In just a few hours I will be attending the funeral of my mother-in-law; who has been a big part of my life for the last 32 years. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, including her mother, her husband, her three kids and their spou... Read more
Weigh in day... 1.7 punds this week... really only 1.2, due to the gain last week! I must admit to being just a bit frustrated with the slowness of my weight loss, but am still thankful for the progress I'm making.... Read more
Your thoughts will determine your decisions;
Your decisions will determine your actions;
Your actions will determine your habits;
Your habits develop your character and
Your character will determine your destiny.
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Personal Best.... so far...
I just got back from a 10.85 mile bike ride in 60 minutes at an average speed of 10.9 miles per hour!! I'm so excited as this is a personal best for me, and NOT something I dared to allow myself to dream of doing... My goal was to simply be abl... Read more
Up...a bit... but...
Just weighed in and discovered I'm up five tenths of a pound this week... although this is a bit frustrating... as I've stayed within my ranges and goals all week, however, this just reaffirms what we all know and that is.. sometimes we can be d... Read more
This week is back to school week for me which meant I didn't have as much time to workout as I have had all summer, I did make both Zumba classes, but no other visits to the gym... However, due to changes in my work placement/schedule I'm ALL o... Read more
Blessed to be a teacher!!!
There is something special about this time of year for those involved in the field of education, which is really most of society.. For parents/grandparents/guardians its time to get those little darlings prepared for another year of school, via ... Read more
Get Up, Get Out, Get Moving!
This morning is absolutely beautiful here in Southeast, Missouri, with nice temperatures and a low humidity, a rarity in August, so I'm going to get up, get out, and get moving! First for a morning bike ride, then off to one of the nearby parks... Read more
A goal met....
YEAH!!! I weighed in this morning and lost 1.2 pounds, not a biggie, BUT it does put me at 60.7 pounds total loss since beginning this journey last November!!!!
I will savor this moment, while looking forward to my next mini goal...
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I discovered this quote this morning while exploring SPARKPEOPLE this morning and really liked it!! If only ALL leaders (no matter what position) would follow this advice!
"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in... Read more
Pictures of a work (ME) in progress!!
My aunt who lives across the country from me but is so supportive of me and my desire to get healthy, requested pictures of me, so she could see my progress... I must admit, I was a bit embarrassed by the "old" me...and tended to hide from the c... Read more
Went for a bike ride...
I started my morning with a 30 minute ride on my new toy!!! It felt great... my leg muscles SCREAMED at me.. but I kept on going for a total of 5.295 miles (I have one of those little bike computer things on my bike)!!! Total ridden so far, si... Read more
Up a bit.... but I've got this....
Today when I weighed in I discovered that I am two tenths of a pound... not down the three tenths.. I was really hoping for so I'd be at sixty pounds.... However, upon reflection I recalled that I ate out three times this past week, and although... Read more
I CAN ride a bike... and away I go...a goal reached...
One day several months ago I was on a walk/bike ride with my young grandson, Layton, when he asked me why I didn't ride a bike like him... I told him it was because I needed to ge... Read more
A surprising discovery...
I made a surprising discovery about myself on Friday... and that is I NEED to get physical activity in... not to lose weight but to FEEL good... I know.. who knew... prior to my revelation I worked under the assumption that I HAD to move to get ... Read more
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