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Sharing the load (a vent)
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      18 comments

I've been married for almost 22 years. I have always done the bills and taxes. I've made most of the decisions for retirement savings, except the husband does have a work IRA and is able to selling company stock. This year I gave him the ch... Read more
Who's the winner?
Monday, February 02, 2015      11 comments

We are Eagle fans in our house so the Super Bowl really didn't matter. However, we are still big football fans so watched and cheered on the teams that were playing. I was going for Seattle as my Sparkfriend, MexGal1, is a HUGE Seahawk fan. Hus... Read more
A day off?
Sunday, February 01, 2015      14 comments

I decided that I was taking a day off from my normal exercise intensity. What does one instead? Spend over 100 minutes shoveling snow. It was a great workout and that way the kids could use the snowblower on the neighbor's driveway. Great famil... Read more
A "free" day
Saturday, January 31, 2015      13 comments

Today was a "free" day. This means I had nothing to do, literally. No meetings, not classes, not volunteer work, no helping with homework, nothing! So what does a person that has strived to become and stay healthy do? I met with a friend... Read more
Holistic vs. USDA
Friday, January 30, 2015      10 comments

My oldest daughter is going to school for Health & Human Performance with an emphasis on Exercise Science and a minor in coaching and nutrition. She is also the one that is recovering from an eating disorder. (Kind of ironic, wouldn't you say?) ... Read more
Myths & Facts about Nutrition
Wednesday, January 28, 2015      11 comments

This is the second part of the nutrition seminar that I went to. This one covers popular diets and micronutrients. The dietitian went over several popular diets. She mentioned that some people HAD to go on them, but some just choose to thi... Read more
Meeting with friends
Saturday, January 24, 2015      16 comments

I had a great time meeting some of my Sparkfriends today. There was six of us and it was pretty low key, but very nice. I had already met three at previous "reunions." It was great meeting two "new" friends face-to-face. I find it really i... Read more
Macronutrition seminar notes
Thursday, January 22, 2015      8 comments

The dietician that was speaking is an ultra runner, so some of this info is geared more to those 50k and 100k runners. Some was common knowledge, carbs should be 45-70%, fats 20-30% and protein 10-25% of your diet. (I know the amounts don't add ... Read more
What I'll always be.
Sunday, January 18, 2015      59 comments

I'm not sure why, but during church this morning I started thinking about "who we'll always be." The journey is a long one. We change in so many ways. We get stronger mentally and physically. We get smaller bodies and bigger self esteem. We get... Read more
A realization
Friday, January 16, 2015      15 comments

It has been a busy week! I've had a commitment every night this week. I have another one tonight. I have still been getting my exercise in, though! I'm very proud of that. I'm also coming to terms with my "new changes." I realize that the... Read more
Way too much info (beware gentlemen)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      12 comments

Can I just say I am way over this perimenopause stage! Two "cycles" in less than 10 days stinks! Out of control is an understatement. No wonder my scale is up and down, up and down! My pants are tight, my cravings are crazy and I'm moody... Read more
Support and information
Monday, January 12, 2015      10 comments

emoticon for the support. I did not cancel my orthotics order and as Irene said, the Lord will provide. He always ... Read more
The orthotics dilemma
Sunday, January 11, 2015      16 comments

I ordered my orthotics last week, but my husband is being a bit of a "butt head." He e-mailed me articles that explain how bad they are for you. The articles said that orthotics promote injuries and don't help. I told him that I could find ar... Read more
A different day of exercise.
Saturday, January 10, 2015      9 comments

I spent seven hours at our school volunteering to help with the robotics competition. Our school had three teams and one won! (Weird play on words.) The other team that won was a "walk up" team. ... Read more
A better outlook
Friday, January 09, 2015      13 comments

Hi all! I did better yesterday with my eating and that seems to really help me. That darn ole mental game that those numbers, and clothes, can do to us. I realized that I have the same difficulty every winter. It reminds me when I had k... Read more

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