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A Happier Human Being!
Sunday, January 01, 2012      7 comments

I'm not making any resolutions this year. I'm just going to try to stay focused on the things that make me a happier human being; such as: *Making time for family and friends. When I die, no one will remember what I did at work or the things... Read more
Sunday, December 04, 2011      4 comments

Since school started, I've hit a weight loss plateau. My job as a teacher is fulfilling, but sucks away all of my time. I work all day, and grade, do paperwork, and do data entry all evening. I have only been exercising on Saturdays and Sundays.... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 27, 2011      1 comments

It was so great to get together with family this weekend! I wonder why we don't get together more often? Having a day on the calendar marked Thanksgiving makes people all over our country set aside time to spend with their family. Imagine what ... Read more
Thursday, November 10, 2011      3 comments

I think I'm part bear . . . all I want to do is eat carb rich food and sleep. I do great all spring and summer, then really struggle to make good choices this time of year. I wish I could live someplace warm so I would have more reason to get ... Read more
Fall bounty of goodies
Saturday, November 05, 2011      2 comments

Candy, apple pies, sugar cookies, pumpkin rolls...oh, how do I resist you!!! First, there's Halloween and all the mini chocolate treats calling my name. Next comes Thanksgiving with its bounty, and then Christmas with all its baking. This ti... Read more
Fall Hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2011      6 comments

I have been living up to my decision to reset my priorities! With this gorgeous weather, my husband Andy, dog Lucy, and I put in about 9 miles at Mohican State Park here in Ohio on Saturday. The sun was streaming through the beautifully colo... Read more
Priorities Reset!
Thursday, September 15, 2011      4 comments

Well, my normally low blood pressure was through the roof! As I sat at the doctors Wednesday explaining to him how my life and blood pressure had changed in only a month's time, I realized that I had been so focused on caring for others that ... Read more
Lord, give me strength...stressful few weeks
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      5 comments

After such a terrific summer full of great nutrition, physical activity, and total relaxation life has decided to slap me upside the head! I started back to work with 27 students, one legally blind, one ODD, a few ADHD, and one functioning wi... Read more
I miss my vacation...
Sunday, August 28, 2011      3 comments

I took my dog Lucy on an 8 mile walk at a local state park today. After my vacation this summer, nothing in Ohio would qualify as a real hike. I wish I was independently wealthy and then I could stay on vacation hiking every beautiful place. ... Read more
Back to Reality
Friday, August 19, 2011      4 comments

I have had a wonderful summer off of work. It allowed me the time and energy to establish healthy eating and exercise patterns. I was able to renew my mind with time to read, my body with energy to work out, and my spirit with time for friends a... Read more
I hiked over 100 miles!
Sunday, August 14, 2011      3 comments

I just got back from an amazing vacation! My husband, two college aged kids, and I took our hiking guides and went to the Tetons and Yellowstone. Every day we hiked a trail (or two) that totaled between 10 and 16 miles! We hiked past geothermal ... Read more
Not Quite a ZUMBA Queen - Ha!
Thursday, July 28, 2011      4 comments

I've been attempting P90X with my daughter and we needed a break (sore arms, legs, abs, feet, etc. etc. etc.) , so I ordered the ZUMBA tapes. Yeh, I know, the fun infomercial sucked me in and made me think that I too could dance. WRONG!! I... Read more
Missing cat!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      5 comments

My one year old Brittany spaniel (Lucy) adopted a stray cat last Fall. It was terrified of people, but would love up one side of Lucy and down the other. It was (and still is) a beautiful orange-cream, long haired cat with slanted copper eyes. ... Read more
Doubling Up
Monday, July 25, 2011      2 comments

Whew! I had a terrific 24 year anniversary yesterday with my husband and friends. Today, instead of regretting the food and drink "fun" I had yesterday, I got busy recouping. P90X this morning and a 4.7 mile hike on the little hills of a local m... Read more
10 Pounds Gone!!
Saturday, July 23, 2011      5 comments

Just when I was starting to lose my motivation, I stepped on the scale and "poof" ten pounds gone in about a month! I now have a renewed drive to lose the rest. I realized that losing weight gave me much more satisfaction than a ten minute ice c... Read more

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