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AWESOME day!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009      5 comments

Got up, put in 45 mins. on treadmill first thing...later in the morning I had a "walk 'n talk" with a client of mine prone to depression. It always feels good when clients begin to see and feel the boost from walking! But the BEST part was ... Read more

Take Me To The Wide Open Waters!

Sunday, August 02, 2009      8 comments

Although the weather was VERY intimidating earlier today (heavy showers!), four VERY fortunate members of SparkPeople persisted and we DID IT! And did we ever have a BLAST! Between the four of us, we had THREE counties represented...by mys... Read more

A Wise Woman's Stone

Tuesday, July 28, 2009      7 comments

A fellow member of SparkPeople recommended this site to me: www.motivateus.com/newsl
etters/2007-2-newsletter.htm To me, this story from MotivateUs.com had SparkPeople written all over it! A Wise Woman's Stone ... Read more

Kal-Haven & Beyond!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009      7 comments

Above is the map of the Kal-Haven Trail. I added approximately another 10 miles to the 34 mile route by biking from my son's apartment, where we're staying, across town to the... Read more

Gearing Up for Kal-Haven!

Monday, July 13, 2009      3 comments

If all comes together as planned, we depart for MI in two days! I'll be biking the Kal-Haven trail within the next week! However, I realized I haven't made time for biking during the past several weeks...yikes! So yesterday I planned for th... Read more

Mixing Health & Politics to Spread the SPARK!

Thursday, July 09, 2009      3 comments

I joined in a MoveOn.org rally today in which we spoke out for the Public Option in healthcare. My thoughts in advance of the rally was: We're all meeting to support optimal healthcare, right? Well isn't Living The SPARK one of the BEST pr... Read more

A Sparking Fourth!

Sunday, July 05, 2009      2 comments

We caught the fireworks @ Highland Park this year. We hadn't done so for a number of years so we thought we would head back there again. Normally we'd find a spot and sort of camp out for a few hours waiting for the fireworks. I remember y... Read more

SparkPeople: The Antidote to "The Fattening Of America!"

Saturday, July 04, 2009      3 comments

SparkResident Stepfanie Romine's blog the other day about the fattening of America got me going on a roll, which I posted at her blog, but thought I would share it with others here as you all KNOW how this topic gets me GOING...! www... Read more

Such a Little Thing...

Friday, July 03, 2009      6 comments

...but yet NOT! Snacking on baby spinach for lunch today...dropped one into my "lap"...except: It fell to the FLOOR! How did it do THAT? My legs happened to be together at the knees, both feet on the floor. I looked down and... Read more

Spreading The Spark Even MORE!

Thursday, July 02, 2009      3 comments

Recently I've been coming and going at one of our local hospitals and was struck by the numbers of folks around...staff and non-staff both!...who could use a little SPARK! So I xeroxed bunches of the Spread the Spark flyers, along with putt... Read more

Father's Day Motivation...!

Sunday, June 21, 2009      8 comments

Recently a Daily Spark article referred to research which claimed children aren't influenced by their parent's food choices. I strongly disagree with this research! One of my GREATEST motivations has been to be the SPARK for my son that I s... Read more

Spark Rally with the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life...woo hoo!

Saturday, June 20, 2009      7 comments

We finished our SparkRally at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life today...for 24 hours our SparkTeam (6 members participated, and what a SIX! :-) One SparkPeople member even joined in from outside our Binghamton area!) had someone on th... Read more

My Lawn Mower Died...Woo Hoo!

Sunday, June 14, 2009      4 comments

I killed my lawn mower...ran over a rock and *didn't know it* (oh all right, I aimed right for it...lol!)...tried to start it up and what a horrible sound! At first I worried about how was I going to keep the lawn mowed while it was in the ... Read more

Jogging: Catching On...!

Saturday, June 13, 2009      3 comments

Had a nice chat with a fellow local Sparkie (LADYWEZ) at one of our local parks today. We were planning a bit more for our SparkRally at the Relay For Life next Fri. / Sat. June 19-20. REALLY looking forward to this! Although our SparkTeam will... Read more

I DID IT! :-)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      10 comments

I have been treading water for the past year maintaining my weight. Yes, I *know* once one has lost a significant amount of weight like I have it is a REAL accomplishment to be able to maintain. And I DO give myself credit for that. After a... Read more


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