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  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • Still feeling blah

    3/25/2015 8:54:52 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am still feeling blah. I am still a little on the tired side and still coughing, but not too much anymore. The cough still sounds bad. I have been working all week, and staff has commented that I should still be home resting. A co-worker made me hot tea with some cool stuff in it. She is from... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/23/2015 12:56:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some computer work now before i head to my job in a few hours. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and also say hi. i feel a bit better today, so i will go to work. i will see how i feel while i am there and go from there. have a wonderful day,every... Read more

  • another update for you

    3/22/2015 10:52:14 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    computer working and health update... Read more

  • it's sunday

    3/22/2015 8:26:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with a cold. no wonder i want to take it easy these days. my daughter says hi and so do the birds. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Walked 3 miles!

    3/22/2015 6:56:06 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am still a little under the weather with tiredness and upper respiratory cough and runny / clogged nose. 527 But I am definitely on the mend. 224 I went to the gym today and just walked. 311 I was ever so slightly dizzy. 24 I lasted 3 miles of walking slow. I did take several sm... Read more

  • update on my second treatment and 2nd part of treatment scheduled

    3/20/2015 6:30:31 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    My second treatment was Wednesday. It went well. He again came dressed up. He puts me at ease when he came in like that. We hugged this time. I think we grown close as patient and doctor because of the hugs and thank you card. I believe he now realizes how much I truly appreciate him and the care I ... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/20/2015 8:09:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day off work yesterday. i look forward to the next one that comes up. my daughter sends hugs to all of mommy's many spark friends. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am taking it easy to start off my day. then i will be off to work later this aft... Read more

  • Still Sick....Ugh!

    3/19/2015 4:31:36 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was feeling slightly better yesterday - so I worked. Today, I took the day off for my birthday and still feeling slightly sick. Then suddenly, I got so lightheaded! Went to Urgent Care and I have an upper sinus infection. The doctor also said that I am very dehydrated. After working o... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/19/2015 12:33:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm enjoying a much needed day off . i'm spending some time with my daughter today. i am slowly and steadily adjusting to the job hours and other changes as a result. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. it is a beautiful sunny day here. have a terrific day,all!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/18/2015 10:00:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. a new day is now underway. i am taking it easy before i head to work later this afternoon. my good friend made some food the other day, so i can take it to work today. he is such a good friend. my daughter really enjoyed her sleepover and the movie the other day. she s... Read more

  • Feeling better....I hope

    3/18/2015 8:41:37 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I got sick last Sunday with fever, chills, body aches, cough, etc... 527 Several times, I would sweat as if I completed a 366 But then the fever came back after the meds wear off... 385 The last two days, I slept little, but last night, I actually slept all night! 102 ... Read more

  • Well....This Sucks...

    3/17/2015 7:25:13 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am sick. 527 I started feeling sick on Sunday while working out and came home early. Several hours later, the fever came on. Yesterday was full on fever. Meds brought it down but just couldn't break it...until last night. I started sweating all over. Not a huge fan of the sickness... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/17/2015 3:06:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    happy st. patrick's day! a day to enjoy and celebrate. my daughter had a sleepover at one of her friend's place the other day. this afternoon, they are off to see a movie, her friend's mom's treat. she likes to have stuff to do on march break. i will be spending some time with her on thursday,just t... Read more

  • Didn't Rock it Today

    3/15/2015 10:22:24 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I went to the gym this morning and did that very relaxing Yin Yoga where you stretch for 3 minutes holding a pose. Then I walked 2 miles... I was so debating on jogging and trying out my new inhaler. I am always a tad bit skeptical with a new inhaler. It works... But before I jogged, I ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    3/15/2015 11:39:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge. i'm taking it easy today. my daughter is taking it easy,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Happy Pi Day!

    3/14/2015 7:26:54 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Yesterday, I went out with a girlfriend to watch 50 Shades. We went to a movie theater that is also a restaurant. It is pretty nice. I also got a mixed drink with my dinner as well as a cheesecake! Oh geez, there went my calories! Today, I took my inhaler and it just didn't feel right. I ha... Read more

  • MARATHON Training WK 8, 9 & 10 - Still Training...

