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Snow Day
Tuesday, December 17, 2019      3 comments

Today's walk in the snow was exhilarating. More calories are used when hiking in the snow but was well worth the effort.... Read more
Mood and Weight Loss
Friday, December 13, 2019      2 comments

Yesterday I was feeling down. There are several reasons but one I hadn't realized contributed to the mood. I am losing weight and weight loss can effect your mood. My guess is that part of the reason is that the chemical balance in the body i... Read more
Meet Millie
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      1 comments

I need a walking companion and Millie is perfect. As a beagle she is independent yet gets me to go beyond where I normally go or as often as I would on my own. Before I got her I was doing volunteering at a horse rescue ranch. Unfortun... Read more
Rainy Days Don't Have to Get Me Down
Thursday, November 01, 2018      3 comments

This morning I went to my primary physician to give feedback on my hand. When I went to an urgent care, the attention that my hand deserved to receive did not meet my satisfaction. I am so grateful that I saw my doctor. She said for me to... Read more
Retirement -- taking it seriously
Monday, October 29, 2018      2 comments

To live is to learn and each stage of life is an opportunity to advance in self-knowledge, healthy self-loving, loving others, and stay in gratitude. Just beginning retirement is already teaching me a lot. Having entire days with no agenda... Read more
Starting over
Friday, July 07, 2017      2 comments

I fell back into old habits once I stopped keeping track of my calories, exercise and water intake. Before I really go all the way back up to 213, time to stop and start again. It is hard. I'm tired even before I start. This morning a frien... Read more
On the road and off Spark People
Monday, July 25, 2016      2 comments

Over the last month I have been out of the country and off my routine. Yesterday I began a retreat and am using this time to also get back into a routine... Read more
Fabulous Monday
Monday, April 25, 2016      2 comments

This is one of those days where I felt so alive! One of the exhilarating moments was being assertive in a healthy way. Another was buying flowers for the front of the house. Third was comforting a neighbor whose granddaughter had committed s... Read more
Animals and Spirituality
Sunday, April 24, 2016      2 comments

Today is a blessed one. Ready to go for a 3 mile-walk in a few minutes with a friend. I am reading a delightful and serious book by Joan Chittister: TWO DOGS AND A PARROT. The book is fast reading but has a lot of points to ponder on life le... Read more
Life is Not Fair (Part 3): But it is good
Friday, April 22, 2016      3 comments

Life is not fair and that is okay. How many times am I on the other side of the equation? I value the gifts that God is giving me on a daily basis: hummingbirds returned to my feeder today; I saw a rufus-sided towhee yesterday and a fox the d... Read more
Life is Not Fair (Part 2)
Thursday, April 21, 2016      4 comments

Last night I went to bed still struggling with feelings of inadequacy, disappointment that things are not turning out as I had hoped and wanted, and just putting it all in God's lap. Putting it all in God's lap worked because this morning I got... Read more
Life is not fair
Monday, April 18, 2016      3 comments

Wish I could wish "life is not fair" is not true but "if wishes were horses, we all would be riding." The antidote: keep expectations to a minimum. And tomorrow is another day. OOPS, that could be an expectation. I'll keep that expectation:... Read more
A Tribute to My Body
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      3 comments

Ellen G. Goldman's article: 58 Reasons to Love Your Body (at any Size) impelled me to write this blog My body is becoming seasoned with grace and wisdom. The older I become the less abusive will I be toward this incredible vessel that is ... Read more
10:35 p.m. Time for Bed
Saturday, April 09, 2016      1 comments

Enjoyed my walk today and just ending the night with a grateful heart. My cat, Charlie, is being a patient boy waiting for me. Looking at him gives me instant peace.... Read more
Why am I doing this
Thursday, April 07, 2016      3 comments

Each of us have to walk our own journey. I can read other people's motivational stories and that is helpful. Yet I have been created to write my own story. Today is a walk uphill. Don't really know why--maybe it's the weather, a bad dream fr... Read more

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