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What are my goals?
Friday, October 01, 2010      7 comments

My team leaders on the Osteoarthritis of the Low Back team asked the question what goals have we met this summer and what new goals have we set for fall. I couldn't answer that at first until I did some thinking this afternoon. I began losing we... Read more
Breaking the Cycle
Saturday, September 04, 2010      2 comments

As I was looking at my notebook that I recorded my weight in over the last couple years or so, I saw a pattern I never realized before. My wieght always fluctuates a few pounds; I start the year out at the high end after the holidays, then get b... Read more
Back issues
Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

Well, the neurosurgeon says it's a bulging disc. My options are Physical Therapy, epidural cortisone injection, or surgery. I will do the injection next week hopefully and go from there. I already do back exercises at home and it's very difficul... Read more
An Epiphany
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      3 comments

Instead of sleeping last night, I relived much of my life, all the trials and heartbreaks I've endured and discovered how much the strength and love of God have sustained me and made me such a better person. Without Him I would probably be an al... Read more
Transition and trying. Again.
Monday, June 21, 2010      2 comments

Job is in transition again or maybe it's just the ups and downs of summer. Whatever, not going to worry about it. It's in God's hands. I got lazy and my back is hurting bad again. Think I'd learn by now. Decided to forgo aerobics for now a... Read more
A new beginning
Sunday, March 21, 2010      1 comments

I finally finished reading The Spark! And now am reaading the Biggest Loser 6 Weeks to a Healthier You. The Spark made me believe I can do anything I put my mind to and convinced me that how I think affects me so strongly. That and the Sunday Sc... Read more
My motto
Monday, February 15, 2010      4 comments

Was reading The Spark today, in the 3rd week of the challenge and we were encouraged to use positive self talk and adopt a mantra or saying to motivate ourselves. I found written in my treadmill log, "A new year, a new me". I had written that be... Read more
Fun February!
Sunday, January 31, 2010      1 comments

I was dreading turning 50 this month but am now excited about starting the 28-day Spark Challenge and the Be Your Own Valentine challenge on one of my teams. I have read The Spark and gotten ready to move forward, but was still unsure what kind... Read more
Sandra's struggles and successes
Sunday, January 17, 2010      5 comments

After spending a LOT of money on doctors and tests only to be told they don't know what's wrong, I know my only options now are to help myself by losing wieght and strengthening my body. It's been a very discouraging ride but I am not giving up ... Read more
New Year, New Me
Friday, January 01, 2010      3 comments

Yeah, I know. Everybody loves to make resolutions on this day. Great motivation, head full of ideas and beliefs that this time it will be different. A month or two down the road and they are nothing but a dim memory. But things are different thi... Read more
Still exercising!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009      1 comments

Still at it. Some days are very hard, still have pain, some days I feel hopeful and positive. I am starting to switch up my walking with some easy aerobic videos but I'm still careful to not overdo and staying within my limitations. It's so goo... Read more
I'm fighting!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      6 comments

I decided to channel all the anger I have for my doctor and my body which I feel has betrayed me and use it to fight my way back to good health and strength. It really hurts to exercise but I'm doing it because I am not ready to give up and live... Read more
I've lost 10 pounds!
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      3 comments

I am shocked in a way, and very happy. Ten pounds gone since June. I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies to clean out the kitchen before I leave for vacation. Must be the push I needed. Can't wait to get below this number and keep going. A... Read more
I did something for me.
Saturday, September 05, 2009      4 comments

I spent some rare time today catching up on my spark messages and one thing I read was about rewarding yourself for victories, no matter how small, to keep motivation going and to promote more healthy changes. I've been doing some thinking and ... Read more
In Case I disappear:
Thursday, September 03, 2009      2 comments

If I suddenly disappear, please do not call 911. Do not panic. Do not think I have given up. My computer is having some health issues and may be put out to pasture one of these days. Dh gets so excited when he gets to buy a new one. He insists h... Read more

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