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True Blessings...
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      4 comments

So I am coming to grips with the loss of my beloved gym trainer who took me through 80 pounds of weight loss in 2010. The Fitness Pilates, Total Body Conditioning and Bootcamp to name a few classes that were taught. She no longer works here... Read more
Beloved Trainer/Instructor - Gone!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      2 comments

I have to vent somewhere about this as I am very hurt and deceived by the system but I think our trainer that left is as well. Trainer#1 (will be abbreviated T#1) was asking to be brought on full time with our gym here at work. We have clo... Read more
Is the season of eating done yet?
Monday, January 03, 2011      4 comments

Oh the misery of eating sweets, chips and drinking alcohol. Not that any of this stuff makes me feel good it didn’t in fact most days I just felt miserable after consuming. Thought I was controlling myself – found myself not being controlle... Read more
One extreme to another with the weather here in the midwest.
Thursday, September 09, 2010      3 comments

Is was just a week ago and we had temps in the high 90's with humidity to match. Now we have weather in the 50-60's. I guess it wouldn't be the midwest if we didn't have extremes like this. Although I believe this is just forcasting our wonder... Read more
What a way to go with SPARKPEOPLE!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      2 comments

Feeling great and energized! Have lost another 5 pounds and the feeling of getting stronger and healthier everday is really making me feel good about myself finally. The gym I attend at work did a write up of me and posted my picture o... Read more
Gearing up for the weekend - Last Bootcamp of the week today... two more left of the six week sessio
Thursday, July 22, 2010      3 comments

Can't wait for the weekend. This will be the 2nd time I am going blueberry picking. I am going with a friend and we are going to have lunch in Stockholm WI when finished. Haven't been out to eat in months. Excited but I think I finally hav... Read more
Finding Spark - May be my saving grace
Thursday, July 15, 2010      7 comments

Once I finally realized (after much encouragement from friends and relatives) that I had to get all of this extra weight off it took me another year and half to find my way to Sparpeople. The journey so far this year since January has been ... Read more
Workouts becoming more challenging again
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      2 comments

I found that I was doing a lot of the same things and haven’t been seeing a lot of change in my body shape or weight dropping off very quickly. Keeping the food in proportion but needed to kick things up a notch. So the last 3 weeks I ... Read more
The Monday morning grind – or is it?
Monday, July 12, 2010      1 comments

Let me think about that. With all of the activities over the weekend I think I am actually glad to be sitting at my desk and not moving right now. Spent so much time outside harvesting food then inside putting the food away for winter as w... Read more
Blueberries - What a TREAT!!!!
Sunday, July 11, 2010      4 comments

Blueberry season here in Eastern MN/Western WI. Left home at 6:30am and made it to Rush River Produce at 7:50 am. Picked berries (and ate berries) until 10:45 am. We had picnic at the farm before heading back in the huge shade trees. W... Read more
Celebrating and controlling the food intake...
Thursday, July 08, 2010      3 comments

Celebrating my nieces birthday tonight. She turned 6 yesterday July 7th. Giving her a new fleece tied blanket as the one I made a few years ago is too small. Nice to see that even though she basically has anything she wants under the sun th... Read more
Applied for a job upgrade as a position opened in my area....
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      7 comments

I have finally gotten the courage up to apply for a position change from a BSC III to a BSC IV. I knew there was a job posted last week but thought about it all weekened and worried about whether or not I would be qualified. This would be w... Read more
Flatter ABS?
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      6 comments

The slowest loser just had a posting put about flatter abs and what is posted for the super foods - Almonds and other nuts Beans and Legums Spinach and other green vegetables Dairy (fat free or low fat) Instant Oatmeal Eg... Read more
Great day to not have to drive into work
Monday, July 05, 2010      4 comments

Really enjoyed getting up early today and walking around our local pond today. Early enough that a lot of people were not up and moving yet so could really enjoy the peace and quiet. The wildflowers in bloom around the lake are really beau... Read more
Put away food for the winter today
Sunday, July 04, 2010      3 comments

19 quarts of Twice Garlic Dill Pickles, 1 Gallon bag of green beans, 5 pints of rasperries (gold, black and red). Made soup and granola today as well. Here are the pickles. ... Read more

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