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Been a little.....eh
Sunday, July 12, 2015      3 comments

I have been reading blogs and encouraging words, like a dehydrated human in the desert trying to get that one drop to satisfy, hoping to spark myself into weight loss. I love reading all the success stories with the hope that one day it will ... Read more
If I could turn back time.....(old song from Cher)
Sunday, July 05, 2015      5 comments

I saw the news feature of the older and wiser hippie crowd, at Soldier Field, for this weekends last Grateful Dead concert. I was flooded with good vibes, thinking about the "good old days" of concerts, smoking reefer etc.. Not much to worry a... Read more
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      2 comments

In Webster's dictionary, vibrate means, To experience a rush of emotion in response to something or to make a full rich sound that continues for some time. (oscillate) You know how as a child or maybe for some of us even now, there's this a... Read more
Care Giver to a Fault
Monday, June 22, 2015      4 comments

That sums it up really. I was a caregiver from a very early age, probably birth. I took care of sick kitties, the random sad person on playground that everyone picked and so forth. I became and oncology nurse, I get PAID to be a caregiver!!... Read more
The Salad coffin update
Friday, May 29, 2015      2 comments

My son built this huge raised bed which I planted with mesclun, various herbs and greens. Now I can harvest a delicious salad! I added some fresh fru... Read more
Victory, though small, still....
Monday, May 18, 2015      4 comments

Today, I had to go for work training. 1st, I had to be awake during the early a.m. This is not my . M.O.as a night shifter. However, up at 7 a.m. ate a good breakfast and I'm off and running (figuratively). Didn't pack a lunch as I didn't kno... Read more
Returning Missionary
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      2 comments

My father in law, a minister, use to say, "I want to be a returning missionary." He wanted all the glory of going to a foreign land and doing the hard stuff and sacrifices without really going there. Just be the "returned" showing the slides,... Read more
Thursday, May 07, 2015      3 comments

I love to garden! Today I planted what we call the salad coffin. (Raised bed 3feet tall, 6 feet wide). Planted mesclun, parsley, oregano, basil. I toted bricks and built a wall for Canna's. Weeded like crazy. Planted a pot with cherry tomat... Read more
Random Stuff
Monday, May 04, 2015      4 comments

When I fractured my spine winter was setting in and I decided I NEEDED a treadmill. I had to ask my poa of finances for $$$. He (my brother) said OK, but you won't use it. Happily I am reporting....yes I do! It has a Julienne Michaels work o... Read more
Sunday, May 03, 2015      0 comments

Joy=gardening, stooping and pulling weeds with greater easy. A year ago I hired people to fertilize, this year, its all me! Great calorie burner, saving $$$$ and really, I do way better job. Heeding the advice of spark, "see yourself as you wi... Read more
simply 4 days
Saturday, May 02, 2015      1 comments

Checking in. Its really hard to work all night, turn around and exercise but managed a little every day. Doing squats while talking to my son in the garage, he asked "are you OK?". Me: yes, just needed to do some squats before leaving for work... Read more
skinny jean challenge
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      1 comments

Well, I bit of the bullet and signed up for skinny jean challenge. I feel like I should lose about 50 lbs BEFORE I sign up for any challenges. Kind of got the cart before the horse. I'm going to do it tho! Might have to modify but here I go... Read more
2of 3
Saturday, April 25, 2015      0 comments

I'm in the middle of 3-12 hour night shifts. What this means is, I worked 12 last night, eat dinner at 11p.m. and snack around 3a.m. slept only 4.5-5 hours. Last night I went to Au Bob Pan around 3 for a snack...ended up with a salad (good), b... Read more
Exercise/no weight loss!
Thursday, April 23, 2015      2 comments

I've been hitting my home gym regularly, my eating with wreakless abandon prevents losing weight, but I will get to that at some point. BUT, what I am so overjoyed with is the changes physically. More stability doing every day activities, sle... Read more
Monday, April 20, 2015      1 comments

Historically my mom was always starting her "diet" on Monday. Well, today is that day, sort of. I devoted this past two weeks to health maintenance. Mammogram, dentists and tomorrow I have a colonoscopy. So today I eat breakfast and only clear... Read more

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