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A Favorite Hymn
Wednesday, December 19, 2018      4 comments

My favorite Christmas hymn of the Orthodox Church is the Kontakion of the Preparation of Christ's Nativity. We sign it every Sunday leading up to Nativity, and I sing it every morning and evening in my prayer corner. The virgin cometh today... Read more
Weekend Highlights
Sunday, December 16, 2018      5 comments

I had a great weekend! Yesterday, I went to a friend's house for an Elf party. We watched the movie Elf and played all different kinds of games. I won a bottle of red wine and a coffee mug. Then today, we had the children's Christmas pageant at ... Read more
Mary, Joseph, and the Accountants
Friday, December 14, 2018      12 comments

A little accounting humor to start your day... ... Read more
Christmas Lights at the Mission Inn
Friday, December 14, 2018      6 comments

I went with my friend Brianna to the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside, a few miles from my house, to see the Christmas lights tonight. I've lived here a couple of years now, but haven't seen the lights before. It's really packed on the weekends... Read more
The Angel Tree Party
Saturday, December 08, 2018      6 comments

So we had the party today! I was very stressed last night because three of my volunteers contacted me and said they couldn't help because they had bad colds or the flu. So I got out my parish directory and started calling EVERYONE to find out wh... Read more
A Busy Week!
Friday, December 07, 2018      5 comments

This last week and a half has been crazy. I am in charge of a ministry at church called Angel Tree. It's a program where church members buy Christmas gifts for children who have a parent in prison. BUT, the presents aren't from the church, but h... Read more
Entering One-derland!
Saturday, December 01, 2018      8 comments

I plateaued in my weight loss journey last June, and there didn't seem to be anything to start up my weight loss again. I eventually joined SP Premium and I emailed a coach about it. She said to stop weighing myself for a week or two and just fo... Read more
Milestones
Sunday, November 25, 2018      6 comments

I hit two milestones today! First, I went to the park and walked two laps, which is two miles. I haven't walked that much in two years. I was tired but I pushed through. The second milestone is that I hit 10,000 steps tonight. That's the first t... Read more
Thank You
Friday, November 16, 2018      5 comments

First, I just want to thank everyone who commented on my blog yesterday. My favorite part of SP is the community that supports you when you're feeling down and frustrated. Even though many people didn't have advice, it still helped. Second,... Read more
It's Not to Be
Thursday, November 15, 2018      6 comments

So I plateaued 6 months ago, in May. I have not lost a single pound since then, despite my best efforts. My weight varies between 204 and 206. That would be fine if this is where I want to be, but it isn't! I was hoping to get down to about 150,... Read more
Marty's Adventures (Again)
Friday, November 09, 2018      6 comments

I posted a blog about my little cat, Marty, a couple of months ago, and about his health adventures, and I thought I would update everyone on how he's doing. ... Read more
The Never-Ending Plateau
Sunday, October 28, 2018      3 comments

So I lost 8 pounds back in March-April of 2018, and then by approximately May, I started to plateau. Fast forward 6 months, and I am still at a plateau. I restarted SparkCoach premium this week and was very happily surprised that they have a pla... Read more
My 40th Birthday!
Friday, September 21, 2018      10 comments

Well, today is my 40th birthday, which I'm happy about, but I'm even happier about something else. I have been trying very hard to lose weight since about April, and I dropped about 8 lbs., but then I plateaued at 206 in about June. I have been ... Read more
Healthy Balance Class
Wednesday, August 29, 2018      4 comments

So I've wanted to join some sort of weight loss class or meeting for some time now in order to further spur my weight loss. Weight Watchers was a bit too expensive for me, and I discovered through research that my HMO (Kaiser Permanente) has a w... Read more
Getting those Cholesterol Numbers Down
Monday, June 25, 2018      2 comments

So I had my annual blood work last week, and the numbers did not come back good. My total cholesterol is 180, which actually is not too bad. My LDL and HDL were okay, but could be better. My LDL (bad cholesterol) is 95, which isn't dangerous, bu... Read more

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