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It's September!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Hmmm...I thought I had already posted a blog about my September goals. I must not have hit the button to post or something.

August was pitiful, but September is going to be STRONG!

My goals are modest and, therefore, I feel they are achievable.


* An average of 30 minutes of exercise per day resulting in at least 900 minutes this month
* Record my fitness minutes on Spark ( I failed to do that last month)
* Lose 2 pounds
* Track my food on Spark at least 3 days per week
* Take my Vitamin D regularly

I have a crazy month ahead of me, otherwise I'd probably have more lofty goals. Although it's possible and even desirable to exceed my goals, I want to be realistic when I set them.

Hoping everyone has a SUCCESSFUL SEPTEMBER!!!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/6/2014 10:59AM

    You've had crazy months for awhile - I really hope you remember your "me" time.

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ELFMAGE7 9/5/2014 3:01AM


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ADLINS 9/4/2014 8:10PM

    Wonderful goals! I may steal them! The only thing hanging me up is exercise. I hurt my heel and it's not getting any better. But, I'm looking at ways to exercise.

You've set goals that are very reasonable and achievable. It's so much better to do that, than to set up goals that would be hard to reach. We feel better when we reach our goals. :)

Good luck!

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JAMBABY0 9/4/2014 7:57PM

    good luck

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August Ends

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I am having trouble believing that August is ending. It has been a whirlwind of a month!

I haven't made a lot of blog posts lately because:
1. I've been really busy
2. I've faced a lot of adversity and I don't want to be a Gloomy Guss
3. My work-outs have be extremely inconsistent

While I didn't completely fall off of the wagon, I was awful about recording my work-outs and my food. Although I know September has quite a bit going on for me, I'm planning to try to record my food, record my work-outs, and post a blog at least once a week.

Now I need to finish updating my calendar and setting a few concrete September goals.

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SHARON10002 9/3/2014 10:04PM

    Good plan! I do make a point to track food and exercise every day unless I am unable to do so. I find that it keeps me accountable no matter how good or how bad the day has been.

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PATTYKLAVER 9/2/2014 9:47AM

    I don't know what happened to the whole summer! I'm hoping to do the same as you: get my calendar together and be more consistent.

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COOP9002 8/31/2014 3:22PM

    Blessings to you on your journey.

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AURORADAWN5 8/31/2014 2:19PM

    Being accountable is the first step in getting back on track. I look forward to seeing your September plan.

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KIPSTER52 8/31/2014 12:56PM


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SUNSHINE99999 8/31/2014 12:37PM

  success to you and your September goals. emoticon

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CHARITYAK 8/31/2014 12:27PM

    I have found the accountability of regular posting, even when I do not have success to share, has really helped me be faithful to my wellness plan. I wish you well in reaching September's goals. emoticon

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Loss of a Friend as June Ends

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

My husband's friend passed a way. She fought with all she had. I don't know how her family will go on without her.

It's funny how as a kid you can't wait to get older. Then, as you get older, you become so much more aware of all the pain in the world and you encounter more responsibilities and struggles.

June was rough.

Now July begins...

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PATTYKLAVER 7/3/2014 9:44AM

    As I sit here holding Helena, I have been remembering how I enjoyed having my second childhood with my girls. I will enjoy this one even more. I am sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in your memories.

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HAPPYMAPY 7/3/2014 6:42AM

    ((hugs)) My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Praying for a better July for you.


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ALEX_V 7/2/2014 10:16PM

    I'm so very sorry for your loss of a dear friend. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you during this tough time.

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SUNSET09 7/2/2014 5:34PM

  So sorry for you lose and every day is a gift. they will manage as it is God's will. emoticon emoticon

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DYMONSMOM1 7/2/2014 5:32PM

    My condolences me and my fiancÚ send prayers

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UMBILICAL 7/2/2014 5:24PM


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Bad News

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We all get a little bad news now and then.

I've gotten some recently that was frustrating but Tuesday, I got some that was heartbreaking.

A good friend of my husband's was told that she has only weeks, possibly DAYS left to live. She had gone for treatment for leukemia which they believed was successful at beating. Then she found out the treatment did not help at all and that there was NOTHING further that could be done for her.

She has always been so vibrant and full of life.

It's so hard when things like these are completely beyond our control.

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PATTYKLAVER 6/20/2014 8:01AM

    How heartbreaking! To be told that it was working...I don't understand how doctors can be so completely wrong.

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WINNIE1978 6/19/2014 6:53PM

    Sorry to hear about your friend. emoticon

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AURORADAWN5 6/19/2014 6:35PM

    So sorry for her ... and for you. Finding out that someone you're close to has very little time is so very difficult. emoticon to you.

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Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wishing Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there and to those who have stood in as fathers.

A father's love combined with a mother's love gives a child such a wonderful foundation!

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COOP9002 6/15/2014 3:30PM

    So true

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