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Almond Milk

Saturday, March 17, 2012      7 comments

I decided to be brave and try almond milk. I have gut issues with cows milk and thyroid issues with soymilk. It is VERY expensive so I'll have to be frugal with it. Today I used it on my Stepfanie's Oatmeal Mix (SP cookbook minus the drie... Read more

I'll Wear a Shamrock

Friday, March 16, 2012      2 comments

Here is a St. Patrick's Day poem I'd like to dedicate to my Great-Grandmother Sarah (Blake) Waterman, who was Irish (all the rest of my ancestors are German.) I got my black curly hair from Great-Grandma Sarah. I'll Wear a Shamrock by Ma... Read more

My Scale Aggravation

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      11 comments

My scale is so aggravating...but not for the reason you might think. This morning I stepped on it and it said 165. I stepped off, stepped back on and it said 164. I stepped off, then stepped back on and it said 167. It's an old dig... Read more

Moving Dirt is Eye Opening

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      7 comments

We have raised beds for our gardens and we use the square foot/intensive gardening method since we live in a small opening in the woods. My husband made some more beds for me over the winter and so they need soil, compost, vermiculite, and ... Read more

Gaining Strength and Endurance!

Monday, March 05, 2012      7 comments

I love to walk, especially outdoors. I crave being outdoors in nature like I crave food and breathing. Because I have fibromyalgia, walking is one of the few Doctor Approved Exercises I can do (along with swimming and gentle yoga). La... Read more

Running with Jack

Friday, March 02, 2012      8 comments

This is our driveway....... (in summer, obviously! that's our son, Lincoln, enjoying his 2011 summer on his bike with a jump he made) Guess what?!?! I ran UP that... Read more

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


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