BCHARIE
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Excuses
Friday, January 11, 2019      4 comments

I bet we all have a large volume of excuses for doing something or not doing something. Yesterday, I had 2 more needles (shots/vaccinations) in preparation for my trip to Thailand. I'm a nurse and I really, really, really hate needles and I have... Read more
I will..
Tuesday, January 08, 2019      4 comments

"I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do." Jason Anderson, Sparkpeople Personal Trainer I'm just going to put that out there for you. I don't remember where I picked that up, maybe an article, but it has become somewha... Read more
Woke up....
Monday, January 07, 2019      4 comments

Since retiring December 29, 2018, I have been a sleep in kind of girl. All those 5 a.m. wake ups caught up with me. Someone advised me "don't set an alarm anymore" so I took them seriously and slept and slept and slept. I really don't like it... Read more
69, 40, 185, 25, 47 372, 191, HIKE!
Sunday, January 06, 2019      6 comments

No, not football snap count, but as a Bears (Chicago) fan that seems relevant today. Those are today's numbers of some significance to my current situations. I am 69 years old and in 40 days I leave for Thailand. I am excited and a bit anxiou... Read more
Kind of like it, but
Saturday, January 05, 2019      4 comments

Today is the start to the 5% Winter Challenge. I do have 2 weeks of vacation the end of the challenge so that puts the capital C in Challenge. I am going to Thailand and I don't know about the food there, it's not what I like normally. I will... Read more
What to do?
Thursday, January 03, 2019      9 comments

I plan my meals right before I retire my electronic devices for the evening so that when I get up in the a.m. everything is laid out, just do it. I woke up this a.m. made my coffee and ate my breakfast and discovered my lunch had been eaten ove... Read more
January 1, 2019
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      6 comments

I have written the date 2 times correctly already. I have a good feeling about this year already! Being on Sparkpeople on January 1 is kind of like being at the gym for the next weeks. There are tons of people making New Year proclamation... Read more
366/184
Monday, December 31, 2018      4 comments

emoticon HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!!!! The holidays have my senior citizen, retired person brain pickled. I feel like we have been on one continu... Read more
Saturday, no class
Saturday, December 29, 2018      5 comments

I have been complaining if not on here, in my own head, that I have to start getting up early, get my sleep patterns under control. Post retirement I have stayed up late which means I sleep in late. My goal has been to get up and make it to at ... Read more
363/182
Friday, December 28, 2018      2 comments

363 days ago today I worked my last shift as a Bone Marrow Transplant/hematology oncology RN. 363 days ago I threw down the gauntlet to get my butt moving and achieve some retirement goals before, LOL, "old age" sets in. 363 days ago, I came ho... Read more
Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 25, 2018      3 comments

My son created this unique "wrapping" for my gift. It required my power tool to open. The "ribbon" is actually metal strapping. The gift was 8 canvas... Read more
Christmas Eve 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018      1 comments

It's Christmas Eve and I have one more run to the grocery store to pick up a couple random items. UGH....I am procrastinating for sure. I keep telling myself it isn't going to get any better, maybe worse as other people realise they too need t... Read more
Interesting changes
Saturday, December 22, 2018      3 comments

I've addressed it before and we all are experiencing it. We start small and change our eating habits, a bit here and there, and before we know it we are eating in a whole different way. I keep a two tiered basket of fruit on my counter which I... Read more
56, 175, 356 (like 2, 4,6 8, who do you appreciate!)
Friday, December 21, 2018      4 comments

There are today's stats, well, some of them. 56 Days till I leave for my (trip of a lifetime) to Thailand, 175 days of consistent exercise and 356 days of logging into Spark. Another number this a.m. 186.6, my weight. March 2018 I was around ... Read more
UGH
Thursday, December 20, 2018      4 comments

Slept in, which isn't all the unusual for me but once up I was ready to take on the world. I made a mug of coffee and a cinnamon, raisin bagel, was getting settled in front of the computer for my morning Spark time and BOOM...the entire mug "ba... Read more

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