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Picking Up the Pace!

Thursday, August 27, 2009      8 comments

I'm feeling inspired by my (at LAST) pound loss this past week and am making a more concerted effort to vary my speed while on the treadmill between 4 - 6 mph. Also have bumped up my baseline incline from 9 to 10. Have to admit that I've sl... Read more

Time.com's Top 50 Websites: Egregious Oversight!

Monday, August 24, 2009      3 comments

SparkPeople.com did NOT make Time.com's list of the Top 50 Websites of 2009! www.time.com/time/specia
ls/packages/completelist/0
,29569,1918031,00.html I couldn't find any link where folks could post their votes, h... Read more

Protecting Our SparkFamily Haven!

Friday, August 21, 2009      4 comments

Apologies to anyone who might have already seen this posted elsewhere by me, but I feel so strongly about this I feel I can't repeat it enough! Always, ALWAYS whenever you come across something on the SparkPeople website that you think is i... Read more

The Power of The SPARK!

Thursday, August 20, 2009      4 comments

Change Your Thinking: It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to hel... Read more

Imperfectly PERFECT!

Thursday, August 13, 2009      7 comments

Mother Jones recently flagged another instance of what we are up against when it comes to attempting to accept ourselves as we are: Jezebel Takes On Self's Self-Hating Photoshop Policies www.motherjones.com/riff
/2009/08/jez... Read more

Pleasant Evening

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      7 comments

Since the cloudy, potentially stormy day broke up and the sun came out and we have some MUCH hotter weather on the horizon, I thought my DW and I could take advantage of this beautiful evening and head out to our local state park for a cook out.... Read more

It Ain't Always Easy...!

Monday, August 10, 2009      6 comments

Whew...! Don't know what it was this morning, but my treadmill session was the same as most mornings, only 35 mins. 4 mph, "9" incline...but today it seemed SO much more difficult than usual...! Felt like I was sweating twice as much and no matt... Read more

Latin Fest '09

Sunday, August 09, 2009      7 comments

The storm clouds parted just in time for the music...YES! ...and they resumed right after the last song...felt like Moses and the parting of the waters...lol! There is something so heartfelt and full of LIFE about latin music! A body ... Read more

Re-Imagining Oneself!

Friday, August 07, 2009      4 comments

Recently someone posted the following comment on my SparkPage: "I remember seeing you at convention but I was a bit intimidated to introduce myself... you had been so active on the board pre-convention, and I was more of a 'lurker'... " It... Read more

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


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