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Pre-Vacation Day!
Friday, August 08, 2014      20 comments

Tomorrow is the official start to our vacation. So today is the final prep day. I've had my list ready for about a week now, tweaking it a little every day. So now we just need to get everything packed, start loading the car with everything w... Read more
The Better Path
Thursday, August 07, 2014      11 comments

This morning was a great day in court. (For those of you who don't know, I am a public defender and part of what I do is represent parents when there kids are taken away by child protective services). One of the moms that I represent was able ... Read more
There's Nothing Like the Real Thing
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      18 comments

I love reading books by, Christian pastor, Max Lucado. Not only is he an author, but he's really a word artist. He writes in a way that paints a picture. I remember reading a story in one of his books several years ago that has stuck with me... Read more
My Weight Doesn't Define Me...Still a Work in Progress
Monday, August 04, 2014      19 comments

Today, my SparkFriend DaisyBellekia had a quote on her blog that really made me stop and ponder for a moment. The quote was: You aren't fat, you HAVE fat. Huh. I never really thought of it like that. For most of my life, I have allowed my w... Read more
How are you really?
Sunday, August 03, 2014      18 comments

Today at church, the usual, "Good morning. How are you today." "Fine thanks." really hit me. So many times it's easy to just keep things at the superficial level. Especially in this day of social media - how much can you really know someone ... Read more
My Motivation
Friday, August 01, 2014      14 comments

We all have some reasons for wanting to get lose weight, get fit and keep the weight off. Today's blog is about mine. I know there will come a time where I struggle and begin to question things. It's part of the journey. It hasn't happened y... Read more
Never Too Old to Learn and to Change
Thursday, July 31, 2014      8 comments

To wrap up my month of thankful blogs, I am thankful that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Ok, I really don't think of myself as old, but I bet I am to a teenager. It's all relative. ... Read more
My Virtual 5K Victory
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      15 comments

As many of you know I had been training for a SparkPeople Virtual 5K that I was supposed to do this week. Then I had the setback of tearing a ligament in my left foot and the doctor telling me to baby it for a few weeks to allow it to heal. At... Read more
ME 2.0
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      9 comments

I've now been sparking for almost two months now (August 2nd will be the official two month mark) and it's amazing how much has changed in my way of thinking. My husband and I joke that this is the new and improved me - the Me 2.0. But I reall... Read more
No Fractures = One Thankful Girl
Monday, July 28, 2014      12 comments

My foot had improved slightly this morning but was still pretty painful to walk on. The pain has been in the forefront of my foot. So, I took the advice of several of you and called my podiatrist. Thankfully someone had cancelled and they wer... Read more
Down But Not Out
Sunday, July 27, 2014      14 comments

I've been really please with my progress working out and getting ready to do the virtual 5k later this week. And then yesterday, I got thrown a bit of a curve ball. My husband and I decided to go for a bike ride. As I was getting on the bike ... Read more
There Is No Place Like Home
Friday, July 25, 2014      13 comments

This week has seemed pretty busy. We have had something going almost every night. Tonight is the first time this week that we have had a down night. I need these from time to time. We watched a show we had DVRed and now we are relaxing in fr... Read more
Sense and Sensibility
Thursday, July 24, 2014      12 comments

A few years ago, my husband bought me a popcorn maker for my birthday. It looks like this: I love it! And we used it quite a bit until about a month ago when the kettle ... Read more
Here Comes the Rain Again
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      12 comments

Yep, I'm thankful for rain. emoticon I don't like being caught in it without an umbrella ... Read more
All in the Family
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      9 comments

I've already posted about being thankful for my husband and for my furry kids, but I am also thankful for the rest of my family - my extended family. I am thankful that I was raised in a two parent Christian home. My parents have been marrie... Read more

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