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Sometimes you plan and then.....
Monday, October 23, 2017      5 comments

I went on a road trip last weekend. It was me and a friend driving north to check out the colors a day before we attended a three day conference. Normally I don't do well with road trips. I fall to the car snacks. I make poor choices when ea... Read more
Where did THAT voice come from?
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      9 comments

Last week was the Endless Shrimp slide, but I quickly got back on my feet and back to my plotted course. I found that even after that crazy 5 pound overnight gain, I came down a little over a pound. Yee Ha! It felt sooooo good to see that sma... Read more
Stop it!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      10 comments

I had a challenging weekend with Pulaski Days and Polish food plates everywhere! However, I held my own. I did have one of the Polish plates for lunch on Friday and another on Sunday. I must say that the first I did not enjoy that much but th... Read more
The Big Black Dog and Pulaski Days!
Friday, October 06, 2017      7 comments

The big, black dog and Pulaski Days - does it get any better? Last night I went to one of those have a glass of wine and paint things. This one was called Paint your Pet. This is the first time I have done one of those things. I was a li... Read more
I don't wanna? One less prescription? and Progress!
Thursday, October 05, 2017      7 comments

I have been trying to be better about getting in my exercise. I used to have an exercise buddy and we would go to the Y together. That was the best! However, she had some health issues and can no longer work out at the Y. Having someone wait... Read more
It was a challenge.....
Friday, September 22, 2017      10 comments

A daily challenge on one of my spark teams was to blog - so here it is! I really wasn't planning on it, but it has been a while. I'm always up for a challenge. What's going on? Well, I got my new fitbit - so I have some new numbers to ob... Read more
Camping, bridge walk, hiking and getting slightly lost
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      10 comments

Well the camping trip has come and gone. It was interesting. I managed 3 nights in the tent! I must admit, my family laughed a bit when I rolled out my little rug to put in my tent! Here I am! ... Read more
Barb's going camping.....
Thursday, August 31, 2017      10 comments

I am going camping for the holiday weekend. Yikes! I am not a camper. My idea of fun does not involve sleeping outdoors in a tent. However, I am... Read more
Turn that frown.....
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      15 comments

Upside down? Today is my birthday. I walked into the office and the receptionist said Happy Birthday! I said thanks and headed through the kitchen to my office. While walking through the kitchen I noticed there were no birthday treats on... Read more
On the Road Again
Thursday, August 24, 2017      10 comments

On the road again - and which road to take? Tonight is my last night home, tomorrow I hit the road and travel north to the site for our women's retreat. I can't wait! I always feel so uplifted when I leave. However - there are some downs... Read more
Dream a little dream
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      9 comments

Well, Monday was weigh in day for me. I must say when I stepped on the scale I was thinking - please be kind Mr Scale. I had my share of challenges this week - office party, visiting the fairgrounds with the grandkids, and humidity which made ... Read more
The dreaded office parties......
Friday, August 18, 2017      12 comments

These events always seem to hold lots of free food which is not necessarily healthy and alcoholic drinks - both of which are FREE. Yikes. Not the safest place for someone who is trying to count calories and stay on track with their nutrition. ... Read more
A forlorn big black rescue dog..... and weight loss
Thursday, August 17, 2017      13 comments

A few years back, right before the Christmas holiday, I decided maybe I should get a dog. I started looking at dogs on Petfinder. One day it happened - there was this big black dog. The site said it was a newfoundland/lab/retriever mix. The sh... Read more
My wild and vivid imagination...and the future
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      12 comments

When I was a small child my elderly next door neighbor, who was an editor for our newspaper, told my mom that I had a wild and vivid imagination. He said that was a great trait for someone who wanted to be a writer. My wild and vivid imagi... Read more
Free Food!!!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      11 comments

I swear, our office constantly has food for the taking. Yep, free food! Today it was half sandwiches from Panera Bread, bags of chips, pickles, po... Read more

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