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    11/6/2014 12:22:34 AM, by ZANNACHAN

    Contrary to what it may seem, I am still around... but I have not had a lot of time to be on line (and sometimes did not have an internet connect... Read more

  • My expectations for BLC 26

    9/23/2014 1:21:58 AM, by ZANNACHAN

    To be honest, I'm expecting a kind of crazy, rough round. We just closed on our first house, where hopefully we will live for a very long time, ... Read more

  • Fitness test result

    9/22/2014 6:37:46 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    This weekend, being the first weekend of the new BLC round, we had a fitness test to measure a baseline we are working to improve over the course... Read more

  • Goals for BLC 26

    9/17/2014 12:35:04 AM, by ZANNACHAN

    I realized that I'm still struggling with a lot of the same things I was dealing with last round as far as goals.... too much stress, too tired, ... Read more

  • BLC 26

    9/3/2014 5:12:35 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    This is a bit late as I usually post this as soon as registration starts, but life has been *really* crazy for me lately (and for some reason my ... Read more

  • Plan for the Break

    7/21/2014 10:44:13 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    We are supposed to create a plan for our break, and I just wrote a post earlier today about how, much as I am a planner in most of my life (to a ... Read more

  • The ending of BLC 25

    7/21/2014 10:33:30 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    Wow, I can't believe that it's already the end of the round. This was supposed to be my relax and focus on myself round... and it couldn't have ... Read more

  • What's Your Fitness Personality?

    5/7/2014 2:02:47 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    I took this quiz on what my fitness personality because, well, I am a bit of a geek when it comes to personality quizes and I was curious, LOL. ... Read more

  • Goals for BLC 25

    5/5/2014 7:44:48 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    I am really struggling with my goals this round, in part because I graduated on Friday so am still figuring out this whole life-after-school thin... Read more

  • Fitness test for beginning of BLC 25

    5/4/2014 6:25:21 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    Thursday I took a simple fitness test to provide a baseline for my level of fitness. The idea is that this will provide a baseline by which to se... Read more

  • Goals

    4/30/2014 12:35:01 AM, by ZANNACHAN

    Tomorrow is the start of the next round of the BLC and that got me thinking about goals. Not just healthy lifestyle goals, which I'm currently wr... Read more


    4/27/2014 7:50:34 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    "From: DEGREE and CERTIFICATION Subject: Conferred Degree Congratulations! With the approval of the College of Social Science, XXX... Read more

  • True story...day 34 of blogville

    4/20/2014 5:11:33 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    HAPPY EASTER I am focusing my intention to strive for a life as a healthy transplant recipient. One who follows al... Read more

  • True story...day 33 of blogville

    4/18/2014 3:20:50 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    What a relief! On Thursday, the transplant team pulled out the foley catheter. Rose, the nurse commented: "You'll probably wish you still had ... Read more

  • True story...day 32 of blogville

    4/17/2014 1:04:49 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    “There is no cure for end stage renal disease. There are some very good... Read more

  • i choose...day 31..

    4/13/2014 10:52:58 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: 5 days post transplant i am on day two of solid food. Walking an hour a day up and down the hallway ( in 15 - 20 min. time blocks),... Read more

  • i choose...day 30..

    4/11/2014 11:35:59 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: The hospital came to get me at 6:00a.m. to get started for the kidney transplant operation. My last look at the clock before I was... Read more

  • i choose...day 29..

    4/7/2014 6:33:37 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: I received a phone call @8 this Monday morning a.m. The voice on the other end: "Sandra, we may have a kidney for you. I just ... Read more

  • i choose...day 28..

    3/12/2014 5:28:01 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: When I started doing this blog series, I goaled @ doing 30 days worth of entries. I started my mini self-challenge on December ... Read more

  • i choose...day 28..

    3/12/2014 5:28:01 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: When I started doing this blog series, I goaled @ doing 30 days worth of entries. I started my mini self-challenge on December ... Read more

  • i choose...day 27..

