It's my birthday - come see what I got!!
My husband and I don't really do a big Valentine's Day thing, we never have. We've gone out to dinner a few times, a few flowers, but generally speaking, over 26 years, Valentine's Day has always been low-key. This year was even more so, as we ... Read more
2012 in review, with pictures and numbers. Hey, I did math!
I'd like to show you where 2012 started:
It was January 1st, so it was mandatory for me to "Begin Anew". But honestly, I wasn't really feeling it. According to Spark,... Read more
If you were wondering what I look like... here I am!
I'm pretty typical of many Sparkers, I'm sure, when I say that I hate, hate, hate, taking pictures of myself! I'm insanely, harshly critical of any and every picture of myself. I see gray hair where everyone else sees dark auburn. I see my missi... Read more
Sharing my inspirations today!
Here we go, one day only: I'm going to share some of my recent motivations and inspirations! Feel free to come in, look around, take anything you like or that really resonates with you - it turns out, inspiration shared becomes exponentially str... Read more
My baby Ares - the best running partner a girl could ask for!
Having finished C25K and run in 2 5K races, it's time to get back on the training wagon! I've just been floating around my workouts, sometimes running, more often not... and considering the fact that I'm registered for a half marathon in May, th... Read more
My first ever Vision Collage - be kind!
In my quest for challenges that will keep my butt in gear, I've joined the newest Biggest Loser challenge (BLC20). It's a little intimidating, because it's 12 weeks long, and, well, that's longer than any challenge I've done before. But I've got... Read more
What does another 5% mean?
I was successful in losing 5% of my weight during the Spring 5% Challenge, and I plan on doing the same for the Summer 5% Challenge. The question posed by our leaders is Why? Why do you want to do this?
I want to run. I want to be able to l... Read more
Really? You really think you can do that?
May was a frustrating month for me. I let myself take the easy way out, much more than I should have. Yes, I broke into 150-ville early in the month, and dropped to 156, but then I bounced up and down between 156 and 159 for the rest of the mont... Read more
Holding myself accountable - 'cuz none of you do!
I'm actually following up on the goals posted on my Sparkpage - go figure! I've always had goals listed on my page, and I've rarely met them, and I've NEVER been called on it. Bad, bad Sparkfriends! Of course, the blame for not meeting them fall... Read more
Please help me help my cousin!
Yesterday I read an article on Spark about 100 reasons to work out today, and I loved it so much, I decided that I would share the reasons, one at a time, in my status updates. It got my cousin's attention, and she wondered if there were any at ... Read more
I forgot to introduce Ares!
I'm such a bad, bad puppy Mami... I got so much love and support when we lost our beloved GSD, Zeus, and then I plum forgot to post a picture of my newest furbaby! Everybody, meet Ares, Boxer baby:
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