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Change of Environment Makes a Difference!
Thursday, July 12, 2012      4 comments

I've been 'vacationing' at my Mom's house on Put-in-Bay island since last Friday, and I'm amazed at what a difference the change in environment has made. I've run every morning since I've been here. I've become a running FOOL! This morning... Read more
What's Up With the User Name Change?
Saturday, July 07, 2012      8 comments

For the past decade, I consistently used the same username whenever I would join a group or sign up for things online. I adopted TOWEROFSHELLY in honor of one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 18:10 - The name of the Lord is a strong tower; ... Read more
Choosing an Excuse or Creating an Opportunity
Friday, July 06, 2012      0 comments

Last night, I planned to get up early (while Hub was getting ready for work and kids still sleeping) and quietly meet the One Day Challenge; go for a walk. But it wasn't my alarm that awoke me. It was two big, blue eyes and a the chipmunk ... Read more
I Hate Days Like These
Thursday, July 05, 2012      3 comments

I really hate it when all my kids get up before or at the same time as me. It always makes me feel as if I'm starting my day behind the 8-ball. Especially on days (like today), when I didn't clean the kitchen the night before, and the laundry is... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 7
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

Since today is the last day of my first week (round 2) of the sleep challenge, I'm going to share what I've learned instead of just the answers to the challenge questions. I've learned that: - Getting enough sleep (7-8 hours a night) ... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 6
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      2 comments

I'm actually pretty impressed with myself that I've made the time to answer these questions each day. And, it's been very helpful for me to do so. Last night, after a particularly stressful and 'started much too late' bedtime routine for my prec... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 5
Monday, July 02, 2012      1 comments

What time did you wake up today? - 3:30 AM (kid with eczema), then 6AM, then 7AM What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 12:00 Midnight. Really wanted to stay up and watch TV, but I thought ahead to how much better I'd feel... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 4
Sunday, July 01, 2012      0 comments

What time did you wake up today? 5:50 Am, 6:30 AM, and 8:00 AM What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 12:30 AM What, if any, was your bedtime routine? Watch Biggest Loser, eat graham crackers with frosting (2 crackers w/2teaspo... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 3
Saturday, June 30, 2012      0 comments

What time did you wake up today? - 8:30 AM What time are you lying down to go to sleep? Last night, it was 1:30 AM, I woke up at 4:55, couldn't go back to sleep for about 40 minutes. What, if any, was your bedtime routine? Wat... Read more
Revelations from the Sleep Journal
Friday, June 29, 2012      0 comments

I just finished my sleep journal for day 3, and I already know what some of my goals are going to be: To get 8 hours of sleep, I'm going to have to go to bed at 11pm, instead of staying up until any time between midnight and 2am. I usually ... Read more pretty...slEEEp....
Thursday, June 28, 2012      2 comments

I just realized yesterday that there was more to the sleep challenge than just recording whether or not I slept 8 hours the night before. Not surprisingly, because I hadn't been participating in the challenge the way it was set up, I was very hi... Read more
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      4 comments

I had a bad day yesterday. No motivation to do anything. Didn't exercise, didn't track my nutrition. I know that I didn't drink enough water, eat enough fruits/veggies, and ate too many carbs. I was mopey, didn't clean the house much, got take o... Read more
Be Careful What You Pray For
Friday, June 22, 2012      4 comments

AM Prayer: "Dear know I have few opportunities to myself with these three little kids and a household to run. I pray that you would help me to be creative and make the most of every opportunity to exercise and be more healthy in ... Read more
Just Getting Started
Thursday, June 21, 2012      6 comments

I can't believe I've lost 5 pounds already. They may be the same 5 pounds I've been losing and regaining over the last several months, but I'm determined to have them be gone forever. I've really been loving the nutrition plan/tracker here ... Read more

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