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Planning to Plan
Monday, January 11, 2021      1 comments

How many times does a coach or an article or an inspirational quote bring up planning? Not that I see it every day, but more than weekly! I do plan, but it's more of a spur of the moment. I make lists, I pause at night or in the morning and thin... Read more
From Zero to One
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      0 comments

emoticon Looking forward to watching the snow arrive today, grateful that I only have to go outside to pick up th... Read more
Last November Day
Monday, November 30, 2020      0 comments

Mighty fine Monday. After a tired and good Sunday I got 9 hrs sleep, so slid out of bed to do my Coach Nicole workout and feed the cats. Will work for a few hrs today, reviewing an oral history I recorded last week with a woman recovering from C... Read more
Revisit my goals
Thursday, November 26, 2020      0 comments

Walking for miles while taking a trail at a national park is one of my long term goals and I just haven't been consistent working toward this. After months of harboring guilt and shame and some anger at myself, I decided to change my perspectiv... Read more
Gonna Sit Right Down and Write
Friday, November 20, 2020      0 comments

A Letter to Myself, Goodness gracious, it's been almost 9 months since I moved from diet mentality to changing my lifestyle. And what a journey this is. Thank you for sticking with it! There are ebbs and flows and I like being able to wea... Read more
The Big Lunch Aftermath
Friday, October 02, 2020      0 comments

Full was the word for yesterday. After a huge, hearty and healthy lunch I think my tummy bulged. Healthy and not enough portion control: 700+ calories. But I felt satisfied throughout the afternoon and early evening. Had a very light dinner. The... Read more
Truthful Thursday
Thursday, October 01, 2020      0 comments

This day is already littered with snafus. My work timecard was messed up and that took multiple emails to get right. I pushed myself to get a last minute work project done for my supervisor before out staff meeting and then learned just before ... Read more
Sensational Saturday: Stolen from another SPer's comment
Saturday, September 26, 2020      0 comments

Taking a few extra minutes to read how other's are responding to a post, a challenge, a forum topic is always motivational. And in a couple of my SparkTeams, it's a way that I foster closer connections as I respond to their comments and add my ... Read more
A Mixed Bag Weekend
Friday, September 25, 2020      0 comments

I'm happy that both of my granddaughters will visit. It's been a sad week for them, a family member died. The spouse of my ex, so I am also sad, as Cindy was a very good person. And she loved and cared for my daughters and my grandchildren very... Read more
New challenge and new tools
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      0 comments

Have conflicting suggestions from SparkPeople today! And it's a good thing. I joined the Sugar Habit Challenge today. Took the week 1 assessment and had it confirmed that I'm a situational sugar addict. I have cut back some of my old, mo... Read more
Rain Not Dampening My Spirit
Friday, September 11, 2020      0 comments

We've had rain almost continuously for over 3 days, no where near the biblical 40. My area in Iowa is still in a precipitation deficit for the years, so I welcome this steady rain. Its the chilliness that comes with it that I would wish away! ... Read more
That was yesterday and yesterday's GONE
Wednesday, September 02, 2020      0 comments

Today is sunny, very pleasant temps, little wind and just a picture perfect September day. About 3 years ago I was prepping for chemo. Today I had another of my 6 month check-ups and all clear. So grateful to be here today. Those yesterda... Read more
Choosing Not to Stuff the Feelings
Sunday, August 30, 2020      0 comments

My friend Andrea mentioned that today is the 5 year anniversary of her husband David's death. She has remarried and moved on, holding onto her strength. Still, grief is also a part of her fabric, a part of her strength, too. Death and grie... Read more
Surprise loss
Wednesday, August 26, 2020      0 comments

The weekend was not a disaster yet I was not tracking my food or getting much exercise. I was making healthy food choices because I had lots of fresh veggies in the fridge. So I took some time to pause, think on why am I doing this? Almost... Read more
Today I am proud of myself
Saturday, August 22, 2020      1 comments

Today I am proud of myself for trying a brand new-to-me HIIT workout, it is a Jessica Smith low-impact sweat inducing 9 minutes of movement! It popped up as I was browsing in SparkPeople, so I first just watched it. I am not very adventuro... Read more

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