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Deep water
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      4 comments

Tried the deep water aerobics, along with some easy modified breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke lap swimming beforehand. Realized after 2 attempts that I have forgotten how to breathe while doing the forward crawl. So, after a ... Read more
Water Aerobics- check!
Monday, August 07, 2017      2 comments

So glad I didn't let my self-consciousness deter me from going today! I had a good time and it felt so good to be in the water again. I didn't realize how much I have missed swimming! I tackled the shallow workout today; going to try the deep wa... Read more
Sunday, August 06, 2017      3 comments

Well, tomorrow I face the pool for my first morning with water aerobics. Mixed emotions, but I only have some of August to face this hurdle, so the time frame is spurring me onward. I have a good suit, which compresses my surviving breast nicely... Read more
Conference Upcoming: planning, adjusting, and conquering
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      0 comments

Well. A little anxious thinking about how I can continue to eat on the Shred plan while I am away at a conference for my teaching position next week. Think I will have to modify somewhat. Buying some Bolthouse smoothies and bananas to take along... Read more
New start
Saturday, June 25, 2016      4 comments

Jumping back in with both feet to SP today. Heaviest I've ever been after needing antidepressants thus year. Off now and ready for a new start for the summer. Feeling embarrassed at first, but accepted and energized after reading some recent pos... Read more
Super Shred
Monday, August 04, 2014      1 comments

I'm starting the Super Shred diet today, which is 4 weeks long. I can do anything for a month! It's definitely worth getting out of the local library, if you can get a copy to borrow. Lots of choices, snacks throughout the day, and each week ... Read more
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      1 comments

Feel like I can finally begin leaving the school year behind me (not that it was bad-- it was a great year!), leave grad school behind me, and start a new chapter. I was lamenting the fact that I "only" had 60 days of summer left... 59 days of ... Read more
Saint Patrick Day's storms
Thursday, March 13, 2014      3 comments

In my town, there is always a "St. Patrick's Day" storm, which can hit anytime up to a week before or a week after the actual holiday. This morning, I had a ride for the first time in many years, in a non-four-wheel drive car, from a dear Irish... Read more
Busy Busy Week
Sunday, March 02, 2014      2 comments

Committing with this blog at the beginning of the week to stay focused on my healthy eating and small daily exercise goals each day. In the past, these type of weeks are the ones where I flub up, eating things that are fast and unhealthy, thing... Read more
Fighting stress eating today
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      2 comments

Working so very hard to fight the urge to stress eat this evening. Found out, due to my own misreading, that I did not complete an assignment correctly for the current graduate class that I am taking, and it is going to cost me my 4.0 grade poi... Read more
It's been long enough...
Sunday, April 21, 2013      4 comments

Well. Here I am again. SparkPeople says its been over 402 days, or something like that, since I have been here. That depresses me, but it takes a first step to turn around and get back to the path where you belong. And so, I am taking one st... Read more
Prayer Needed
Thursday, February 17, 2011      13 comments

Haven't blogged in a while... but really feeling like I need prayer support regarding my teeth. I am still fighting this abscess... Last battle in a long fight of teeth woes: November, I had a front tooth that suddenly had a lot of sharp pain... Read more
Survey about me (thanks Tellitforward!)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

Survey about me. 1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:15AM 2. How do you like your steak? medium 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Up 4. What is your favorite TV show? I like "Chase," "Anti... Read more
Choosing to stay positive
Monday, January 11, 2010      3 comments

Dropped eldest son off to trade school yesterday. He was very quiet on the way down, so I wasn't sure where his head was. Last time we took him for his 3-week visit/evaluation in September, it was a very tearful goodbye on both our parts and a... Read more
School Picture Day
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      8 comments

Well, picture day has come and gone. Didn't make my goal, but my face definitely looked a little bit slimmer than last year's. So-- I am counting it as a success... :-) And... there is always picture RETAKE day, which isn't until December 1st... Read more

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