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I love to watch my grown daughter ... she inspires me!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      6 comments

Our daughter has run competitively, since she was nine. In recent years, running has kept her sane as she has met a lot of challenges with her three children (13, 11, 6)...all top students, black belts in tai kwon do, gymnasts, science fair win... Read more

We did it!

Monday, April 25, 2016      8 comments

Both my daughter and I had events Saturday. I walked in a charity event and ended up walking more than 8 miles. I was so excited to be able to get so much in. I got to the gym with my husband after so a very active day for this grandma. ... Read more

Tulip Festival

Friday, April 22, 2016      6 comments

Today I got to go to the local Tulip Festival with a group of ladies after our meeting and a sack lunch. It was a joy to visit with my little carpool group and lunch group and then the group I walked through the gardens with. There was some wi... Read more

Is anybody listening?

Thursday, April 21, 2016      18 comments

Some days I feel so invisible. It seems the people in my life who I really need to be there are not able to be for so many reasons. So, despite having people around I can feel very lonely. This has been a challenging week on many levels so I ... Read more


Wednesday, April 20, 2016      11 comments

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Beautiful Days!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      7 comments

It's been a joy to be outdoors this week and it will be even warmer in the days to come. I've gotten in extra walking and strength training lately. Am hoping I can continue day by day without any interruptions. As my husband recovers from sur... Read more

Jump rope, jumping jacks, and hop scotch

Friday, April 15, 2016      7 comments

A couple days ago I took care of my six-year-old granddaughter. Usually she gets pretty scattered and we do many different things in the four hours we have now and then. This time was different. For about 2 1/2 hours we played school....she l... Read more


Thursday, April 14, 2016      6 comments

I only got about two hours sleep last night. Pain level was high and dh was snoring. He'd taken a sleeping pill to get a better night himself as he continues to push a bit too hard as he recovers from double fusion back surgery. So, tonight i... Read more

Don't Hurry...Small Changes = Great Habits!

Monday, April 11, 2016      5 comments

I just submitted this as a Secret of Success and decided to share it here, too. Each of us is on a very different journey. For me a big key to moving to a healthier me has been making one kind of change at a time until it becomes habit. Once ... Read more

Weight Belt???

Monday, April 11, 2016      5 comments

I walk a ton and sometimes can jog a little in the mix. I've walked an average of more than 10,000 steps per day for the past almost 12 weeks. I did walk quite a bit before I started tracking to assure I'd be over 10,000. However, I just got ... Read more

Beautiful day

Sunday, April 10, 2016      6 comments

Today was a joy. Began with worship and Sunday School. Went back to church this afternoon for the Spring Choir concert that included four amazing groups including one college group of about 40 voices preparing to tour France in a few weeks. B... Read more

Love those little red dots!

Saturday, April 09, 2016      7 comments

I have just begun watching my fitbit tracker's dots for movement each hour. It is really fun to try and get some movement in each hour during my days. I have it set for a 12 hour period, but may increase that to catch other hours. I may even ... Read more

Mindless Motion

Thursday, April 07, 2016      8 comments

Lately I've been moving without much thought while I'm doing other things. This morning as I watched/listened to a news program I decided to just walk around the room. Before I knew it I was feeling a little sweaty, my heart rate rose a little... Read more

Back to the Gym

Wednesday, April 06, 2016      9 comments

I just got back to the gym last week when my husband's back had recovered enough from surgery to go there himself. I love to use the rowing machine and sometimes that's all I have time for as dh still cannot workout long. But, yesterday he got... Read more

A Year of Healing, Sadness, Joy

Monday, April 04, 2016      10 comments

Today marks the one year anniversary of my mom's death. I moved 700+ miles from my home and family to care for her often during the last three years of her life. I provided care 24/7 the last six months. So, at the end I was sad, but also jus... Read more

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