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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
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