    3/14/2015 1:32:55 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Long time no update yet again! For some reason I cannot get myself to keep up with my blog updates, perhaps because I do not have so many exciting things to share right now...I am plugging away at my training, my paces have been around the same, I am enjoying consistency in my workouts. I am glad ... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/13/2015 9:24:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i made it through another week. on the weekends, i like to relax and take it easy. i still stay active and eat well throughout. my daughter is now on her school break. she is off for a week, along with many other children. every year, in march, there is a week where kids... Read more

  • update on the week and my first treatment

    3/12/2015 11:46:45 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Just what it says... Read more

  • Once Again....

    3/12/2015 9:05:16 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am at the lowest weight recorded. I have been here several times this last 12 days but I just seem to not go any lower. But, I feel that this could be different. I weighed myself after a "different" workout and right before dinner. I read up on Plateaus and decided that I am in a plateau.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/12/2015 8:49:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through my first day of work. i will be on the afternoon shift for this job. i am happy to have a steady job. these days, it is hard to get a steady job. i will give it my best effort. i am taking it day to day. i am figuring out when to fit in some exercise with this new schedule. i know ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/11/2015 8:31:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out yesterday afternoon that i got the job! i start this afternoon! yay! my daughter was bouncing up and down when i told her the news. she knows mommy has been trying for a really long time to get a steady job. my good friend jumped up and down for joy once i told him i got the job. i did m... Read more

  • Possibly my 1st Plateau...

    3/10/2015 8:06:15 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I did my best in miles last week and did not drop any weight. I was pretty good in my calories...other than going out last Friday. I have met my current weight, but then it would go back up a pound or two. Frustrating! I hope that I can at least go down a half a pound this week just so I fee... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/10/2015 8:46:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    thank you to all for nominating me as a spark motivator! i really appreciate it! what an honour! a new one i definitely did not expect. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! with the milder weather this week here, there are more birds singing and chirping outside these days. i have ... Read more

  • Slightly disappointed in myself yesterday

    3/9/2015 8:58:56 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    The day before, I did amazing at the gym. Yesterday, my legs were like noodles. I did yoga and walked 4 miles. Not too bad. I thought I would try jogging a mile on the treadmill just to see if my noodle legs can handle it. Nope! But that is not what disappointed me... The lady on my l... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/9/2015 8:57:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day and a new start to the week. spent the afternoon walking around the city the other day and i felt great. my daughter will be on a school break next week. trying to figure out how often we can do things together. i am still awaiting word from the place i had the job interview at. i am taki... Read more

  • the results of my mri and the decision I made

    3/8/2015 8:03:27 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I found out I have osteoarthritis and am going in for treatments here is the link to the site follow it to learn about my treatments... Read more

  • it's saturday

    3/7/2015 3:19:31 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that the job interview went very well.i will know within the next few business days whether or not i got the job. my daughter says hi to everyone! all of the birds say hello,hello! a day of catching up on homework and housework for me. have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Beat My Mile Record

    3/7/2015 2:58:50 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I beat my mile record by 4 seconds! I am now at 13 minutes and 58 seconds. I really sprinted hard at the end! OMG that was awesome! 104 I am getting faster and stronger, I can feel it! My new comfort jog is between 4.0 and 4.2, depending on my mood and the music pounding in my ears. 34... Read more

  • Taking another Day off From the Gym

    3/6/2015 7:20:03 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I took yesterday off from the gym since I was actually a little sore from jogging 4 miles. Today, the upstairs track is closed due to a track and field event. So, my thinking is that the people who would normally use the track will be on the treadmills. So, I just decided to take the day of... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/6/2015 8:13:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview this morning, for a full time job. i know i will do well on the interview. i will be tested on my typing speed,too. i have a very good typing speed, so i know that part will not be too challenging for me. i still practiced my typing last night and i am practicing it a bit this... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/5/2015 1:19:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    I got some course work done. now i am off to run some errands and to get some much needed fresh air. i have applied for more jobs. i know that one of them will turn out to be the right one for me. i am not giving up until i get one. even then, i still will look for other work, unless the right one i... Read more

  • 8 Miles!