    2/21/2014 9:36:53 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: There I am, comfortably situated in the break room, alone, for my 15 minutes of zenfulness. Relaxation to the max is initiat... Read more

  • i choose...day26..

    2/20/2014 4:55:28 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story, part 2... Yesterday, I relayed the tale of needing a ride and just at the right time a driver came along to offer me one. What I ne... Read more

  • i choose...day 26..

    2/19/2014 1:25:32 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: Have you ever heard the phrase there are no coincidences? Here is one amazing example... My car's in the shop for a bit of "r ... Read more

  • Love Letter to myself

    2/17/2014 12:45:46 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    Like many of my sparks friends doing this challenge, I really struggled with writing this but then I went to write to someone else "It's because ... Read more

  • i choose...day 25

    2/11/2014 7:56:31 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: Driving home from work at the library Monday nght I had a bit of a mishap. Feeling a bit drowsy and less than a tenth of a mile f... Read more

  • i choose...day 24..

    2/6/2014 3:16:26 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: While creating spaghetti sauce from scratch, I popped over to give the concoction a quick stir. In my left hand was a Russell Stove... Read more

  • Food Suggestions

    2/3/2014 2:50:06 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    It was suggested that I post ideas of foods that I like/that work for me to help people get ideas. Some reminders of things I am looking for... Read more

  • Stuck

    1/31/2014 6:53:55 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    I took a silly quiz today in the Azure thread that said, among other things, that I viewed my body as a temple and take care of it. And I realiz... Read more

  • i choose...day 23..

    1/29/2014 9:19:17 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: Wow! 10 days since my last transmission. Started a new part time job, dove into a pile of books for daily reading fun, actively ... Read more

  • We got this!

    1/25/2014 2:11:20 PM, by COBALTSPIDER

    I have no excuses anymore! My body can no longer have babies so I will not have to worry about losing 5 to 10 pounds only to get knocked up and w... Read more

  • i choose...day 22..

    1/18/2014 2:06:05 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: True it is that 4 days ago I jumped on the "net" and added a transmission for this "i choose blog" that has been so zenjoyful to pa... Read more

  • New Years Resolutions/BLC 24 goals

    1/17/2014 5:05:16 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    I always think about new years resolutions this time of year--or rather, as I prefer to think about it, to reassess what I what from life, what I... Read more

  • i choose...day 21..

    1/14/2014 7:13:02 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: My goodness...it's been 8 days since my last transmission! What have I been doing? Welllll...I started a new part time job as a lib... Read more

  • i choose...day 20..

    1/5/2014 6:55:55 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    true story: I enjoyed the pleasure of listening to my brother & his wife chit-chatting, laughing, kidding around as they worked together to gat... Read more

  • I choose..Day 19..

    1/3/2014 10:55:28 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: While walking the pups today, I took the time to notice the beautiful blue sunny sky (after our 2 day visit of snowflakes falling f... Read more

  • I choose...Day 18..

    1/2/2014 9:22:28 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: Logged on, tried to log in my fitness and make a grouping...had all the exercises into the grouping (after being shut down 7 times)... Read more

  • I Choose...Day 17..

    1/1/2014 10:50:39 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: Sitting in front of the "get your info" gal @ the blood lab she proceeded to tell me my address, phone numbers, health insurance, c... Read more

  • I Choose...Day 16..

    12/31/2013 11:27:52 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: Sometimes my brain comes up with just the right zinger at the right time... Today I had a pre-transplant(kidney) evaluation appoi... Read more

  • I Choose...Day 15..

    12/30/2013 8:17:17 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: My Mom celebrated her 82nd birthday today. We are very priviledged to have her in our lives. Thank you to my Mom for all that she i... Read more

  • I Choose...Day 14..

    12/28/2013 12:34:06 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    True story: When I was picking out some new glasses last week, the girl said she could rush the order and have them ready in 2-3 days for an ex... Read more

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