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The Trail of History
Friday, October 26, 2012      36 comments

Every year our county has its "Trail of History" in one of the forest preserves. It tells the early history of settling McHenry County, Illinois. It starts with a lo... Read more
Mid BLC Evaluation
Sunday, October 21, 2012      10 comments

We are halfway through BLC 20. I have not been successful with weight loss. I have been exercising more. Exercise is what I really struggle with. I have never been an active person or sports minded and this I know is my weakest link. I also have... Read more
Off for a walk in the woods...
Thursday, October 04, 2012      22 comments

Warm day, but a little cloudy and had some very light drizzle later. We decided to go for a walk in our closest forest preserve to see some color. ... Read more
BLC-Meals for the week
Monday, October 01, 2012      8 comments

For the week-end challenge we need to plan and post our meals for the week. So here are mine. Meals for the week Breakfast ( I always eat the same basic thing-as it stays with me to get me through to lunch) Monday- scrambled egg ... Read more
I Joined the Biggest Loser Challenge and This is My Blog
Saturday, September 15, 2012      18 comments

We all need to set some goals for these 12 weeks and plan how to be successful. Here are mine: I will work harder on drinking all the water I need Track everything I eat and consistently measure Do all the daily exerci... Read more
Me- get in a kayak???
Sunday, August 19, 2012      24 comments

18 months ago I was really very sedentary. There was not much exercise I did except maybe a few minutes-not more than 10- on the treadmill. This summer, at age 66, I have begun to MOVE. This morning my husband and I did a 40 minute bike ride an... Read more
Governor Dodge State Park, Wi
Monday, July 23, 2012      13 comments

My son recently went camping in Governor Dodge State Park in Wisconsin. My husband and I decided to go up and take Effie and visit. We stayed in a hotel, while he tented. On our first drive in the park we saw a young deer. ... Read more
Sister's broken ankle is a wake up call!
Friday, June 15, 2012      24 comments

I have 2 sisters. All of us overweight- mostly all of our lives. My oldest sister is 77 with congestive heart failure. She fell, using her walker on the way to the bathroom, and broke her ankle. They were afraid to do surgery due to her weight ... Read more
Back in ONEderland-this time I need to stay here!
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      18 comments

OK, back down to 199.8 today. Now I hope I have learned something from that yo-yo experience. For the past month I have bounced from 198 to 202. Now onward and downward! ... Read more
Time to get a grip on things.
Saturday, April 28, 2012      15 comments

I have been kind of stagnant since my birthday. Too many meals out and no exercise have made the scale creep over 200 again. 200.2 today. I was so thrilled to get under 200 and then kind of got carried away. It just shows me how very easy it is... Read more
Hiking on a Beautiful Spring Day
Friday, April 13, 2012      13 comments

Beautiful day yesterday and I only had to go to work for a staff meeting- then home. So my husband and Effie, and I went for a nice hike. ... Read more
WHOO HOO-ONEderland!
Monday, April 02, 2012      19 comments

11 months ago I started seriously taking control of my weight. I was pre-diabetic, hurt to walk, felt tired and like I would never get motivated. Spark people helped me st... Read more
Driving to work in a Winter Wonderland!
Saturday, February 25, 2012      14 comments

Yesterday as many dug out of the snow, I found some really beautiful scenes. Come with me as I leave home and travel to work with my camera at the ready. ... Read more
Snow Sculping Without Snow??
Sunday, February 19, 2012      10 comments

Yes, you can have a snow sculpting contest without snow. In Lake Geneva, Wisconsin the yearly contest went on. Here are some shots, caught before the sculptures melted totally away. ... Read more
I've lost a bag of dog food!
Saturday, February 04, 2012      17 comments

This is Effie- she is a svelt 130 pounds. She is a big girl so we get her big bags of dog food... ... Read more

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