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My Poor Aching Feet
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      12 comments

A lot of you wanted an update on my poor aching feet. Weird but true... Spark friends care about the damnest things. The saga began when I started the C25K My Way that I pr... Read more
C25K My Way
Sunday, August 14, 2011      8 comments

I promised myself that after our daughter's wedding, I would start the C25K (Couch to 5K) challenge and join that team. Well, it took me three months but I did start it. After 2 weeks, I am on track and today, for any of you that are not on one ... Read more
Lower Back Problems
Friday, August 12, 2011      13 comments

Over the years, I have had a lot of spinal problems and a couple of surgeries. I've had bulging discs, herniated discs, crumbling discs. Part of this is from severe osteoporosis. I have that as the only gift of poor health from my mom, where my ... Read more
Spark People's Most Important Award
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      18 comments

I love the Spark People awards program. I love to earn points for tracking, physical activity, interacting within the community. I really love to spend those points on virtual goodies for my friends and my soon-to-be friends to congratulate them... Read more
Love Yourself
Monday, August 08, 2011      16 comments

Today I read a friend's blog about all of the societal pressure on women to keep themselves youthful, gorgeous, even to the point of injecting Botox into our faces, using fillers on the lines of our faces and having plastic surgery to correct ou... Read more
Thinking The Good Things
Sunday, August 07, 2011      8 comments

Okay, the pity party is over! I am back to my normal sunshiny, positive self. Today, I am thinking the good things: Goals Get healthier. Lose 20 pounds by Dec 31. Drink my water. Walk my c25k program. Swim. Enjoy what my body an do in... Read more
My Semi Annual Pity Party: No response required
Friday, August 05, 2011      12 comments

Ouch. OUCH! Do you hear me? O-U-C-H! I am still wearing my game face for the world to see but I need to unload. I hurt:my neck, hips, back, hands, feet, muscles, joints, tendons, skin, even my hair aches today. I hurt. I am sick and ti... Read more
See Martha. See Martha Drink. See Martha Eat.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      9 comments

I am working my plan and working it pretty well. I am exercising. I am drinking my water. I am eating - sort of... I have been pretty far below my calorie counts every day in August. The heat here is killing my appetite. So, to my Aug... Read more
August Goals
Monday, August 01, 2011      15 comments

Drink 8 - 10 glasses of water every day. I need more than 8 because I am heavy and take a lot of medication. Track all of my food. Exercise cardio 3-5 times, including walking(the dreaded but necessary evil). Strength train 2 times every w... Read more
See Martha. See Martha Go. See Martha Go SPARK!
Sunday, July 31, 2011      15 comments

Today found me eating right, exercising right, tracking right, drinking water right.... Why? Focus. Time. I have no reason any more to do anything but completely focus on myself. my health and my wellness. The wedding and reception are over.... Read more
Camp Aunt Sissy
Sunday, July 24, 2011      14 comments

You all know me by my real name: Martha but to everyone in my family, I am Sis or Sissy. My nieces and nephews - all 11 of them - call me Aunt Sissy. When our 26 year old daughter was 9, we had a huge 100 year old home. Every summer, I would hos... Read more
I'm a YoYo and Tired of It!
Friday, July 15, 2011      19 comments

Back and forth and back and forth. I have done nothing but travel back and forth for a long time. Back and forth between Louisville and Nashville - eleven times, to Florida and back once, to Ohio and back twice. I went from my nephew's wed... Read more
Is My Life Really Getting Back to Normal?
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      13 comments

Havoc. Upheaval. Stress. Husband's retirement (lots of stress). Weddings. Parties. Staging. Selling. Moving. More parties. Unpacking. Niece's visit. I am 56 years old and I have never had a busier year than this one. I have had a blast, push... Read more
Rome Wasn't Built In A Day
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      11 comments

Several people have told me to slow down with the unpacking: that Rome wasn't built in a day. My husband says that anyone who says that has obviously never seen me work! I am exhausted but am pacing myself so that I have energy to do my nep... Read more
Two Days to Go: My House is Quiet
Monday, June 27, 2011      17 comments

I am still enjoying the sounds of silence. DH is out wandering doing last minute chores - so I do not have to witness his agony as he stares helplessly at the empty space where his best friend once stood. We went to dinner last night with one of... Read more

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