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On Keeping the SPARK Alive!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008      5 comments

What I think I'm finding out is that it is a bit of a let down in a way when all the BIG weight losses are made and all one has in the future are itty-bitty losses which seem to take TREMENDOUS efforts and persistence to accomplish! I find ... Read more

Back To The Hills!

Sunday, September 21, 2008      3 comments

Pretty good day today! Mowed lawns for a couple hours and later on headed out for our local state park for some biking and QUICKLY found out how spoiled I was biking such flat terrain lately! Those hills were something else, but I REFU... Read more

Trouble Kicking Up The Motivation on the Home Stretch!

Thursday, September 18, 2008      4 comments

Long time no blog! I think that is symptomatic of my latest rut: Success can breed complacency! I'm about 18 months into SP and if I could just nail 220 by December this would be 100# lost in two years' time. However I started SP in April s... Read more


Wednesday, August 27, 2008      6 comments

One of the good things about client cancellations (shhh, don't tell '!) is that I can slip on home and nab some extra time on my bicycle! Which I was able to do yesterday! :-) Tomorrow I thought of a nifty way to work in extra bicy... Read more

A Sea Change

Tuesday, August 26, 2008      2 comments

Reading a post by another Team member this morning, I realized that I've undergone such a transformation over the past couple of years in focusing on my health and wellness, at first on my own and since 04/2007 with the help of all of you in the... Read more

Summer's End...

Thursday, August 21, 2008      4 comments

Long time no blog! Been back from my week out in MI with my son since 8/12. Had a wonderful time at our family reunion and got VERY acquainted with Kalamazoo, which is where my son will be working as a Physician Assistant. There are terrif... Read more

Recovering My Weekend

Monday, August 04, 2008      6 comments

Due to staying up too late a couple of nights and oversleeping, I lost my Spark for a couple of days (Fri. / Sat.) and didn't do ANY cardio...finally got off my duff yesterday and did 50 mins. treadmill and 60 min. biking...getting braver about ... Read more

Watermelon Loses Out...!

Sunday, August 03, 2008      4 comments

I had some fun volunteering to sell beverages for our local Catholic Charities at the SpiedieFest & Balloon Rally on Friday night:
.aspx Great pics of the hot air balloons at this site...a motivator ... Read more

News: Fighting Corporate Control of Our Bodies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008      6 comments

This was featured in SparkPeople's Health News Today: "Food Makers Spent $1.6 Billion Targeting Children The 44 largest food and beverage companies in the United States spent about $1.6 billion in 2006 marketing their products to childre... Read more

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Saturday, July 26, 2008      0 comments

Randy Pausch has been in the news quite a bit recently due to his death. He has been known for many things, however his crowning achievement was a heartfelt, inspirational speech he made on 9/18/2007. His university had assigned staff the ... Read more

Fighting Corporate Control of Our Bodies! (Re-Post)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008      9 comments

Re-Posting this as I don't want to see it lost in my older posts which (who knows?) may be removed: This is an issue about which I feel SOOOO strongly! Hope folks don't mind, but I'm going to copy/paste a blog I wrote last year about this. ... Read more

Chasing the Morning Muggies Away!

Thursday, July 17, 2008      1 comments

Woke up feeling *blech*...telling myself, okay, back off on the treadmill today, already muggy can slog through this and get 'er done... But THEN my mp3 player came to the rescue and dished up the Allman Brother's "Mountain Jam" a... Read more

Plateau Thoughts

Wednesday, July 16, 2008      4 comments

Over time, I've learned to be patient with plateaus, but I scrutinize my habits to see if there is anything I do which I could change which could help me move down to the next level. My patience comes from thoughts like these: "So what you ... Read more

One Step Back, TWO Steps Forward!

Monday, July 14, 2008      5 comments

I had been down on myself for having broken a 13 day cardio streak yesterday...could come up with lots of excuses, but I truly COULD have done my cardio if I had pushed myself. Earlier on, I had hoped to go biking instead of using the treadmill... Read more

The Visitor / Revisiting "Alive In The World"

Wednesday, July 09, 2008      2 comments

For those of you resonated with the lyrics of "Alive In The World": SEE THIS MOVIE!!! The Visitor! Watch this stuffed shirt college professor who is among the "living dead" (for very legitimate reasons, but nonetheless admits to himsel... Read more

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