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Sometimes negative leads to positive
Friday, September 06, 2013      2 comments

The negative----due to severe seasonal allergies, I can't go outside for walks anymore (or at least not till there's snow on the ground, says the doctor.) I really miss those long walks with my neighbor and her dog! And it's so beautiful this ... Read more
Back again after 3 years away
Thursday, September 05, 2013      5 comments

Excited to be back!! Just joined a spinning class and the first one was so awesome!! Now I've signed up for 8 more weeks--3 times a week. It was such a blast! I've been biking on my indoor recumbent bike--between 10 and 20 miles a day wh... Read more
Home from hospital--yay!!
Saturday, June 26, 2010      9 comments

Thanks to all my SparkFriends for your wonderful support while I was in the hospital recently for complete knee replacement. I am so thankful for everything--a great surgeon--great nurses--great physical therapy. It turns out that all my empha... Read more
In 24 hours I'm meeting a masked man with a knife....yikes!
Monday, June 21, 2010      13 comments

Yep, tomorrow morning a surgeon will be doing a total knee replacement for me. (Haha--gotcha with that title!) I may be out of touch for a few days, but maybe not. I think the hospital has Wi-fi and my husband will be bringing his laptop.... Read more
4 pounds gone in 3 days! Whoo hoo!
Thursday, May 06, 2010      12 comments

May I say it again, "I LOVE SUMMER." More specifically, I love not having to be at work all day. I've been working out like crazy (pretending I'm at the Biggest Loser Ranch) and I've lost 4 pounds in 3 days. I'm so happy! It's un... Read more
Whoo hoo! The weight is coming off!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      7 comments

I just love summers! Last summer I was able to lose quite a bit of weight because I had so much time to work out. Well, my last day at work was last week Thursday, and since then I've been doing a lot of exercise. And the weight is dropping q... Read more
Sunshine on our vacation in Arizona--at last!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      7 comments

We were beginning to think we had taken our Michigan winter weather along with us to Arizona. Since we arrived here Saturday night, we've had fog, cold, rain, intermittent sunshine, cold weather, and hail! Yes, hail yesterday! We looked at t... Read more
Spring break in Arizona--wow!!
Monday, March 08, 2010      6 comments

My DH and I arrived in Phoenix airport Saturday night, and are staying at my sister and brother-in-law's home out in the country (in the desert!) It's so beautiful and warm here--unlike our backyard in Michigan, which is buried in snow. I'm ge... Read more
Happy, happy, and more happy! I love physical therapy!
Thursday, February 25, 2010      7 comments

Wow! If I had to start my career choice over right now, I'd pick being a physical therapist! They do so much good, and I'm only sorry that it has taken until I reached age 57 to finally have a doctor refer me to one. I met her (the therap... Read more
Day 33 of my "streaks"
Monday, February 22, 2010      5 comments

Day 33 and I'm still hanging in there. So glad that I'm doing this little 8 week streak to get me thru late January into March. One streak is perfect so far----drinking enough water. Another streak is 30 days out of 32 (not drinking ... Read more
The streak continues
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      10 comments

I'm so glad that I started this 8 week streak just to get thru these months of late Jan-Feb-into March. My weight was gradually creeping up, and I needed to motivate myself in a new way. After reading the new book "The Spark", I decided to g... Read more
Streaking--and loving it
Saturday, January 23, 2010      6 comments

After yesterday's blog, I've stuck w/ the idea of developing streaks in 3 areas-- 1. water 2. eating in calorie range 3. exercise a minimum of 20 minutes EVERY day I've got a huge, colorful wall chart in my computer room---and m... Read more
I have a choice! The good vs. the ugly
Friday, January 22, 2010      9 comments

Yes, I have choices. Some days I'm right on target w/ my eating plan, I work out and feel GREAT, I drink all my water! Life is good and I feel wonderful! From April 2009 thru about October 2009, just about every single day was like that f... Read more
Seeing yourself in family videos and pictures--that's MOTIVATION!
Monday, December 28, 2009      6 comments

I love all the family time at Christmas! I'm usually the family photographer, so I take lots and lots of pictures--of everybody else. Since I also do all the cropping, editing, and DELETING!, I can control or at least camouflage the pictures ... Read more
Link to a YouTube video about a service dog---GREAT!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009      4 comments

Occasionally I link to another SP friend's blog, and this morning I'd like to send this link out which is a YouTube video of a service dog. It's very inspirational and I guarantee that you'll love it! Get your tissues out--but they'll be happ... Read more

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