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My favorite inspirational quote:
Monday, January 19, 2009      6 comments

"Excellence is an art won by training and habitation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit." ... Read more
Jellied muscles, oh my!
Saturday, January 17, 2009      7 comments

That's what I have today! Even the top of my shoulders are aching ... I did my new strength program yesterday at the gym. We were there Friday night because my darling had an appointment with an instructor to get his own ST program and the... Read more
Butt whoopin'
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      7 comments

If you read my previous blog you know that I had an appointment to see a trainer at the gym today to get a strength program. I went there and was a bit early (& a bit nervous but not a lot). We talked a bit about my goals and my weight loss a... Read more
Nervous anticipation
Monday, January 12, 2009      10 comments

emoticon I've made an appointment with an instructor at the gym tomorrow after work to go through some strength tr... Read more
Spreading the spark again!
Saturday, January 10, 2009      8 comments

What an interesting day: I invited my mother to work out at our gym on Saturday with a guest pass! We had a great workout, and she was impressed with what I was able to do that she wasn't. (She is very slim, but I don't think she had fully re... Read more
Evidence of progress? - My "before" bootcamp picture
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      10 comments

Here's a picture of me from last summer. I had started C25K and was running in week 3, feeling great and proud and had already lost about 13 kg from my highest weight. The next picture is from this week to document Day 1 of the boot camp. ... Read more
Bootcamp day 1
Sunday, January 04, 2009      7 comments

I did the 10-min video for day 1 of the boot camp on Sunday and took my measurements AFTER an hour at the gym doing some "serious" cardio! My goal is to be consistent with the exercise and DO all the required workouts and as many bonus chal... Read more
Happy New Year
Thursday, January 01, 2009      12 comments

I just wanted to treat you all the beauty of winter. Our daily walks and runs have been just like this all Christmas! We've had some glorious days. All photos by my darling. (Guess I should get my own SLR, eh?) ... Read more
I woke up in 2008 and think 2009 is my year to shine
Tuesday, December 30, 2008      12 comments

Usually I am quite melancholy and somewhat sad and somber on New Years Eve. But not this year! I am giddy with excitement at starting a fresh new year this time. Before 2008 is over I need to document some of what has happened and how I ha... Read more
Saturday, December 27, 2008      11 comments

I'm back home after family visits, and have had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. It's good to be home and to be able to log on to SP for more than a few minutes just to spin the wheel. I'm looking forward to weighing in tomorrow no... Read more
God jul
Wednesday, December 24, 2008      8 comments

God jul! Merry Christmas! It's Christmas Eve, and we've been busy decorating in our home since coming back from Vienna. We have some old traditions and a few new ones. One ... Read more
Traveling (away from Spark) and plans for the holidays
Wednesday, December 17, 2008      13 comments

I'm going to be away for a bit on Spark People due to visiting friends in Vienna!!! And Christmas!!! We leave for Vienna on Friday and will be back on Monday night! I can't wait to see our good friends, and we'll have a blast visiting Chris... Read more
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      14 comments

My doctor actually applauded when I got in to see him today for my check-up. What a boost! He asked me if I still used "that internet place" and I said I couldn't do it without it. My blood pressure is normal (with medication) and decreasin... Read more
Oh, the Places you'll go!
Monday, December 08, 2008      8 comments

"You have brains in your head You have feet in your shoes You can steer yourself any direction you choose." .... "With your head full of brains And your shoes full of feet You're too smart to go down any not-so-good street" ... "... Read more
Too good to be true?
Sunday, December 07, 2008      7 comments

I spoke with my Mom today on the phone about the incident last weekend. She hadn't realized I felt hurt by her comment, she was surprised when I told her that. I think she had forgotten the whole thing, and said she had noticed my weight loss a ... Read more

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