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News flash: "Pants are looser!"
Friday, October 29, 2010      5 comments

I wouldn't have believed it myself if I wasn't actually wearing them, but the shocking truth is that my pants actually fit better! This, despite the fact that "all" I've been doing lately is avoiding sweets and trying to eat a normal portion ins... Read more
Now "Forever Young"
Monday, July 12, 2010      4 comments

After months of waiting to get better from Bell's palsy, I finally decided I was ready to go to a fitness class at the gym. Before I got sick, I was going to aerobics three times a week and Zumba once a week. But I'm far from being able to do th... Read more
You already know this, but I just found out!
Monday, June 14, 2010      6 comments

I've been struggling this year with Bell's palsy, and, as a result, exercise has been difficult. Some days I managed to walk in place for 10 minutes, but most days even that was too much, and, believe me, four months on the couch has done NOTHIN... Read more
One-year anniversary!
Saturday, May 15, 2010      4 comments

emoticon That's right! I've been a member for one year! No, I don't have any inspirational totals to list or... Read more
Home-town Hero performs feat of strength!
Thursday, April 15, 2010      7 comments

In an unexpected display of physical prowess on Thursday, FitMary of Just Down the Street, America, threw out a half-eaten box of her favorite candy. "It was time," said the unassuming middle-aged woman. "Anyone would have done the same. I've de... Read more
A good night's sleep
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      3 comments

What a difference a few hours of sleep can make in a girl's mood! I've been dragging for the past few days, fighting being sick and exploring the depths of a bad mood. And sleeping very, very poorly. Grrrrr. Grumble. Murmur. Sigh. Then I got ... Read more
Evening #1
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      1 comments

I made it through yesterday evening without eating any cookies, cakes, candies, brownies, muffins.... I didn't even have a piece of the cheesecake that our dear friend brought over last night about 5 p.m. in honor of "International Cheese Cake D... Read more
Okay, let's try again.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      1 comments

I was doing so well there, and then.... I gave in to my cravings. Big time! I'm still partly affected by Bell's palsy and that was getting me down and getting boring so I compensated with sweets. Oh, that's my downfall, all right. I just love th... Read more
Saturday, March 20, 2010      2 comments

Spring is a wonderful promise of renewal, and with that promise comes the hope of improvement. I am going to take a leap of faith and decide to believe that we are strong enough to find our way out of the crisis our world finds itself in. Human ... Read more
Thursday, March 18, 2010      5 comments

After my busy day yesterday, I was tired all day today, as though I had spent the previous day stacking hay bales in the hot sun instead of sitting in front of a computer. Today was slow, slow, slow... Still, spring is in the air and that's a wo... Read more
Busy day
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      2 comments

Here I am at the end of a busy, busy day. I'm really tired and I should go to bed, but I want to meet the challenge of a blog a day so here I am. Today I met with a student who is worried about falling behind in her schoolwork. It quickly ... Read more
Quick shout-out
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      1 comments

This is a quick shout out to my teenage sons. Usually we think of teenagers in the Arrrrgh! Grrrr! Uphhh! mode because they are exasperating. But my sons have really stepped up in the past few weeks, helping me in so many ways to get by and get ... Read more
Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

I was at work today, starting to complain, as usual, about how loooong it's taking me to get over my little health problem when my colleague told me about his friend, a woman of 55, who went to the doctor last month with a pain in her back. She ... Read more
Still positive
Sunday, March 14, 2010      0 comments

Our beagle has developed a fear of rainstorms, and whenever it rains hard, he starts to pace, begging to be let outside and then just as quickly asking to be let back in. Although he normally loves to sleep in his crate, last night he refused to... Read more
Stress the positive #1
Saturday, March 13, 2010      2 comments

Okay, a new challenge to pay more attention to the positive. I'm going to try to focus on at least one positive thing every day. Perfect timing since the negative has been overwhelming me recently. There are so many positives in my life that I d... Read more

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