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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

Spark Wings Clipped a Tad...

Thursday, November 19, 2009      12 comments

Recent changes by our IT staff at work has resulted in a slew of websites being blocked from our of them being! Argh! At home I'm going nutso with renovations spinning off from having laminate flooring installed... Read more

Space Shuttle Launch No Longer: More Cowbell!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009      9 comments

Today while on the treadmill this morning I remembered my earlier days on my 'mill experimenting with the incline. When I kicked it up to "10" I felt like I was an astronaut reclining in my seat getting ready for Lift Off! The angle seemed so IM... Read more


Monday, November 16, 2009      5 comments

Had a great day today...been psyched about fitting into an ancient, yet never worn pair of size 38 jeans over the weekend. I believe they were bought DECADES ago when I had my stomach stapling surgery and it seemed to be on my way to this size ... Read more

We're All Sparkin' HOT!

Friday, November 13, 2009      10 comments

Okay folks, put on your party hats, get in the conga line and celebrate! This is one of my favorite 6 mph songs and everytime I hear it I feel like hamming it up and pretending I'm just FULL of myself and think I'm the HOTTEST fellow around... Read more

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