SLENDERELLA61
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Blogging to Help
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      17 comments

I blog for me. Of course, it is great when others appreciate my efforts, but really it helps me so much to savor and enjoy the positives and work through the challenges. The support and input I get from SparkFriends has helped me over and over. ... Read more
The Final Winner!
Monday, November 10, 2014      20 comments

It was wonderful to help my nephew Martin become a half-marathoner on Saturday. I am very, very proud of him and glad that I helped to spark his interest in running. Proud, too, that he's lost 0ver 70 pounds and controls his diabetes now with on... Read more
Looking at Pictures While I Recover
Sunday, November 09, 2014      14 comments

Found a picture of Martin and me running the Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon yesterday: And here's a picture of Martin at mile one. I'm somewhere in this picture. I... Read more
I Ran Happy!!
Saturday, November 08, 2014      21 comments

Yeah, I ran happy today! The weather was gorgeous and running in your hometown where you know hundreds of people running and on the sidelines is just an awesome experience!! Here's a picture of some of the people in my running group who ran... Read more
Just About Ready
Friday, November 07, 2014      15 comments

Think I'm just about ready for the Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon tomorrow morning!! ... Read more
Goings On
Thursday, November 06, 2014      15 comments

Great time at the SparkPeople dinner last eve! I feel very, very lucky to have such a great group of people I get to see monthly or more!! Great time at Senior ... Read more
Busy Good Day
Wednesday, November 05, 2014      19 comments

I got up early to nice cool weather and ran without a watch, but I went around 3 miles in my neighborhood. The dog joined me for warm up and about a mile run. I'm thinking in December just to have something fun and different I may do the Jingle ... Read more
Refrigerator Magnet
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      18 comments

Here is a homemade sign with magnet I've had on my refrigerator for a year now. Some signs I get used to and don't even notice any more, but this one has remained at the top of my mind. ... Read more
I'm The Hero Today!
Monday, November 03, 2014      21 comments

Today I asked Gwen (4 year old granddaughter) to sing me a song and she started, "Zippidy do Dah, Bluebird on my shoulder, and on my head, flies off with me, flies and flies, I'm scared but Old Mom saves me." I just love getting to be the hero! ... Read more
Two Elsas and Running
Saturday, November 01, 2014      16 comments

We had a great time with our DGDs yesterday trick-or-treating through our neighborhood. They both wanted to be Elsa from Frozen, so we had 2 Elsas: ... Read more
HM Plans A Go
Friday, October 31, 2014      19 comments

Hooray! I get to run both the Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon on November 8th and the Orlando Utilities Commission Half Marathon on December 6th. No medical procedures are scheduled to interfere. I saw the neurologist today. I've got to h... Read more
Costume Party
Thursday, October 30, 2014      13 comments

Several SparkFriends asked for pictures of our Senior Dance costume party. Here's Gary and me. Originally he planned on being Uncle Sam, with me as Aunt Samantha, but we settled for the Fourth of July couple: ... Read more
Negotiating My Food Plan with Myself
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      18 comments

Beck (Dr. Judith Beck, The Beck Diet Solution) has taught me to listen to myself (inner dialog) and be alert for sabotaging thoughts in order to refute them. I have found this cognitive therapy practice to be very helpful in making real changes ... Read more
Just another update
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      15 comments

Ran this morning, 3.5 miles. I wasn't bursting with energy, but it wasn't a struggle either. I expect to do fine on my half marathon November 8th. I don't expect a PR or an impressive time, but I do expect to make it. I would love to stay with m... Read more
Gorgeous Weather
Monday, October 27, 2014      13 comments

Honestly, I don't feel terribly impatient today. The weather is gorgeous. This morning was a touch cool and had Gwen wanted to play outside first thing I would have gotten my jacket out for the first time this season. But we waited until 10 am a... Read more

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