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SP + PT = New ST Plan

Saturday, April 28, 2012      11 comments

A few weeks ago the doctor gave me 4 weeks of physical therapy (PT) to see if we could overcome the pain I've had in my back/hip for over three years. Since I started SP, I've done better and better with exercise. I got to the point I was doing... Read more

New Bootcamp DVD- A Winner!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012      8 comments

When SparkPeople asked me to review Coach Nicole's "28 Day Bootcamp" dvd, I hesitated because I know that dvd workouts are not for me. As a retired teacher I understand that I am a very visual learner. I was always the one in college classes wh... Read more

Christmas Baking Challenge

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      13 comments

I've said this before, but must say it again. "Hello. My name is Carol and I'm a sugar addict." Since starting my Spark journey, I have learned so much about how to deal with that addiction. Instead of total abstinence, I've learned how to ... Read more

Sparkin' a Restaurant

Thursday, July 28, 2011      12 comments

In January I wrote a blog about Sparking a very nice lady I was talking to in Wal-Mart. Last year in July I mentioned in a blog that I thought we should all let restaurants with healthy menu options know that we appreciated them. I told about se... Read more

Re-focusing Anger

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      15 comments

There seems to be a lot of anger in our world these days. Today I got a good lesson in how great anger can be when you refocus that anger into a positive. DH and I started up the mountain and Harley (our dog for those who don't know) obviously d... Read more

Prescription for Healing

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      14 comments

I've always believed that the mind plays a major role in the way your life goes (What you believe, you achieve.") My latest injury has proven that it really is "the secret" for healing. While it will take time for all my injuries to totally he... Read more

Good news/bad news

Friday, May 20, 2011      20 comments

This morning I took off for a 4 1/2 mile walk in DD's subdivision here in Kentucky. I was thinking how I could write a blog when I got done about how pleasant it was to have a flat terrain and sidewalks for walking. I did the miles in 75 minut... Read more

Good news/bad news

Friday, May 20, 2011      5 comments

This morning I took off for a 4 1/2 mile walk in DD's subdivision here in Kentucky. I was thinking how I could write a blog when I got done about how pleasant it was to have a flat terrain and sidewalks for walking. I did the miles in 75 minut... Read more

Starting Over-New House, New Me

Monday, May 16, 2011      14 comments

This blog has been sifting around in my head for the last few days, so now it is time to write it down. As my Spark Friends know, we've been doing massive renovations on our house. We had a wonderful contractor who handled problems for us and th... Read more

Black Petunias

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      16 comments

Okay, everyone has been commenting on my comment yesterday about buying black petunias. So,, here's the proof. Yes, they are really a deep, deep purple, but it's hard to see the purple. The first photo is a variety called "Phantom" which has yel... Read more

Ramping It Up

Saturday, April 02, 2011      10 comments

Well, I know spring is finally here (despite the chilly temps). I had ramps for dinner- woohoo! When I moved to the mountains 5 years ago I had never heard of ramps. The friend who gave me my first ones warned me to open the windows before I pre... Read more

Surprise Benefit of ST

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      18 comments

We've all seen a lot written here on Spark about the benefits of ST (strength training). We know that it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for those of us who are in the "senior" category. But this week I learned of a new ... Read more

Stressing Over Stress

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      15 comments

Well, being chosen a Spark motivator has been a wonderful experience. I've "met" so many new folks on the site and made many, many new friends. So with my name now listed on the Spark Motivators page, I'm going to try really hard to see some pos... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sparkin' at Wal-mart

Thursday, January 13, 2011      705 comments

I just have to share my latest "spreading the Spark" experience. DH and I were walking down the aisle in Wal-mart, he in front of my cart. I saw a woman sitting along the side of the aisle speak to him. When I caught up, she repeated for me what... Read more


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