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Goodbye, beloved Laptop!
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      4 comments

My wonderful Macbook Pro that my daughter gave me 4 years ago, when she purchased a smaller and newer one for college, is on its last legs. When started up, it keeps restarting and restarting and restarting, without actually starting up. I had t... Read more
Painting, Eating, Power of
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      7 comments

For the past few days, hubby and I were finding new ways to procrastinate getting the guest room ready for my sister to arrive on Monday from Germany. She will be staying for two weeks, and I actually have the time off (except for Black Friday, ... Read more
A little uncertainty in my future
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      10 comments

A few weeks ago the Vet Practice owner announced that he sold the veterinary practice to a huge corporation that has about 700 other vet practices americawide. I am all for it, because he himself is almost 80 and not in the best health. That way... Read more
The amazing Deck of Cards Workout
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      5 comments

One of the Motivational Spark Articles talked about a Deck of Cards Workout. Designed to make the ones amongst us who really don't feel like doing their strength training actually love it. You take a simple deck of cards, and then assign exerc... Read more
We arrive in Park Guell in Barcelona!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      9 comments

My daughter and I arrived in Gaudi's Park Guell..... on our virtual walking/workout trip. It was 967 miles and we did it :) ... Read more
Virtual Walking Challenges for all!!!
Friday, October 23, 2015      6 comments

Since I joined the Fall 5% Challenge to virtually walk to Destinations around the globe with my team, I have loved it so much that I recruited my daughter Julia and my friend Annette in Germany to do the same. We created a WhatsApp group and are... Read more
I don't get offended easily, I think.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      8 comments

So the other day I came to shift, knowing there was a new hire I was supposed to start training. I am one of 4 trainers there. One of my co-workers (who is known for her socially inept behavior) exclaimed to the new girl "And this is Ute, she is... Read more
Recap my Shooting Star Experience
Saturday, October 10, 2015      8 comments

I have been with the Shooting Stars for two weeks now, and the 5 % Challenge is in full swing. Let me share some thoughts with you on that experience..... - knowing that my workout minutes count for the team has me trying so much harder tha... Read more
Dancing and Dealing with Food Pushers
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      7 comments

Well, so my wonderful hubby is a night shifter. He likes to bring me a breakfast sandwich in bed along with coffee from a local Food Hut. He is aware that I am tracking my food and beginning a healthy workout and eating life. I have no problem t... Read more
Moving day and Car Inspection..
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      7 comments

So we went to NYC on Sunday to help my broken hearted daughter Julia move to a new apartment shared with two other women. She and her boyfriend broke up, and now have to move out of the Studio Apartment. The last time I helped someone move I was... Read more
I am a Shooting Star AND a Phoenix!
Saturday, September 26, 2015      11 comments

Well, there you have it. Today is the first day of our Fall 5% Challenge. I was invited to the Shooting Star team, and within this team, smaller groups were put together to help encourage each other and watch out for each other. So I am also in ... Read more
Strategy to render my top 3 excuses powerless.....
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      5 comments

This is part of the Fall 5% Challenge Team exercises to get ready for the launch on Saturday. Got me thinking. It's not really all that difficult to find out why I didn't do all that well in the past. I gotta say, with the Spark App, I have such... Read more
It's Drag Your Husband To The Park Day!
Monday, September 21, 2015      8 comments

And that is just what happened. I love to walk in the park, but haven't done so in recent years, because we always want to do things together. Hubby has a lot of night shifts and gets tired and sluggish at hours that I am usually up an running. ... Read more
Team Assignment Triggers...
Sunday, September 20, 2015      1 comments

This is the post that I wrote for the Team Assignment to explore and tackle our triggers, whatever that may be. It took me a bit to think them up. It's not easy to look at yourself and find out what you are doing. So much is auto pilot. It was v... Read more
My Top 10 Reasons to Commit to the Fall Challenge
Monday, September 14, 2015      5 comments

All these things are within reach as I am getting ready to join the team for the Challenge. 1. take pressure off my knees to prevent further damage 2. prevent high cholesterol 3. help my heart stay healthy 4. prevent diabetes 5. se... Read more

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