Changing the trackers
Sunday, May 15, 2011      8 comments

My weight loss has been stalled since November. I had let the holiday cookies distract me and then just continued nibbling ... I knew it wasn't in my best interests. So I've decided it's time for me to get busy and start losing again. I'v... Read more
Mom, are you available ...?
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      2 comments

Do you ever get that question from your adult kids? My younger daughter called two weeks ago to see if I was available to help them move this past weekend. Their family has outgrown the apartment they were in, and with the new baby due to arrive... Read more
April in Wisconsin
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      6 comments

I thought they were kidding ... 6-9" of snow at this point in April? Of course, I do remember a May snowstorm about 20 years ago ... but I don't want to go there. I'm ready for sunshine and flowers and needing to mow my lawn. The snow started ... Read more
The furnace hums
Sunday, April 17, 2011      4 comments

God is so good! I just need to brag on Him for a minute. I got home late Friday night from a long two weeks on the road. ( was home briefly (less than 24 hours) last weekend. It was very rainy and chilly, I had been up since 5 am and I got ... Read more
Changing things up
Sunday, April 03, 2011      12 comments

I've been stuck in a rut for a while now. Maybe it's a plateau. I've been told a rut is a grave with the ends kicked out ... Whatever!! I've increased my fitness activity. In January I did the 10 minute daily fitness challenge and successf... Read more
Let's move!
Friday, March 25, 2011      3 comments

What am I becoming? As I moved through the airports on vacation, I found myself walking up the escalator!!! I almost always walk on the moving sidewalks, or if I've got more time, I walk next to the moving sidewalks. But I was walking UP th... Read more
Vacation pictures, part 2
Thursday, March 24, 2011      5 comments

One more of vacation pictures ... Just to recap, I had the pleasure of spending a week in Brugge (Bruges), Belgium with my daughter, her family and her in-laws. While there, Becca and I spent three days visiting museums and exploring this beauti... Read more
Vacation pictures, part 1
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      5 comments

Ok ... so I've gotten the pictures from my camera to the computer. Time to share some memories from Brugge (or Bruges). Becca and I went for a walk along the canal around the outside of Brugge on Sunday. There is a great walking/biking path... Read more
Monday, March 21, 2011      6 comments

I had an awesome vacation. I spent time with my daughter and her family. I walked every day (so many beautiful things to see). I ate with moderation. I slept soundly at night. And I came back relaxed and rested. I was in Brugge (Bruges), Be... Read more
Ready to go?
Thursday, March 10, 2011      7 comments

I had a call from my daughter this afternoon. They made their tight connection in Chicago yesterday and landed safely in Brussels this morning. They're looking forward to picking me up at the Brugge train station on Saturday morning. So, am... Read more
Short term goal reached
Thursday, March 03, 2011      6 comments

As you may recall, I earned the 10-minute daily fitness challenge trophy earlier this year. It really did jump-start my 2011 fitness habit, and so I decided to focus on reaching 1000 fitness minutes in February. My reasoning - February is short,... Read more
God answers prayer!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      10 comments

I just want to brag on my heavenly Father!! A couple of weeks ago, my daughter Becca experienced a couple of spotting episodes. She was 22 weeks at that point, and definitely should not have had any discharge. She went to the ER and they ke... Read more
Carol, you're getting smaller!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      8 comments

I had another non-scale victory!!! I was in the office yesterday. That doesn't happen too often as the office is 3 hours from my house and I generally spend my work time on the road. But yesterday I needed to be there for a couple of differ... Read more
I touched my toes!
Thursday, February 17, 2011      10 comments

Actually, that happened yesterday, but I was so surprised!!!! I guess that this ST and stretching are really changing what I can do. Yesterday, stretching after my walk and my ST, on a whim, I reached down for the floor. And instead of my ... Read more
Traveling thoughts
Friday, February 11, 2011      4 comments

I had the pleasure of traveling again this week for work. It's been two months since I've been on the road. I really do miss it! So here are a few observations from my first trip in 2011. - After two months at home, knowing what I was going... Read more

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