read more
Sticks and stones
Thursday, October 14, 2010      3 comments

I was in a store recently and saw these walking poles for a reasonable price, so thought I would give them a try. I had read an article touting the benefits of using pole... Read more
Wild weather
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      3 comments

I am starting to collect wood to build my boat. emoticon I have been checking my skin for scales.... ... Read more
Detour
Sunday, July 18, 2010      1 comments

Detour \'de-,tur\ n: a roundabout way temporarily replacing part of a route. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Detours... the fourth season in Wisconsin. (also known as orange barrel season.) Since early Spring we have not been able to g... Read more
Road blocks and silly birds..
Friday, July 02, 2010      1 comments

The fifth season in Wisconsin is road construction. The road past our house has been closed since early Spring.. in various degrees of closed. It is impossible to go straight to anywhere. It involves a lot of jigging and jogging to get out... Read more
The 3# two step
Thursday, June 24, 2010      3 comments

I have invented a new dance step. It is called the 3# two step. I do this dance in a state of frustration and discouragement, but I do it faithfully. I feels a little like a roller coaster ride, but without much of the fun and excitement. ... Read more
All is Well
Monday, June 14, 2010      5 comments

Today is just one dark gloomy day outside, but I am enjoying it to the hilt. I don't have to mow the grass, pull weeds, water flowers, go anywhere, etc. I woke early for some reason.. 4:45 and decided to get up and do my strength and cardio.... Read more
Summer is proving to be my nemesis..
Saturday, June 12, 2010      2 comments

When I first started, everything proved to be a challenge.. from tracking food, tracking exercise, actually doing the exercise daily and watching food portion sizes.. and on and on. It was challenging to get to my Spark page daily to keep mysel... Read more
Determination
Monday, June 07, 2010      2 comments

When we first start our program, we are filled with determination, hope and excitement. We are sparked! All of that determination, hope and excitement carries us through several months as the pounds start to come off and we start to feel better... Read more
6 to 60 in 6 months
Friday, June 04, 2010      2 comments

Brag blog.. It is all about push ups.. modified of course. When I started 6 months ago, I could barely do 6 modified push ups. Yesterday I managed 60 before I started to feel fatigued. It has been one of my unstated goals.. to improve... Read more
Stalled in traffic
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      1 comments

What a weekend. It started on Friday night with sing practice for a funeral the next day. Saturday was the funeral of an old friend. Sunday was taken up with church, some picture taking and an impromptu picnic on the patio. Monday involv... Read more
The scale
Thursday, May 27, 2010      2 comments

I just read another article about not obsessing about the scale numbers and that is what I have been doing.. again. I don't think it would be a good idea for me to put it completely away though because I need it to keep me focused. When I do... Read more
My passion and my pain
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      1 comments

I spent the whole day in the yard today... I love being outside and I love my flower beds. It is both my passion and my pain. After a day of yard work I am totally 'in the bag' by the time evening comes and a lot of times parts hurt that I didn... Read more
Just loving summer weather
Thursday, May 20, 2010      3 comments

The weather is finally feeling like summer.. warm and sunny. I have been working in my flower beds this past week and enjoying the vitamin D. Most of my perennials have made it through the Winter and are starting to fill in the beds. My ... Read more

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