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Can't take a good picture to save my life!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      18 comments

This past summer, I discovered that the activity I dearly love is outdoor project work - the more difficult, the better. :) Some SP friends asked me to post pictures when they were mostly complete, so I'm following through. I admit it - my photo... Read more

Courage to try again.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      28 comments

June 24, 2014: A Spark article I read yesterday suggested that starting over might be a good idea for someone who's been stuck for a while. I've been losing and gaining the same 10 pounds for eight months now, and I think that qualifies me... Read more

First chick of the summer!

Sunday, June 01, 2014      24 comments

As promised! Auntie Reba on the left, Mama Ruby on the right, and the newest edition...well, it's obvious. :) If you look really closely, you can see the second one peeking ... Read more

There are challenges, and then there are challenges. :)

Saturday, May 03, 2014      19 comments

I'm quite late in "submitting" my promised report following week #4 of my 30 Days of Fit Food challenge - oops. But this update will be a bit more than just that - I've been doing a lot of thinking, and am owning up to some faults, kind of think... Read more

Week #3 - Challenge Report :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014      11 comments

Okay, so what if it's not going exactly as I expected...or more precisely, so what if the blessed SCALE isn't going in the direction I expected. But there IS progress nonetheless! With 22 of the 30 days done, I'm frankly feeling more health... Read more

Week #2 - Challenge Report :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014      12 comments

“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certai... Read more

Week #1 - Challenge Report :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014      12 comments

I promised myself that I'd blog at least once a week during this 30-day challenge, so here I am at the end of week #1. emoticonRead more

Hibernation?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014      18 comments

Yawnnnnn....stretch....WHAT month is it?! Wonder if this is what hibernating bears feel like in the spring? Seems like it was JUST January, and suddenly April is peeking through the snow clouds (yes, it's snowing again). I feel as if I've b... Read more

Reboot, Refocus, Refine

Sunday, January 26, 2014      17 comments

Yup, I'm right there with some of my other friends who feel as if they've sort of fallen through the ice since the holiday season. By easing up on my resolve to maintain the healthier habits, the old ones have sneaked back in and brought a few e... Read more

"What are you doing?"

Thursday, December 05, 2013      17 comments

Running errands yesterday, I saw a question painted across the back window of a Jeep, "What are you doing?" There was no context, no clue about what the question had to do with, and as I drove by, I wondered. I'm still not sure why it hit m... Read more

The ENGINE, not the caboose! :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013      15 comments

When I see myself as the little train that could, I have to remember that the character in that story was an ENGINE, not a rail car in the middle, and not the caboose! I have to remember that to climb those hills in my life, and to keep go... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Still pinching myself about this NSV!

Friday, November 08, 2013      35 comments

When I first joined SP almost exactly a year ago, I thought I was here "just" to lose weight and get healthier. I signed up for SparkCoach - one of the BEST choices I've made - and heard Chris D. describe the story of a woman who fulfilled a dre... Read more

Timing

Saturday, September 21, 2013      20 comments

Isn't that pretty much the whole issue most of the time, the timing? I was in a funny place for a while, trying to figure out why I felt lost, so I just did what my father told me to do if (when!) I got lost in the woods. He told me to resi... Read more

Funny place to be

Friday, August 30, 2013      18 comments

...well, not funny so much as odd, I guess, at loose ends and uncomfortable, kind of like moving into a new home and not feeling "all there" yet. Please, if you were hoping to hear positive in this, please stop reading here? I've really hes... Read more

"Abnormal, but Not Suspicious"

Sunday, July 21, 2013      17 comments

emoticon LOL, Okay, so I get it that this phrase pretty well describes me in a nutshell (no pun intended), but i... Read more


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