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Here's to the New Year!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hi all! Sure wish I could utilize this site more and connect with the community more. I go to school have a five year old and work. Pretty tight schedule. My work and school involves A LOT of screen time so getting on here is a challenge.
What would be some suggestions from all of you. Wish it had a Facebook like check in.
On the health and fitness front. I'm doing pretty good. Finding the balance. I didn't gain a whole lot during the holidays. I did eat off my usual choices. I didn't feel well when I did have too much sugar,fats or what ever.
So detoxing off sugar is what I'm doing again. Going to try gluten free too. I've notice tummy pro blems when I eat gluten. So I'll see if it helps.
Love sparks! Hoping to grow a friendship or two here. All the best!

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BETHARTEMIS 1/2/2014 12:03PM

    Congratulations on your success through the holidays and happy New Year! When I get very busy, I find it helpful to get on Spark during my lunch break/if I have just a few minutes between activities. Best wishes on continuing your healthy lifestyle this year.

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MJ7DM33 12/31/2013 4:28PM

  Happy New Year!

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Life has become abundant!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hi everyone! Miss you all. I'm challenging myself to check back in. Life has picked up like I kinda thought it never would again! LOL. Okay maybe I am sorta a catastrophes :) I'm trying to recover from that! Anyway, full time mom, full time work, full time school. Very little time for fitness. And my hips have been feeling it! I've been sitting at a desk more then I ever have in my life. No likey!
So I've come to the realization I need to get up a half hour earlier to fit fitness back in. And use this site for checkins and accountability. It's not that I don't want to, for real finding the time has become the issue. So up at 430. I will be kind to myself too. I know school will not be a forever thing. It's ebb and flow. Right now the tide is high :) I've missed using the site.

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/25/2013 3:45PM

  Oh MY, 4:30. emoticon Your making me tired.

Don't wear yourself out.

We are glad to see ya. emoticon emoticon

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MISSY455 11/25/2013 3:15AM

    And I thought my 6 AM walks were have to fit in exercise where you can. It's such a fine line though, making time to exercise without adding the stress that goes along with that process. I hope you get some down time over e next couple of weeks.

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68ANNE 11/24/2013 9:28PM

    I set an alarm every 30 minutes on my computer to remind me to stand for five minutes

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MJ7DM33 11/24/2013 6:08PM

  Welcome back!

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Hi Everyone! Miss checking in with you all!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Again WOW!! What a major shake up life has thrown. All good. I'm back at school full time and working park time. Which is why the blogs here have disappeared. I'm studying Multimedia and Design. Loving every minuet of it. I work part time at our local community college. AHC, it's the shining star in our little town. Loving every minuet of that too!
Life has gotten pretty full and now I have a hard time fitting my fitness schedule into the week. I am doing it! Just not as much as I'd like! I've switched up to more weight training too. We women need that weight training as we age!
Dusty is doing very well he started Kinder this year!! Yikes! He loves, loves, loves it!
We have been getting out and about in our area, traveling the Central Coast of California. Lots of good stuff to do around here! Good food and great produce! We went to one of our favorite farms yesterday and picked up some goodies. Apples, tomatoes, squash, peppers and beets.
I have been able to maintain the weight loss, pretty pleased with that! I think a big tool for me is the scale. I weigh myself every morning. Just so I keep it real. I didn't when I was gaining the 20 lbs. Seeing my numbers helps.
Hope all of you are doing well.

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MISSY455 10/7/2013 1:50AM

    emoticon working in fitness is really important....struggling with the strength training myself. The weather has been so great here (Central coast) all week, hope you are getting out and enjoying it. I hope to hit Avila Barn this week, and maybe the Thursday night Farmer's market in SLO. Always so fun, but can be so crowded this time of year,

Congrats on school !!!

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FEMISLIM 10/6/2013 9:49AM

    It is well with you!

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Time is flying!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wow, it's been along time since I've been on the page. Quite a bit has changed! Buggy is in Kinder, I'm back at work and school. Shoot. So little time!
I'm in school taking Multimedia Classes, learning web-page design and a few other programs. I am having a blast! My life took a full turn on to another course and it's been pretty great. I'm still hoping for full time work at the end of this road. I have plans to develop my own business and hope it goes well.
Buggy is off to school full time also. We had a nice few years of hanging out together and I miss it. He does too. He told our friend Jill he wishes he could stay home with mom and hang out.
I know he would miss school if he did. lol.
I've been doing well with the new life style. I've had a five pound range lately, up and down. I know I still like to "unwind at night" with a snack in bed and the computer or movie or book. It really is my unwind time. Just wish I didn't crave the snack!
Working out has been great! I've incorporated weights into the routine. Well, it is mostly weights now. I am not running as much. I know with my age I need the weights more and more.
Time to work out is a bit of a problem. My schedule is CRAZY!! I have registered at the local community college in a weight class, it makes it easier to be at school. A little less driving around.
I was hired part time at the school in the counseling office. I love it and the people there. Education institutions are FAB to work at. People are just a little nicer it seems!
Anyway glad to be back here on Sparks I've missed you all!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/18/2013 12:53AM

  Sounds like a great place place to be. I hope you still have time to both do some hobbies, exercise, and rest. emoticon

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    Congrats on the new job! I work for an elementary school and definitely agree with you!!! emoticon

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over the plateau ( I think :) )

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Lost a few pounds again. Stuck with the plan. It was just frustrating for a few days. I get that icky low-garde depression once in awhile. I don't think I'm the only one:) It will set in and I have to do stuff/wait it out to pass. It hasn't been as bad as I've had in the past.
So no word on the job. Talking to friends and a mentor, hate when I start beating myself up. Get to far, "into" me and what I have, have not, can't, can do....Anyone else? So working on things one step at a time.
Buggy is doing GREAT!!! getting ready for Halloween:) have a costume to make. Geo from one of his programs :) , Team Umi Zoomi lol. I'm blessed. We've gone to pumpkin patches around here, from SLO to Solvang. The gas prices have kinda put a damper on our trips. And honestly time at school too:)
I know God will give me a position in his time, when I'm really ready. I think I am NOW, BUT a girlfriend just got this great position, she has her 1.3 year old daughter in childcare from 7:45 am to 4:45pm. She has her mom take A and pick her up. I think I am ready now, however honestly I feel anxious thinking about having Bugs in care like that. 5 days a week, that is a long time to be away, I can't be a good mom with that schedule. I know I would be tired, cranky and resentful. And it would come out at everyone around me.
So I will get the position when I can handle it.
This is an all over the place blog,

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KNEWMETODAY 11/15/2012 10:00AM

    Sometimes all over the place blogs are exactly where we need to be. Unfortunately, those little compartments in our head are't so easily separated...kind of like life! For different situations in our lives we end up "sitting and waiting." We do what we can because,when it's right, things will change.

It's been a while since you wrote this blog, so I hope things--at least some of them--have evened out for you. This is a wonderful, growing place.

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