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Resolving the Resolution Question
Friday, December 27, 2013      15 comments

New Year Resolutions commencing. I'm not a resolution kind of girl. Seems like I'm setting myself up for failure whenever I do. However, someone mentioned a #RockYourResolution! challenge for January, so I went on the hunt. www.sp... Read more
Have a Merry Christmas? (Warning: not cheerful)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      15 comments

Wow. It's been almost three weeks since I've written anything in my blog. I won't go into the details, mostly boring stuff. Work, blah, blah, blah... car trouble, yadda, yadda, yadda, sick, yucky, yucky, yucky... WATERMELLEN gave a shout-ou... Read more
Reflections on Handling Anxiety
Thursday, December 05, 2013      17 comments

In an hour I will walk into a meeting that will be very stressful for me. I don't need to go into the details. It's irrelevant. What is relevant is how I am responding to it now versus how I would have responded last year or the year before. ... Read more
Lenny the Way Cool Trainer
Monday, December 02, 2013      18 comments

The 8-week strength training class is coming to a close. Next week is the last week. I haven't lost a lot of weight, typical of me, but my clothes are fitting better because the muscles are tightening up. I feel more confident handling the free ... Read more
The Blog That Wasn't and Food Pictures
Sunday, December 01, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday evening I managed to delete not one, but TWO blogs about our hike to the Grand Canyon and two subsequent hikes that I took since returning from New Mexico and Arizono. I have taken the cosmic hint and will write about something else. S... Read more
Morning Muffins and a Link to a Great Post
Saturday, November 30, 2013      8 comments

You must read this link. It totally summarized how I feel about getting outside and having fun while I get some exercise in as a bonus. For that matter, I feel the same way as I'm silently wishing bad things to happen to Lenny the Trainer as I p... Read more
Hiking Mt. Atalaya with The Hubster
Friday, November 29, 2013      10 comments

This spring, I announced to The Hubster that I wanted to try hiking a couple of the easier mountains in New Hampshire just to see what it was like. I'd hiked Mt. Monadnock a couple of times and I'd been on some stomping in the woods hikes and en... Read more
Attitude of Gratitude from RAINA413
Thursday, November 28, 2013      9 comments

My friend RAINA413 has asked her sparkfriends to join her in a week of Gratitude. I have been finishing up the 21 day challenge that I started, so I decided to do my week in one day on Thanksgiving. Below is a link to RAINA413's blog post from y... Read more
Last Day of 21 day challenge
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      11 comments

21. ... You just spent three weeks reflecting on yourself and your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Write yourself a heartfelt, loving intention to help you reach your goal. I am a daughter of God who created me out of Love. I will live my ... Read more
Day 20 Blog Challenge - make me happier
Monday, November 25, 2013      10 comments

20. What simple step can you take to make yourself happier today? Well, the day is almost over, but for me I think I can answer that question in a general way. Overall, I am a happy person. Yeah, I went through a really rough couple o... Read more
Days 17, 18, & 19
Sunday, November 24, 2013      7 comments

I'm catching up on the 21 day blog challenge. We didn't have easy access to wifi on vacation and I have spent the last few days resting, doing other stuff and catching up at home. Now that I've caught up reading your blogs, I'm ready to start w... Read more
Days 15 & 16 - Feel good about myself and change one thing
Friday, November 15, 2013      13 comments

15. True or false: I feel good about myself. Elaborate. We are just 24 hours into time with my in-laws and I'm already miserable. My FIL shows his love by feeding us. It is torture. It is a very hard balancing act. He gets angry if we don'... Read more
Day 14 - My appearance
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      6 comments

14. True or false: I like the way I look. Elaborate. Overall, yes, I like the way I look. I like my hair color - blonde becoming very grey. My eyes are a grey/blue. I've long since accepted my big nose. I would like to be thinner, but I've... Read more
Day 13
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      10 comments

13. True of false: I need to be pushed. Elaborate. Yes. I do need to be pushed. It helps if it is a disinterested third party (i.e., not my husband). If it is my husband, it doesn't matter what he does, it'll get me mad. Today's food ... Read more
Catch Up, Days 9, 10, 11, 12
Monday, November 11, 2013      11 comments

I know I'm lame catching up in one blog. If I don't do it this way, I'll get discouraged and not do it all. Since I started this mess, I feel an obligation to see it through. 9. What supports do you need in your life to help you reach your ... Read more

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