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Frazzled & Frantic But Holding the Line w/ Healthy Choices
Thursday, December 17, 2009      6 comments

Going crazy dealing with BOTH a pellet stove that isn't burning right and an oil furnace that isn't running and here we are zooming down to our first single-digit night...argh! Service fellow is coming to save the day...after hours fees and all,... Read more
Another Holiday Temptation Hurdle Cleared!
Friday, December 11, 2009      13 comments

BRR am I ever feeling the COLD these days without all my "extra padding!" As I said in my status update...this must be the only drawback to having lost the weight I! I did well today at our agency's buffet luncheon...even if they... Read more
Nailing Backslides Before They Happen!
Thursday, December 10, 2009      13 comments

An old colleague of mine from back at the state psychiatric hospital sent me a note recently with some holiday wishes and letting me know she was sending me a nut roll next week. Hmm...temptation! Normally I wouldn't bat an eye, but a nasty thou... Read more
Easy Come, Easy Go...!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      12 comments

My HUGE, BIG NEWS of the day is that (drum roll...) in 6 days I have succeeded in dropping ALL FIFTEEN POUNDS I gained while traveling over Thanksgiving weekend! Picked 'em UP in 6...DROPPED 'em in 6! Woo hoo! I'm so PLEA... Read more
One BIG Thank You!
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      5 comments

...going out to everyone who sends me SparkGoodies and pep talks on my blogs and SparkPage! Since losing out on my SparkPeople access at work and being so CRAZY/BUSY at home, SparkTime has been greatly trimmed and as much as the sp... Read more
Early Christmas!
Monday, December 07, 2009      3 comments

The Leki Nordic Walking Poles (
ID=3 ) I won from the AARP Blue Zones Project (
lth/vitality_national/ ) arrived today! Woo... Read more
A Rash of Spark Spreading!
Sunday, December 06, 2009      8 comments

I'm telling EVERYONE about SP! Today I read in our local newspaper about a new fitness trainer who was on Biggest Loser....just opened his own business. I sent him an e-mail singing the praises of SP and encouraged him to spread the SPARK to his... Read more
Reflections: Planning to Plan
Friday, December 04, 2009      5 comments

Adding to my reflections over my Thanksgiving weekend setback...had read JCORYCMA's blog "Planning to Plan," (
al.asp?blog_id=2600190 ) which inspired a few more thoughts. ... Read more
Another Factor...!
Friday, December 04, 2009      7 comments

All of your wonderful support reminded me of another factor which tipped the scales the wrong way for me: No 'net! There was absolutely NO free internet while I was away! I'd never seen such a thing! Even the municipal free wi-fi wouldn't c... Read more
Slipped Far More Than I Feared...!
Thursday, December 03, 2009      9 comments

To weigh in or NOT to weigh in... Struggled with this first thing this morning thinking: hmmm...if I give myself a week off from the scale I can use the time to whack away at the weight I gained during my travels and the number won't be so ... Read more
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      10 comments

I had a super time traveling...the high point was climbing around these cliffs & rocks...felt SO GREAT to be able to have a body that could MOVE around and navigate such tricky areas! Another fellow and I swapped cameras so we could get pho... Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2009      6 comments

Heading out of town for some fun for a long weekend. Planning on SPARKING away my days and will catch up with you all when I can...'net availability may be questionable. You all take care and KEEP THE SPARK! :-) Don... Read more
Getting Closer...!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      8 comments

This has been such an excruciatingly LONG day! First thing this a.m. I weighed in and found out I lost FOUR POUNDS this week! Woo HOO! Can't wait to tell my SparkFamily! Wait and wait and I am almost MIDNIGHT sharing the excite... Read more
Jingo All The Way! (Gratitude)
Monday, November 23, 2009      6 comments

Had a great session on my 'mill this morning...kept the incline @ 12 throughout and kicked the speed from 4 to 5 mph halfway...wrapping up with Santana's Woodstock version of "Jingo!" Couldn't resist the pun for my blog title...okay, groan away.... Read more
Good 'Millwork This A.M.
Friday, November 20, 2009      9 comments

After having overslept the day before and totally missing my cardio on Thurs. I got a decent night's sleep last night, woke up in time for my 35 min. treadmill session and from the first step I knew that I was going to have a great session. ... Read more

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