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And Another Week
Thursday, January 12, 2017      6 comments

The second week of January 2017. The severe cold I have had has gotten better. My activity level has returned to nearly normal. That is, I'm meeting and exceeding my step goal, I've added some little Sparks of strength and flexibility e... Read more
Raising the Limbo Bar
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      8 comments

It's been a week since I stated my "intention" for the year and we're four days into the month. The "bit of a cold" I mentioned in my last blog post is a real hum dinger. As I look at how I've done this past week I have to be kind to my ailing... Read more
Tested, And it's not Even January 1st yet.
Thursday, December 29, 2016      4 comments

I've been giving a lot of thought about my "intention" for 2017. My plan is to make every choice one that is good for my body. Foods that provide good nutrients and minimal negatives. Exercises that build and maintain strength, balance and th... Read more
And this is the GOOD part...
Thursday, November 10, 2016      7 comments

The good thing about posting some blog entries is that it gets us talking. After the last two posts, I've had comments and suggestions along with support from some spark friends. This is the good part for me. I get ideas from my friends ... Read more
It Doesn't Have To Be Complicated....
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      4 comments

For some reason life gets in the way sometimes and that does complicate some things. For instance, my intention to post blogs on a regular basis. I believe I intended to post about every other day. It's been a week. I have thought abou... Read more
Making the Commitment
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      4 comments

November first. It's been 5 months since I posted a blog entry. That's rather sad really since I KNOW that doing so helps to keep me focused on what I'm trying to do here. Yesterday after I had posted that I had joined the 30 day walk thi... Read more
OK...learn the lesson...yet again!
Sunday, June 12, 2016      6 comments

My friends and I have all invested a lot of time expecting results while following the path of least resistance. By that I mean, as much as possible, I have been guilty of doing either the minimum or what I like and avoiding what I don't like. ... Read more
You've Got To Want It!
Thursday, June 09, 2016      4 comments

Success.....no matter what kind of success, is not magical. Success is not automatic. In order to succeed, we need to want it. Is that the same as wishing it were true? Absolutely not! I'm 64 years old. In my life, I have... Read more
Tell me something I don't already know!
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday I got a notification e-mail from Fitbit about a new feature. A dashboard tile to help remind me to move at least 250 steps an hour during the hours I choose to set. I checked this feature out immediately. Chose the hours betwe... Read more
Strap on the Kangaroo shoes!
Sunday, March 20, 2016      3 comments

I don't always have the ability to follow the strange pathways of my mind but today when the odd memory of kangaroo shoes popped into my mind, I knew where this came from. First I should explain those kangaroo shoes. I didn't own a p... Read more
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      8 comments

When you're lost in the woods & feeling helpless, it can seem as though you will never find your way. But if you could see your position as the bird's eye view, you might discover you're only a short distance from the edge of the forest, possib... Read more
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      7 comments

At the start of this year, I had determined to streak two fitness goals. The first was to run a mile a day every day. The second was to do planks every day. After Fitbit sent me a notification of my yearly step total, I added the goal of incr... Read more
February Fools!
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      4 comments

February 2nd in Northern Wisconsin is more like April 1st. When I first logged on to the computer this morning I saw a headline touting that all the groundhogs predicted an early spring. Pause here while I laugh. Ok, rodents can't pre... Read more
We're all different.....but.....
Monday, February 01, 2016      11 comments

.........I hope we're all still learning! I've learned a lot in the years I've been a Spark member. The most important thing I've learned, is that I NEED to track, I need to focus, and I need to be motivated over and over again. ... Read more
Here's a great goal!
Saturday, January 30, 2016      4 comments

Last night Fitbit sent me a notification of my stats for the year 2015. They told me I had logged 3,910,078 steps. Who knew? I shared this number with my niece who has a different brand of tracker & who had the same family stresses an... Read more

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