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Knee Replacements Are Doing Well
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      5 comments

I had my 2 year check up on my left knee replacement today. While they were at it they checked the replacement on the right knee (8 years old) too. I'm happy to report that they look good. The doctor's assistant stressed the importance of doi... Read more
Motivation Through A Team Challenge
Monday, April 12, 2010      2 comments

Doing a team challenge with other team members can be very motivating. Posting your daily results and getting a "goodie" reward every week for your efforts increases the pleasure that participating can bring. Add to that a little competitive s... Read more
When The Scale Won't Budge
Sunday, April 11, 2010      5 comments

It's depressing when you track every bite of food, measure out your portions and weigh them, exercise until you drop and still that silly scale won't budge! This has happened to me so many times that I've had to develop a different philosophy a... Read more
Sometimes Just Being Quiet Helps Me Absorb the Peace
Friday, April 09, 2010      4 comments

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of every day life we feel the need to just stop. Stop and absorb some quiet and the peace that quiet brings. I'm looking forward to visiting Bok Towers in the next few weeks for that reason. One of the membe... Read more
Taking care of yourself includes your teeth
Thursday, April 08, 2010      3 comments

This morning I had a dentist appointment to have my teeth cleaned and looked at by my dentist. Both the dentist and his hygienist were pleased with the condition of my teeth! They both impressed upon me the fact that your oral hygiene and the... Read more
Using Breaking Bread With Others As A Form of Support
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      3 comments

Tonight we had our monthly local Spark team dinner. I must admit that when I started out this evening, I wasn't acting like my usual bubbly self. My anxious mood was a result of some personal stress that is being dealt with but it seems like i... Read more
May Your Hearts Fill With Joy
Sunday, April 04, 2010      2 comments

May your hearts fill with joy and your spirits take flight today with the good news of Easter! Take that joy out into the world and share your spark! Happy Easter!... Read more
A Solution To My Walking Problem From Yesterday!
Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

I'm so excited! My Spark friend L*I*T*A helped me find a solution to my dilemma of doing water exercise plus walking 2,000+ steps during the day. She directed me to the following website: www.dpi.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles
/walking_conversio... Read more
Walking Into Spring!
Friday, April 02, 2010      4 comments

Our Polk County team is doing a challenge called Walking Into Spring. It's a progressive challenge which starts at 2000 steps/day at week one and increases by 1000 steps/day every week during the month of April. I never thought walking 2000 st... Read more
It Must Be Working!
Monday, March 29, 2010      7 comments

This morning it was raining when I got up. My husband was up and down all night so my sleep was disturbed. My mood was definitely blah for the first few hours. Not being a person who feels down very often, I detested the way I felt. I had to... Read more
I Love This Spark Recipe!
Thursday, March 25, 2010      6 comments

One day last week I was looking through the Spark recipes and I saw one for shrimp that looked different and delicious. I ran it off and showed it to hubby. I asked him if it looked like something he'd enjoy. He gave me an enthusiastic YES! ... Read more
I'm Glad I Rested Yesterday
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      5 comments

Water aerobics class was great today. It was cool but not cold and the water was 83 degrees. Not too bad! I'm happy to say that by refraining from exercising when I was sore from physical therapy, I feel little to no pain today. My back had ... Read more
If It's Going To Hurt Me, Why Do It?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      5 comments

This morning my physical therapist did some heavy duty stretching on my lower back and hip flexors. This was followed by a session of bio-feedback, which I find fascinating. The bio-feedback allows me to isolate and use certain muscles; workin... Read more
Taking Control Of My Environment
Monday, March 22, 2010      5 comments

Today I did lots of chores that were on my "to do" list. I've found that when my life feels like it's starting to get out of control, cleaning, organizing and getting things done that have been piling up can give me the feeling of being back in... Read more
Guilt vs Toxic Guilt
Sunday, March 21, 2010      4 comments

I just finished reading Coach Dean's article on toxic guilt. It immediately went into my saved articles. I will use his three steps to help me get control over my guilt tendencies instead of letting that guilt fester and poison me. Coach Dean... Read more

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