Success and next generation Sparker is born.....
Friday, March 16, 2012      1 comments

I fell asleep last night before I ever made it to the exercise room. Sat down to talk to hubby about the birthday party tonight and just sank in to oblivion in the middle of the conversation. Got up this morning and decided somehow I WILL m... Read more
Motivation playing hide and seek.....
Thursday, March 15, 2012      4 comments

I am trying desperately to get up the energy to do some exercise. Only getting a 3 hour nap after working 12 hours last night has wiped me out. I know I need to get moving, I have to get back in to shape and drop this extra weight. This is a mus... Read more
Back again....
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      2 comments

I had no idea I had not been on the site since November. Guess that means that time just flies, not necessarily that I have been having fun. Anyway as an update as to why I have been absent for so long again. We now have full legal custody ... Read more
It's been a while.....
Sunday, November 27, 2011      2 comments

My how time flies. I got very busy with my job change and little Athena moving in...... and then forgot my log in info for the site. I finally sat down tonight got logged on (thank you Facebook). For those of you who might remember me aft... Read more
Awake for 22 hours and counting......
Thursday, January 06, 2011      4 comments

I am sitting here with Athena trying desperately to stay awake. I worked last night and it was a crazy night in the emergency room. In my 12 hour shift I walked 13.15 miles before my pedometer gave out. After work I went out to my parents and pi... Read more
Got to get back on track.......
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      0 comments

I was just reviewing my data here and came up with a couple of nasty truths. One is that I actually missed tracking anything at all or even checking the site for the first time since I joined over the weekend (so much for perfect attendance) an... Read more
Yet more changes and challenges, when will it stop?
Friday, December 31, 2010      4 comments

I had written before that my daughter had signed temporary custody of my oldest granddaughter over to my husband and I about the middle of the month. We had begun adjusting to that change as well as my schedule change to nightshift. We were supp... Read more
I'm just going to do it!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      1 comments

Here I sit at work trying desperately to stay awake through the rest of my 12 hour shift after only 4 hours of sleep. The little defeatist voice in my head is telling me that I am crazy, there's no way I can make the schedule I am on now work, n... Read more
Week full of challenges, we made it through!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      3 comments

It has now been a little over a week since I changed to night shift and my 4 year old granddaughter moved in. Combining both of those major changes on the same exact day presented quite a few obstacles but everything went very well, all consider... Read more
It's all set!
Friday, December 10, 2010      0 comments

I just talked to my ex son-in-law tonight about my daughter's signing temporary custody of my granddaughter over to me. HE AGREED!!!!! I was a bit concerned that he might want to fight the proposed change but he is open to it. He even sai... Read more
I will meet the challenges head on and succeed!
Thursday, December 09, 2010      2 comments

I have been spending quite a bit of time in the past week stressing and trying to plan everything so I am organized and ready for my granddaughter to move in here Sunday. Thinking about all the complications of changing jobs/shifts at the same t... Read more
New job starts tomorrow......and other major changes.
Sunday, December 05, 2010      2 comments

I start the orientation period for my new job tomorrow. For the two week orientation period I will be working 12 hours on dayshift, after that I will switch over to 12 hour night shifts. I was concerned about maintaining my fitness and weig... Read more
3 pounds from goal and belly is still flabby!
Monday, November 29, 2010      0 comments

Arrgghhhh...... Frustration reigns supreme in my universe as of late, in regards to my weight loss and fitness. I keep looking at myself wondering if I can EVER reshape my 41 year old body in the way want without resorting to surgery which... Read more
Snow day!!!
Monday, November 22, 2010      0 comments

It appears that western Washington is going to have a bad winter. It started snowing here yesterday and has continued most of the day today. I had to be out in it yesterday (picked Athena up from her dad's in Tacoma) but have thankfully been abl... Read more
Got a new job!!!!!!! With benefits!!!!!!!!!
Friday, November 19, 2010      2 comments

Today was another rather insane day at work. We had 2 different psychiatric patients who lost control and got violent. Of course that meant wrestling matches for us security to get them restrained so they couldn't hurt themselves or us. Aft... Read more

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