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Walking the Walk- a month-long blog for Jan. 2012 (week 1)

Monday, January 02, 2012      7 comments

My 20yo daughter gave to me the book, "Walking the Walk, Getting Fit with Faith" by Leslie Sansone for Christmas. It is a 30 Day Faith building, health building devotional/journal. I am going to do the journaling here on my blog for the mo... Read more

2012 Goals and Challenges

Friday, December 30, 2011      8 comments

My personal health goals for 2012 Keep eating my healthy new lifestyle way Reach my goal weight Learn to maintain this healthy lifestyle and weight Celebrate my 1 year SparkVersary by attending the Madison, IN SP Rally Decaffeinate co... Read more

Birdwatching in Winter

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      8 comments

My favorite part of winter is sitting at my kitchen table in front of the patio door, drinking tea (now green tea), watching snow fall and the birds at my feeders. Here's some photos from last winter. Count the Cardinals Read more

Update on my earlier blog

Friday, December 23, 2011      5 comments

It is now Friday evening. Taking the advice of my precious SparkFriends, I did climb into my garden tub and took a long bubblebath soak (B&BW's Carried Away scent), then climbed back into my jammies and warm bed and napped 3 hours. Read more

losing motivation

Thursday, December 22, 2011      9 comments

After so much success, you'd think I'd stay motivated. However, I am losing my motivation for exercise. emoticonRead more

Major Goal Met (12/16/11)

Friday, December 16, 2011      5 comments

I got my wedding band back on today!!! emoticon Read more

Takin' on the weekends!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      4 comments

Ok Weekends! You've been warned. I'm takin' you on. You will NOT derail me. You will NOT extinguish my spark! No more! I am now armed.
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Can one have too many challenges in one month?

Saturday, December 10, 2011      8 comments

Post A Praise Challenge--Christian Women with Depression Team Holiday Challenge--Christians with Fibromyalgia Team (food journal each day) Positive vs. Negative Challenge- Christians with Fibro Team ( exchange 1 pop for H2O each day) Give ... Read more

Matryoshka Dolls

Thursday, December 08, 2011      7 comments

Our family was very blessed with a precious gift recently. The gift of a set of Matryoshka Dolls. A bit of history... Last October, our church hired a new minister. He and his wife are God's gift to our church. This young couple can't ... Read more

Dreaming again

Sunday, December 04, 2011      7 comments

I am beginning to dream again. And not just at night. Yes, with the exercise during the day, better, healthier snacking choices in the evening, and yoga I am sleeping much better at night and am even experiencing dreams again after years... Read more

The Old Barn

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      7 comments

The Old Barn. 1880s-Nov. 29, 2011. A heavy snow yesterday took it down. Oh, the whole childhood revolved around this old barn. My Christmas ponies: Punkin... Read more

One year makes such a difference!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      9 comments

I had such a wonderful birthday yesterday. It has made me look at what a difference a year makes! One year ago, I was just getting back to eating solid foods and relearning how to swallow after a drug-resistant bacteria attacked my throat,... Read more

Thoughts on worry.

Friday, November 25, 2011      9 comments

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." - Corrie Ten Boom, author Corrie Ten Boom is one of my spiritual heros of faith. What an amazing woman! What an amazing depth of faith! What an amazing... Read more

What I have learned doing the 8-Week Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      6 comments

My dad has Type 2 Diabetes. I have watched him for the past 20 years go from the diet, to a pill, to pills, and now to insulin shots. He has issues with his feet, skin, and healing. My mom has had to call EMTs when she found him unresponsive ... Read more

6 Month Sparkversary and reflections on my journey

Saturday, November 19, 2011      5 comments

Whoohooooo!! I've made it 6 months!! Definitely time to look back and celebrate how far I've come, how I've done on my goals, and time to set a new ones. So here are the goals I have posted on my SparkPage. My Goals: **I wa... Read more

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