    3/4/2015 9:38:51 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I have finally broke the 7 miles! It always seems that I am done walking / jogging after 7 miles. That seems to be my limit. Today, I finally broke it by 1 mile! hahahaha! 205 I typically walk 2 miles to warm up, jog 3 miles, and then walk another 2 miles to cool down. Today, I ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/4/2015 8:02:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    there were some power outages here last night. some are still without power. where i am, the power went out briefly, then flickered for a few hours. there is full power here this morning. it snowed and rained here yesterday. a mild day here today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the bird... Read more

  • Taking a Day of Rest....Sort of

    3/3/2015 9:40:04 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I decided to take a day of rest from the gym and let my body rest from all the torture I put it through at the gym. I walk and jog mega miles almost daily. Today, I did not take my inhaler and relaxing on the sofa with the fake fireplace going and watching TV with my husband. However, I h... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/3/2015 8:39:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a lovely day here today. there is going to be a bit of snow this afternoon here. that is fine by me and my daughter. spring is not too far away now. a relaxing day for me today. not too much planned. i have not heard back yet regarding the tentative job. i am continuing my search for steady work. i ... Read more

  • Felt Lazy but Did Amazing!

    3/2/2015 10:21:20 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was just dragging at the gym today. I walked 2 miles to start me off. I wanted to jog but felt so lazy. I forced myself to jog a mile and I actually wanted to quit after a half mile. I was not even on the treadmills that I like! I forced myself to jog the mile and then decided to do more.... Read more

  • it's a new month

    3/2/2015 8:11:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway. i am looking forward to when spring starts and so is my daughter. she is soooooo excited about her birthday that is coming up near the end of this month. she enjoys being active and keeps me active as well. she also enjoys reading regularly,too. all of the birds are doin... Read more

  • Unexpected Incentive

    3/2/2015 12:32:54 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    A few weeks ago I received the email I had been dreading. My Grandma (always known to me as "Mimi") received the news that her cancer is back. No idea if she has 6 months or 6 years at this point, but with this being just 1.5 years after major surgery and many rounds of chemo for ovarian cancer, I c... Read more

  • February Stats

    3/1/2015 2:32:24 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Thank goodness that February is gone! Hopefully the cold will follow! I think we broke the record set over a hundred years ago as the coldest month with average temp in the teens. Brrrrr..... 425 For my personal Statistics for February: Best jogging mile: 14 minutes and 2 seconds ... Read more

  • I'm Shrinking!

    2/28/2015 9:40:34 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was pleasantly surprised that I lost another half pound last night. 192 I was tired but still made it to the gym to walk 3 miles. 311 I did not want to jog, so I just made it easy on myself. 43 Today will be a different story, giggle! 334 The other day, I found a v... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/27/2015 9:59:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    my allergies are really acting up this morning. i will just go out once in the afternoon to run a few errands. it got cold very fast yesterday outside. today is superhero day at my daughter's school. she has a cool outfit ready to wear. she was up early this morning, as she wanted to put on her supe... Read more

  • Made it to the Gym!

    2/26/2015 8:35:17 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I haven't worked out since Sunday... Other than doing a Tuesday's Pilates class. When I work out, I mean "working out"! I walked a warm up mile, hit the treadmill and rocked it at 15 minutes per mile. I did 3 miles in 45 minutes! Then I walked a cool down mile. 5 miles total! Yippee! ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/26/2015 8:47:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge for me today. i am all caught up in both of my online courses, so i have some spare time on my hands. my daughter is looking forward to celebrating her birthday next month. she keeps changing her mind on how she wants to celebrate it. i know she will make up her mind s... Read more

  • Oh the bad choices I made...

    2/25/2015 9:39:31 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Yesterday evening, I stepped on the scale and lost another pound! I am now down 12 pounds! Yay!!! Today, I was doing very well...up until my co-worker said that she was starving. I suggested we head out to go eat somewhere. She chose Chili's. My bad choices were... I did not search for... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/25/2015 8:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! even though it is cold here, it is sunny today. i am feeling a lot better today, so i will be outdoors more than i was the other day. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more