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How do YOU use Spark People?
Thursday, June 02, 2011      13 comments

We are all here for pretty much the same basic reason – to get healthy in a supportive environment – although our individual goals can be wildly different. So my question to you, the Spark Public, is how do you use Spark People? If you are... Read more
May recap & June goals...Take 2
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      1 comments

These were my May Goals with actual results: 1. Increase pushups from 26 to 35 – complete as of 5/31 (nothing like waiting until the last minute!) 2. maintain 50 sit-ups – complete 3. run 2 treadmill miles in 19:00 – totally smoked this... Read more
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      5 comments

I had a blog typed up and it disappeared! I hate it when that happens. The short version is I met my goals for May and June is focused on maintaining the sit-ups & running, reaching 50 pushups and getting the rest of the carpet pulled up &... Read more
1st Michigan Fife & Drum Corp
Sunday, May 29, 2011      4 comments

My son, Matthew, has always been interested in history. One of his specific interests is the American Civil War. He had wanted to be a re-enactor a few years ago but he was too young. Instead we found a local "living history" musical group, t... Read more
Today's Front Yard Project pictures
Saturday, May 28, 2011      5 comments

This is my front door. It is not actually an outdoor project but I love my door. It is majorly awesomely cool, in my humble opinion. It represents freedom and happiness to me. My ex-H would never have "allowed" anything like this, either by ... Read more
Kitchen antics
Friday, May 27, 2011      3 comments

Another inbox gem...some people have WAY too much time on their hands! ... Read more
The heck with it all
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      12 comments

Yet another cold, dreary, rainy day, with at least more days of the same forecast. We've had at least 2 months worth of more rainy days than not. And because we actually had 5 days in a row with no rain every seems to have forgotten how to dri... Read more
Ribs on the lips, meat on the hips
Monday, May 23, 2011      5 comments

This was waiting for me in my Inbox this morning. Yes, this should be everyone's motivation...lose weight so you can eat more! One ($38) or Four ($99) Weight Loss Injections Center for Medical Weight Loss Thankfully, we're final... Read more
Gardening = Strength Training
Sunday, May 22, 2011      6 comments

Today the weather gods were benevolent and gave us another beautiful no rain day. 3 in a row now! So I made my final dirt run today, to get the garden soil to fill up the last 1/2 raised bed I added to the garden this year. There is more ... Read more
Saving the Manatees..or Run, Jacq, Run!
Saturday, May 21, 2011      3 comments

Today there was a 5k race sponsored by the Save the Manatees club at a local high school. All money raised is donated to a group in Florida that...saves the manatees. Upon learning that I was going to register for the race my daughter Jacq... Read more
My favorite songs - What a Wonderful World
Thursday, May 19, 2011      3 comments
SzJY96m3lkg This is probably my all time overall favorite song. No matter what kind of bad mood I am in listening to the song calms me down, slows me down enough to appreciate just how wonderful... Read more
I am normal!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      10 comments

I’m Normal! OK, not really, not by common definitions of the word. I remain securely off-center and unique. It’s impossible to be normal when you hear voices in your head (aka Crazy Me) whispering utter insanity (run the half marathon Reb... Read more
Talking with the Crazy...or Why Cookies are Evil
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      12 comments

Monday is a regularly scheduled running day and since it was too cold & too wet to garden instead off to the gym I went, after enjoying a Turkey Flatbread from Subway with a single Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie for dessert. This is an important p... Read more
Did she...or didn't she? That is the question...
Monday, May 16, 2011      10 comments

My goal this year is to earn my black belt. A requirement for the black belt test is to run 2 miles in 18 minutes. Saturday I ran 2 miles in 18:45, reaching and leaving behind by my May goal of 19 minutes. So how did I do tonight? ... Read more
Another rainy day
Sunday, May 15, 2011      7 comments

I am so tired of rain. Warm rain would be somewhat bearable but all of our rain has been cold. And we have several more days of rain forecast. Blah. At least Friday was nice & I was able to get started in the garden, filling in the b... Read more

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