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Need Some Ideas for Keeping Winter Doldrums at Bay

Thursday, February 19, 2015      6 comments

Oh, my gosh.......I am so over winter already, and we really just began to have it here in SW Missouri. Most of our school districts had not missed any days for bad roads/weather until this week, and most of them have been out for what is now t... Read more

Do Small Steps Really Lead to Big Success?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday, I had gone into a business, paid for my purchase, and dropped my change into my coat pocket. It was cold, so I walked with my gloved hands in my pockets, got into my car, sat down, and then took my hands out of my pockets. I heard a... Read more

2015 Goals

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      3 comments

I was quite pleased with my progress in 2014 - I mostly maintained my fitness/weight, I paid off a credit card, and I completed some crafting projects. In thinking of what my overall goals are for the coming year, I am going to concent... Read more

Just Met One of My 2014 Goals Today

Saturday, December 20, 2014      7 comments

One of my goals for 2014 was to pay off one of my credit cards and I did that TODAY as I made the last payment on one of them. That felt so very good! Now doing the same with the remaining card will be my financial goal for 2015. I s... Read more

December 1, 2014 and 2014 Goals Progress

Monday, December 01, 2014      5 comments

Where has this year gone? emoticon So with 30 days to go after today is done, what is my progress on my 2... Read more

October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014      7 comments

Hi, Sparkfriends! I just looked at my last blog - on Labor Day - and so much has happened since then. My SIL who was so seriously injured in the accident [in which his dad died as a result of injuries] has continued to improve. ... Read more

September 1, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014      9 comments

It would be neat to go back and see where I was at on previous Labor Day weekends, but I felt the need to concentrate instead on where I am at in relationship to my 2014 goals. I have had the most unbelievable August - it was one that tes... Read more

Uber-politeness Needs to Go

Monday, July 21, 2014      5 comments

I have almost decided that I am much too polite. I have struggled with the fact that this may not be a problem, but I am open to the suggestion that perhaps it is. In struggling with this personality dilemma, I don't know that is is i... Read more

The Year is Now Half Over - How Am I Doing on My 2014 Goals?

Thursday, July 03, 2014      6 comments

Here are my 2014 goals and my progress to date: 1. I will return to the 150s. I am not sure 150 is the best for me; 155 may be more do-able. I have recently discovered that I enjoy yoga stretching and stretching in general. I also continue... Read more

Challenges - Have They Been a Good Thing for Me?

Saturday, May 31, 2014      6 comments

As a member of a challenge that has been held on the RV Enthusiasts team, I was asked to write a blog about my thoughts concerning challenges. I have been a Sparkmember almost 4 years. I joined the RV Enthusiasts team fairly early on, and ... Read more

Benefits of Gardening

Thursday, May 29, 2014      8 comments

I have been enjoying my garden this year. Our garden is primarily my effort this year. DH got the raised beds ready two years ago and we had some success last year, but this year I did a bigger effort. Already the time spent has been so... Read more

2014 Springfield, MO Team Spark Rally #2

Thursday, May 15, 2014      2 comments

L to R: Cindy, Janice, Kira, Tammy, Joyce, Dawn, Becca, Elsie, Debbie On Saturday, May 10, 2014, members of our Springfield, MO Sparkpeople team met for our second r... Read more

May 5: How am I doing on my 2014 Goals? How's my Year of Joy Progressing?

Monday, May 05, 2014      4 comments

Here are my 2014 goals and my progress to date: 1. I will return to the 150s. I am not sure 150 is the best for me; 155 may be more do-able. I have recently discovered that I enjoy yoga stretching and stretching in general. I also continue ... Read more

"Follow-through was not his forte"

Wednesday, April 09, 2014      8 comments

I picked up a paperback at our supermarket that caught my eye, since DH and I have just discovered and enjoyed all four seasons of Downton Abbey this past winter. The title of the book is "While We Were Watching Downton Abbey", by Wendy Wax. I... Read more

Wandering Thoughts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014      10 comments

I think I'm just winter-weary, but I am also assessing my fitness/nutrition/Sparking program. My primary care physician told me last week that anyone who had lost weight during this winter-that-seems-to-never-end is doing VERY well. O... Read more


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