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Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 26, 2009      9 comments

I have to work tomorrow. I'm not particularly happy about this but, oh well, I'll get over it. It'll be Saturday soon! I needed to find a diversion to keep me occupied and when I saw the Festival Foods Turkey Trot, it seemed to fit the bill.... Read more
Every Day is a New Commitment
Sunday, November 22, 2009      14 comments

We eat a lot where I work. Someone is always bringing in something!! I usually do pretty well resisting the temptation. I'm not always successful. I gave in on a Wednesday afternoon a couple of weeks ago. As I was walking to my car, I j... Read more
It's Wednesday! Time for the "What Else is Out There Workout!"
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      7 comments

On Monday, I was reading a blog from someone who was concerned because they had a foot injury and didn't know how they were going to continue the good exercise habits they had started. I thought about all the people who can't do a traditional w... Read more
What a nice day!
Monday, November 16, 2009      6 comments

The sun was shining again today; how the weather has changed from October!! I got busy work done by 1:00 (my financial glitch isn't completely solved but almost there!!) and I was able to get out for a really nice walk today. I have a frie... Read more
A Brief Detour on Optimism Road
Sunday, November 15, 2009      11 comments

I've been on such an optimistic path lately!! I'm feeling really good about what I've accomplished and where I am. I was all set to work on a blog about optimism yesterday and then something happened to reintroduce a little bit of anxiety into... Read more
Really interesting magazine article
Saturday, November 14, 2009      9 comments

I was reading the September issue of Prevention magazine this morning and came across this really interesting article. It explained to me why our diets have changed so much over the last 100 years. (If the link doesn't work, look up "Preventi... Read more
Here again??
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      11 comments

Last week I posted a blog called "The Rubbermaid Workout" If you didn't read it, I had some glitches in my finely-honed morning routine last Wednesday and I had to be creative in order to get my exercise time accomplished. This morning was an... Read more
Do you ever feel like a slug??
Monday, November 09, 2009      14 comments

The Organized Life team has a message board post asking for 4 reasons we're losing weight. More than one of us said because we had felt "like a slug." This cute little guy? ... Read more
The Rubbermaid Workout
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      12 comments

So here it is, 4:30 a.m. and I'm rarin' to go! I always forget the good part about the fall changing of the clocks. That's the part where I'm an hour ahead for a few days and things are a little more under control because mornings are always m... Read more
Little bits of motivation
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      12 comments

This will be a shorty; I'm supposed to be getting dressed for work right now. Every once in a while, I find some article of clothing that I used to wear or never wore because it didn't fit right. Each week, I pick out a piece and hang it... Read more
Another step on the Amazing Experience
Monday, November 02, 2009      8 comments

Thank you for all the great input over the last couple of days on my blog from Saturday. It was my honor and a privilege to share these amazing things! As I was tracking the last of my food last night, I realized that I forgot something o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts An Amazing Experience
Saturday, October 31, 2009      43 comments

Monday will mark 150 days I've been with the SparkPeople program. I've learned and accomplished so much! I started writing down all the things I've learned (or relearned!) in the past 5 months and it's my pleasure to share what I wrote down. ... Read more
Every day could be my birthday
Wednesday, October 28, 2009      6 comments

I bought the SparkPeople 2010 Day at a Glance calendar recently; I paged through it briefly and looked at the entry on my birthday: "A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." - Stephen Dolley, Jr. ... Read more
The fun factor
Monday, October 26, 2009      8 comments

I am coming to the conclusion that I'm doing well with my Spark journey because I'm having fun every step of the way. It's fun to see what this 51-year-old body and this 51-year-old brain (although the brain thinks it's 30!!) is still capable o... Read more
Good-bye to old friends (it's a happy blog!)
Monday, October 19, 2009      13 comments

When I was in my early twenties, my mother once said to me, "You don't seem to be too hung up on material things but I think you'll always be happy with an endless wardrobe." Ah, she did understand me! The church's annual clothing-only ru... Read more

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