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You never think it's going to happen to you!
Thursday, July 18, 2019      11 comments

But it has. I have breast cancer. I really thought that I would get away without it. Two of my sisters had breast cancer but I still wasn't worried. When the call back came for a follow-up mammogram, I still wasn't worried. I have breast ca... Read more
Gratitude for the past.
Thursday, July 04, 2019      8 comments

Today I am grateful for my ancestors who left the lands of their birth to make a new life here in America. I am especially grateful for Asa Partridge Richardson who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War. His descendants live in a free land... Read more
Saga of the traveling dress
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      3 comments

A few years ago I wrote a blog post about trying on clothes and the dress that my daughter had that fit me perfectly. At the time she wouldn't give it to me but eventually I wore her down and got the dress. I wore it a few times and really en... Read more
In the groove (hopefully)
Friday, May 24, 2019      2 comments

I am not a born runner by any stretch of the imagination. I was on the track and field team in high school. I did shot put. During warm up when we had to run on the track I goofed around and did not run. I few years ago I decided that I ... Read more
10 Reasons I want to lose weight
Tuesday, September 11, 2018      6 comments

10 Reasons I want to lose weight: 1. To be healthier 2. To wear the cute clothes I bought last time I lost weight 3. To reduce the amount of medication I need 4. To be more active 5. To go kayaking again 6. To sleep better ... Read more
2018 Fall 5% Challenge
Tuesday, September 11, 2018      2 comments

Last challenges exercise commitment didn't work out. Maybe it was a little too ambitious. Here's my new Fall commitment: Walk 5 days a week for at least 15 minutes. I'm going to keep it simple and see if I can do at least that much.... Read more
2018 Summer 5% Challenge
Monday, June 18, 2018      4 comments

To prepare for the challenge here is my plan: Exercise - I plan to walk for 20 minutes, mon-fri and videos 2x a week for strength and stretching. Diet - Low carb Daily Routine - Don't really have a daily routine right now, at leas... Read more
My First Live 5K and lessons learned!
Friday, April 10, 2015      13 comments

Yes, I did it. I got out there with a bunch of other runners and slogged my way through a live 5K. I've done several virtual 5K's where you enter online and they send you a medal and bib and sometimes a t-shirt and then you do it when and wher... Read more
A Non Scale Victory! Sort of.
Friday, October 03, 2014      16 comments

Yesterday when I was walking outside and the sun was actually shining, I noticed my shadow! Yes, my shadow. It's skinnier! My shadow looks pretty darn good! Of course you don't see the saggy skin and all the bumps and rolls, but I'll take it... Read more
Remnants of a Fatitude!
Saturday, September 20, 2014      12 comments

I've made a lot of progress in the past 7 months. I've lost 74 pounds. I've gotten rid of a lot of old clothes that don't fit anymore. I'm exercising regularly. My health is so much better than it was. So what about me is still stuck in a f... Read more
My first gym injury!
Friday, September 12, 2014      12 comments

Yes, I guess it was inevitable that I would injure myself at the gym. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately, it wasn't major. It was pretty minor in fact. I pinched my pinky finger while adjusting a workout bench. It hurts like the dickens and ... Read more
We need to stop using the word "bad."
Monday, August 25, 2014      10 comments

I see so many of us here at Sparkpeople using the word "bad" to describe our food intake. It's sorta getting on my nerves! You didn't rob a bank or speed or drive the wrong way down a one-way street. That is being "bad." You may have made so... Read more
The other day at the gym . . .
Friday, August 08, 2014      10 comments

The other day at the gym was the first time that I had seen old people there. Up until now, it's just been me and the hot, buff guys. It's a sweaty job, but someone has to do it and I really don't mind. A little tiny thing that happened was t... Read more
I guess I need to write a new blog post!
Saturday, August 02, 2014      9 comments

Sometimes I really hate being a woman. That time of the month really screws with my head and my body. I thought I had slowed waaaaay down with my weight loss and even hit a plateau, but I guess not. Since that post, I've lost a lot of weight!... Read more
I didn't think it would happen to me . . . yet!
Thursday, July 17, 2014      9 comments

I think I've hit a plateau! I didn't expect it because I have so much fat just dying to be lost! I'm going to blame it on the strength training. I must be gaining muscle and still losing some fat in the process. Ya, that's it! That's my sto... Read more

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