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January 2018 - - 30 Days to Build a Habit
Friday, January 05, 2018      1 comments

January 3rd, first day back to work, means exercising 6/7 days per week for the month. Once this goal is accomplished, I'll move on to Month 2 and a new goal.... Read more
Timed Challenges Get Me Moving
Monday, July 10, 2017      3 comments

Flylady said it best: You can do anything for 15 minutes (or 10, or 5). This philosophy fits for exercise, cleaning, studying, writing...whatever you need to start. I find once started, I end up going longer; but, initially I just have to co... Read more
Hypothyroidism -- diagnosis
Saturday, August 01, 2015      4 comments

-- started meds this morning -- went back to old blood pressure pill with diuretic -- will have to watch for low potassium again... Read more
Saving Time
Saturday, January 05, 2013      7 comments

I'm figuring the best way to save time in my day is to get off Fbook and email. Perhaps if I could plank on the half hour I would feel like I have accomplished something in my evenings. I'm hoping to have more energy as I get back on track, in... Read more
A List Brought Me Recognition of the Joy in Getting Dressed
Sunday, December 19, 2010      2 comments

Whenever I'm feeling like I'm just doing what I do with Spark because that's what I do, I read some exceptional blogs and lo and behold...I can feel the motivation starting to spark its way into my heart. Today I read a few and I'm finding myse... Read more
Running for Literacy--Running for Me
Sunday, October 24, 2010      2 comments

Okay--it always feels good to support an organization that's focussed on helping people--to know you are supporting others is a bit of a feel good thought. The fact that I'm an educator and believe in this cause doesn't hurt. However, to suppor... Read more
Running--in my world, it wasn't likely to happen!
Thursday, July 15, 2010      4 comments

Ski season ended and my husband decided the next family project was running in preparation for the kids Bluenose Marathon (he wanted to run with the boys). I reluctantly agreed to try it--found the Couch to 5K on SP and figured if we started sl... Read more
Forgive Myself and Get Back on the Healthy Horse
Sunday, July 11, 2010      2 comments

It feels like the summer is going to ruin me--I'm a teacher on summer vacation who requires a routine if I hope to have any success. So far in 1.5 weeks of vacation I've doubled my exercise but I've gained 10 pounds. YIKES...but even though I ... Read more
Water Retention
Monday, July 05, 2010      4 comments

This is the start of Day 6 of my summer vacation and I've noticed since the evening of graduation (one week ago this evening) that I've been retaining water. My ankles are swollen each evening and, for that matter, I'm beginning to notice they ... Read more
Life Happens
Sunday, June 13, 2010      3 comments

I had a great week. I dropped the gain from last weekend plus I dropped extra. I planned for a weekend of indulgences with my youngest--it is our annual bonding weekend. We walked and ate. We've had ice cream, penny candy and eve... Read more
Party Preparation
Sunday, June 06, 2010      3 comments

Getting up in the morning when I knew I had some running around to do all afternoon and a party to attend that evening was a great motivator for morning exercise. I rode my recumbent bike while I digested some professional reading (killed two b... Read more
Walk this Way
Saturday, May 29, 2010      2 comments

It was a great day--managed to head out on 3 separate walks today with my No. 2 son. We picked up garbage in the ditches when we went on the first walk--today was our town's Spring Cleanup day. The second walk included heading out to my son's ... Read more
Sparking with Friends--Part II
Thursday, May 13, 2010      4 comments

I cannot believe that 3 good friends are now on Sparkpeople with me and how beneficial that is for me. I really enjoy checking in on their site each evening to see how they've been doing. I'm just so proud of all of us--and it's quite motivati... Read more
Sparking with Friends
Monday, April 19, 2010      2 comments

It's a great time of year--everyone seems to have the energy that spring tends to ignite. And, speaking of energy and ignitions--my friends and I are Sparking together. It's a great way to keep the momentum going. I've got my husband sparking... Read more
Exhaustion Breeds Contempt? NEVER!!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      3 comments

It's been a heck of a week. Monday was exhausting at work. Tuesday was no better. Today was a nightmare (at least I got my water into me on Monday and Tuesday--today I didn't find the time to even go for a bathroom break!) How do I fix t... Read more

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