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Summer break

Friday, September 02, 2011      4 comments

My summer definitely did not go as planned. I was busy melting from the high temps, dealing with visiting relatives, high school graduation, taking daughter to college, dealing with other daughter's broken foot, and getting ready for back to sc... Read more

lazy days finally

Sunday, July 03, 2011      6 comments

Although it's been crazy here lately, I did have fun celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary on 6/27 at the Chicago Navy Pier. I really enjoyed looking at the stained glass museum (there are some incredible stained glass windows there) and the... Read more

crazy times

Saturday, July 02, 2011      2 comments

The end of the school year is always a crazy time. This year I had the added joy of my daughter's high school graduation! My relatives all came in and we rented a cabin for the weekend. It was tons of fun. Then a week before we left for fres... Read more

Time flies

Friday, May 06, 2011      7 comments

Wow, I have been having so much fun on Spark that I didn't even notice that my 1 year sparkversary came and went (April). Things have been busy this year between illness, kids and hubby. I feel kinda old whenever I think that my daughter is gr... Read more

5k your way walking program

Friday, February 18, 2011      4 comments

I did it! Well, sort of .....at least I signed up for the 5k your way walking program. By the time I reach the end of the training program, I should be able to walk a 5K. I would really like to do this - lets hope that the outdoor allergies an... Read more

Binge eating and sugar/food addiction

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      5 comments

I just recently joined the sugar and food addiction team - something that many of us with weight loss issues should probably think about. I am a selfconfessed chocoholic/sugar addict. Although I can resist many forms of sugar (gum, hard candy,... Read more

Exercising, eating, and energy - the triple E

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      4 comments

Watching Heavy while riding my bike seems to help me get through some cardio. Now I get to get my butt in gear with the nutrition tracker. I can't stand weighing and measuring everything. I don't have the time to do all this stuff - not when ... Read more

Bicycling and Heavy

Friday, January 28, 2011      7 comments

While I am not a Biggest Loser fan, I do like to watch Heavy. I can really identify with their struggles. I find it really inspiring. Since the show is On Demand, I am riding a bicycle for the duration of the show (including the annoying comm... Read more

Heavy

Monday, January 24, 2011      10 comments

The other day I finally got to see Heavy on Demand. That show made my kids and me think about what kind of lives those 2 people live. We decided that they probably are not very happy. It is scarey to see what those people live with every day.... Read more

Need kick in the pants or some smiles - your choice

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      15 comments

Does anyone besides me think it's harder to lose weight in the winter? Between fridgid temperatures and dark, drabby days I find it harder to get up and move and tend to want to hibernate. I also tend to eat more as well. Some days I can get ... Read more

A few random jokes to chase away the blues

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      3 comments

Q: Why didn't the tourist in the Arctic get any sleep? A: He plugged his electric blanket into the toaster by mistake - and kept popping out of bed all night! Q: What happened when all the muskox wool that was collected was stolen? A: T... Read more

Aerobics a sport?

Sunday, January 16, 2011      6 comments

Today I debated with my hubby and daughter whether aerobics are considered a sport. They told me that sports have a competitive part to them, which is not aerobics. However, I pointed out to them that there are marathon aerobics challenges out... Read more

Time to move on....

Monday, January 10, 2011      10 comments

I am now happy to report that I am getting over that fog that I seem to have been living in for the past 2-3 months. I guess stress got the better of me - the last few months have been extremely stressful. Oh well, time to move on. I just st... Read more

Some thoughts about 2010

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      12 comments

Time flies when in a fog. Kind of how I have been feeling lately. Seems like all I have been doing is what needs to be done and no time for sparking. I haven't been able to decide if 5th grade or 12th grade is harder and more stressful. B... Read more

Christmas gifts for men

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      9 comments

Buying gifts for men is not nearly as complicated as it is for women. Follow these rules and you should have no problems. Rule #1: When in doubt - buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I ... Read more


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