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Enough is Enough
Monday, December 08, 2008      4 comments

I just can't take anymore. I've blogged here before about feeling like life was passing me by. I've talked about some of the bad calls. I've talked about the stress of try... Read more
Finding time to exercise
Wednesday, December 03, 2008      3 comments

Sometimes you've just got to schedule things instead of trying to fit them in to your "spare time". Who has spare time these days? If one thing doesn't demand your time someth... Read more
Good News ... Bad News
Monday, November 24, 2008      4 comments

Back in July I wrote a blog about the National Scout Jamboree. My son and I had both applied to attend; he as a 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster, me as a staff member. Earlier this m... Read more
The Snow is Here!
Thursday, November 06, 2008      4 comments

Well, it's here again. Darn snow! I'm not a winter sports person, so I'm not excited to see the snow. I don't see an opportunity to ski, or snowboard, or get out on my sno... Read more
The Essential Walker's Journal
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      6 comments

It’s here, and I’m excited to have it. My exercise plan has revolved around Leslie Sansone’s In Home Walking program since February. I have “advanced” my walking from struggling through one or 2 miles to racing through four or five, but I’ve n... Read more
Life is passing me by
Friday, September 12, 2008      9 comments

I was puttering around in the kitchen today, preparing food for our RVing weekend. The TV was on in the living room … I wasn’t watching it; it was just on for company. There was a rerun of ER on; don’t have any idea what the episode was about,... Read more
It's My Birthday
Tuesday, September 02, 2008      5 comments

Today is my birthday. In looking back over the 55th year of my life I’m happy to report I am much happier, healthier and wiser that I was a year ago. Not only have I lost quite a bit of weight, but I have learned a lot about nutrition, exercis... Read more
The Loss of a Friend
Wednesday, August 13, 2008      14 comments

My job, like everyone else’s, has good days and bad days. The difference with my job is that a bad day usually means someone died. Today was one of those days. I got a call about a man lying on the ground. The caller wasn’t sure if the m... Read more
My Son is Home!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008      4 comments

After being gone for nine weeks, my son has finished his summer job as a Trailblazer Aid at Camp Wilderness Boy Scout Camp in MN. He has to return to Camp Wilderness mid month for an Order of the Arrow Conclave, then starts school the last week... Read more
Back From Vacation
Monday, July 28, 2008      4 comments

This is really a week over due ... I got back from vacation last Sunday, but this is the first opportunity I've had to sit down and write about it. This year Hubby and I traveled to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul for the Family... Read more
I've Reached My Goal!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008      6 comments

Wednesday, 25JUN08 … a date I will always remember. It’s the day before my son’s 18th birthday, so it will be easy to remember the exact date. It’s the day I reached my goal weight of 130 pounds! I can’t remember the last time I weighed 130 p... Read more
An Unexpected Benefit of Spark People
Thursday, June 19, 2008      5 comments

When I joined Spark People I had certain expectations ... I expected to learn about nutrition and exercise. I expected to meet new people who were fighting the same battles I was fighting. I expected to give and receive support from those peop... Read more
New Fitness Incentive
Friday, June 13, 2008      3 comments

As any of you who read my posts know, I have been very involved in Boy Scouts since my son started in scouting. I have been by his side as he progressed through the Cub Scout ranks, crossed the bridge into Boy Scouts, and advanced to Eagle Scou... Read more
The Real Numbers
Wednesday, June 04, 2008      2 comments

Someone asked me recently why I don't show "the real numbers", my actual starting and goal weights, on my weight ticker. The answer is simple; I lost most of my weight pre-spark, and my weight ticker shows what I have lost since being with spar... Read more
My Trouble Goal ...
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      1 comments

Sodium ... I've never really given it much thought. I don't put salt on my food and if it weren't for salt being called for in baking recipes I wouldn't ever use it at all. The other day there was a challenge on the SP Swimsuit Boot Camp to ke... Read more

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