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Great First Week Back!!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      5 comments

Goals: 1. Nutrition: Low-Carb- I did great last week at low carb eating. Now that I'm through the first week, I don't crave the sweets anymore. 2. Fitness: 5 workouts/week- I got four actual workouts in of varying lengths. I'm going ... Read more
July 7th
Thursday, July 07, 2011      6 comments

Well, I can tell I've lost a little endurance. I used to be able to do the elliptical for 50 minutes at 70 RPMs most of the time. Now I can manage 32 minutes, between 64-68 RPMs. That's ok, I'll get it back. I've also lost some str... Read more
Up a little, but back on track
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      3 comments

I had my pre-employment physical today, and my weight is up, but I expected that. I'm at 171.4 now, up five pounds from my lowest point of 166. May was very busy with the kids. June got crazy with studying for my exam and interviewing for the... Read more
Pharmacy goal, met!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      6 comments

I feel like I'm on day 1 again for SparkPeople. The last few months have been crazy with trying to get a new job, studying for my Iowa pharmacy law exam, vacation, floods, and as always, kids' activities. Well, I'm back, and I'm glad to be bac... Read more
Vacation, Pharmacy, and Floods
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      4 comments

Been busy: Vacation in Colorado Springs was wonderful!! We saw: Garden of the gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls, Air Force Academy, and rode the Royal Gorge Route Railroad (at the bottom of Royal Gorge). Our room... Read more
May Update
Monday, May 23, 2011      5 comments

It's been a while since I was able to Spark, so I thought I'd give a short update. The kids' activities are just about wrapped up. Soccer, track, the play, and the music concerts are done. School wraps up this week. I honestly wish it were o... Read more
Shopping and Mother's Day
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      7 comments

I went shopping twice last week. I got some more work out shirts, summer shirts, shorts, capris and a skort. I'm still getting used to shopping the lower level of JC Penney, the plus sizes are upstairs. It's pretty cool, but almost too much t... Read more
Jogging with Stroller-Should be an exercise option
Thursday, April 28, 2011      10 comments

I have five year old twins. We decided to keep them home from school one more year. Their birthday is at the end of July. Preschool was not an option for us since they turned five before the school year. It was kindergarten, or nothing. We ... Read more
I can't believe I forgot to mention, I'm down to 166!!!
Monday, April 25, 2011      14 comments

Patrick, my second oldest, had another asthma flare-up. It wasn't horrible, but just bad enough I knew I had to take him to our family doctor to get some prednisone. That's the only place I step on the scale. This happened a week ago. I ... Read more
Busy, busy, busy...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      9 comments

Well, I'm still trying to workout and eat well. I'm succeeding most of the time. April and May are shaping up to be total chaos! I've even started crossing out dates on the calendar as they pass by so I don't confuse my days anymore. I'v... Read more
Kids say the funniest things...
Thursday, March 31, 2011      13 comments

I've been really busy the last couple of weeks and haven't been on Sparkpeople much. Yesterday was another day running errands with my five-year-old twins, Sean and Bridget. I had the radio turned up, listening to the country song, "Rain is a ... Read more
Two Nights, Two Concerts
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      2 comments

Yet another busy week around our household. Last night, Patrick, my second oldest, had his Western Iowa Conference Middle School Honors Band concert. He plays percussion and loves the variety of instruments available to him. Hubby was able to... Read more
Still pluggin' along....
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      4 comments

Well, I finally got my first workout done in over a week. I could only manage 2/3 of it. I was hoping to complete 3 sets of my weights and crunches, but I was just too choked up. My sinuses are better, my chest is still a little congested. T... Read more
Much Smoother Today
Thursday, March 03, 2011      8 comments

Hubby and I didn't stay mad at each other too long yesterday. He's been really sweet and understanding about how sick I feel. I'm glad we don't ever stay angry long. That's helped us stay together for over 16 years and raise six kids. I ... Read more
Mom (or Honey), Where's my _____ ?
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      10 comments

Okay, I have to vent. I lost it this morning and snapped at Hubby pretty bad. In my defense, he snapped first. You moms know how mornings are. I have six kids, seven if you count my husband, to help get out the door on time. This week h... Read more

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