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No Heart Monster Under the Bed
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      5 comments

So I had my stress test yesterday and talked everything over with the cardiologist this morning. Note to self: don't ask the tech questions during your echocardiogram and then take their answer as 'gospel'...the dr said yes I have two leaky va... Read more
Monsters Part 2
Saturday, September 30, 2017      3 comments

When I went to see my family doctor, I had convinced myself my problem was my thyroid. It wasn't. When I went to see the cardiologist, I had convinced myself my problem was in my head...post hurricane stress. The heart dr said that would be t... Read more
Monsters Under the Bed Part 1
Thursday, September 28, 2017      2 comments

I've always been the strong, healthy one...I rarely get sick & if I do, then it's not for long...I'm the one who stays with others during hospital stays...the advocate, the caretaker...I've given birth seven times with no epidural...lol....I co... Read more
The Value of Planning Ahead
Tuesday, September 26, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday was our 41st anniversary and we planned to go out to eat for dinner. I knew the restaurant and knew some of the healthy options available so I made my plan for what I would eat before I ever left home....grilled salmon, seasonal veggi... Read more
Victory Day!
Monday, September 11, 2017      9 comments

Today is a day of victory! First & most importantly...all our friends in Florida made it through the storm okay! Most lost power, but their lives & homes are intact....thank you, God for watching over them all! No other victory can co... Read more
Saturday, September 02, 2017      13 comments

Hurricane Harvey wreaked devastation on our little town. Our home, our immediate neighbor's homes and our small church family's homes were ALL spared. When you aren't directly affected, it is easy to let the annoyances you DO face like no tras... Read more
After Vacation Weigh In
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      2 comments

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I guess I was hoping for a better result on the scale after all my hard work on vacation. If a friend told me how she got lots of exercise and kept her eating healthy (for the most part) and under control ... Read more
After Vacation Blues!
Monday, August 21, 2017      2 comments

I totally forgot that I ever posted a blog to my page until I just saw the list of posts! LOL SparkPeople has been such an encouragement to me and is a great resource on my journey to fitness! We had a wonderful vacation at the beach la... Read more
Ain't Got No Rhythm!
Sunday, April 19, 2009      0 comments

Well, I made it through last week's exercise by myself. It is more fun to have a buddy though. My son and I went "wogging" on Saturday morning before the rain....a combination walk/jog. I have been using the Wii Basic/Advanced Step as m... Read more
On My Own Again
Sunday, April 12, 2009      1 comments

My friend left early yesterday morning, so I'm on my own again for exercise. Having someone else in the house tracking calories and exercising was such a blessing to me last week. On a positive note, my husband and I took a walk yesterday... Read more
Exercising again!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009      2 comments

We have a visiting pastor and wife staying with us this week and it has been really fun. I helped her set up a sparkpeople account to track her nutrition and she's gotten me back into strength training and walking! Having a workout buddy is so... Read more
Date Night
Friday, April 03, 2009      0 comments

I had a date night tonight with my husband and I ate way too much! I haven't been this full in a long time. :( At least I have the consolation of knowing that I was at goal weight this morning and I burned calories by cleaning house al... Read more
I did it!
Thursday, April 02, 2009      2 comments

I finally did it this morning!...I got out of the computer chair, turned on my mp3 player and picked up my weights! I did 10 minutes of strength training and before I lost my momentum, I threw on my tennis shoes, put a jacket over my pajamas an... Read more
I'm a Square!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      1 comments

While reading the article on exercise personalities, I saw a litte of myself in each one, but I guess I will have to admit I'm a Square! I must be because once I figured that that I really shouldn't do squats without strengthening my knee... Read more

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