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Wednesday, December 07, 2016      13 comments

Thanks to all of you who prayed for me and my daughter. The meeting with the Property Manager was unlike anything I could have imagined, and very satisfying. Instead of parroting the same old message, he came in with a plan. The metal strips l... Read more
Please Hope with Me
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      16 comments

I know this is a rant. Just need to get my thoughts in order to face tomorrow's meeting with the Property Manager: My daughter has just committed herself to a Nutrition Plan to lose the weight that is weakening her and making her life very... Read more
Personal Training
Monday, December 05, 2016      8 comments

I was the only one who showed up this morning, so it was truly PERSONAL Training. My guy helped me so much. We focused on specific exercises for my shoulders....need to strengthen the chest! I'm blessed with Personal Training twice a week... Read more
Sunday, November 27, 2016      11 comments

I'm questioning the role of VICTIM in relationships these days. I have a grandson who "lives with me". Actually, he lives in a room off the garage, pays me a token rent, and I see him maybe twice a day for a short time (if I'm lucky). He's ve... Read more
A Full Day with Friends
Sunday, November 20, 2016      7 comments

My day was beautiful, having my new crafty friend over to my house in the morning, and going on an adventure with my friend who lives at the retirement home in the afternoon. Dinner with my grandson, and now almost ready for bed. I'm so blesse... Read more
Why I Am a Fiber Artist
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      8 comments

I've always been a crafter since my mother taught me to crochet when I was 9 years old. As a teenager, I'd spend all my free time crocheting, knitting, putting kits together, anything to make beautiful things with my hands. Over the years I fe... Read more
Being a Friend
Monday, November 14, 2016      7 comments

I had lunch today with a woman who lost her husband two weeks before my husband died. We shared some tears and lots of love. The best thing...she'd like to meet every two weeks, and maybe will come to some f my groups...and my church. It's so... Read more
A Day to Myself
Thursday, November 10, 2016      10 comments

A day to myself. I did have to go to the store(s) for groceries and elastic. I'm working on another pair of corduroy pants and no wide elastic for the back. It's rather a crazy day with me starting one thing only to see something else t... Read more
The Race
Sunday, November 06, 2016      6 comments

The 10K was fine. I was surprised to see I made a personal best on the first 5K, finished it all at a 17 minute mile ratio. My daughter and her boyfriend came, too, and we all won prizes--mine for being the ONLY woman over 70 that was in the 10... Read more
What a Difference!
Saturday, November 05, 2016      5 comments

So, this morning the blood pressure was down to 119/72. The clogged sink is cleared (baking soda & vinegar), my financial conundrum is solved, I feel like a new woman...and I'm now looking forward to walking 6.2 miles in the morning. Plea... Read more
Yes, I'm Stressed
Friday, November 04, 2016      7 comments

I did take my blood pressure yesterday and found it was high...150/72. This morning it was 170/80! So, I sorted it out with my best friend (who happens to be a social worker). She pointed out some of the stressors she knew about and told me ... Read more
Blood Pressure
Thursday, November 03, 2016      6 comments

Do you know that blood pressure is a guide to how much stress you are under? I do. Right after my husband died, I was taking my blood pressure every day. I haven't now for a month or more now. Thanks to Spark Coach, I was reminded this morni... Read more
"Happy" Weight
Saturday, October 29, 2016      7 comments

I'm sitting with the concept of my "Happy Weight" these days. It seems I'm "stuck" at 125-127. For someone just under five feel tall, that's still in the "overweight" BMI category. I watched Coach Becky's video this week about the difference ... Read more
Becoming More Adventurous
Saturday, October 15, 2016      5 comments

My task today in Spark Coach was to write a blog on how I can become more "adventurous" in my weight-loss journey. I love the word. How to make it practical????? I'm reminded of the motto that hangs on the wall, "Accept the challenge so t... Read more
Carrying On
Thursday, October 13, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday was a day at home. Well, not exactly. Home for the afternoon. In the morning I went to the base to get an ID card in my name and finish up the details as a Navy widow. Seems strange since Ed was retired before I met him, so the Nav... Read more

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