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So far... GOOD!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      2 comments

Nothing like being scared by your doctor to really change behavior. I've been very faithful to my diet and have started walking again. I can already tell a difference and have lost 2 pounds! Onward and Upward!... Read more
Scared Straight
Sunday, June 16, 2013      2 comments

Both my husband and I recieved health news that scared both of us -- he is diabetic and I'm pre-diabetic. Add to that my hypertension, high cholesterol and high stress levels I am a mess. We've both been scared straight by our doctors and hav... Read more
remembering who I was
Monday, July 09, 2012      0 comments

I was cleaning out a book case and found a memory book people did for me when I changed jobs. I re-read the entries and heard things like... you are so full of energy... you are so optimistic... you are so positive. I barely recognized the per... Read more
Now is the time... I'm tired of being tired
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      0 comments

I was in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ and had scheduled a manicure and pedicure at the Spa. Because of that I had full use of one of the best spas in Arizona. I didn't pack my swimsuit so I went shopping in the resort to get a swimsuit --- how hum... Read more
A New Year... a New Me?
Sunday, January 02, 2011      0 comments

My husband doesn't make New Year's resolutions and I think he is on to something. We should live each day as if it is New Year's Day. This year is the year I have to get control over my eating -- trying to get to the heart of why I eat the way... Read more
Small Victory!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      3 comments

I am in Nashville today for a meeting. When the wake up call happened all I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep until my husband called. I did that for about 5 minutes and then the voice in my head told me that w... Read more
Telling everyone... is embarrassment a good goal?
Thursday, September 16, 2010      5 comments

I'm on my third day of my training schedule for the 5K run in February. I'm literally going from a horrible couch potato to the 5K! I missed yesterday because I didn't sleep the night before and was very upset about events that happened the da... Read more
Ready.... Set.... Go!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      2 comments

Today I begin training to run a 5K in February! I am actually excited about this. The 5K is a fundraiser for KidOne Transportation -- a very good cause. Not only will I be inspired to stay on track for their sake but I also will feel incredib... Read more
Been on track and then...
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      2 comments

I have been doing so good, even on the weekends, however... last night I was in an environment that I really didn't want to be in (talked into by a friend) and having to deal with a difficult family issue. What did I do? Resorted to my old st... Read more
On track with food -- thank you summer... now onto exercise
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      1 comments

Summer makes it so easy to eat healthy. Yesterday evening I had fresh field peas, corn, snap beans and red peppers with a side dish of spinach, red peppers and onions and a fresh tomtor. How can that not be yummmy and healthy? This morning, no... Read more
Weekends can not be free...
Monday, July 19, 2010      3 comments

I learned my lesson, weekends cannot be free. I still must pay attention to what I am eating. I gorged this weekend and gained weight. Now it is back on track and a return to mindful living -- what I eat, moving more (walking to meetings, wal... Read more
On Track
Thursday, July 15, 2010      1 comments

Slow and steady wins the race. I've become much more aware of what I am eating. Fortunately, all the summer fruit and veggies makes it very easy to have yummy but healthy food. I've also started walking from my apartment to work and working o... Read more
New Place, New Time, New Attitude?
Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

I have gotten a small apartment instead of sharing a place with friends. While I will miss them this should give me the opportunity to exercise. I'm going to start by doing the WI Fit program and walking. I hope to build up little by little. ... Read more
Aughhhhh!
Thursday, June 24, 2010      2 comments

I am a very smart person, I am working in the health care field, I KNOW what to do, I KNOW how to do it --- why can't I DO IT? I am going to try, one more time, to get healthy, to eat better, exercise and to hopefully reduce my stress levels. ... Read more
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      0 comments

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a time of relfection and preparation for the Cross and Resurrection. My Lenten Exercise is "Mindful Living". How much of our life do we live just going through the motions? I know I must... Read more

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