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New level of commitment
Sunday, November 04, 2018      1 comments

emoticon It is cold and rainy today in Chicagoland. I generally (in the past) would not take my dog for a walk.... Read more
In a mood....
Friday, November 02, 2018      1 comments

I do not know what got into me overnight but I am in a mood today. I woke up early on my own, rolled over and felt the rib pain. I am in a mood.... I am going to hit the shower and walk, maybe that will lift this MOOD. UGH!... Read more
NOVEMBER, my favorite month of the year!
Thursday, November 01, 2018      2 comments

emoticon Yes, I love November. Fall is so beautiful and despite it being a burrrrrr month (Septem burrr, Ocot... Read more
Rethinking my rewards
Sunday, October 28, 2018      2 comments

I hit 302 days of logging on to Sparkpeople and 120 days of exercising. I confess, it's rainy and cold here today so I am having discussions in my head about the daily dog walk. I digress. I read an article yesterday about rewards, I do have ... Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018      3 comments

I have the blahs today. It could be any number of things. It's gray outside and you can feel the moisture in the air, I don't do well with grayness. It might be I feel badly about last nights binge while watching the Blackhawks. I am trying t... Read more
My history of failure
Wednesday, October 24, 2018      2 comments

Today my weight was up a lb. I deserved it, bad eating and lack of exercise. I have a legit excuse, but aren't they all legit excuses... I didn't get to the gym because: I had a party to go to, the kids came to visit, I needed to do laundry, I... Read more
Sunday, October 21, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday was a bizarre day all around. The plan was to spend time with my granddaughter, (6 year old) which usually involves taking her out to lunch and some activity of her choosing. She wanted to go to the park. It was so windy here in the... Read more
I think I might puke...no RISE ABOVE!
Monday, October 15, 2018      3 comments

Seriously, this morning, aside from being a Monday, which just no one likes, (even this retired person) is hard. Hossa (dog) and I walked for 45 minutes, yes he sniffed every blowing leaf and stood at attention with every person and dog he saw,... Read more
Cold Snap
Thursday, October 11, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday, October 10th I had the air conditioner on. I approach the changing seasons as a time to NOT turn air conditioning and heat on. It's a challenge of sorts to hold out till the bitter end to save some $$$ on heat/cooling bills. Howeve... Read more
Not even noon yet!
Monday, October 08, 2018      3 comments

It's amazing what an early a.m. exercise class can do. I made arrangements to meet my BFF at the gym, first time working out together and first time for this class. It was a success and we are going to do it again on Wednesday...yea! After the... Read more
Sunday, October 07, 2018      3 comments

Shouting it from the rooftops. Today is 100 days of consecutive exercise (5 min. minimum) Generally I walk my dog for 30 minutes but with cooler weather today we increased to 50 minutes and our pace was 2.6 mph instead of his slow 2.2-2.4 mph.... Read more
Getting the head together
Friday, October 05, 2018      3 comments

Post vacation, I have spent the past couple days getting unpacked, laundry done and making a plan to stock the empty refrigerator. The Fall 5% Challenge starts tomorrow, so I have been preparing my life in general for that. The physical part i... Read more
Home from Out of Controlville vacation
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      3 comments

I returned home last night from vacationing in Seattle (4 days), with my sister and her husband. We then spent 4 day in Gig Harbor (across Puget Sound) visiting my niece's and nephew's family. I have learned so much being a Sparkie and this vac... Read more
Like a little kid!
Monday, September 24, 2018      4 comments

emoticon I spent most of today preparing for my week trip to Seattle, so excited to visit that beautiful place an... Read more
Saturday, September 15, 2018      3 comments

One would think, "Heaviness" would be about my weight issue. It's not. It's 2:30 p.m where I sit right now, having my first cup of coffee. I'm suppose to be in day 2 of 3 of a punk rock festival with my son, he is my music/rocker baby. I us... Read more

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