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Another Good Day and a New Total
Saturday, June 15, 2013      1 comments

It was a great Friday. Got in a good warm-up with Corey (who believes that my warm-up was his entire workout - lol), then had an invigorating session with my awesome personal trainer, Ross Gilbert. After that, I ran 20 laps in the shallow pool, ... Read more
End of the Year Barbeque
Thursday, June 13, 2013      1 comments

The smell of hamburgers and hot dogs is wafting through campus right now, peppered with the mixed sounds of laughter, goodbyes, and summer plans. While chaotic, it is certainly an organized sense of cacophony. There is a pleasantness to it that ... Read more
Flurry of Activity!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      0 comments

There is just one more day left of school for my students. Then we have meetings and appointments with them next week to prepare them all for next year. It is hard to believe that we have arrived at this time of the year already, but I have to s... Read more
New Lease on My Knee
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      4 comments

Today was my 6th month shot of Synvisc to keep my left knee functional until it can be replaced. I really enjoy getting that shot deep into the knee joint (no, really, I do!) because it means such freedom for me ans more opportunities for me to ... Read more
New Loss Total!
Monday, June 10, 2013      4 comments

Busy, busy last week. So much so that I forgot to share my good news. As of last Friday (6-7-13), I have lost 103 pounds! It still boggles my mind! Thank you SP and all the wonderful SparkFriends who have supported me throughout this amazin... Read more
Fabulous day!
Monday, June 10, 2013      1 comments

I had a wonderful day planned, but the day I had turned out even better. I was the only one who showed for my 1 activity, so the coach and I went for coffee and talked about my improvement plan and how we can continue to improve my physical hea... Read more
Graduation Night!
Saturday, June 08, 2013      2 comments

I was truly blessed this evening to be asked by 4 of my students to introduce them to the audience for graduation. It was a remarkable experience that brought both laughter, tears, and a great sense of pride in each of their accomplishments. Tha... Read more
Frenetic Week
Thursday, June 06, 2013      1 comments

To say that it has been a frenetic week would be an understatement! Between helping students finish classes to graduate, my own classes and appointments and working on end-of-the-year paperwork, I feel like I have been clotheslined. I am not say... Read more
Busy last couple of days...and a new number!
Monday, June 03, 2013      4 comments

It was a very busy weekend between working out, helping students prepare for graduation, being of service, celebrating friends and birthdays, and household chores. In amongst all the activity, I finally had time to step on the scale to check my ... Read more
Got My Butt Kicked - Part 7
Friday, May 31, 2013      3 comments

Wow!!! I was doing deeper squats today than I have been able to do since I was a catcher in high school! I also did modified pull-ups and a whole bunch of other things I never imagined I could ever do again. I am sore, tired, and positively thri... Read more
I am Back!
Thursday, May 30, 2013      4 comments

After a couple of down days (depression and medical garbage) I am beginning to feel myself again. I really am grateful for that. I loathe being out of sorts and especially hate the way it makes me feel when I have to interact with others. T... Read more
Still fighting the battle...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      1 comments

I have learned to hate the blackness. I know I shouldn't because it is just part of the cycle of life; the ups and downs of the of the universal flow of things. It just feels so foreign when I am in this space as it is the antithesis of who I th... Read more
Better today...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013      2 comments

Really struggled yesterday until I "birthed" the poem I posted yesterday. Also figured out that I was having a grief-based panic attack and finally took my meds. I have to get better at recognizing the signs better. It had been so long sin... Read more
Sunday, May 26, 2013      6 comments

Grief… Sometimes it descends like a fine mist Cloaking me, gradually seeping into my pores Wending its way to the core of my soul Leeching the life from my being. Other times it takes the form of a guillotine-like Door slamming in... Read more
Got Up - Got Dirty
Sunday, May 26, 2013      0 comments

Went to a beginning athlete's training session at 7 AM today. This is my 3rd Sunday session and I can feel myself getting stronger. It is really interesting watching myself (almost in third person) go through the different core-building exercise... Read more

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