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2016 Summer Update
Looking over my blogs, I haven't posted since our last big trip. Sadly I've gained weight in the last year and continue to struggle with sticking to a plan. On the other hand, I'm healthy and we have enjoyed several short trips this summer.
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Part 2: Sydney, Australia
Sydney is a huge bustling city, much like New York, San Francisco, or London, except the downtown area is a pleasant stroll to a beautiful harbor, and there are 80 beaches in the Sydney area! Too bad we were visiting at the end of their winter. ... Read more
Part 1: New Zealand
DH is a flag scholar, belonging to both national and international organizations. As a retired history teacher he has become very active in both organizations, so when Sydney, Australia, was selected for the international meeting this year, I gr... Read more
Finally I am headed back to maintaining my goal weight, again! For some reason, my head has been in the right place to sustain some healthy habits in the last six months. I've lost around 15 pounds and have been consistently tracking both food a... Read more
I just finished the Whole30 food plan, and will begin adding foods back in. It's a fairly restrictive way of eating and for someone with no gluten, legume or dairy issues, who doesn't eat much meat, not something I want to maintain. On the other... Read more
Boosting Will Power Activity
This is a continuation of a self-reflection activity I started on Camp Wannabefit last week, and a convenient place to post to get feedback from teammates.
Week 2: Making a Commitment
Last week, you might have set a goal for yourselfâ€... Read more
Camp WannaBeFit Bingo
Here are my pics:
My daily walk takes me past an amazing rose garden.
We live a 5 minute walk... Read more
Self Reflection for Exercise
After a week of illness and essentially being out of action, I realized that I need to repeat what I promised myself the week before. This is fulfilling a team challenge, but also what I need to do to re-establish my exercise habit. The week bef... Read more
Having just finished an incredible week in Branson, Missouri, with a group of RV Sparkers, this is a good time to consider what I want to do for BLC 26, and the rest of 2014.
My expectations are to resume the habits I know work for me that ... Read more
How Do You Really Feel About Challenges?
Weeks 8 of 8
Record a blog telling us what a Challenge means to you. I’m going to assume that this question addresses group or team challenges, and not ones we set for ourselves away from Spark.
For the last week of a c... Read more
What a lovely surprise from one of my teams this morning - a reminder that this is my two year anniversary of maintenance! ... Read more
Winter Scavenger Hunt
We live 20 miles off the coast of California and our winters are wonderfully mild. It rarely even freezes here and I have to drive at least 3 hours to see snow. Here are the pictures I've collected:
Ball cap, cozy pajamas, favorite slippers... Read more
An Opportunity to Join Another Wonderful Team!
With the start of 2014, I have been looking for new motivation, and new challenges. Several Spark frien... Read more
Hogwarts Arts and Charms
Here are some pictures of my studio space for glass-cutting and creating small stained glass projects. Before we sold our house and moved last April, I had a huge glass studio in a 12 x 12 space, with counters, glass racks, and plenty of light.... Read more