New Little One
Saturday, October 26, 2013      5 comments

We welcomed little Mary into our family two weeks ago. I'm weepy. . . to be expected, given all the hormones. And so thankful that the birth went smoothly. She's a dear. She's very long, is working on putting on weight as fast as she can. S... Read more
Two lays dater. . .uh, days later
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      3 comments

I'm exhausted, primarily because I stayed up too late 2 nights in a row finishing the (interesting but oh so long. . .could have used an aggresive edit!) biography of E II R. Why? So I could read an "easy book" without guilt. BUT the exer... Read more
August Goals. . .Better Late than Never!
Sunday, August 05, 2012      3 comments

I was discouraged last month. My weight didn't go anywhere. . .well, not much. Two pounds up, two pounds down, one pound up, one down, etc. It's time to refocus and see what I can do. There are no planned family reunions (read: chocolate cak... Read more
Monday Ruminations
Monday, July 09, 2012      4 comments

Wow, it was a day! We had a new AC unit put in (old one was 23 years old and had to have major service done last year. . .it was time!) It seemed like every time I sat down to do something constructive with the kids, the phone rang. (All legi... Read more
July Goal Update
Sunday, July 01, 2012      4 comments

I realized that if I lose 7 more pounds, I will no longer be considered overweight. It seems like that's doable. I don't want to think about that long-term goal of 130, so I think I'll just head for that 141. I think I could do that by the en... Read more
Why I won't get 8 hours tonight
Saturday, June 30, 2012      7 comments

Usually when my husband and I pick up books to read in the evening, we put them down together: one quits, and the other follows immediately. But tonight we both had library books, non-renewable because they're high demand, and they're due Monda... Read more
Week One, Update One
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      5 comments

Sleeping 8 hrs is going to be challenging. Need to watch that more carefully. Intermediate endurance training seems to be going well. . .not too hard, and just tiring enough at the end that I'm glad I didn't jump into the advanced program.... Read more
Goal Update
Sunday, June 24, 2012      3 comments

Before the next travel dates, I would like to: Complete the endurance training (intermediate & advanced) for runners 3x/wk. Strength train alternate days. Measure and log food meticulously every day, targeting low end of calorie r... Read more
A Just-Because Sunday morning blog
Sunday, June 10, 2012      5 comments

Well. We went to the Henry Ford complex yesterday and walked through Greenfield Village. It was educational. I learned that life in the summer on a farm was probably miserably HOT, even in Michigan. I learned the difference between fine Meri... Read more
End of Bootcamp
Sunday, June 03, 2012      4 comments

Spring Into Shape Bootcamp started out strong. I had a challenge finishing with a bang instead of a fizzle, because of the timing of this last trip. I think it was maybe a half-bang. This morning, I'm doing the last thing to have it done: the... Read more
Emotional Eating and Skinny-Girl Dresses
Sunday, May 20, 2012      10 comments

I was inspired by my recent downsizing to try on some old dresses I loved so much I didn't have the heart to get rid of. Four of the six fit tonight, along with a cool blue jean jacket a friend handed down to me. I'm very excited to have some ... Read more
Moms and Undergarments
Friday, May 18, 2012      5 comments

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU FEEL SQUEAMISH ABOUT PERSONAL INFORMATION, TURN BACK AND DON'T READ! Last blog I wrote was a sermonette (to myself, mainly) about honoring moms. One of the thing that's fantastic about my mother is her "clothing her chil... Read more
Honoring Mom When it's Hard
Monday, May 14, 2012      5 comments

What woman never had issues with her mother? Show me that woman and I'll show you perfection in a nutshell. The relationship between a mother and daughter can't be perfect, because the two people in it are flawed. But why do some of us seem t... Read more
Back from the Big Apple
Thursday, May 10, 2012      8 comments

Well. We left fever-free, with no clear symptoms of illness. My husband made the call to go Thursday evening/Friday morning, and we set off with snacks and mathbooks to visit the chidlren's aunt in New York City. By Friday evening, my older s... Read more
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      5 comments

1. Combat fear and worry with prayer and praise. 2. When tense, stretch. 3. Sleep. This is my plan for the next 24 hours. Thankful for: 1. A fantastic jog today. 3.25 miles in 35 minutes. (Reminds me of Chariot'... Read more

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