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What a smile can do ~
Thursday, November 18, 2010      1 comments

My DD wrote the following on her blog. It really was a great moment - we were on our way to the mall chatting away when we drove by a young man pulling things out of this mailbox. He flashed the most amazing smile either one of us had ever see... Read more
October ~ highs, lows and too many excuses
Sunday, October 31, 2010      2 comments

October started with a bang -- lots of training to prepare for my black belt test. Sensei and Shihan both gave me a rating of 9 out of 10 for my stamina on the test. Sweet! I was so excited to read that considering the intensity of the test. ... Read more
Saturday, October 16, 2010      1 comments

Now that I have my kitchen back, it's time to plan meals and start cooking. We were completely off track last week eating convenience foods for the most part. That generally means eating less than stellar nutritionally balanced foods. I'm goi... Read more
New kitchen!
Friday, October 15, 2010      4 comments

I still haven't put everything back yet because I have to add one more coat of the sealant to the tile tomorrow. I am pleased with the outcome! It's hard to tell from the pictures (which I will try to upload), but the walls were painted a colo... Read more
Renovation frustration
Thursday, October 14, 2010      1 comments

I'm sitting here wondering if the tile installer thinks I am stupid or if he is stupid. He's been working hard and the tile looks beautiful, but when he came to the last area (a separate area from the main job ~ just a small corner where ... Read more
10-10-10 10:10 am
Monday, October 11, 2010      1 comments

What were you doing 10-10-10 at 10:10 am? I was horse-stance deep in ki-yai's and katas. Translation: I was in the midst of my Black Belt test for Kenpo Karate. It was a fantastic morning! I loved how Shihan started the test. He welco... Read more
Tomorrow is the big day!
Saturday, October 09, 2010      5 comments

I'm looking forward to tomorrow morning. I'll be testing for the rank of Shodan -- a first degree Black Belt in Karate. I'm very excited! This is one of my "big" goals! I can't wait to achieve it! ... Read more
When did rudeness become acceptable?
Sunday, September 26, 2010      4 comments

RSVP -- I was taught at a young age what that meant. I made a point of teaching my children what that meant. It's a simple concept. Well, I thought it was. A friend is building a home party business and asked me to host a party for her t... Read more
Looking forward to 10/10/10
Thursday, September 16, 2010      2 comments

I received my invitation to test for the rank of Shodan in Karate. Shodan is a first degree black belt. The test is scheduled for October 10th. I had set one of my goals to "earning my black belt in 2010". It looks as though I am going to ac... Read more
Starting back at Step 1
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

I'm starting back at the beginning. I haven't lost an ounce since I returned. Don't get me wrong, I know the pounds won't just melt off, but I should have lost at least a couple of pounds. It's been 2 months.. I have been logging all of ... Read more
No class tonight. =(
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      0 comments

I'm very disappointed. I was planning on going to Karate tonight. I was looking forward to it as a matter of fact. Unfortunately I've been sick to my stomach all afternoon. I feel horrible. ... Read more
Starting September off on the right foot
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      2 comments

I did a 50 minute Pilates DVD this morning. I then decided to do one of the cardio bootcamp videos here on SP as well as some strength training. It was an energizing start to the day! I also bought a pair of Reebok's EasyTone sneakers. ... Read more
Operation Beautiful
Saturday, August 28, 2010      2 comments

My 15 year old daughter introduced me to a wonderful blog that she and her friends found: www.operationbeautiful.com It's a reminder to everyone young and old that we are all beautiful ~ inside and out. It's also sends a strong message to y... Read more
Neglecting me and it shows....
Saturday, March 20, 2010      2 comments

OMG -- I am one pound away ~ one pound. I wish I could say it's one pound from my goal weight, but it's just the opposite. I am one pound away from my highest weight. I can't believe I'm back here again. I had been doing so well. I had been... Read more
Day 5....mixed bag
Friday, June 19, 2009      0 comments

Feeling miserable today...no energy. I actually took a nap earlier today. I hope I can shake whatever this is. I did great staying on the low end of my calorie range. That's not saying much though....I simply wasn't hungry. Unfortunatel... Read more

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