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The Week
Thursday, April 03, 2014      9 comments

A blog written by a sleepy blogger for busy readers.... On call this week at work, snacked too much, DH has been home all week which tempts me to curl up on the couch in the evenings. Pushed myself to move, walking breaks at work, even... Read more
Going Out Like A Lion
Saturday, March 29, 2014      10 comments

It's the end of March! Whoohooo! Emotionally and activity-wise, March came in like a lamb and is going out like a lion for me. I had a rough start to the month, very low energy, a bit sullen. The end of the month, I'm trying to pick up the pace... Read more
Challenges Accepted
Friday, March 21, 2014      18 comments

Friday baby YEAH! It may hit 60 degrees today baby Yeah! Yesterday I finished the Spark Streak Into Spring 20-day Challenge. I committed to at least 10 minutes of strength training every day. One day abs, one day lower body and one day uppe... Read more
What a Difference A Day Makes
Monday, March 17, 2014      16 comments

Saturday, I ran my first 5K in four months. There were several challenges but I felt strong and finished with a time a couple minutes longer than last year which made me happy. After the race, I had a nice lunch with my family which include... Read more
Streak Into Spring Day 15
Saturday, March 15, 2014      13 comments

It was a crisp 30-something degrees this morning as I met my daughter in the city for the St. Patrick's Day 5K. First run of the season. I got there way too early hoping to get free on-street parking..... In Chicago! Bah ha! I constantly a... Read more
Streak Into Spring Day 13
Thursday, March 13, 2014      9 comments

Wrapping up the week. I'm trying not to rush the days away but I'm happy to wrap up this week. After my mom passed away, I was a bit of a zombie at work so this week I was really trying to get it in gear and make my deadlines. My dad also h... Read more
Streak Into Spring Day 8
Saturday, March 08, 2014      10 comments

Another day of at least ten minutes of strength training is in the books. I did the upper body workout I've been working on this week. This time I did the full two rounds... 20 minutes, instead of just the first 10 minute roun... Read more
Streak into Spring Day 6
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      11 comments

So far so good committing to 10 minutes of strength each day for the Spark Streak Into Spring challenge. Tonight was ab work. So I'm still a bit discombobulated from my mom's passing almost two weeks ago. Still having a hard time accepting ... Read more
Streak Into Spring Challenge-Day 1
Saturday, March 01, 2014      14 comments

I'm in for the SparkPeople Streak Into Spring 20-day challenge. I am committing to at least 10 minutes of strength training each day. I began the day with an easy 15-minute run with my Riley girl (my yellow lab). There was a light dusting o... Read more
Disney Inspiration
Friday, February 28, 2014      11 comments

I think life is better with a little Disney... Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine. Snow White The more you laugh, the more you fill with glee. Mary Poppins Don’t be fooled by its commonplace appearance. ... Read more
One Day At A Time
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      18 comments

I'm working on coming out of the fog of my mom's passing. Last evening was her memorial service. The amount of friends and family that showed up in the bitter cold was really amazing. She touched many lives. As dark as the past five days ha... Read more
Saying Goodbye To Mom
Saturday, February 22, 2014      38 comments

Hello Spark friends. A huge thank you for all of the kind thoughts about the passing of my mom. It warmed my heart more than you know. In my last blog, I wrote how she was improving when I left her Thursday evening. She was responsive after... Read more
Overcame the Couch
Thursday, February 20, 2014      21 comments

I'm very ready for the weekend even if it doesn't turn out to be as relaxing as I would like. My mom was moved to ICU because she became unresponsive for a couple days. While upsetting, this has happened several times in the past when she ... Read more
Spring baby Yeah!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      14 comments

The temperature in Chi-town will reach the 40s today! yahflippinhoo! I have heard talk that there is grass that grows from the ground and sidewalks. I have not seen these things they speak of but that's the word on the street! I know this w... Read more
Keep Going
Thursday, February 13, 2014      17 comments

Didn't mean to get all emotional in last nights blog. Emotions got the best of me and I thought hitting the blogs was a better option than hitting the fridge! Thanks for all of the supportive comments! My mom is doing a little better today ... Read more

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