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
Almost...hit 60 pounds....
Last week when I weighed in, I reported that I was 1.9 pounds away from losing a total of 60 pounds, since beginning my journey to a healthier me, last fall. Well, I weighed in this morning and lost 1.6 pounds!! Almost but not quite putting me ... Read more
I had my blood pressure checked yesterday and my numbers were great.... 117/70.. so much lower than when my weight was higher and I wasn't moving!!!!!
Feels so great to get healthier........ Read more
Down, down, down.... but in a good way!!!!
I blogged earlier that I missed my weigh in last week.. so I decided to weigh in this morning and am happy to share that I am down 3.4 pounds, which is a loss of 2.4 pounds, because of the 1 pound gain earlier this month!!! Anyway... Read more
To the Gym, to the gym, to the gym, gym, gym....
So excited to be heading back to the gym this morning, after a two week absence!!! Who would've thought that I, a former couch potato would be so excited about getting to work out!!! So thankful for the motivation I receive on a daily basis fr... Read more
No weigh in today but I did meet a goal!!!
Today is my weigh in day, but I'm not at home, so I'm going to skip it this week! It's very comforting knowing that this journey is about more than the numbers on the scale; it's about me being the best me I can be! After spending nearly two w... Read more
Today is weigh in day.... and I'm not surprised that the scale showed a one pound weight gain this week, as I haven't been to the gym since last Friday... it's just impossible to get there with the little ones here! On the bright side, I have s... Read more
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