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A new chapter in my life

Friday, January 01, 2016      1 comments

So I started today with a bang -- or an air horn, actually. I ran the Day One Race (5k) -- a race that each year I never do and always regret not doing. Well this year I did it! Time wasn't great - just 38:17 - because I walked about half o... Read more

Life Lessons From Potty-Training a Three-Year-Old

Thursday, January 15, 2015      3 comments

Little Bear is struggling with the potty. He tends to wait too long, and then he goes in his pull-up and doesn't get a sticker. It's a very depressing thing to watch, from a parent's perspective, because he tries so hard most of the time. ... Read more

I'm getting a treadmill

Monday, November 10, 2014      4 comments

Do I need a beginner treadmill that goes over 10 mph? I am so lost on these and have NO idea which one to get. Any thoughts?... Read more

15K and being back on the wagon

Monday, September 08, 2014      4 comments

I actually missed my Spark friends during the time when I was gone, but I got used to using the phone app rather than the website, and there isn't a lot of interaction on that app. I hope you all are doing well and staying positive. There a... Read more

First day of MANY!

Monday, September 01, 2014      2 comments

It was an interesting summer, to say the least. Little Bear and I planted tomatoes and green beans, and it took a while but we're seeing the "fruits" of our labors now. Daddy learned how to make roasted tomato appetizers, and we grilled squash a... Read more

Been busy!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014      6 comments

So yeah, it's been a while. Things have been slightly crazy, especially since I've kicked up the writing so much. I feel like I don't have time for everything I need to do. Yeah, I sound like my mom. For the past 8-9 months I've lost a litt... Read more

Little Bear's First Hair Cut - pics

Friday, March 07, 2014      10 comments

Once there lived a Little Bear He had some crazy, CRAZY hair! His Mommy thought it looked just fine But he did resemble Professor Einstein. His curls were so bo... Read more

March 1 - First Trail Run!

Thursday, March 06, 2014      8 comments

(What this photo shows is me coming across the finish line, 4th from last, but still finishing. What it does not show is all the MUD!) February was a bad month. Lit... Read more

Six Weeks of Giving Up LAZY!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      6 comments

I'm setting a Lenten goal of getting off my duff and being ACTIVE for the next 6 weeks (and hopefully by then I'll have made a habit of it, and it will be nice enough I can actually run and walk outside again.) I have been slacking SO MUCH latel... Read more

The Continuing Adventures of the Bear Family

Tuesday, February 25, 2014      3 comments

Nobody every tells you that your vocabulary will change, once you become a parent. Beyond the obvious "Clean up your language!" if you're a cusser, or "Enunciate more" if you slur your words, new parents don't really get much advice on what... Read more

So, yeah. It's been difficult.

Monday, February 24, 2014      9 comments

I won't lie. I've been lurking. Yes, I gained back some of my weight. I knew I would, because I was slacking so much and eating a lot of junk. And drinking way too much! (Seriously, 500 calories of my daily totals were in alcohol!) And yes,... Read more

Should I keep my activity tracker? The great debate.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      18 comments

Right after the first of the year, I received my Spark Activity Tracker. I was super excited about it, because I loved the idea of the little "light show" to help me track my fitness through the day, and I wanted something that would track my mi... Read more

Five words or less

Thursday, January 09, 2014      7 comments

Ready for major life changes!... Read more

I hurt myself running :(

Thursday, January 02, 2014      11 comments

So much for new week resolutions -- we lost our internet for 2 days, so I didn't get to spark at all! WAAAHHH!! In other news: Well I figured being off for almost 8 weeks would have been enough time to heal, but now I feel worse than e... Read more


Monday, December 30, 2013      4 comments

The last few months have been so much fun, and busy busy! I am learning to manage my time a little better, so they haven't been as crazy as usual, but I've neglected Spark, my Spark friends, and fitness in general. So like everyone else on ... Read more

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