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From tragedy to triumph
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      2 comments

My fiance had a stroke on November 30th. As he heals, I have been fasting for his recovery. I have not been eating junk food that we had frequently eaten while we watched TV. So far I've lost eight pounds. I believe he will recover so we can con... Read more
Slow progress
Saturday, September 19, 2015      4 comments

My clothes are fitting better but my weight loss is only ounces. I need to ref up my weight training.... Read more
A new development
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      3 comments

I just found out that I am pre-diabetic. My blood pressure is also very high. My mother passed suddenly from a massive stroke due to her hypertension. At 52 or any age, I do not want to follow in her footsteps. I am taking action now, to allevia... Read more
How did I get here?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015      3 comments

I finally got up enough nerve to weigh myself and was shocked to the point that I kept moving the scale to different spots on the floor to get a better re... Read more
Another new year, same ole pain
Sunday, January 01, 2012      2 comments

Once again I'm fired up about completing a 5k. Today I was to start my walking and once again, my lower back hurts. I'm beginning to think this is a chronic, seasonal condition with me. Perhaps my new year should start in the Spring or Summer. I... Read more
Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

I'm not sure how this happened but I took a step and felt a tremendous pain in my lower back and down my right leg. I've been much been sidetracked since last Tuesday which puts a damper on my training. I've been alternating icing with heat alo... Read more
10k Pre-race testing
Sunday, January 02, 2011      0 comments

emoticon First I was measured and weighed with blood pressure/body fat testing; Honestly, I felt a lot of shame be... Read more
10k Training
Thursday, December 23, 2010      2 comments

On the 18th I went to VL for their 10k training orientation. I decided to not only sign up for the training but I joined VL also. I'm nervous about it because I don't want to fail or loose confidence in myself and not complete the program, like ... Read more
Monday, June 21, 2010      1 comments

Since being out of work, I've been very tired and sleeping late in the mornings. I feel like a lot of my productive time is gone by sleeping this late and wish to change this. I also have trouble sleeping straight through the night which may be ... Read more
10,000 Steps?
Saturday, May 08, 2010      3 comments

I finally took the plunge and joined the 10,000 steps SparkPeople group. I struggled to make 8,000 steps when I lived up north and had to walk everywhere; so, this will be a real test of my commitment to myself to make this many steps everyday. ... Read more
Time to start
Saturday, January 03, 2009      1 comments

For me the beginning of the month is always the first Sunday. That's when I'll be putting my exercise plan into action. Once the exercise becomes a habit, the eating will naturally follow, at least it does for me. I like to exercise a whole lot ... Read more
September Challenges
Saturday, August 30, 2008      0 comments

1. Jackie Warner's 6 Week Workout DVD Challenge (Team: JACKIE WARNER'S 6 WEEK WORKOUT DVD CHALLENGE) I created a challenge for people who have Jackie's workout dvd it runs for 6 weeks from Sept 1 - Oct 13...last day to sign up is Sept 1 aft... Read more
I'm A Leader
Sunday, June 15, 2008      3 comments

I finally started a PraiseMoves SparkTeam. Laurette Willis, creator of PraiseMoves calls the series a Christian Alternative to Yoga. I'm excited to expose others to yet another method of fitness.... Read more
Mid-life crisis?
Sunday, June 08, 2008      4 comments

I don't think so. I think I'm having more of a mid-life awakening to my true calling. At 45, it's time to start living for me and taking care of myself more so I can live a long vibrant life. Better late than never, I say. I've signed up to be a... Read more
Wednesday, June 06, 2007      1 comments

I had a victory today and want to share it. At 5:45 I left my house to get to a 6:30 appointment. Because of the accident on I95, a lot of traffic was rerouted onto my usual route. A trip that usually takes me 15 minutes took almost an hour. I w... Read more

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