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It's hard to believe that it has been ten years since 9/11; I can't remember what I did a week ago, but I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when this horrific act of terrorism forever changed our lives! I'm so thankful for a... Read more
Slowly, but surely, I'm getting there!!!
It's Friday, which means weigh in day! Before I weighed in this morning, I had told myself that I may NOT have lost any weight, as I had been out of town most of the week, only made it to Zumba once and managed to get in one five mile bike ride... Read more
Never too old to learn
I have always struggled with accepting compliments, especially in the area of my weight-loss progress! Recently, one of my close friends overheard me down playing my success, when complimented. She later informed me that I needed to graciousl... Read more
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