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3 Highlights from the past week
7/23/2014 9:19:10 AM,  0 COMMENTS

1. My fitbit arrived last week and it has been highly motivating! 2. Rejoined Sparkpeople for the third time!!! This time I'm actually excited ab...  Read more


Never never never never quit!
7/21/2014 8:59:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

The quote by Churchill got me through my dissertation, the toughest part of completing the doctorate. It can get me to my current health and wellness...  Read more


Still going
7/21/2014 8:28:18 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Still going strong had an OK weekend food wise but I am nto being as strict on weekends. I woke up and did my walk this morning and I feel pretty good...  Read more


Sunday 7/20/14
7/20/2014 6:39:52 PM,  0 COMMENTS

whew a wild 2 weeks. had the family vacation at Heron Hill hoping to find out more from the historical society in Ashland but haven't yet. The...  Read more


I'm Back!
7/20/2014 4:26:56 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Last week ended up being every bit as tough as I had expected. Our last days in the last post were frantic, trying to tie up all the loose ends at wo...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/18/2014
7/18/2014 7:37:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. John C. Maxwell ...  Read more


Still going strong
7/18/2014 9:29:50 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have exercised every day this week again, and I am feeling good baout it. Hip is still hurting and ankle but I managed to keep going. We will see ho...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/17/2014
7/17/2014 3:22:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best. John C. Maxwell ...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/14/2014
7/14/2014 1:31:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. John C. Maxwell http://www...  Read more


Going strong
7/14/2014 7:04:48 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am going strong, even did extra exercise on weekend. Did a Bike ride Saturday with my wife. Sunday we did some shopping so walking around and in the...  Read more


Tough Week Behind, Ahead
7/14/2014 6:25:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

When I said all of those farewell dinner parties were taking their toll, I wasn't kidding. I was pretty darn deflated last week when I checked the sc...  Read more


Starting something new...
7/13/2014 11:43:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was going to start the 21 Day Fix a couple of weeks ago, but figuring out what to eat was just so overwhelming to me. I think because I have to eat...  Read more


Thought of the day 7.12.14
7/12/2014 4:20:39 PM,  11 COMMENTS

What has happened. I went through all my spark friends and noticed none seem to update their status any more. Does that mean that they just don't upda...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/11/2014
7/11/2014 5:40:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

58 58 58 58 58 Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we...  Read more


Day 5
7/11/2014 9:10:53 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well I did it 5 days down of healthy eating and exercise. Woot! This morning was rough as I was up late and then had to get up at 2 A.M. until 4 A.M....  Read more


My Quotes of the day 07/10/2014
7/10/2014 4:20:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

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Day 4
7/10/2014 7:31:12 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well I was on the road again this morning another 30 minute walk. My legs did not burn as much after today, but my hip still hurt during and after. Fe...  Read more


7.09.2014 Notes
7/9/2014 7:59:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

- This has been the nicest summer Cleveland has had in quite awhile and I am ashamed that I have not taken better advantage of it. - With that s...  Read more


Bike accident- june 28th, 2014
7/9/2014 7:50:52 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Yes, the title is correct. I had a bike accident. It wasnt a motorcycle, a simple small mountain bike. So what happened? Here I will tell ya. ...  Read more


My Quote of the day 07/09/2014
7/9/2014 6:25:38 PM,  9 COMMENTS

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Keeping it in the Family
7/9/2014 5:40:42 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We are in our final week before our move, and I have had lunch and dinner out with friends no less than six times in the last five days. I have made...  Read more


Day 3
7/9/2014 1:01:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Went out again this morning with the dog did another 30 minute walk. My calf muscles were burning and my knees and hip were aching pretty good when we...  Read more


Venn diagrams I'd rather avoid
7/9/2014 11:55:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I went water jogging yesterday. I'm water jogging because my back injury prohibits many other activities that will get my heartrate high, including ru...  Read more


Grandbaby day
7/9/2014 8:57:38 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I got to spend the day with my granddaughter. and my son and DIL. we had a fun day. we went to the zoo, they have new snow leopard cubs which were...  Read more


My Quote of The Day 07/08/2014
7/8/2014 3:43:10 PM,  1 COMMENTS

1 Samuel 12:24 New International Version But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he...  Read more


Day 2
7/8/2014 6:24:01 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I woke up early and took the dog for a 30 minute walk. It felt good even though my legs hurt. I had a healthy breakfast showered and I am now ready to...  Read more


Starting over again
7/7/2014 1:10:36 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well as I am prone to doing, I need to start over again. I gained back all the weight I lost after an injury to my hip. I still have pain but know I n...  Read more


Little Sleep, Lots of Food
7/6/2014 10:04:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a blow-out day. From the moment I woke up, I was off, and I really think it's because I had a bad night's sleep on Friday. Stressing o...  Read more


Sunday 7-6-14
7/6/2014 9:06:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

garage sale was a moderate success, sold a couple of big things, a few small things but I still have a basement full of stuff. I'll call Habitat f...  Read more


Freedom from numbers
7/5/2014 11:02:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It seems wherever I go I am hit with the importance of numbers. I am going to focus on numbers pertaining to weight. 192 I'm stuck trying to fi...  Read more


7/2/2014 1:33:05 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the birth date and death date of my daughter Meghan - my first child. I have learned so much in the last 25 years...  Read more


Farewells Aren't Easy
7/2/2014 9:55:37 AM,  3 COMMENTS

We are now just two weeks away from our move and the going-away events are coming fast and furious. It is always difficult to say good bye to good fr...  Read more


Mid Year Recap - July 1 2014
7/1/2014 1:24:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's hard to believe but here I am on July 1st and half of my year is gone! I wanted to do a quick update with how I'm doing on my annual goals and s...  Read more


This is 40 : The Year of the Phoenix
7/1/2014 12:51:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I turned 40 a few days ago and I'm excited! My motivation is more fierce than it has been in a long time. I no longer require outside affirmat...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 06/30/2014
6/30/2014 1:07:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New International Version Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will...  Read more


One out of three...
6/29/2014 11:02:24 AM,  4 COMMENTS

And here is the tale of my… I was going to say failure, but maybe I should make myself feel better by saying wisdom. I drove an hour and a quarter to...  Read more


"Two outta three ain't bad"
6/28/2014 6:09:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Tomorrow is my second scheduled triathlon (out of four) of the year. I contacted the organizers and explained my inability to bike but my desire to pa...  Read more


another week gone
6/28/2014 8:09:51 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Husband did come home, and in a much more compliant mood. he only came home with one days worth of pills not taken, and one missing cup so I'm not...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 06/27/2014
6/27/2014 4:19:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Ezekiel 36:26-27 New International Version I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and...  Read more


The Power of Positivity
6/27/2014 11:00:35 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I've had bosses and family members who preach the gospel of positive thinking. And honestly, when they get going, I usually nod politely and smile a...  Read more


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