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Giving myself permission to slow down
Wednesday, October 28, 2020      3 comments

I have always been a busy person. Early childhood training included getting household chores done and taking care of my younger siblings and pets before being able to have fun. These lessons were carried into adulthood, helping me to manage my... Read more
So, how did I do on my goals while on vacation?
Thursday, April 25, 2019      4 comments

A three week vacation with limited computer access had me a bit worried. I had to go without feedback. So, how did I do? First the food – amazing! Everything is really fresh. Bananas, papayas, and mangos are tree ripe and superior to an... Read more
Vacationing mindfully (I hope)
Friday, March 01, 2019      6 comments

I have been a member of SparkPeople for a long time, and this has helped me lose and keep off the weight. Now, I will have to try winging it for a bit. My husband’s grandmother turns 90 next month (such a blessing!), and the entire extende... Read more
Thank you for my motivation!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      1 comments

Lately, life has been extremely stressful. Working 70 hour weeks with no backup, helping my husband with his business (and it is tax season), premature arrival of twin grandbabies, grandson had heart surgery, and my job may be ending in a few m... Read more
Educating friends and family
Friday, November 13, 2015      3 comments

My journey to a healthier lifestyle began just over 7 years ago. I worked hard to reach my goal and have worked even harder to maintain. Most of my family and friends have been supportive, but many had misconceptions the process or worries abo... Read more
Running the Komen
Sunday, October 17, 2010      5 comments

Last year I ran my first 5K - the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in memory of Elaine and in honor of my mother and my friend Pam. Didn't do too badly (especially since I had been able to run 3 miles for only 2 or 3 weeks!) - I finished in the... Read more
Fighting Genetics
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      2 comments

I am the oldest of 5 children. From our father’s side of the family we received genes for hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes. Strokes and heart attacks are common in the older generation. Our mother’s side has also has a few inci... Read more
Warning: Grandma with Techology!
Friday, March 19, 2010      1 comments

Well, my daughter-in-law had a 4D ultrasound - the kind where you can see the wee one's face. My son posted the pictures for the family to view. Took this grandma-to-be about 10 minutes to figure out how to download the picture from Facebook t... Read more
Playing catch up
Saturday, February 06, 2010      4 comments

As I wrote before, I have been extremely busy (and being sick did not help!). Since I am still easily winded but BORED, I am trying to get caught up on email. I have several email accounts - one each for work, family, newsletters, Facebook, an... Read more
Why I've been MIA
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      4 comments

Sorry I have been MIA lately. After having food poisoning in early December, the holidays came along with all the family obligations. Then, our dance troupe had a big show and I was on one of the committees. Needless to say, my time was over ... Read more
Wimping out...
Saturday, December 05, 2009      3 comments

OK - I was so psyched for my second 5K. Then, it started raining. Does not seem like a big deal - unless you were watching the Weather Channel on Wednesday. I understand our area made the national news for flooded streets in the downtown area... Read more
Still here - just overwhelmed!
Sunday, November 29, 2009      4 comments

OK - I know I have been MIA for a few weeks. First, I was having connection issues. After several calls to the cable company, a tech finally came out to fix the problem. One good day on the computer and then the rains came. For some rea... Read more
Flu shot
Thursday, October 29, 2009      2 comments

Bad run Wednesday - time was slower and I could not seem to puch myself to continue running. I did run/walk/run/walk for the regular amount of time. I just didn't feel well (tired, 'aware' of my joints, general yucky feeling) and started wonde... Read more
Running my first 5K
Monday, October 19, 2009      5 comments

This past Saturday, I completed my first 5K – the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer. If you have seen earlier blogs, you know how important this cause is for me. I had started the C25K program at the end of May, taking it ... Read more
Racing for the Cure this weekend!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      2 comments

I had read the statistics – 1 in 8 women will be stricken with breast cancer during their lifetime - but, it seemed a bit high to me. I didn’t know anyone with breast cancer. That would change in 2004 when my mother was diagnosed. After s... Read more

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