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Need to get my biking butt in gear!
Friday, August 06, 2010      8 comments

Last summer I put 200 miles on my bike. My goal was to do at least that number of miles again this summer. I'm not even close! I only have about 60 miles so far. It's going to take a lot of biking in the next couple months to achieve my goal... Read more
Trail Ridge Road and Grand Lake
Thursday, July 15, 2010      3 comments

We took Trail Ridge Road over the Rocky Mountains to Grand Lake. I was glad I wasn't driving. It was foggy and rainy and we even got into some snow showers. On top of that, there was road construction. It was interesting seeing the edge ... Read more
Lake of Glass and Sky Pond, Colorado
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      7 comments

After we left The Loch, the crowds thinned out a lot! Here is why: The bottom two in the picture are Jessi and Jake climbing a waterfall! Yes, it had water coming down it. Further up, we had to scale a rock about 8 feet high. My husband... Read more
From Bear Lake Trailhead
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      5 comments

We got a little bit later start than I wanted so we didn't get to park at the Glacier Gorge trailhead. We started at the Bear Lake trailhead and our first stop was Alberta Falls. ... Read more
Estes Park, CO
Monday, July 12, 2010      7 comments

We started out Monday on our trip to Colorado. I had reservations for a cabin on the Big Thompson River. Two of the bedrooms and the deck were right on the river. I think the cabin was right out of the 1930's built when the tourists starting... Read more
A Nature Hike
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      5 comments

I went to Hitchcock Nature Center last week for a hike. When I got there, I noticed some tubs sitting out. I knew they have students in for hikes and they do some 'I spy' type of games with them and other nature games. Well, I got to m... Read more
Down 50 lbs
Friday, April 23, 2010      10 comments

I just realized that I have lost 50 pounds since I started on SP 16 months ago. My birthday is Sunday so Happy Birthday to me! That's the best present I've ever given myself and believe me when I say that I give myself a lot of presents :) ... Read more
No Longer Overweight
Monday, April 12, 2010      9 comments

It has been 1 year 3 months and 10 days since my new healthy lifestyle began and I am no longer overweight. My BMI is FINALLY in the 'normal' range. I am so excited. It's been a long sometimes tough journey but I MADE IT! I still have a few ... Read more
Thursday, April 01, 2010      4 comments

Today is the first of the month when reservations can begin for Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon for April 2011. I had two phones dialing and began at 7am MT. I got 'All curcuits are busy' for 43 minutes! I finally got through and was ... Read more
A Very Tough Two Days
Sunday, March 28, 2010      6 comments

My family went to a garden tractor pull Friday and Saturday in Des Moines at the State Fairgrounds. Last year when we went I ate lunch and dinner at Subway. I was told though to watch out for Subway's chicken because it had a lot of sodium. S... Read more
A sure sign of spring on the farm
Sunday, March 21, 2010      5 comments

We've had 7 calves born in the last three days. It is so fun and exciting to see them. I love watching them chase and play when they get a little older. Over the years, we have only had to bottle feed one calf. That is a lot of work and take... Read more
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      4 comments

I was reading an article on SparkPeople this morning titled 'Talk Yourself into Reaching Your Goals' by Coach Dean http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
s.asp?id=838&page=2 I was stopped in my tracks when I got to... Read more
The Spark - Chapter 4
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      4 comments

"It's not just about the destination, but also your journey along the way." This is so true. I've said before that I have learned so much already on my journey to a healthy lifestyle and I keep learning new things every day. I am not go... Read more
The Spark - Chapter 3
Monday, January 25, 2010      3 comments

I loved 'The Scale Doesn't Know It All'. The scale and I have been in an intense battle and it has the upper hand right now. Let me tell you how that happened. I started on Sparkpeople January 2009. I ate right and exercised 99% of the... Read more
My Daughter
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      2 comments

My daughter is 16. The perfect straight A student that rarely gets into trouble. She is quite but once in a while she says something (in a very calm voice) that just makes me laugh. We have been trying to plan our vacation and it is not worki... Read more

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