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Meniere's Disease
Saturday, May 24, 2014      6 comments

I've always had trouble with my ears. A zillion ear infections as a kid. Hearing loss due to otosclerosis. I've worn a hearing aid in my left ear since 2000. About a year ago the annual hearing test showed I had a loss of hearing in my right... Read more
10K Miracle
Thursday, May 22, 2014      6 comments

Sunday was the Marine Corps Historic Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K race in Fredricksburg, Virginia -- and I finished the 10K! I had never done anything like this (it's only my second race, ever). I was 695 out of 771 -- so pretty far back in the p... Read more
First Race!
Saturday, May 17, 2014      5 comments

I just finished my first race: the Hollidaysburg PA Area YMCA Altoona Curve Race. Thanks to my sister MLH148 I entered the 2 mile walk and I finished! 38 out of 87, 10 in my ... Read more
Six Miles!
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      3 comments

On January 1 my sister MLH148 asked me to do a 10K (she'll be doing a half-marathon). I said yes...but I haven't felt very confident that I can really walk 6.2 miles in under two hours (you HAVE to FINISH in UNDER two hours). I've been working... Read more
Bad day yesterday, but back on track
Friday, May 02, 2014      3 comments

I got some bad news early yesterday morning. So, I ate breakfast. And then I ate a second breakfast. And then I stopped at the grocery store and bought some junk (chocolate rice krispy treats and some turkey jerky) and ate it ALL in the car o... Read more
Easter Compliments
Sunday, April 20, 2014      8 comments

I've lost enough weight that my few nice tops are baggy (I never wear dresses...always pants and tops) , so I decided to look for a nice top for Easter. I work at a church and we have a service both on Saturday night and two on Sunday morning. ... Read more
Me Time
Saturday, April 19, 2014      5 comments

Saturday -- phone call to my friend Mary Green Sunday -- early evening walk around Penguin Park Monday -- wrote in my journal Tuesday -- visit with Thomas, wrote in journal, walk in park Wednesday -- a long, demanding day at t... Read more
Absolutely Beautiful Day
Friday, April 18, 2014      3 comments

I took a walk today at Happy Rock Park near my home. It was an absolutely beautiful day -- bright sun, comfortable temps, cool breeze, birds singing, yellow dandelions and purple violets dotting the super-green grass. It felt good to walk. I'... Read more
Habla-ing Espanol
Thursday, April 17, 2014      2 comments

It's a busy week for ministers...but I had a really fun experience Tuesday evening. We have a thirteen year old boy who will receive his First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil service Saturday night. Both of his grandmothers are here from Me... Read more
A Rough Couple of Weeks
Saturday, April 12, 2014      4 comments

Today I weighed in 10 pounds heavier than two weeks ago. Of course, two weeks ago I was just finished with a nasty stomach bug -- so I knew that "199" was the diarrhea and vomiting talking. Unfortunately, the bug kept me on the couch and tired... Read more
Winter Challenge PLAN
Friday, April 04, 2014      3 comments

Diet Plan for the 5% Winter Challenge: I will eat breakfast, and something healthy every 3-4 hours. I will not mindlessly eat while watching tv when I get home late from work. I will stay within my calorie range and limit salt-bad fats-... Read more
Winter Challenge Goals
Friday, April 04, 2014      0 comments

It is winter and I NEED the 5% Winter Challenge. I want to SPARK! I want to be MINDFUL and STRONG in all my choices -- body, mind, spirit and relationships. Goals for the next 8 weeks: I will be mindful. I will sit and breat... Read more
A Helluva Way to Get to Onederland!
Saturday, March 29, 2014      5 comments

I weighed in at 199.4 today -- seven pounds down from last Saturday. Of course, I've had a terrible stomach bug since Tuesday night. Vomiting, diarrhea, gut pain, headache, TIRED. I know when I'm able to put more in my stomach than sips of wa... Read more
Week One of 10k Walk Training
Monday, March 10, 2014      3 comments

Today I finished week one of training for the 10K walk in May. The program is set up to build endurance, stamina and speed -- but very slowly. This week I had to walk 15 minutes, five days out of seven. Most days I walked longer, but having t... Read more
Good Doctor's Visit
Friday, February 21, 2014      2 comments

I haven't lost any weight in the past three months. But I had blood work done three months ago and then again this week -- and everything is better! HDL and LDL and triglycerides and all the other stuff the doctor checks for. Every indicator ... Read more

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