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Kerri Strug!
Sunday, August 18, 2019      6 comments

I stuck the landing! You may remember I was laid off in November as part of a corporate restructuring. I am excited to announce I started my new job on Aug 12! I will be working as an account representative for one of the blood banks in m... Read more
Life Can Change in a Blink of an Eye
Sunday, April 14, 2019      4 comments

I got laid off as part of a corporate restructuring back in November. I was one of about 100. I had literally just returned from a business trip with my boss two days before. I didn't cry. I was pissed. How dare they say that after 20 y... Read more
Resolutionaries
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      2 comments

On the one hand, I get to go to the gym tomorrow and get my (increasingly toned and perky) butt kicked by one of our fabulous fitness instructors. On the other hand, it's January, and the gym will be filled with Resolutionaries. I'm not one for ... Read more
Boot Camp!
Saturday, February 18, 2017      3 comments

I signed up for boot camp at my gym. It's two mornings a week for an hour. The instructor is a great guy who pushes and encourages us. It's an eight week course and I have definitely seen improvement. I was able to up my weights last cla... Read more
Can I Get a BOOYAH for My Daughter in Army Basic Training?
Sunday, January 31, 2016      6 comments

Ivygirl decided at the ripe old age of 23 she was going to join the Army. She's in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and is due to graduate the end of February. She will be going to Fort Sam Houston to train as a medic. Despite ... Read more
No semicolons
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      2 comments

I find my life mundane and meaningless. I cannot seem to get traction in my job search. I am stuck in a job with no growth potential. My MBA was huge waste of time and money. Since my husband is disabled, I have to be the sole breadwinne... Read more
Every day is New Years Day!
Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

I believe the idea that the new year is a time to make changes is trite. Why wait for an arbitrary date on a calendar? I found Sparkpeople in April 2008. Did I wait nine months to sign up and begin working toward a better me? Nope. When... Read more
Surgery on Wednesday
Monday, September 01, 2014      1 comments

About a year ago, I started bleeding. Considering it had been about five years since the chemo put me into early menopause, I knew this was cause for concern. I saw my primary doctor, who thought my Tamoxifen dosage might need to be adjusted, ... Read more
What I've Learned from 25 Years of Marriage
Sunday, January 05, 2014      6 comments

25 years ago today my husband and I were married. We have officially been together for more than half our lives. I've been asked the secret to a long marriage. I think the true question is "What's the secret to a happy marriage?" People can ... Read more
Maybe I've been looking in the wrong place...
Friday, November 22, 2013      4 comments

I've talked about my desire to find a new career. I've been applying for jobs, searching on LinkedIn, networking. But nothing. HOWEVER: I've had two opportunities come my way through friends at Toastmasters. One is to handle PR for ... Read more
Baby steps
Sunday, October 27, 2013      2 comments

We went to Gatlinburg and Nashville for a vacation (and a friend's wedding) and I found I really missed my Body Pump class. We got back home on a Wed night and 5 am on Friday I was up and getting ready to go to the gym. I believe I will be abl... Read more
A Sneaky Thing happened at the gym
Sunday, September 08, 2013      5 comments

Let's set aside the fact that I REALLY enjoy Body Pump and the changes I'm noticing. I'm getting more toned! Recently my gym switched up their fitness classes, and my Wed evening Body Pump class has been replaced with something called Triple F... Read more
Still plugging along
Sunday, August 18, 2013      2 comments

Nothing really new to report. The job search is rather stalled right now. We're taking a vacation in October and I don't want to get offered a job only to have to tell them I'm taking a trip to a friend's wedding out of state and will need two... Read more
I'm gaining weight, but...
Saturday, June 15, 2013      2 comments

I think it's okay. I've been doing Body Pump twice a week, which is an hour long weight lifting class. It's fast paced for both strength and endurance, and Ivylad has noticed more definition in my arms and in my butt. I've noticed when I pull... Read more
SparkRadio Interview
Friday, April 26, 2013      6 comments

I had a lovely interview with the SparkRadio gals, Lily and Karen, last week. The podcast is available if you search "SparkRadio" on the site. I had a lot of fun and they are a wonderful couple of ladies.... Read more

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