Moving right along
Success! Out of nowhere my husband commented that my legs are really toned. I was thrilled. I have been doing some Spark exercise videos that I know are helpful. But, I believe the biggest thing is getting more than 10,000 steps each day for... Read more
Just keep moving...
This has been a challenging week. My body is struggling more than usual, perhaps because of the heat. Multiple Sclerosis doesn't like the heat. A lot of symptoms are a bit out of control right now. Thankfully, I've still gotten in my 10,000+... Read more
The green-eyed monster has no business here!
I've read messages from, spoken with and been encouraged and discouraged by a variety of people in my world. I think the worst thing we can do is compare our journeys with others. Even if we begin a weight loss journey at the same time and on ... Read more
Hot, hot, hot!
That's the weather, not me. But, I can't do anything about the weather. I can do something about me. I may never be 'hot', but I can be the healthiest me that I can be regardless of the weather. Today I walked and jogged around my house and ... Read more
"Does Mom know?"
Lately, my six-year-old granddaughter has asked me this a lot. She's wanted to know if Mom knows that I exercise, that I go to the gym and that I lift weights. It's so cute. My answer is that, yes, I'm pretty sure she knows. She knows becaus... Read more
Twice the encouragement!
Recently I wrote a couple blogs that got some interesting responses. I shared that I've agreed to many more opportunities than I could ever succeed at on my own. I received written and verbal positive and negative reactions. Interestingly, I ... Read more
Why I don't say NO if I can say YES...
So, some friends are asking why I haven't said no to some recent opportunities. True, I'll never be able to do all I have on my plate on my own. But, I know the Lord led me to these choices and I am confident He will continue to lead, direct, ... Read more
I've bitten off more than I can chew!
I was just discussing my over committed life with my husband and trying to figure what I could eliminate. But, for reasons not immediately clear to me I've taken on more. So besides already being a Stephen Minister (despite expectation of one ... Read more
Daughter and three grandkids...pizza party - 1 piece for me. In fact, lots of goodies that I ate very small portions of. But, I tasted it all and had seconds of watermelon and fresh strawberries. Loved the corn on the cob today plain just as ... Read more
Eating more, weighing less!
I kept seeing the red letters on my fitness page, but ignored them for a very long time. Finally I realized I needed to update my info because I was able to be much more active the past four months. Interestingly, I've been pretty stuck on the... Read more
She set the record, but we got the prize!
Our daughter (38) set a half marathon course record this weekend losing only to a 21-year-old male competitor. It wasn't huge, about 400 competitors. It was fun for her to be interviewed after for local media. But, I feel like we got the priz... Read more
My feet hurt!
It has been a joy and a challenge to walk more and more steps on average since I was suddenly able to walk 10,000 steps consistently nearly four months ago. I thought that would never happen due to restrictions of ms and the fact that both feet... Read more
Back in the real world
After vacation with granddaughters, I'm still recovering from the many different activities. I'm discovering that this real world is pretty wonderful, too! I am so grateful that my body allows me to do so many kinds of things each and every da... Read more
Home recovering from so much fun!
I had such an amazing time with our son's family the last 9 days. It was an extremely active time - lots of play, hiking, walking, dancing, jogging, etc., inspired mostly by our almost 5-year-old and 7-year-old granddaughters. I love Skype, bu... Read more
Elementary, my dear!
I got to go to the elementary school program (band, beginning and intermediate strings, play, k-3, 4-5, and honor choirs). It was fun to watch and listen to my first grade granddaughter sing in the choir. It was also National Day of Prayer and... Read more