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A frustrating week of disappointments....glad it's over!!
Sunday, April 22, 2012      9 comments

Last time, I wrote about my excitement at doing some running and joining the Walk/Run training team. Well, I spoke too soon. Turned out I had work or family obligations every night this past week and never got home before 8:00pm...too late to go... Read more
More Discoveries....I can run!
Saturday, April 14, 2012      11 comments

...at least a little:) I've got my walking mile down to 15 minutes. And I've been reading so many articles/blogs about the joy people get from running and I've looked into the training for a Walk/Run 5K, but haven't done anything about it...till... Read more
How can you support someone when they won't let you?
Saturday, April 07, 2012      5 comments

There is a man a care for very much. Within a couple of months of our starting to date last year he told me he was struggling with depression and didn't want to "drag me down" with his problems. This totally caught me by surprise, I didn't see a... Read more
I'm losing, but nobody is noticing!
Sunday, April 01, 2012      15 comments

I'm up to 27 pounds and 10 inches lost....which I am thrilled about! emoticon But nobody seems to have noticed! I am... Read more
Misc Stuff From This Week
Saturday, March 24, 2012      7 comments

Good News: The rain held off for a day, so I got to walk outside. Did another Virtual 5K! I didn't try to set any records this time, but did go fast enough to get rosy cheeks and a "healthy glow" ...as a genteel lady might say...lol I fina... Read more
Losing weight is great!...but can also be expensive.
Saturday, March 17, 2012      12 comments

At this time I've lost 20 pounds, which is definitely a emoticon. But now, none of my pants fit. I don't want to bu... Read more
I did it...barely, but I did it!!!
Saturday, March 10, 2012      12 comments

One of my goals this year is to walk(and maybe someday run...yikes!) a 5K; either a "real" one or a virtual one. I did my 1st one in Dec., it took me 1:03:56. In Jan., my goal was under 1 hour, it took me 57:45 min. In February there was one pro... Read more
Finally.....some sunshine!
Saturday, March 03, 2012      6 comments

Finally, after weeks of rainy weekends, being out of town, being sick...I finally got to take a nice walk outside! I'm still dealing with a head cold so had to take things slower than my usual pace, but WHO CARES! It was a beautiful day and I go... Read more
Really ready for something good to happen, tired of all the bad stuff...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      3 comments

Ever feel like you're living your life under a dark cloud, and there's no sunshine anywhere? Well, that's been my life lately. Last week, it was dealing with the death of a former student. The week before that, problems at work with my superviso... Read more
Another sad day:(
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      7 comments

Today, for the second time in two months, I attended the funeral of a former student. For those of us keeping score, this would be the sixth former student (that I know of) who has died in 20+ years of teaching. They were all young adults, some ... Read more
How is this possible?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      3 comments

I've noticed lately that although the scale has not shown a lot of loss and the tape measure hasn't been very supportive, several pairs of pants and tops that once were uncomfortably tight to wear are now much looser and enjoyable to wear! Not s... Read more
More Bad News
Thursday, February 09, 2012      8 comments

I found out earlier this evening that a former student of mine committed suicide. This is just heartbreaking news...to think he was in such pain that he felt this was his only way out. I've been teaching for 24 years now and this is the 5th form... Read more
Ticked Off & Discouraged
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      7 comments

So, my horrible day...started 1st thing this morning with a dr's appt....I went because I've been having a lot of pain in my shoulder...really bothers my getting a good nights sleep....she suggested I may have arthritis but I need to get an xray... Read more
Rough 24 hours
Friday, January 27, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday I got some disturbing news(see previous Blog) and I let that affect me in such a Way that I went WAY over my calories last night. I knew it, even as it was happening, but I just couldn't stop myself. Then forgot to re-set my alarm for ... Read more
Sad news...need Positive Energy
Thursday, January 26, 2012      21 comments

There is a young boy I know, Joshua--10 years old, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last March. After months of agonizing treatments it looked like the tumor had stopped growing and his prognosis was hopeful. However, things have... Read more

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