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Moving ahead this time
Friday, November 11, 2016      3 comments

The past few BLC's I have pretty much maintained my weight. This time I have lost 7 pounds so far. There 2 things to which I attribute that: 1) I have been very mindful of my food. I haven't always tracked what I ate but I have been awar... Read more
BLC 32 SMART Goals
Sunday, September 11, 2016      4 comments

In the time I have been with Sparkpeople, I have already made some good changes. I am faithful in doing cardio 5-6 days a week for about 60 minutes each day. I also drink my water faithfully. However, I have 3 things that I really need to wor... Read more
Texas Vacation 2016
Sunday, May 01, 2016      3 comments

This is the tale of our Texas vacation. DH (AKA Rick) and I decided to take the train from Kalamazoo, MI to San Antonio for our vacation. We actually have 2 nieces that work in Donna, TX, on the border in a mission school and we wanted to visi... Read more
Sebastian's Kidney
Wednesday, June 17, 2015      4 comments

Just a quick follow-up. At the point of taking Sebastian into surgery they realized that the kidney was not quite the match it looked like it would be on paper. Therefore we continue to wait. There is a gal who so far is a match that is conti... Read more
A Kidney for Sebastian
Monday, June 15, 2015      5 comments

My oldest grandson, Taylor, passed away 2 years ago from a rare kidney disease called FSGS. 7 months later my now 5-year-old grandson, Sebastian, was diagnosed with the same disease. A year after that my now 2-year-old grandson (all in the sam... Read more
Super Hero? Secret Identity?
Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

Even though I have had some challenging times in my life, none have taken super-human strength from me. I have leaned on the Lord during those times. He is my hope and my strength. I am grateful that I can depend on Him, not just in challengi... Read more
Saturday, October 25, 2014      2 comments

I took a selfie with me and the juggler but this is as far as I got. Not sure how to get the picture from my camera to this blog. ... Read more
A Trek Through the Woods
Sunday, September 29, 2013      9 comments

I tried to upload my pictures but I didn't have very good luck. However, I took a neat walk through the woods behind our house today. I hadn't been back there in several years so it was like a new experience. I found a beautiful swamp in the ... Read more
In the Arms of Jesus
Monday, May 27, 2013      29 comments

My dear Taylor finished his fight unexpectedly this morning and is home with Jesus. He battled with kidney disease until about 2-3 weeks ago when his kidneys were removed. Even though my son was found to be a match as far as kidney donor, appa... Read more
Thank You For Prayers
Sunday, May 19, 2013      15 comments

I asked for prayers for my grandson a couple of weeks ago. The surgery to remove both of his kidneys went well. However, after the surgery he developed pancreatitis. They kept him in the hospital a couple of extra days but he is beginning to... Read more
Needed: Prayers for My Grandson
Saturday, May 04, 2013      23 comments

My oldest grandson just turned 5 years old. In January of this year, he began to have some swelling issues in his face and neck. My daughter took him to the doctor and they popped him right into the hospital. He was in the hospital until abou... Read more
Plans for the Break
Monday, April 01, 2013      6 comments

My plans for the break between BLC's are to continue doing the things that have been working for me: at least 60 minutes of exercise daily, 6-8 glasses of water daily, and track, track, track! I would like to be able to be more active outdoor... Read more
Great BLC!
Sunday, March 10, 2013      8 comments

This has been a great BLC. I have been pushed by some of my hard-working teammates. I have been motivated to fit into my clothes better and it feels wonderful. I have moved past my goal for the 12 weeks and hope to lose another 4-5 pounds bef... Read more
10 Things I Am Grateful For Today
Friday, September 28, 2012      8 comments

What am I grateful for today? 1. Good health 2. Wonderful family - parents, kids, grandkids, siblings and their families 3. God is good 4. Ability to exercise 5. Ability to make wise food choices 6. Time with DH at our campfire... Read more
Plan for BLC20 Plus Photo
Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

I couldn't get my photo over here and don't have the time to mess with it. However, it is among my photos on my page so if you desire to see it, check out my page. Anyway, I do not have a spectacular insight or new idea for losing the we... Read more

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