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Healthier Cholesterol Level!
Monday, June 21, 2010      8 comments

This morning I had a routine check-up with my doctor, and he gave me the results of my latest cholesterol test I had done in February of this year. With a total cholesterol level of 175, I am finally under the 200 mark! Woohoo! In comparison,... Read more
Summer Break!
Saturday, June 05, 2010      8 comments

Ahhhhh.... today is the first day of my summer break. This has been an awesome year with some of the most fantastic fourth graders I'll ever have the pleasure of teaching and getting to know. Yesterday was perfect... last day of school... our ... Read more
Finish line or start line?
Monday, May 03, 2010      15 comments

Yesterday I ran my first half-marathon. Even though I prepared, planned, and trained, there were a few things that took me by surprise. First, I was surprised at how many people showed up for a long run on a beautiful Saturday morning! ... Read more
... in under 30 minutes!
Saturday, March 20, 2010      8 comments

This morning I ran a 5K with my hubby and other family members. I haven't run an official 5K since last fall, although I've been running and training over the past few months for a half-marathon which is coming up in May. My times for the last... Read more
Appendicitis vs. a Half-Marathon
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      7 comments

The short version of this story is... appendicitis wins! In reality, it wasn't even a contest to begin with, and here is why. This past Saturday my son started complaining that his stomach really hurt him. We tried all the home-style remedies... Read more
Goals: present and future
Sunday, February 21, 2010      7 comments

This past week I met some important goals and milestones in my Spark journey. Although I wanted to post a blog right away, it took me some time to think through what I really wanted to say. Here are my thoughts so far... First: present g... Read more
Worth It!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      4 comments

Recently I subscribed to a Christian blog that pops up daily in my email with encouragement and thought-provoking, soul-searching questions. Today's question was: "Have you done anything requiring effort that has been worth it in the end.... Read more
Valentine's Day Thankfulness
Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

Just reflecting on how much I have to be thankful for this Valentine's Day... Three wonderful adult children and their amazing, caring significant others. Many friends who encourage me, make me laugh, listen with their hearts and head... Read more
One Amazing Day
Saturday, February 06, 2010      3 comments

Right now while I'm still basking in the glow of a fabulous overnight field trip yesterday and today with our fourth grade students, I thought it might be a good time to reflect. Yes, this living history program is teacher-labor-intensive ... Read more
Letting go of it?
Sunday, January 24, 2010      1 comments

The journey I've been on with Spark People has been life-changing for me. I joined SP in July, 2008, and over the first eight or nine months I slowly increased my cardio and strength training routines so that my first 50 pounds came off steadil... Read more
Just For Today
Sunday, January 24, 2010      1 comments

Just for today I will live fully trusting in God's grace. No matter my emotions. God's grace. Full. Overflowing. Heart-filling. Sufficient. I do not understand His grace. I really do not understand my own unreliable emotions at times. G... Read more
Jump Rope Lessons
Monday, January 18, 2010      4 comments

Sometime during my first week of working out with my personal trainer last November, he handed me a jump rope and asked me to do fifty jumps. Wow. I had not done jump roping since probably 2nd grade... was he kidding? He was not. So here is ... Read more
Jump Rope Lessons
Monday, January 18, 2010      0 comments

Sometime during my first week of working out with my personal trainer last November, he handed me a jump rope and asked me to do fifty jumps. Wow. I had not done jump roping since probably 2nd grade... was he kidding? He was not. So here is ... Read more
Jump Rope Lessons
Monday, January 18, 2010      0 comments

Sometime during my first week of working out with my personal trainer last November, he handed me a jump rope and asked me to do fifty jumps. Wow. I had not done jump roping since probably 2nd grade... was he kidding? He was not. So here is ... Read more
I've lost something
Saturday, January 09, 2010      14 comments

This week I reached a personal weight-loss milestone... 70 pounds DONE! GONE! Adios! Farewell! Then this week one of you marvelous SparkPeople posted some visual weight comparisons in one of the threads I read. How fun it is to compare wei... Read more

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