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Ruining lives
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      10 comments

This has been a difficult week for me in my work world. I get on Spark and read blogs with people lamenting about losing their jobs. Well my assignment for the week has been to notify employees of my intent to non-renew their contracts. Some ... Read more
Does Stripping count as Cardio?
Saturday, April 09, 2011      9 comments

I have been stripping all day and I am exhausted. Okay, so they were floors and I wasn't really stripping I was pulling out tack strips and what seemed to be thousands of staples but it wasn't pretty, it was hot and dirty and I am tired and ... Read more
Panera's got it!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      13 comments

I am on the road working today and I decided to drop in at Panera Bread for dinner. Imagine my surprise when I saw that calorie information is right on the menu for every item. Since I had already logged my breakfast and lunch it was easy to m... Read more
Making March Count
Saturday, April 02, 2011      4 comments

March Healthy Habits Summary March Starting weight 191 March Ending weight 186 -5 for March Running Total Loss -34 Healthy Habit #1 Stay Connected 30/31 Healthy Habit #2 Track daily & stay in range 30/31 I tracked daily but went... Read more
Blogger's Block
Monday, March 28, 2011      4 comments

It looks like my blog has been neglected for awhile. I am still here sticking with it but I have had a case of blogger's block. I did attend my nieces wedding this weekend and it was the first time I have been to a family event for a few month... Read more
New Mexico Heaven
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      9 comments

I am off on a solo vacation and I think I am in heaven. I left home yesterday with 24 degrees and snow and 7 hours later I was in Albuquerque Old Town at 78%. I walked, checked out the sites and enjoyed pinto beans, green chili, and avocado on... Read more
Spring Fever
Saturday, March 12, 2011      4 comments

One of the benefits of being an educator is "spring break." Both my DH and I are educators in separate school districts and this is the first year that our breaks don't align. Since we both know that we need some r&r we have decided to take se... Read more
My First 5K
Monday, March 07, 2011      10 comments

Saturday I walked my first 5K and met both my goals- to "not be last" and to beat 50 minutes. The weekend started with my daughter's announcement that she had stomach flu and would not be joining me. My dear son offered to come along to supp... Read more
Diva Dash
Monday, February 21, 2011      10 comments

I have officially registered for my first 5K, the Diva Dash in Kansas City on March 5. I will be walking, my daughter will be running. I am not worried about finishing because I have already been walking 20-25 miles per week. My goal, however... Read more
95 degree Change
Friday, February 18, 2011      10 comments

According to our weather station, the weather here increased by 95 degrees from last Thursday (-17) to yesterday (78.) The sunshine seems to have brought new life to our office. I observed that nearly everyone walked into work with a smile on ... Read more
Solitary Confinement
Thursday, February 10, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday I had a snow day and spent the entire day alone. I did not see a single human being all day and it was heavenly. Most people reading this would glean from that comment that I am a quiet, non-social type which is not the case at all. ... Read more
Walking the USA
Monday, February 07, 2011      8 comments

I have been thinking about this project for nearly a year. I love to walk and I love to travel. Two years ago I added Hawaii to my list of states visited and that completed my quest to visit all 50 states. So, my new quest is to walk at least... Read more
January Healthy Habits Report
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

Starting weight 199 Ending weight 195 Healthy Habit #1 Stay Connected 31/31 Healthy Habit #2 Track daily & stay in range 29/31 I tracked daily but went over 2 days. Healthy Habit #3 Exercise daily cardio or strength 27/31 ( a... Read more
Baby makes 6
Friday, January 28, 2011      11 comments

My sparking has been rather quiet this week. I have still been tracking my food and following my 10 healthy habits but I have been distracted. Monday my daughter delivered grandbaby number six. I have been so blessed to have six healthy grand... Read more
Healthy Habits Week 3 Report
Thursday, January 27, 2011      2 comments

I am quite tardy accounting for week 3 but here are my results for the week of 1/16/11-1/22/11. Starting Weight 199 Week 3 weight 196 Healthy Habit #1 Stay Connected 7/7 Healthy Habit #2 Track daily & stay in range 7/7 Healthy ... Read more

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