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What will 2012 bring...
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      4 comments

I must say I'm glad to see 2011 leave--last daughter finished high school, meaning that part of my life is completed as well as Girl Scouts and youth group at church, daughter picked a school FAR away from home, mother-in-law passed away leaving... Read more
Getting ready for relaxing!
Saturday, December 10, 2011      3 comments

I'm going to visit a long-time friend tomorrow--bopping to Philly for a couple of days! We'll do the history (huzzah!) and some shopping and lots of noshing and talking! Should be great fun!! I'll let you know the wonderful things we do!... Read more
The Letdown after the goal
Monday, December 05, 2011      4 comments

I felt so PUMPED on Saturday when I finished the race! And I was so tired--sort of took the rest of the day off. Sunday was church and DD2's wonderful choir concert--so sort of took yesterday off. I did get up and go run this morning--do 2... Read more
Did something I have NEVER done before!
Saturday, December 03, 2011      5 comments

I did it--way back when I said one of my goals was to be in shape to run a 5K race if I wanted to--well, I DID IT TODAY! I ran the 5K held at the park where I work--so I know the terrain and the volunteers. I was sick before Thanksgiving so did... Read more
Things are good
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      2 comments

After some parts of this year, I'm almost afraid to say this--but things are good. My daughters are all happy where they are, I enjoy the work I do, hubby is back home and work for him is going okay...I have gotten into shape for the first time ... Read more
One year ago....
Sunday, November 27, 2011      1 comments

Lots of things were different but one thing that I am remembering....DD3 was waiting to hear if she was a finalist for a scholarship. We got home from the wedding and had a phone call--YES! But we never got the paperwork telling us what we neede... Read more
Worried but I know it will work out....
Saturday, November 26, 2011      2 comments

DD3 is on her way back to college in the upper pennisula of Michigan. You can't get there from anywhere without going through O'Hare. Needless to say--her flight was cancelled. She is now in Detroit, hoping to get to Marquette and then to connec... Read more
Had to share the good news...
Sunday, November 20, 2011      4 comments

I AM sick--went to the doctor and everything! Got antibiotics and an expectorant and I feel better. BUT--I have dropped a couple of pounds--most likely cause I was drinking tea all the time and not eating too much--soups and tea felt good, chewi... Read more
No change....
Friday, November 18, 2011      3 comments

I'm not feeling 100%. I have a sore throat and just don't feel "right" so I have been eating healthy food but a little more than I likely should I have been drinking SO much tea--just cause the warmth feels so good. But--no weight gain--and... Read more
Wow--I can't really believe I'm bummed
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      4 comments

I got on the scale today--it says what it has been saying since the end of August--150.2, 151, 150.6--pick a number in that rainge and that is what it says. And I'm bummed cause it hasn't gone down. A year ago, if you had told me that the s... Read more
Looking up...
Saturday, October 22, 2011      2 comments

What a difference a month makes! We have gotten home (Oct 2), listed the house (Oct 1), closed on the house (Oct 19--yes--listed to closed in 18 days in THIS market) and had an estate sale (today). There are still things to do with the estate an... Read more
What a difference a few months make...
Monday, September 19, 2011      5 comments

Since my last entry, my MIL had repeat surgery, got better, had very high blood pressure, had a stroke, was in a coma for 10 days before she died, my baby moved her stuff in to college then went with me to funeral only to leave for college from ... Read more
Emotional Eating
Sunday, June 26, 2011      1 comments

In Lifestyle Stragety 5, I'm supposed to write about a life issue that might cause emotional eating. That is simple--my baby has graduated HS and will be off to college in the fall. I know that me being "alone" sends me to food. I can be alone i... Read more
A wonderful graduation
Sunday, June 19, 2011      3 comments

My youngest graduated HS on Friday. She attended a very special high school--nationally ranked, emphasis on math and engineering. She is my 3rd daughter to attend there--we have been blessed with smart kids and they were blessed to get into this... Read more
Very proud
Monday, June 13, 2011      1 comments

I am really proud of my weight loss journey--people are noticing, I feel better and look better and it is significant--25 pounds in 11 months. People ask "what diet?" and I mention Sparkpeople and that it ISN'T a diet but a different lifestyle. ... Read more

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