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Greece & Brazil!
Saturday, May 28, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday, I continued my virtual tour of the world in Greece. I spent 20 minutes doing some lower body strength training on the way. I enjoye... Read more
Need some R & R in Costa Rica
Thursday, May 26, 2016      5 comments

On the second day of my virtual trip around the world, I did a 20-minute run/walk with intervals to travel to Costa Rica. After a long day of b... Read more
A virtual trip around the world
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      4 comments

I'm traveling around the world this week with the Summer Strong Biggest Loser Challenge. To reach each destination on my journey, I have to exercise for at least 15 minutes. This morning, I did an upper-body strength workout to reach .... ... Read more
Hello Hills!
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

On Wednesday morning I listened to music while I attacked the hills in our subdivision. Even though my goal was to increase elevation, I managed to surpass my normal weekday goal of 2 miles. The music made the walk fun even though I was pretty... Read more
A Gentle Walk
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      4 comments

As expected, my muscles are sore today. I slept in a little bit this morning, but then I got outside for a gentle walk. ... Read more
Looking forward to sore muscles
Monday, March 07, 2016      3 comments

I've been way too inconsistent with my exercise in the last few weeks. I could sit here and make excuses, but there are no good ones really. I know that as I get back into exercising consistently, my muscles will be sore; I'm actually loo... Read more
Awesome Thanksgiving... Back to reality
Monday, November 30, 2015      5 comments

My family headed to Mississippi to visit family for the week of Thanksgiving. We had an amazing time. The kids enjoyed seeing cousins, aunts, and uncles...and I enjoyed receiving many compliments about how sweet & helpful my kids were, especiall... Read more
Tools for Weight Loss - Goodies, Teams & Friends
Saturday, November 14, 2015      2 comments

In my last blog, I talked about reading and responding to SparkPages and blogs. These are great tools for connecting with other members of SparkPeople, but there are also many other ways to connect. This blog focuses on sending goodies, joinin... Read more
Tools for Weight Loss - SparkPages & Blogs
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      3 comments

I took a hiatus from SparkPeople over the past few months. I checked in periodically, using the app on my phone, and logged a meal or two, but as far as my SparkFriends were concerned, I had practically disappeared. My schedule was busy and I ... Read more
Tools for Weight Loss - Workout Mixup
Friday, November 06, 2015      4 comments

I injured my hand 6 weeks ago. As a result, my recent workouts have consisted mainly of walking. That's probably contributed to the recent increase in my weight. Yesterday, I decided it was time to revisit one of my weight loss secrets - the... Read more
Tools for Weight Loss - Food Tracking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      6 comments

In nine months I dropped 35 pounds and reached my goal weight of 135. Several people have asked me to share my secret. In the past few weeks, I have noticed the number on the scales creeping up, and even now I need to be reminded of the weigh... Read more
Celebrating Food and Wellness Around the Globe
Thursday, July 23, 2015      3 comments

I recently discovered MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses - and got excited about using these FREE online courses for my older homeschooled kids. My son is signed up for a Computer Science course, and my daughter signed up for a Science & Cooki... Read more
Powerwalk plus lower body ST
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      2 comments

This morning I woke up and didn't feel like exercising, especially strength training. I forced myself to get out there and walk anyway, and then an idea came...why not piece in a few strength moves to my walk? I decided to stop at every cu... Read more
Busy with my daughter
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      4 comments

At the beginning of the summer it became necessary to ground one of my girls from using the computer and other internet-linked devices. It also became apparent this same girl needed some extra practice with math this summer. If left to her own... Read more
Our mountain getaway
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      5 comments

Last week 3 of my kids headed off to kids camp. Hubby & I shipped the remaining 2 off to spend a couple days with friends, and we took off for the Smoky Mountains. ... Read more

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