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Sunday, November 06, 2016      1 comments

I spent the day at a volunteer conference for girl scouting today. It felt fabulous to be back in a volunteering mode -- something that I haven't done in earnest for many years. In the process, I got some good ideas for my daughter's troop this... Read more
New chapter
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      3 comments

i signed up for three sessions of personal training at my gym. Had my first appointment at 6:30am today. The fact that I made myself get up at 5:45am to get to that appointment was awesome. I'm not a morning person by any stretch. Logging that o... Read more
It's important to have a rock
Friday, September 23, 2016      3 comments

In real life, I don't have many friends that I can call up and say, "Hey, let's hang out!" But I have my husband. He's my rock. I have my two daughters. Those three matter the most in the world to me. Now that the more obvious parts of cancer t... Read more
Winding down the season
Thursday, September 15, 2016      0 comments

i finally took the time to plant mums in our flower bed tonight. This is after neglecting it all summer. It's nice to have a little color in there instead of overgrown grass. We went on vacation for five days down to Orlando. Our family hadn't ... Read more
The dust is finally settling..
Thursday, August 04, 2016      1 comments

After three long weeks of packing and moving (in the 90-degree weather, mind you!), we are finally settling into our new home. I didn't track what I ate over the last couple of weeks due to the utter chaos swirling around me. Today is day 2 and ... Read more
Finally seeing some progress
Saturday, June 18, 2016      1 comments

Eek! I'm two lbs away from my starting weight before I had babies. Interesting that I saw a 1.5 lb drop the day after my rest day. I haven't been giving rest days enough credit, me-thinks. Have to convince myself that they are necessary to recov... Read more
Rumination and night walks
Monday, June 13, 2016      0 comments

Somewhere, buried in an article I read recently, was the most interesting thought on rumination. I believe it had to do with hiking. There was something ... Read more
Sunday, June 12, 2016      1 comments

Went to a family party today. Strangely, it was a BBQ at 10:00am. I was still full from breakfast and only ate a coupe of small pieces of meat. My family tends to be pushy with food. I politely declined and, instead, went off to go play in the ... Read more
Summer cold season..
Friday, June 10, 2016      3 comments

The summer head cold has descended on our household. My poor older daughter had an earache, which turned out to be an ear infection. Took her to urgent care, then to CVS for meds. She kept crying, holding her ear, and curling up into a ball in t... Read more
Having a plan..
Thursday, June 09, 2016      3 comments

So, I'm learning that the tracking of food alone isn't motivation enough to avoid the various junk food items that my family has squirreled around the kitchen. I actually found it easier to have a plan to stick to for the following day. Breakf... Read more
Day one of radiation down
Monday, June 06, 2016      0 comments

It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I honestly amped myself up over nothing in hindsight. All of the anticipation triggered a carb fiesta today. It was a rage-y kind of stress. I suppose I'm grieving over the old "normal", as I begin ... Read more
Rewards: Pound for pound
Thursday, June 02, 2016      0 comments

I maniacally made a list of rewards I would reap each time a pound was lost. Knowing how tough it is for me to lose individual pounds, this way seemed motivating to me. My next goal, when I get down to 147, is to buy myself one of those good qu... Read more
Thursday, June 02, 2016      4 comments

Minimized my sugar intake, exercised, and.. voila! It worked. The pounds have started to come off again. As of this morning, I'm down to 149. Super stoked that I'm beginning to learn what it takes to get those numbers to begin trending downwar... Read more
Gimme the strength!
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      1 comments

I'm participating in the 5K Your Way Running Challenge. I'm on Day 6 of the challenge. It called for strength training, so I decided to look for a solid video on YouTube. I found this one from PopSugar, which I recommend: http://youtu.be/ist... Read more
Pilates, weeds, and revolving pounds
Monday, May 30, 2016      4 comments

[ Pilates ] After my kick boxing workout, I decided to try Pilates. It was on my list of things to break up my workout routine to keep things spicy and interesting. The kick boxing was a good, steady challenge. Pilates, on the other hand, was co... Read more

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