About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
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My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

I learned a lot in days 7-12. First, I learned I walk 11-12,000 steps a day without even being conscious of it. That's a good thing. I'd hate to think I have to worry about upping my steps forever. Second, I learned my added sugar intake runs around 22g a day and there is . . . → Read More: 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

I learned a lot in days 7-12. First, I learned I walk 11-12,000 steps a day without even being conscious of it. That's a good thing. I'd hate to think I have to worry about upping my steps forever. Second, I learned my added sugar intake runs around 22g a day and there is . . . → Read More: 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

Day 6

Day 6 was the best yet. I didn't even workout – it was my day in between strength workouts, but I didn't even make an effort to get in some cardio as I have the other days. Yesterday I had to be in Harwich from 8-3, stop in Dennis to see if the fit . . . → Read More: Day 6

Days 4 & 5

Day 4 was yesterday and I was a little bit concerned about getting 10,000 steps on a Saturday. Working only 3 hours and knowing I'd want that afternoon nap on a rainy day had me worried. I compensated by staying at work and doing two cardios and 20 min of yoga. Then I grabbed . . . → Read More: Days 4 & 5

Rocked Day 3!

22g of added sugar…and…

 

Can't wait to get going today! Off to Harwich to work 9-12, then a few cardio sessions to kick off the afternoon. Are you with me? Can we do it on a Saturday? Will weekend days be different than weekdays? Yeah, me too, I didn't take into account . . . → Read More: Rocked Day 3!

Day 2 – I Did It!

 

10,159 steps just before I left work last night! I was really excited to see that 10,000. I did have a cardio workout in the morning and I think that's what put it over the top. Added sugar intake was solid at 39 g. I think I see the culprit. My New Lifestyle . . . → Read More: Day 2 – I Did It!

TODAY Is The Day

Ready? Pedometer set to zero, house cleared of added sugar, it's October 1 – let's go!

Click here to get the details and join me in this challenge to make living a healthier life a habit. It is said that it takes 30 days to establish a habit and make it part of . . . → Read More: TODAY Is The Day

Beat It!

Over the weekend several people have joined the 10,000 step/beat sugar challenge. I'm in the gearing up phase – yesterday that meant finishing all the chocolate hidden in the freezer. Today I am going to read the packaging of everything I eat and tally up the grams (including my New Lifestyle Diet food I . . . → Read More: Beat It!

Gearing Up

Yesterday I announced my intention to participate in Michael Wood's 10,000 step challenge. Today I don't think I could do the sugar part – abstain from added sugar for the whole month – without doing some sort of gearing up during these last few weeks of October. I need some mental preparation and lots . . . → Read More: Gearing Up