Garden Fresh
Sunday, July 24, 2016      7 comments

Enjoying cooking with fresh veggies and fruits, especially those from our garden. It's been fun trying new recipes too. Bon Appétit.... Read more
I Climbed a Mountain Peak in 11,000 steps
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      4 comments

And I mean this figuratively because I didn't actually climb a mountain. I DID however feel just as excited because I broke a 10,000 step barrier I've had and that hasn't happened for a LOOOONG time. To start my day, my husband took a pre-morni... Read more
Round 1: me!
Saturday, August 29, 2015      5 comments

It felt so good to stay for the ENTIRE boxing class today. emoticon Its been two weeks since I joined and I was ready to up my game. I wish my... Read more
Blog to Beat the Blahs
Monday, August 24, 2015      6 comments

I feel better already - back on SP and my first blog entry since...March 2014?!? Yikes, no WONDER I fell off the wagon. Lots of reasons why I am at point of starting over but what really matters is that I'm here...starting over. And this time ... Read more
Focused on small goal to break a slump
Saturday, March 08, 2014      13 comments

So I've been in a slump. Had a bad week and didn't feel like exercising, eating right or even getting on SP. Unlike my last post - even snapping my finger didn't produce the "magic" I needed. So back to the basics. Decided to focus on 1 goal to... Read more
Losing weight is...MAGIC
Monday, February 10, 2014      8 comments

Don’t we wish we could waive a wand and have the scale suddenly show a number we want? Wouldn’t it be great if weight loss was magic? But what is magic really other tha... Read more
American Idol is my new fitness buddy
Friday, January 31, 2014      6 comments

Studies show that having a fitness buddy helps us reach our fitness goals. My buddy lately is Thanks to my DVR and elliptical, I've been watching this season's show whi... Read more
Fall...get up...dust off...move
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      15 comments

I was thinking about my life as one loooong walk. A journey that includes amazing scenery and surprises around the bend. Sometimes it rains or even storms. It can get cold and sometimes I'm just too tired to walk very fast. Sometimes I'm walking... Read more
Put away the Christmas boxes AND the extra pounds gained
Saturday, January 04, 2014      12 comments

The task of "un-decorating" after Christmas is daunting. Hauling all the heavy boxes upstairs & switching holiday decorations with the old mundane knick knacks that usually adorn my home. The whole thing is depressing to me. But I've found tha... Read more
RESET today
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      11 comments

Time to hit "reset" to be re-engaged with Spark People. Back to daily fitness & food tracking, keeping up that exercise streak (just past 400 days) but INCREASING minutes and/or intensity, getting that important 8 hrs of sleep and 8 glasses of w... Read more
1 year of "streaking"
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      16 comments

I did it. 365 days of the streak of "10 min a day exercise". So excited. Now its a no brainer for me and really my minimum is 15 minutes I think this streak is #1 reason I've lost 30 lbs so far. And just less than 20 to go. Ready to attac... Read more
Friday, November 22, 2013      14 comments

Yes, "Thank God its Friday"... has new meaning after being involved in a 4-car accident Monday night. I'm so thankful that I wasn't hurt too bad (I hurt my back but it is getting better). Also thankful that I wasn't in my old Miata or who know... Read more
My story...“Message from a Marine”
Sunday, November 17, 2013      12 comments

My father was the kind of person people naturally flocked to. A high school teacher and proud Marine, Dad was a natural entertainer who loved telling stories and making music. Dad played a dozen brass instruments, from the trumpet to the flug... Read more
3rd 10 lbs lost took PATIENCE
Friday, November 15, 2013      12 comments

This is my most satisfying blog post ever because I waited 8 months to write it. And I was able to meet this interim goal just short of my 1 year anniversary on SP, which is in a couple weeks. The first 10 lbs I lost were - emotional bag... Read more
The Meaning of Life... and how it relates to our health
Monday, November 11, 2013      7 comments

This Sunday our pastor brought up the age old questions "Why are we here?" "What is our purpose?" When you really think about it - our time on this earth is just a blip in history. I think that God has given us life to live surrounde... Read more

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