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7/24/2014 5:19:08 AM,  6 COMMENTS

" If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second , quit doing less -than - excellent work." Thomas Watson If you...  Read more


Stepping it up!
7/23/2014 11:58:38 AM,  0 COMMENTS

After a day or so of feeling badly for myself about my first plateau, I have decided to step it up! I've added strength training with my cardio,...  Read more


Workout Wednesday
7/23/2014 9:39:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Training day today! So excited. Hopped on that scaled and I'm down 2 pounds- but you know what I will not let that deter me! I am re-energized an...  Read more


Happy Day!
7/23/2014 8:44:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

The steak pizzola was fabulous last night and I have left overs for today so double the fun, a good meal and no cooking! All my efforts are being rew...  Read more


yoga or pilates
7/23/2014 8:04:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I need to strenghten my core and increase flexibility, I have never done either of these before. Which should I start with??...  Read more


Hangman but for music terms--"Hangnote"
7/23/2014 7:40:47 AM,  7 COMMENTS This is so much fun! chris...  Read more



7/23/2014 7:37:28 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Quotes: Their gaiety consisted of ruling staves and copying a borrowed duet filled with hemidemisemiquavers . -- Patrick O'Brian,...  Read more


We Are All Equals
7/23/2014 4:56:42 AM,  15 COMMENTS

" If you never assume importance , you never lose it." Lao-Tzu Everyone on this great planet of ours is the same, Yes we are a little different...  Read more


7/22/2014 10:05:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

For those that were following my blogs about the training for half-marathons, I want to give an update. I had to stop because my legs were hurting and...  Read more


7/22/2014 7:30:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The last several days, I have consciously increasing my steps, and had a 6000, 7000, and two 5000 steps days. My interview went well, followed up...  Read more


Wearable Computing Gloves for learning Braille
7/22/2014 6:47:06 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The device evolved from a technology-enhanced glove that teaches beginners how to play piano melodies in 45 minutes, created a few years ago...  Read more


Exploding "Pyrex" cookware--BEWARE!
7/22/2014 6:38:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS
-cookware/ This makes me mad. Companies changed the composition of "Pyrex" and now we...  Read more


Best peppermint tea!
7/22/2014 2:36:48 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Carington Peppermint tea. My daughter introduced me to this. Very full bodied and smooth! I had to order it online. I could not find it in the st...  Read more


The sun is shining
7/22/2014 10:27:10 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Things are going very well. I did have one day of slip ups but that day was over and it's back on track. I lost another lb so it's moving, slowly bu...  Read more


Living the High Life
7/22/2014 5:02:14 AM,  22 COMMENTS

" We are all worm bait waiting to happen . It's what you do while you wait that matters." Kinky Friedman Ever notice that some people are always...  Read more


I miss "Health in the News" at parkpeople!
7/21/2014 8:44:34 AM,  16 COMMENTS

A link to why ealth in the Nws is not at Sparkpeople anymore. It is a shame. I miss it.
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7/21/2014 5:11:33 AM,  16 COMMENTS

" If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail." Heracleitus I will never forget the...  Read more


Decluttering is turning up loads of stuff I never knew I had.
7/20/2014 2:16:58 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I think some people who used to clean for me just tossed things into cupboards and drawers. Unbelieveable. In the bathroom--a very tiny bathroom...  Read more


Hammering Away
7/20/2014 10:28:12 AM,  11 COMMENTS

" If the only tool you have is a hammer , you tend to see every problem as a nail.' Abraham Maslow Yes!! I have been hammering away at my weight...  Read more


More walking
7/19/2014 8:06:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It started out relatively cool this morning at 59 degrees, but warmed up. After being out in the shaded sunshine, and walking around a lot, I had it a...  Read more


Yet another miracle
7/19/2014 3:04:14 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Today we tried buying DH a wedding ring337 to replace the lost one. I did not know where to go for it. For many months I was very over whelmed thinkin...  Read more


