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Monday, January 30, 2012      12 comments

I woke up this morning to an ambulance siren at my neighbor's house. I watched as they put Kate in the ambulance, with her husband, Joe, riding in front to go to the hospital with her. I stopped to pray for them both. Just seeing the ambulance b... Read more
"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
Sunday, January 29, 2012      12 comments

I just finished watching the movie Invictus and keep hearing the following words resonating through my thoughts. "I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." ~ excerpt from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley ... Read more
Commit and Carry Through...Easier Said Than Done
Friday, January 27, 2012      10 comments

Loved this so had to share! Take the time to watch it ~ interesting info and love the way it is presented. Video: 23 and 1/2 Hours -- What is the Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health? www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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Smart and Healthy Decisions
Sunday, January 22, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday, I went to the movies and out for dinner with friends. I skipped lunch so I could have a small bag of popcorn at the theater. (We saw The Artist and I loved it ~ well done, and loved the black and white silent movie concept in 2012!).... Read more
Pressure Off, Motivation On!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      13 comments

I've decided to change my 100 day challenge goals. My original goal: starting January 2, 100 Day Streak ~ eat 5 fruits/veggies a day and do at least 30 min. fitness daily. I made it through 18 days, have done great with getting in my freggies, b... Read more
Thanks for being the up to my down!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      12 comments

Not sure what happened to me last night, but for some reason, I got so hungry after dinner. I began eating healthy snacks, then moved on to a 100-calorie pack of cookies, then another pack, and another. Then I had to counter balance the sugar wi... Read more
Check this out!
Monday, January 16, 2012      14 comments

Check out the link that I found while reading the dailySpark today! I listened to Chris Downie being interviewed about Spark! It was fun to hear his voice and was very positive and motivating! I'm going to bookmark it on my computer so I can lis... Read more
And the Golden Globe goes to....
Sunday, January 15, 2012      8 comments

And the Golden Globe goes to........SPARK PEOPLE for best supporting web site! I am so appreciative for all I've learned and gained (and lost:) from joining Spark last year. Because of Spark, I exercised today even when I felt like skippin... Read more
First 5k of 2012!
Saturday, January 14, 2012      15 comments

We finished our first 5k of 2012! It took me 57:27 to walk 3.16 miles ~ not my best time but I've never walked with so many layers on in my life! LOL Plus, my left knee isn't the strongest right now. It was just 27 degrees when I pulled in to th... Read more
Glad I tried the chair cardio today!
Thursday, January 12, 2012      8 comments

I've been trying to figure out how to get some cardio in today without further hurting my knee. I tweaked it a few days ago with some other exercise but wowzer! It really hurt today. I took some Aleve and iced it but didn't want to stop my 10 da... Read more
Good dining out choices and what's for dinner part 2
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday was a fun day! I worked out in the morning, then headed to lunch with my retired teachers group. Fourteen people showed up and that was fun! We meet monthly at a great cafe called the Hearth Room. They have wonderful food and lots of c... Read more
What's for dinner?
Monday, January 09, 2012      14 comments

I'm making spark recipes for dinner: Salsa chicken ~ making a chicken taco salad using the salsa chicken meat.... recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Can I get a WOO-HOO!
Sunday, January 08, 2012      18 comments

I've had a great first week of 2012! I'm excited to say I've worked out every day and have accumulated 300 fitness minutes the first week! Can I get a ... Read more
Whoa, am I outta shape or what!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      15 comments

Even though I've dropped 54 pounds and can do so much more physically than I could last year, there are just things I can't do without modifications or much struggle! I've learned that with the videos I've been required to do for the January Jum... Read more
Back on Track with January Challenges
Monday, January 02, 2012      8 comments

First of all, I have to come clean and state this in writing: I gained 5 pounds since December 1. Yikes! Not a big surprise to me as I ate with little regard to healthy portion size or healthy food choices, and rarely did any official workouts. ... Read more

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