Memorial Day Tribute... to my brother....my forever hero!
It was October 3, 1993, when I received the news that the Blackhawk helicopter my brother, Ray was co-piloting was shot down in Mogadishu, Somalia and Ray was listed as MIA, in less than a week he went from MIA to KIA (killed in action) and my ... Read more
Any loss is a loss....
Today is weigh in day and I'm down 6 tenths of a pound!!! I was hoping for more, but when I reflect on my diet over the past week, I realize my small weight loss is a direct reflection of what I ate this past week! Yes, I stayed within in my d... Read more
The end is near...again...
One would think after twenty-three years as a classroom teacher, I would relish the ending of another school year, but one would be wrong. Tomorrow is the last day of school for both students and teachers and as always it's going to be bittersw... Read more
Happy to report that I'm down 2.6 pounds this week!!!! I'm going to do this and do it right!!!... Read more
Pushing through the pain..
One does not have to be around me for long to discover that I AM a klutz, who truly can fall on level ground. I can't begin to count the number of times I've injured myself through the years, simply walking... Well, it happened again today!!! ... Read more
I Gave In....
My grandson was enjoying some Chips Ahoy Chunky Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday afternoon and offered me one, at first I resisted having a clementine instead. I was proud of myself, as I really, really enjoy chocolate chip cookies. Well, as t... Read more
Down a bit more!!!
I weighed in this morning and was pleased with a 1.8 pound loss, I'm not quite meeting my goal of two pounds a week, but I am making steady progress, so I'm happy! I realize IF I pushed myself a little more I probably could increase my weight ... Read more
I weighed in this morning and am thrilled with my 3.8 pound weight loss, which puts me at a total of 41.8 pounds since I first started trying to live a healthier lifestyle in November! I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing... which is tracking... Read more
A new week dawns with changes....
It's only Monday night and already there's been lots and lots of history making events occurring! Starting with the death of Osama Bin Laden, yesterday; a day that most Americans will recall for years to come. Next, there's all the flooding her... Read more
Choices and consequences.
As a teacher one of my well known quotes/phrases is "choices and consequences"... we are all given the freedom to make our own choices, but with those choices come consequences (both positive and negative). That's exactly where I find myself th... Read more
As I looked back over my both my nutrition and fitness journals I am pleased with my progress. I manage to stay within my caloric range 6 out of 7 days. (Also, I consumed a minimum of 12 glasses of water each day and ate a minimum of 6 serving... Read more
It's a chilly, but beautiful Saturday morning, made even more special by the fact that I'm surrounded by the laughter of my four adorable grandchildren, whom I'm blessed to be spending this week-end with!
I weighed in yesterday and am happy... Read more
This has been an absolutely beautiful day, even though we had a thunderstorm mixed with hail around 6:30 this morning! (Even the storm was pretty)!! I hope everyone is taking time to enjoy these beautiful Spring days!
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Last night was my second "official" Zumba class and I'm pleased with the progress I'm making so far. No, I'm not able to keep up with all the moves of my awesome instructors, but I CAN and DO keep moving the entire time. No, I absolutely don't... Read more
A New Week is Dawning!
It's Sunday night and as I prepare for my work week, I need to pause and focus on my health and wellness goals for the week!!! I'm learning that the more time I put into planning for a healthier lifestyle the easier it is to work towards those g... Read more