Weigh-in Disappointment / Smart Decisions
7/19/2014 12:54:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Mapped out my day! Whole Foods Weigh-in Reward Anniversary Sale Trader Joe's At Whole Foods just got what was on my list, It was on th...  Read more


Truly blessed
7/19/2014 12:05:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Things are going well. It's so true that The Lord doesn't give you more than you can handle. My family is so Blessed. Our problems are so minor com...  Read more


Fight it out
7/19/2014 10:27:53 AM,  14 COMMENTS

" I have always adhered to two principles . The first one is to train hard and to get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget...  Read more


11 lbs!!!!!!!!!!
7/19/2014 9:42:49 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So this might not be a big deal to some, but I'm officially down 11lbs as of this morning! I'm feeling a lot less stressed over my wedding coming up a...  Read more


Progress on reducing my pain!
7/19/2014 8:06:02 AM,  15 COMMENTS

It has not been quick. It has not been cheap. And it took a few years to figure out some things. But I am finally making progress . What ha...  Read more


SP article: Top 10 things You Can Do At Sparkpeople--who knew!
7/19/2014 7:28:39 AM,  8 COMMENTS
ticles.asp?id=1521 Calendar: Top of page TRACKERS/REPORTS/LOTS OF ICONS__PICK THE CALENDAR. I...  Read more


Setting out the fleece
7/18/2014 8:34:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Many of you who have known me over the last few years on here, know that I have gone through back injuries, and surgeries, and am finally on my way ba...  Read more


The Day After
7/18/2014 9:46:23 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Surgery went well yesterday. My daughter is home and recovering now. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers, we are truly blessed. The stress...  Read more


SP article: Making a healthy salad
7/18/2014 7:47:17 AM,  14 COMMENTS

551 Greens! water chestnuts, apple slivers, a small serving of nuts, crumbled whole-grain crackers, and homemade croutons. To make your own...  Read more


Hit a plateau
7/18/2014 7:06:22 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I went to my regular appointment yesterday. I found out I only lost one pound in the past month. With all the extra working out I've been doing, that...  Read more


A Yearly Pain awareness week in Canada--who knew!
7/18/2014 6:43:08 AM,  5 COMMENTS
n/national-pain-awareness-week It is very strange but lots of people are unaware of pain they are...  Read more


Be Real
7/18/2014 5:04:07 AM,  15 COMMENTS

" If you're phony they will feel it in the farthest row of the arena . You have to really care . And you have to make yourself care time and time agai...  Read more


Thriving Thursday! Time to take charge
7/17/2014 11:22:38 AM,  2 COMMENTS

OK - so I've been MIA but fitness and well-being have not been very far off - in fact, contrary to my lack of checking in I've been doing little thing...  Read more


Living Every Day
7/17/2014 5:11:26 AM,  21 COMMENTS

" Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose . You are already naked . Ther...  Read more


Daughters surgery
7/16/2014 10:09:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

We got the word that my daughter goes into surgery tomorrow. It's for a torn miniscus and bone fragments in her knee. We expect all to go well but i...  Read more


ToF Week 4 Day 3 - Making Myself a Priority.
7/16/2014 8:55:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Little did I realize what a treasure this 12-week program would be. There are challenging workouts, encouragement... what a wonderful opportunity. I w...  Read more


You Never Know or Do You ?
7/16/2014 5:23:34 AM,  17 COMMENTS

" The things that important to know is that you never know .You're always sort of feeling your way." Diane Arbus That statement is true in life a...  Read more


What Labels Do We Wear?
7/15/2014 10:24:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Did you ever read the book “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne? I read it in high school. Although my high school career was many years ago, o...  Read more


Almost at the halfway point!
7/15/2014 8:14:33 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Summer has always been a season that I dread because of the clothing. Shorts never looked right on my thighs that rubbed together and jiggled when I w...  Read more


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