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Am I an athlete?
Sunday, February 15, 2015      25 comments

Athlete noun 1. a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill. My daughters and husband and I were out for di... Read more
M is for Maintenance- that is good enough for me!
Sunday, January 11, 2015      20 comments

M is for Maintenance. There was a song on one of the children's tv shows that we used to watch years ago that went something like that. I have the tune in my head, but I can't think of what exactly they were singing about but I thought I would s... Read more
Does changing your lifestyle take some of the happiness away?
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      20 comments

Have you ever thought about this question? Does changing our life and what we eat take away some of our happiness? I suppose if we are going to be completely honest, the answer is yes- temporarily. It does take away the "happiness" of eating... Read more
Fight for it with everything you have.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      21 comments

As some of you know, I work in a busy hospital as an MRI technologist. I take care of patients who have cancer and who are dealing with scary disease processes. Some days my job absolutely sucks because some people die way to young and I feel... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Maintenance, an ongoing journey.
Sunday, December 14, 2014      48 comments

Our journey here on Spark People is never really over. It is not over when we hit that goal number. There was a lot of hard work that got you there, but are you prepared for the hard work that will keep you there? Especially during this t... Read more
San Antonio Texas day 2 and 3
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      13 comments

On our first day in SA Texas, I think I had 6.5 miles of walking by the time I was done for the day. Day 2 was 10 miles and day 3 was 8.5 miles so as you can see, I decided that I would make the most of my time outdoors. The weather there wa... Read more
San Antonio Texas
Tuesday, November 25, 2014      16 comments

We were lucky enough to be able to get away for a few days to a warmer climate since I am from Minnesota and we have had an early winter visiting us. Here are a few pics of the fun that I had. Some of the time I was alone because my husband we... Read more
We can be the change.
Sunday, November 09, 2014      24 comments

What does that mean exactly? Does it mean that we can change ourselves? Yes Is change hard? Yes Is change the way we have to live every single day? Not necessarily. Is the change a lifestyle- Absolutely! So the question is, can You be ... Read more
More fall colors- a walk around the lake and neighborhood
Monday, October 20, 2014      29 comments

On Sunday, we had a few errands to run, laundry to do and groceries to buy so I knew we couldn't do a big walk, but I looked at the lake in Minneapolis that is quite popular and decided to go there for our walk on Sunday. Here are a few pics ... Read more
Another gorgeous day at Fort Snelling State Park
Sunday, October 19, 2014      13 comments

Yesterday promised to be a beautiful day here in Minnesota. A little cool, in the 50's, but a perfect day for a hike. I told my husband as soon as we got up that I had thought of a new place to check out. I am sure he rolled his eyes heavenward... Read more
Can we do it? Is there really nothing to it???
Sunday, October 12, 2014      18 comments

After the weight is lost, hopefully you lost it in a place never to be found again, is it possible to maintain for life? Only time will tell. Some of the maintainers have been doing this for a long time and they will tell us that it can be don... Read more
2014 TC 5K
Saturday, October 04, 2014      23 comments

I didn't sleep very well last night wondering what today would bring and if I would be able to run in the cold, would it snow, rain, wind blowing like crazy???? Well it was cold, 40 degrees and the wind was blowing a bit, but I layered and wor... Read more
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Monday, September 29, 2014      23 comments

I absolutely love fall and this year was one of the best for seeing the changing of the colors for leaves and I really enjoyed seeing all of these while hiking in a State Park. My husband is not a fanatic about the great outdoors, says it is wa... Read more
A weekend in Duluth MN
Sunday, September 28, 2014      18 comments

This was the perfect weekend to head to Northern MN and apparently everyone else thought so too. It was one of the busiest weekends I have ever experienced up North. In fact, we were going to go to the State Park yesterday, but we got stuck in h... Read more
And so I said..it is not a diet, it is a lifestyle!
Sunday, September 21, 2014      20 comments

I went to get may hair cut and colored yesterday and I was discussing recipes and food with the person that does my hair. A side note, a good stylist is priceless! I showed her this picture of my hair when it was longer because she said she li... Read more

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