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Time to Stop Hiding

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      31 comments

I put this on my front page, but I feel like I want to post here too. Sorry if you are reading it twice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~ It is time to stop hiding behind profile pictures of coffee mugs and tickers that show my gra... Read more

New Sneakers

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      21 comments

Well, so much for posting every day starting March 1st.... I order new sneakers from Zappos over the weekend and they arrived today. I broke down and spent some money on Adidas. I am so happy they came in purple!! I tried them out tonigh... Read more

I am going to be a Grandma!

Sunday, February 26, 2012      34 comments

My middle child, Vinnie, and his wife, Deanna, are expecting a baby. We are all so excited! She is due in early September and I am planning my trip to Florida already. This is a picture from their wedding - my son is serenading his brid... Read more

Random Facts A - Z

Saturday, February 25, 2012      9 comments

A. Age: 53 B. Bed size: Queen C. Chore that you hate: Grocery shopping D. Dogs: Toby E. Essential start to your day: Email and Facebook F. Favorite color: Purple G. Gold or Silver: Silver H. Height: 5'6" ... Read more

Be the Change

Thursday, February 09, 2012      20 comments

You can see by my page that this is my 'mantra'. But I haven't been doing a very good job of it lately. I am struggling with some issues at my job and I am letting it spill over into everything else. I get a 'Positivity' email every wee... Read more

'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study

Thursday, February 02, 2012      16 comments

My co-worker and I were discussing this morning how I am a 'people pleaser'. We were talking about work, but then I logged onto SparkPeople during my lunch break and I find the above titled article in Health News. It probably explains a lo... Read more

Shameless Plug for My Son

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      16 comments

My son Michael (also known as BUCKUNSTOPPABLE) is having a book signing this Saturday at the blue manatee children's bookstore and decafe in Cincinnati from 2 until 4. If you are in the area you should stop by. He writes great children's b... Read more

Coach Nicole's 28-Day Boot Camp DVD Review

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      15 comments

I really enjoyed Coach Nicoleís 28 Day Boot Camp DVD. The routines were pretty easy to follow. I am pretty much out of shape, only doing some walking, and so I found the workouts challenging. However the adaptations really helped! The mu... Read more


Wednesday, January 18, 2012      12 comments

I wasn't here pretty much all day yesterday and was dreading the volume of email I would be getting today. But it wasn't nearly as much as I expected. Then I noticed that it was all blog notifications - nothing else. So I checked my account s... Read more

Just a Short Run (Donít Let the Name Fool You - Walkers are Welcome)

Saturday, January 14, 2012      19 comments

The 12th Annual Just A Short Run (JASR) is a benefit race for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. JASR is one of the largest run/walk events in Western PA and is one of the largest half-marathons as well. It is being held on Saturday, March 31st, ... Read more

Good Night

Thursday, January 05, 2012      11 comments

It took a long while, but I am all caught up on my SparkMails, etc. The newbie's team's current number is 21,240. I just think it is so great that so many people are finding SP! Thanks for all your supportive comments about yesterday. Yo... Read more


Thursday, January 05, 2012      23 comments

I got hit with a couple of emotional punches yesterday. I cried but I didn't eat my emotions. I am making progress!... Read more


Tuesday, January 03, 2012      12 comments

New count for the SP Class team is 13,680 as of 10:52 PM EST. And we are only on the 3rd day of the week! We are having some issues with our server at work. I learned today that they are installing some new software that will track everyt... Read more


Monday, January 02, 2012      13 comments

First, the SP Class team for this week is now over 8,900 members. I just find these numbers amazing. I have been spending lots of time Sparking over the past week but reality hits tomorrow in the form of my return to work. I will have to ... Read more

SP Class of January 1-7, 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012      20 comments

I have the honor of co-leading the new SP class this week and all I can say is "Wow". As of right now, there are over 3,600 members of this team. There are people of all ages with varying goals. Some have been here before, some are brand new ... Read more

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