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how much colder can it get???

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I am in Virginia. it is 13 degrees today and icy. School has been out for the kids 3 days already in January. I am done with it. Come on Spring! The good news is that we have a local gym. We are trying our best when we can get out to bundle up and hit the gym. I am so thankful for that opportunity. I ALWAYS feel better after my workout (not so optimistic prior..you just have to push your way through!)

also, for the past week I have been counting WW points. I am so excited to be in MORE control of what I'm putting in my mouth. If you do WW and happen to read this, shoot me a post. I'd love to hear some success stories, tips etc. Thanks, Sharon emoticon

  


New Years Resolution before 2014 even gets here...um hmm, that's right!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

HI SPARK FAMILY! I have been sparking for over 3 years now and I am JUST STUMBLING across the article that talks about the history of Spark. God bless Chris for starting this website. It has been SO helpful to me. My resolution for 2014 is to SPARK more! Right now I just log fitness, water, size measurements and food. I am making a promise to blog more and to reach out more to others. I know that this will really help my success for 2014. We are a family. We are stronger together than alone!! Muah! thank you again! emoticon

  
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MIZPAM25 12/8/2013 1:44PM

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DIANER2014 12/5/2013 11:22PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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TINAXX1 12/4/2013 10:18AM

   
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ALHOOVER81 12/4/2013 10:05AM

    I have no clue how long I have been sparking, I do believe around 5 years. I find that going for the points to get to the next level helps me spark almost everyday. Reading that I am not the only one going through this weight loss challenge also helps. You can do it!!!!!!!

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A time for reflection and thankgsgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Before I get started with MY emotions...We should get 20 points for logging in on Thanksgiving DAY not 3...lol
Now...as I look back on the past year I have SO much to be thankful for. wonderful family and friends. My husband is so sweet and loving and I have 3 awesome kids. My husband and I both have our Moms and they are healthy. So many have lost their jobs in my area but we still have ours. I have a wonderful pastor and church family...the list goes on and on...last but certainly NOT LEAST...my Spark Family..I love you for your encouragement, laughter, tears, support and reality checks. I am onboard. Excited about a NEW YEAR...RIGHT NOW..not waiting until January! Rock ON! emoticon emoticon

  
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MIZPAM25 11/28/2013 9:27PM

    emoticon HAPPY THANKSGIVING! May God and keep you always! emoticon emoticon

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Shaken but NOT Stirred....

Saturday, October 26, 2013

no...I am not talking about a tropical drink at the bar..I am talking about my disposition lately. My life has changed. Two stepsons that live with us now permanately. Their needs are great and they keep me oh so busy. A grown daughter with many obstacles to step over as she learns to be a woman. An aunt and two uncles all in the hospital simultaneously. Although my job is not being affected, layoffs are taking place at my job that have changed the lives of many friends that I love. It breaks my heart. Well the long and short of it is LIFE IS CHAOTIC!! each day my blood pressure has been about 145/101. My usual number is around 130/90. I am prayerful but I am human. The numbers have caused concern for me. So I am going to the doctor for my check up on November 6. with all that's been going on, I have been eating without thinking. I have not been present in the moment.

God has shown me something through all of this. He's shown me that life CAN be hectic. However, He is in control. I must trust Him. I must lean on Him. I must refocus and take care of ME first before I can take care of anyone else. I am committed to being the best that I can be forGod and my family and especially ME. I am not going to uproot ALL the good seeds that God has planted in me and all the good habits that I have started for myself. I will press on. I am SHAKEN BUT NOT STIRRED... emoticon

  
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SLICKEM05 10/29/2013 10:30AM

    Thank you Miss Sparkle. It is a much better week this week. Feeling blessed. emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 10/26/2013 10:08PM

    I hope things calm down for you!

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A few things that I love...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Another spark member sparked my thought process today regarding things that she loved. I decided to blog about the things that I LOVE...the list is so long. I am making myself happy just thinking about it all.
I love quiet time to myself. I love to hear children laugh. It makes me start to laugh automatically. I love thunderstorms and watching them. I love the smell of a clean kitchen. I love scratching Peanut's belly (my Yorkie), I love my husband, daughter and two sons. I love my "glass half full mentality". It keeps me going from day to day. Finally, concerning me, I love my long dark hair and my smile. I also consider my "back" as one of my best attributes. I have been working hard to to define it and oogga mooggga...I am liking the results. I am sure the rest of me will catch up SOON. LOL, emoticon

  
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LILSHINE 8/19/2013 9:59AM

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SUNSET09 8/16/2013 11:59AM

  Now doesn't that make you feel good?!?! Do it for the things you love, do it for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COUTURELADY 8/16/2013 9:52AM

    Sweet! Thanks for sharing the "love." emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 8/16/2013 9:25AM

  Sounds good. Thanks for sharing

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