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What a Week!
Monday, September 20, 2010      2 comments

Last week began with Grandparents' Day, and I went to work for a few hours to prep for National Assisted Living Week. Monday, I had so many activities going in the afternoon for my residents that all I did was knock on doors for a couple of hour... Read more
Monday, September 06, 2010      6 comments

Okay, I've fallen off the wagon this weekend. We had company arrive on Friday afternoon, and I just gave up tracking food for the weekend. Now, I have a ton of leftovers - Celestino's pizza, Lucille's tri-tip & ribs, homemade chili, pita chips, ... Read more
What was I thinking?
Thursday, August 12, 2010      3 comments

So, today I stepped on the scale and it read the lowest number it's had in more than 5 years. HOORAY! Then I went to work... Today was the day to take clients to the casino, and the only way I could coax anyone into going was to invite them... Read more
Decision Time
Sunday, July 25, 2010      3 comments

I haven't blogged in awhile, mostly because I've been too busy. I'm still working part of each weekend and 9-11 hours a day at my job, so I don't have a lot of mental energy left to put sentences together when I get home. As much as I love what ... Read more
You know you're being tested when...
Sunday, May 30, 2010      5 comments

One of your employees gives you a week's notice that they're leaving and the last day falls on your birthday... Two of your three cats develop respiratory infections requiring separate trips to the vet (as in 2 vet bills rather than one)...... Read more
Breaking the Diet Mentality?
Sunday, May 23, 2010      1 comments

I'm a member of the Healthy Habits Challenge, though I will admit I haven't been doing very well with it. Anyway, today, the new challenge was posted. It got me thinking about my diet mentality. I've never really been one to say I'm on a diet, t... Read more
My Life is Out of Control
Thursday, April 15, 2010      7 comments

To all of my SparkFriends, I'm apologizing in advance. My job is eating more and more of my time, plus I'm working with my cousins to sell my grandmother's house. I haven't had a complete 2 day weekend for the last 3 weeks. The house is 40 miles... Read more
Trying to Get Back on Track
Thursday, March 18, 2010      2 comments

For the past week and a half, I've been working up to 11 hours a day. I worked for a few hours on Saturday, and I'm working all day this Saturday - day 6 for this week. And it's allergy season - every time I leave the windows open to air out the... Read more
The Real Reason I'm Successful This Time
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      5 comments

I've been a member for just over 2 years. I've known about SparkPeople longer than that, but had other concerns and commitments of my time, so just didn't join. At various times over the past 15 years, I've made efforts to lose weight. I'd drop ... Read more
Today's Reflection: Investing my time...
Saturday, March 06, 2010      4 comments

Today's Healthy Reflection e-mail kind of hit home with me today. Those of you who've read my recent blogs know that I'm struggling with some issues at work that are making me consider looking for a new job. One of those issues is that I'm worki... Read more
Tough decision
Thursday, March 04, 2010      5 comments

I have a job that I love - many of my co-workers are good friends, many of the residents I serve are like adopted grandparents. This is an amazing extended family that can not be explained. Can you even imagine having 50 grandparents? I am chall... Read more
I Didn't Mean It That Way
Sunday, February 21, 2010      7 comments

Yesterday, I wrote a blog about my part in SparkPeople. Unfortunately, we all read something and take different things away from it, and a couple of readers got that I don't see myself as important. While I may not give myself as much credit as ... Read more
My Part in SparkPeople...?
Saturday, February 20, 2010      6 comments

So, I've been reading all of these really wonderful blogs - some funny, some motivational, some extreme, etc. It's made me wonder - who am I in all of this? I'm not here to lose a huge amount of weight, I'm not some great motivational leade... Read more
Isn't it amazing...?
Friday, February 19, 2010      2 comments

I've lost 9 lbs now, and the last 2 days at work 3-4 people have asked if I'm losing weight. It's pretty amazing that such a meager loss is drawing attention. I know it has to be the whole muscle-weighs-more-than-fat thing and that I've slimmed ... Read more
Made it up Cardiac Trail - Without Stopping!
Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

There's a trail near Folsom Lake that the local high school cross country team practices on, and they've named part of it Cardiac Trail. It's all uphill, maybe a 5 minute walk, and for the first time, I was able to make it to the top without sto... Read more

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