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It is okay to just "be."
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      4 comments

I woke up this morning to deep protestations in two areas of my body; the left shoulder and the left lower gluteus maximus (yes, I pulled a butt muscle). The shoulder is the result of either hyperenthusiasm or an overblown ego. The butt stems fr... Read more
You know you are a SparkPeople member when...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      4 comments

the Cheetos crumbs and soda cans you used to have scattered around the car have been replaced by fragments of cauliflower florettes and empty water bottles...... Read more
The Bad, the Good, and the Awesome!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      3 comments

I began the day with a mission in mind. I had no clue what a mixed bag the day would be. I will begin with the negative because I always choose to end on a positive. Bad: I was headed into a town about 17 miles away to check out a clothing ... Read more
Reached a new mark!
Sunday, March 31, 2013      3 comments

I was very pleased with myself when I stepped on the scale for my weekly weigh in. I hit the 80 pound mark on my weight loss journey. The path is still long as I have much more to lose, but I am finally able to see my progress in the mirror. I a... Read more
Made it through the day!
Sunday, March 31, 2013      1 comments

It was a physically tough day! I ache, but I made it through in tact! Praise God for patience and grace!... Read more
Positive Steps
Thursday, March 28, 2013      0 comments

I am working on making my attempts at exercise into routines that enhance my life. This is no small feat since I was a confirmed exercise avoider prior to discovering Synvisc and SparkPeople (in that specific order) due to extreme pain and mobil... Read more
First Deep Water Fitness Class
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      2 comments

I decided to try something new Monday and really step outside my comfort zone. I joined a class at the Y. I am usually a solo or partner exerciser because I don't like large groups and really resist activities that make me feel "crowded." ... Read more
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 24, 2013      1 comments

I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that I was born on a Good Friday, or that I am grateful that God decided he wasn't through with me in 1986 when I was in the hospital for a month on a ventilator due to anaphalactic shock and g... Read more
Agenda for this evening
Thursday, March 21, 2013      2 comments

It is the end of my work week tonight (at least the portion I have to complete on-site), so I am going to do something I have not had a chance to do since Monday afternoon: go to the Y and get some exercise. I have learned that I really fee... Read more
Interesting Evening Yesterday
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      1 comments

Sometimes we have no clue how we are doing when we embark on a plan to improve our health until we see someone we haven't seen in a long while. I had that experience yesterday when I met a friend I haven't seen since last summer for a drink afte... Read more
I Broke Through the Wall!
Monday, March 18, 2013      6 comments

I finally broke through an almost 4-week weight wall this morning. I have been "stuck" at a specific number on the scale and was becoming discouraged that, when I stepped ... Read more
Sunday, March 17, 2013      3 comments

I know it doesn't sound like much, but between walking over 2 miles, jogging in the pool, and swimming for over an hour, I completed 8561 steps today! It is the most steps I have put into a day since the Synvisc shot in my knee! Yay!... Read more
So Proud of my Students!
Thursday, March 14, 2013      2 comments

This is State Testing week for high school students in Washington. 1 day of Reading and 2 days of Writing. Kids came in in waves today and had from 9 AM to 5 PM to finish their work. They all worked very hard, some literally for hours, to get th... Read more
Sunday, March 10, 2013      5 comments

I watched an amazing sunset the other night and was reflecting on the things for which I am grateful. I have a job that I love, a sister whom I trust, friends who truly c... Read more
Gratitude Shot!
Thursday, March 07, 2013      0 comments

I was working with one of my students this afternoon when she broke down in tears because today was the 2 year anniversary of the murder of her best friend. She obviously needed someone to talk to and unburden her soul regarding her feelings reg... Read more

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