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Monday Morning Start
Monday, June 07, 2010      6 comments

I am a little behind schedule this morning. That's okay, though; I'm not too far behind and it's because I had a better night sleep. So that's a good thing. I will go for my morning walk outside right after i finish this. A realization h... Read more
Morning Routine
Sunday, June 06, 2010      5 comments

I think I found a good morning routine for me. I have to first start off with coffee, a little bit to eat for fuel, and my morning prayers to help me through my day. This I do first every day. When I first started SP, I would then excerci... Read more
Journal Posts
Saturday, June 05, 2010      2 comments

I have started keeping a pad of paper with me when I'm reading articles and blogs. If there is anything interesting, inspiring, or thought-provoking, I write it down. I then go into my journal, write it in there, and say what I feel about i... Read more
Early Start
Friday, June 04, 2010      1 comments

I got an early start today. I have done my excercises, read my emails, looked at my spark points. It is now 7:15 and I am headed out for my walk. It's supposed to rain soon. This is a readon to walk early, in addition to the fact that it's c... Read more
Good Day For Me
Thursday, June 03, 2010      6 comments

I had two great workouts and got all my excercises in, including a couple new ones. I feel good about that. I ate a little more calories than I usually do, but...i think I may have needed to eat a little more. And when I looked at my comp... Read more
Eating better
Thursday, June 03, 2010      2 comments

I am finally starting to eat better. My protein consumption is up and my carb consumption is down. i don't have enough fats yet, but I've been reading up on that this morning. It should help me. I love the reports on SparkPeople. These are ... Read more
Best Walk
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      2 comments

I think I just took my best walk ever. I picked up the pace and went a little further. I should have done it earlier in the day, but got sidetracked with my computer programs. i really worked up a sweat. I watched the weather when I returned... Read more
Computer Problems
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      3 comments

I was going through all my emails and reading them. I must have opened one I didn't want to open, because I picked up some kind of virus. Luckily, I was able to do a system restore and this seems to have helped. I will have to insist that my ... Read more
new day
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      5 comments

It's a new day and I'm trying to begin it on positive note. I'm thinking optimistically, which is good. I took my measurements. The only decrease I had was in my thighs. I'm going to have to study the exercises and see which one I can add. ... Read more
Goodbye
Monday, May 31, 2010      6 comments

I got back from seeing both of my daughters - a little earlier than I wanted to. But they both have to work, so I had to let them bring me home. I did't want to say goodbye. My youngest is going back to Michigan tomorrow. I will be moving up... Read more
Memorial Day - my first Spark People Holiday
Monday, May 31, 2010      2 comments

I made it through Memorial Day eating right and getting my exercise in. I excercied a lot before I went to my daughter's house for a barbecue. Thank goodness she tries to eat healthy too! The burgers were turkey burgers. I did eat mine with ... Read more
Cornithians
Sunday, May 30, 2010      1 comments

I think everyone has heard the passage from this book that begins "love is kind, love is patient, love is never boastful.." But do you think you apply this to your everyday life? I try to, but I know I need to work on it more.... Read more
Excited
Sunday, May 30, 2010      7 comments

I am excited today. My youns gest daughter came down from Michigan to spend a couple days with us. Yesterday was "sisters day". My daughters just wanted to spend the day with each other, I am so glad that they do this. They are very close a... Read more
Meal planning
Saturday, May 29, 2010      6 comments

I didn't like my first week's reports. Starting today, I am making a conscious effort to think more about what I eat. I want to try to sit down and plan meals for a whole day. Maybe after some practice, I will be able to plan means for more t... Read more
Reports and Goals - the first week
Friday, May 28, 2010      3 comments

I really sat and looked at all my reports and goals. I haven't achieved all my goals and my reports definitely show my weeknesses. I still eat too many carbs and not enough protein. Did anyone else have this problem? How do I adjust my diet ... Read more

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