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Why I am leaving SparkPeople

Saturday, June 27, 2015      5 comments
4./10155599672940478/?type=1&theater The responses to a few posters who asked SP to remain out of politics and focus on dieting and getting he... Read more

I am officially retired......

Sunday, May 24, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday our youngest child moved out of our home to attend college. After 15 years, I am now officially retired as a homeschool mom/teacher. ... Read more

May goals

Monday, April 27, 2015      3 comments

In the next 6 weeks, I have major life changes and celebrations going on....May 8th is son's Senior Banquet with our homeschool co-op. Memorial Weekend our son moves out of our home and into my parent's house where he'll live for 2 years while ... Read more

Dirt DOES make you happy!

Friday, March 06, 2015      4 comments

Researchers are finding out there are anti-depressant microbes in soil that fight against depression! We inhale them and absorb them through the skin. I KNEW I felt happy when digging in the dirt!! Read more

Coconut Oil??? got a recipe?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      2 comments

I am just learning about the health benefits of Coconut Oil, especially for my hypOthryroidism and my never ending virus that was first a sore throat/head cold, then started to go away and restarted as a chest cold which started to get better an... Read more

March goals

Monday, March 02, 2015      2 comments

My goals for March #1-- get well!!! I've had a virus since Valentine's Day and can't get rid of it. I am now using some Essential Oils and am starting to see some results! #2--Restart my workout routine that got sidelined by the neve... Read more

How to go from 164 to 191 in 5 easy steps

Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

1. stop working out when you no longer see results on the scale. 2. stop tracking food when you get tired of it. 3. trade 8 glasses of water for 2-3 bottles of Diet Dr. Pepper 4. stop visiting your SparkTeams and your SparkFriends 5. Ea... Read more

God grants peace, grace, and comfort in times of deep sorrow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      4 comments

Here is the full obituary for our friend and daughter's former employer. I have deleted some names for privacy reasons. John Milton Scandrett of Bellvue, CO, died at age 44 in an automobile accident on Friday, November 21, 2014 near Lara... Read more


Tuesday, November 25, 2014      5 comments

Dr. John M. Scandrett, 44, of WY, Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home in Laramie, Services Pending Dr. John M. Scandrett, 44, of Laramie, Wyoming was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Laramie. Dr. Scandrett died from injuries... Read more

October is also Dyslexia Awareness Month

Sunday, October 19, 2014      3 comments

As a mom of two dyslexics, this issue has been a MAJOR part of our lives, my comfort eating issues, and especially our homeschool (hence the comfort eating). In the early years, all I could see were the DISabilities of it, especially when ou... Read more


Thursday, October 16, 2014      6 comments
id=1808 I haven't had a regular workout routine since May. I over-trained for a potential 5K in the spring and then lost motivation while healing. Then gardenin... Read more

Spring 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014      5 comments

This spring has been a strange spring for me. For one thing, everyone is working and I am home alone. This is a huge change for this homeschooling mama. 22 yo dd is working at preschool and their summer camps. 17yo ds is working nearly full ... Read more

Where is the determination and will power?

Monday, February 24, 2014      8 comments

I sure needed this article.....
sp?id=1943 My emotions are going all over the place lately. Winter blahs, grief, hormones, and weight gain have all taken a toll on ... Read more

Working out during winter

Wednesday, February 12, 2014      10 comments

Here is my view while working out to any one of my Leslie Sansone walking dvds. Because of my fibromyalgia, I can not workout outdoors in the winter, so I workout where I see our beautiful property and the wildlife. Read more

Artificial Sweetners and the gut

Friday, January 17, 2014      6 comments
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