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Loving Myself Healthy... Day 3 of the adventure
Monday, September 03, 2012      8 comments

It's late & I'm tired but I am doing my best to blog daily. There may be some days when I don't get it done, but I'm giving it my best try. Today my food is below caloric level again, but like yesterday, my exercise was low. It's been a ra... Read more
Loving Myself Healthy....Day 2 of the adventure
Sunday, September 02, 2012      16 comments

Today has been a slow & lazy day. Unfortunately it's been raining so the pool was closed. My exercise for the day has been light. I got in 30 minutes of chair marching and did some strength leg work. My food has been good, although I haven't ha... Read more
Let the Adventure Begin: Day 1
Saturday, September 01, 2012      12 comments

Today has been a good day. Many parts of the day have been lazy. I have played on the computer a lot. I took a couple of naps. I went to the outdoor Y pool to workout with a friend. We got in 45 minutes of deep water jogging. I had a nice d... Read more
Loving Myself Healthy: A 24-month Adventure
Friday, August 31, 2012      20 comments

Everyone here & around me knows that I have been trying to lose weight for too long now. In the beginning it came off easy. Then I hit a serious plateau and it's been an up & down (mostly UP) battle since then. Tonight I sit at 385 pounds. My hi... Read more
Never give up!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      17 comments

Someone sent this message to me today: One day I decided to quit... I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. 'God', I asked, 'Can you give me o... Read more
Aug 17, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012      13 comments

To say that I am blessed, is an understatement. I often share how blessed I feel. There are really too many blessings to count. I have a job that I absolutely love. Teaching water aerobics & swim lessons brings me joy and good health too. W... Read more
Aug 16, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012      8 comments

Today has been another good day. I taught 3 water aerobic classes this morning. Then I enjoyed a healthy lunch with 2 friends. After that I came home & babysat the grandchildren for an hour. Then took a nice refreshing nap! This evening I ta... Read more
Aug 15, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      7 comments

Today has been a wonderful day. I taught two classes this morning. Then I had a wonderful lunch with my adult swim students & another pool friend. After that I came home and did some sparking & took a nap. This evening I taught another water a... Read more
Aug 14, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      13 comments

Learning to love myself better means taking better care of myself. Taking better care of myself means going to bed when I am tired, even when I am trying to force myself to post a blog daily. Therefore, this will be short. My caloric range... Read more
After a while.... you learn.....
Monday, August 13, 2012      19 comments

This morning I heard a "warm & fuzzy" on the radio station that I listen to. It hit me so hard that I went home later & looked it up on the internet. Here is a copy of what they read: AFTER AWHILE Written by Veronica A. Shoffstall A... Read more
Aug 12, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012      8 comments

Today has been a good day. Long but good. I got up & went to church with my eldest granddaughter. It was a nice service, but I embarrassed myself by falling asleep during the sermon. Worse is that the Pastor (whom I adore) had eye surgery this... Read more
Aug 11, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012      11 comments

"If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone." ~Maxwell Maltz A dear Spark Friend shared this quote with me today. I am so grateful. Now that I am on a quest to LOVE MYSELF HEALTHY, I can use all the support & hints that I ... Read more
Aug 10, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012      15 comments

I gave up drinking alcohol on Aug 8, 1988. There was a time that I would have said that I have been sober for 24 years now. After my mini-revelation yesterday, and much pondering today, I will say that I have not had a drink in 24 years. I wo... Read more
Learning to Love Dawn
Thursday, August 09, 2012      21 comments

Where do I begin? This has been a tough year for me and I have been less than "Sparktacular". I've been bouncing up & down the scale and basically miserable emotionally. The best thing I've done this year is NOT GIVING UP! When I turned 50 ... Read more
50 Things About Me
Sunday, July 22, 2012      15 comments

50 Things About Me (stolen from BE-THE-CHANGE) 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? no, but I am very proud that my youngest granddaughter was named after me. Aurora Mae Rankin. Aurora means Dawn for me, and Mae is her maternal grandmother... Read more

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