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Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud.............
Friday, May 19, 2017      5 comments

My insurance has a reward program for doing the things that are good for our health and I just received the Fitbit Aria scale that I ordered with my points. Such a cool thing to be able to get something like this that I would likely NEVER have ... Read more
Understanding the concept of wanting more....And accepting the concept of less
Thursday, April 06, 2017      5 comments

It's windy out. I mean, it's WINDY! All last night and early this morning I listened to the wind and thought about how today was a run day and that wind sounded so forbidding. Now, at this stage of my return to running, probably the most ... Read more
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      5 comments

Whenever we get ready to climb back up and get on track, we wonder..... Can I do this? Do I want it enough? Do I have what it takes to make this happen? Can I fight the lethargy that keeps trying to pull me back? Most of... Read more
A Mixed Bag
Monday, April 03, 2017      7 comments

Spring may have finally arrived in Northern WI. That provides me with some motivation to change what I can, accept what I can't and find the wisdom to know the difference. Self knowledge. I am so freaking obsessive that when I set my fitb... Read more
Silver Linings
Monday, March 20, 2017      9 comments

As a former nurse and a long time SparkPeople member, there are a lot of things I know I should be incorporating into my healthy lifestyle journey. Woulda Coulda Shoulda.....some of those things, I have not been very good about including on... Read more
Brutal Honesty
Sunday, January 29, 2017      11 comments

I told some friends this morning that I was feeling frustrated. Every time I step on the scale the number is a wobble one way or the other. There's just no movement and while it's "not about the scale" I still want to see a loss. I know... Read more
Is it another week already?
Thursday, January 19, 2017      8 comments

Update time! Down a pound...I should be celebrating...except...I'm still a pound up from my summer weight, and 7 pounds up from my lowest here on SP and 15 pounds away from the dream weight. LOL Good thing it's not about the scale! ... Read more
And Another Week
Thursday, January 12, 2017      6 comments

The second week of January 2017. The severe cold I have had has gotten better. My activity level has returned to nearly normal. That is, I'm meeting and exceeding my step goal, I've added some little Sparks of strength and flexibility e... Read more
Raising the Limbo Bar
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      8 comments

It's been a week since I stated my "intention" for the year and we're four days into the month. The "bit of a cold" I mentioned in my last blog post is a real hum dinger. As I look at how I've done this past week I have to be kind to my ailing... Read more
Tested, And it's not Even January 1st yet.
Thursday, December 29, 2016      4 comments

I've been giving a lot of thought about my "intention" for 2017. My plan is to make every choice one that is good for my body. Foods that provide good nutrients and minimal negatives. Exercises that build and maintain strength, balance and th... Read more
And this is the GOOD part...
Thursday, November 10, 2016      7 comments

The good thing about posting some blog entries is that it gets us talking. After the last two posts, I've had comments and suggestions along with support from some spark friends. This is the good part for me. I get ideas from my friends ... Read more
It Doesn't Have To Be Complicated....
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      4 comments

For some reason life gets in the way sometimes and that does complicate some things. For instance, my intention to post blogs on a regular basis. I believe I intended to post about every other day. It's been a week. I have thought abou... Read more
Making the Commitment
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      4 comments

November first. It's been 5 months since I posted a blog entry. That's rather sad really since I KNOW that doing so helps to keep me focused on what I'm trying to do here. Yesterday after I had posted that I had joined the 30 day walk thi... Read more
OK...learn the lesson...yet again!
Sunday, June 12, 2016      6 comments

My friends and I have all invested a lot of time expecting results while following the path of least resistance. By that I mean, as much as possible, I have been guilty of doing either the minimum or what I like and avoiding what I don't like. ... Read more
You've Got To Want It!
Thursday, June 09, 2016      4 comments

Success.....no matter what kind of success, is not magical. Success is not automatic. In order to succeed, we need to want it. Is that the same as wishing it were true? Absolutely not! I'm 64 years old. In my life, I have... Read more

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