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A&I Challenge - Fun

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      11 comments

Have I made room in my life for fun? Well, today the answer is definitely yes. However, as my kids were younger the answer may not have been yes as I devoted a lot of my time to fun for them. Anyway, the things I do for fun now include: (1) rea... Read more

A&I BSG Challenge - Happy Memories

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      14 comments

Well, this week’s blog for the A&I BSG challenge is supposed to be your favorite childhood memory or memories. I don’t have that good of a memory back to my childhood, so I am going with my favorite memory of my children’s childhoods. My fa... Read more

A&I BSG Challenge - Finding Balance

Thursday, April 07, 2011      13 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog entitled FINDING BALANCE. I have been thinking about this for a few days now and I think I have come up with what finding balance means to me. First, in order to know whether I... Read more

New Mantra

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      6 comments

I have decided that I need a new mantra so that I can train myself not to let the emoticon control my feelings, so ... Read more

A&I Challenge on "Change"

Thursday, March 24, 2011      11 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog entitled CHANGES which is to be my hardest change on my journey, motivation to maintain those changes and any hints for others. I have been thinking about this for a few days now an... Read more

A&I Blog - MY SPARK JOURNEY

Sunday, March 20, 2011      12 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog entitled MY SPARK. I think I was born fat because even in pictures of my as a child I was chubby. When my daughter was in high school she was 100 pounds, if that; not so with ... Read more

A & I ADVICE BLOG

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      10 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog entitled ADVICE which is to be advice I can give to someone new on Spark or just someone who is just trying to become healthier. This is quite challenging for me, the non-writer, bu... Read more

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011      25 comments

My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a blog entitled ADVICE which is to be advice I can give to someone new on Spark or just someone who is just trying to become healthier. This is quite challenging for me, the non-writer, bu... Read more

A&I 3 WORD BLOG

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      17 comments

Three words that come to mind when I think of my Spark journey are: Focus, Flexibility, and Consistency. The meaning reason I chose these words in relation to my journey are: 1. Focus: I find that if I do not stay focused I may put somethi... Read more

Monday, February 28, 2011 - Plan for March and April

Monday, February 28, 2011      9 comments

Okay, so I have been working on my new goals and how I can go about achieving them. I hope that I have not made it too specific or too hard that I cannot achieve it, but since we are going to Kuaii in September and plan to do a lot of activity, ... Read more

Sunday February 27, 2011 - Vision Collage

Sunday, February 27, 2011      10 comments

For one of my challenges I was to complete my vision collage and since I have been really tired and slacking on my exercise I wanted to make sure I got the points for that at least. So, here is my vision collage. Read more

Saturday February 26, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011      4 comments

I am just so tired of feeling tired. I really hope that the thyroid being off so far is the cause and that the new medication helps quickly. On top of feeling tired today I felt a little sick as well so I didn't get any activity in. Tomorrow I r... Read more

Friday February 25, 2011 - Goal Setting

Saturday, February 26, 2011      7 comments

I have never really learned how to set up goals so now I am going to try to learn an effective way to do that. So far I have printed off some articles and I am learning that: 1. I should set realistic goals, not overzealous ones that may s... Read more

February 24, 2011 Conquering Small Jobs

Thursday, February 24, 2011      4 comments

“Don’t be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” Dale Carnegie This is a qu... Read more

February 23, 2011 Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      7 comments

"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley, basketball coach I have never really thought about what my dreams are for my life, but since starting ... Read more


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