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Looking ahead to March

Sunday, February 26, 2012      7 comments

Well, it's the last week of February. I for one am glad to see it go. It was a rough month for me. My inner brat raised up her head and I let her have her way with my eating. I was very faithful with my exercise, but she was quite the brat w... Read more

9 Month Sparkversary Today

Sunday, February 19, 2012      10 comments

Today is my 9 Month Sparkversary!! Although the scale moved up a few lbs this month and I've been experiencing a February funk, I am choosing to celebrate! Here are NINE reasons to celebrate my 9 Month Sparkversary: #1- How I feel at ... Read more

Gut issues

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      2 comments

Since starting my journey towards a healthier me, I've rarely had issues with my gut. Some sluggishness at times, but I'm used to that since that is common with fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism. However, the last several days, I've had A LO... Read more

Happy Birthday to Lincoln today

Sunday, February 12, 2012      2 comments

In 1996, we found ourselves unexpectedly expecting. We later found out we were expecting a boy, due March 12, 1997. Since our dd's middle name is Reagan, we wanted a name to go... Read more

Emotional Victory

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      6 comments

I am having a very emotional day. It's not related to hormones this time. emoticon It's just been something very u... Read more

The PMS blues

Monday, February 06, 2012      8 comments

I am SOOOOO over it. I am 46yo and my youngest is going to 15 on Sunday. Why still suffer through PMS at this stage of life? I blow my calories, fats, and carbs for a week. I'm too tired and achy to workout for a week. I have a comple... Read more

My Fitness Center

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      3 comments

My outdoor fitness center-view from our deck My indoor view in cold, damp weather My outdoor yoga stu... Read more

Spark Team downsizing

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      8 comments

Some of you will notice I am no longer posting on your SparkTeam and that it no longer appears on my list of SparkTeams. It is not that I am unhappy with you or your team. It is not that I had an issue or a problem. I have been blessed, encou... Read more

Walking the Walk (week 4)

Saturday, January 21, 2012      1 comments

Jan 22 Prayer and Meditation Romans 12:2 Faithful thought - When my mind is focused on prayer, I get that daily dose of spirit that keeps me strong. Action - Pray as you walk today Affirmation - Today I will make the effort to set the wo... Read more

8 month Sparkversary

Thursday, January 19, 2012      10 comments

Eight months. The longest I've ever worked at weightloss and better health - ever! I now weigh less than I have in 16 years- just before I got pregnant with our son who will be 15 in a few weeks. The funny thing is, I don't yet FEEL that... Read more

My Biggest Victory This Winter

Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

It's been a hard fight. Winter coming on, the days shortening, SAD threatening, Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday, husband's birthday, Church Christmas dinner theatre for 3 nights, Christmas, our anniversary, New Year's. But as of today... Read more

Walking the Walk- a month long blog for January 2012 (week 3)

Sunday, January 15, 2012      0 comments

Jan 15 - Tiptoeing past temptation I Corinthians 10:12-13 Faithful thought- there will be good days and bad days, but there will be more and more good days as long as I stick to God's plan. Action- turn the temptation over to God Affirma... Read more

Skiing? ME?!?!?!?

Monday, January 09, 2012      6 comments

Today I drove my 14 yo son 2 hours to Paoli Peaks in southern Indiana so he could ski with our homeschool group and other homeschool groups for Homeschool Monday. This was our 4th or 5th trip. I always sit in the lodge and read, cross-stitch, ... Read more

Walking the Walk...a month-long blog for Jan 2012 (week 2)

Sunday, January 08, 2012      1 comments

Jan 8 - Finding Compassion I Peter 3:8-9 Faithful thought-- We are all a part of God's plan and all deserving of love. Action- Do something compassionate for a total stranger. Affirmation- Today I will feel God's love shining through me ... Read more


Friday, January 06, 2012      10 comments

You know, there are many moments of pure joy on this journey to health....that first hike with the family again, the new energy, the new optimism, the feeling of regaining control over food and chronic illness, getting my wedding ring back on, m... Read more

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