Last Moments with my Mother
My mother passed away Thursday night, Dec 4. I was away (out-of-town) all day at a rehearsal/concert and was afraid I would get back too late. I believe she waited for me. When I entered her room at 10:15 pm, she had labored, gurgly breathing. I... Read more
Tools for Success
The road to good health is a rough and bumpy one to travel. But, it is one well worth the trip! There are a few key resources that help me in my journey.
1. Nutrition Tracking
I don't think it really matters which tracker you use, as long... Read more
Front Lawn (before & after pix)
This is what happens in a two month period, after fertilizing and seeding, and LOTS of Florida rain. Now I just need to mow again!
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My Baby is Married!
FRIDAY we had a busy and fun-filled day; a girls lunch, with the mothers, bridesmaids and bride. She and her mother treated us all, followed by mani/pedi combos of our choice. I got a purple pedi to match my dress (I did my own purple mani). Lat... Read more
Lovely Bridal Tea
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending my future daughter-in-law's bridal tea, hosted by a couple of her aunts. Everyone thought it would be fun to wear hats and it definitely added to the festivities!
I ordered this hat online from Amaz... Read more
GoodWill is one of my Best Friends!
I get such a thrill these days when I go shopping for clothes. I will see a beautiful shirt that I would have loved wearing when I was heavier (thinking it will fit now), but when I try it on, it is much too big. ... Read more
BLC22 Results (Before/After Pix) with Golden Phoenix
This was my first round in Golden Phoenix serving as a Co-Captain with our awesome Captain Jane! It ran from June 5th to August 28th, during which time I lost 8.9 pounds and 6 inches. Additionally, my BMI dropped from 30.8 (obese) to 29 (overwei... Read more
Review of BLC 22
BLC 21 was my first round and it was awesome. I lost consistently, EVERY week. I worked very hard and the weight just seemed to fall right off. I even surpassed my weight loss goal, twice! In BLC 22, not so much. It's been more difficult, and my... Read more
My SMART Goals for BLC22
I have been looking forward to the BLC22, and I'm so glad I did a Spring Break Challenge with my Golden Phoenix team while I was waiting. Doing so enabled me to not only maintain my 14.9 lb loss from BLC21, but I also lost an additional 3.9 poun... Read more
I must thank Colette for this AWESOME limerick she wrote about me for part of our weekend challenge. I LOVE it!!!
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BLC21 Results (Before/After Pix) with Golden Phoenix
I love my Golden Phoenix team! BLC21 was my first challenge with them, as I'd been inactive with SP for about a year prior. I loved the challenges, support, and camaraderie; combined they were very motivational and inspirational. One of the cool... Read more
A SparkPedaling I will Go! (My new Biking/Sparking set-up)
This "bike desk" is what I finally finished putting in place this morning!
I already had the recumbent bike (an actual bike on a stationery stand); my father gave it to ... Read more
My SMART Goals for BLC21
I have been so pleased with the results I've been having during this round of BLC! I have steadily lost weight each week and I have this team, especially the lovely ladies of Golden Phoenix, to thank! Sadly, there are only four weeks left, but I... Read more
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I'm back on course!
My last blog entry was in November 2011. That goes to show you how long its been since I was active on SP. I came back in January and I am so glad I did. Getting my FitBit in December helped motivate me back into an active lifestyle, and SP is n... Read more