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The Spiral, I'm on the landing.
Thursday, February 25, 2010      6 comments

As some of you know I have been having some physical challenges lately. I have been trying to push myself upward, the pain wants to drag me back down. I have been dizzy and ... Read more
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      4 comments

Need some R & R. So I'm taking a break for today. Still going to try and do what I can though emoticon... Read more
What can you do when you feel like....
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      5 comments

As some of you know I pushed through the knee and hip pain and got my mile in last Saturday. Well I have been scouring SparkPeople to see what folks do when they are not feeling so well. I know that I still must do something anything. ... Read more
Spread and Keep the Spark!
Monday, February 22, 2010      4 comments

Chapter 9 Step or Week 4 This step is about maintaining. Wait maintaining... I'm no way near maintaining yet. Ah, but I am. yes I am not at my goal weight, but I do need to either maintain or update my healthy lifestyle skills as my l... Read more
My Life is Changing...
Sunday, February 21, 2010      3 comments changes everyday. Lifestyle Change Chapter 8, Week 3 draws to a close with a review of the Action Steps Step 1: Continue with Spark Time. * Taking time to plan makes my life easier. * Doing my planned exercise makes me f... Read more
Working through the Pain
Saturday, February 20, 2010      2 comments

Warning! Warning! Whine Alert! Clarity is needed when making changes. But when in pain, clarity goes out the window along with inspiration and perseverance. On weekends I plan to walk at LEAST one mile each day. Can one limp favorin... Read more
The Comfort Zone
Friday, February 19, 2010      3 comments

The Comfort Zone I used to have a Comfort Zone, Where I knew I couldn't fail The same four walls of busy work, Were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things, I'd never done before, But I stayed inside my Comfort Zone, ... Read more
"It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get"
Thursday, February 18, 2010      4 comments

- Arnold Palmer Practice is essential, if change is wanted. One definition of practice is - as repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency. When I first started Water Walking, my instructo... Read more
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      6 comments

- Aristotle Repetition of a bad habit can ensure unmatched mastery of that habit, but that's probably not the desired result. During Lent children would reluctantly give up gum, candy, ice cream or soda. Come Easter, they would make a... Read more
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      5 comments

Mardi Gras makes me think of excess. Feast before the fast. It does not have to be so. Celebrations can be done in moderation. Besides you can watch others make a fool of themselves and be glad it is not you. I do not mean to be harsh or cruel, ... Read more
Lifestyle Change
Monday, February 15, 2010      6 comments

Chapter 8: Week 3 Action Steps Step 1: Continue with Spark Time. Making time for me. This is getting easier as my mindset is changing. I need to take the time to care for me. Step 2: Review goals for Motivation: Reviewing my ... Read more
The Spark - A Week of Chapter 7
Sunday, February 14, 2010      4 comments

What a week! Between the blogs I have read and doing the "28 Days to a New You" the little things I have done are adding up. No the scale has not moved, but I have noticed a shift within myself. 1. Healthy lifestyle pledge. - My mindset is... Read more
It's not moving...
Saturday, February 13, 2010      6 comments

...the scale that is. Oh Crap! "What am I doing wrong?" "Why isn't the scale showing a lower weight?" While I am mildly disappointed, I realize that it is not the end of the world. * First good thing is that it is not going up.... Read more
Going in for a beauty walk....
Friday, February 12, 2010      1 comments

It does sound strange... but going for a walk this Friday includes facials. We walk inside. Walking a mile with a mask on, may be a bit scary, But hey a bit of fitness and beauty inspires me. After the second mile and our cool down stretch we ... Read more
"To sleep, perchance to dream...."
Thursday, February 11, 2010      2 comments

" ... Ay, there's the rub." HAMLET- Shakespeare If I could only get a decent nights sleep, then I could dream... Yes I know Hamlet speaks of something more drastic. But for me, noisy snow plows and a son waking me twice, does not make for... Read more

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