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i'll be unavailable for a few days

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      6 comments

we were hoping to go home by friday but now dh is much worse and moved to icu, needing more respiratory support. he has stabilized for now.... Read more

counting my blessings

Tuesday, May 11, 2010      11 comments

sometimes i need to remind myself of the many great things i have in my life: (not necessarily in order of importance) 14 years of knowing my dh, 8 years as a couple and our 3rd anniversary is tomorrow a big, supportive family, most ... Read more

i'll be gone for a few days

Thursday, April 29, 2010      7 comments

dh is in the hospital and i stay with him there, 3 hours from home. my net access is iffy there, depending on availability of public puters. i'll check in when i can and "spark" my activity as circumstances allow. good food choices are practical... Read more

fed gov "woman's challenge" - looking for a team to join

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      6 comments

is anyone on a team for this?
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getting back to business

Saturday, March 27, 2010      5 comments

here i am, ready to be back on the spark site. its been several months since i was an active member, but i hadn't quit working at my goals so much as i just didn't participate here. many factors were involved, starting with computer issues... ad... Read more


Wednesday, June 10, 2009      10 comments

this was on a team thread today: it's "i'm a winner wednesday"! take a few seconds to remind yourself of some things you've done well and say "i am a winner!" my reply: i'm a winner simply because i haven't quit working at this. i may ... Read more

2009 goals review

Wednesday, May 27, 2009      2 comments

may 27 20 min ST/5days a week.... doing well 30 min cardio/5 days a week....doing well 2 servings calcium and 2 proteins/day...still a problem, i prefer freggies be a bit more organized...much better, still working on this 15 min ... Read more

i think i may be at maintenance level

Wednesday, May 20, 2009      2 comments

my whole reason for joining spark was to get stronger in order to keep up with the demands of my daily life. weight loss would be a side benefit....although much needed, it wasn't really a priority for me. i set my ticker sw at 170 although the... Read more

do dogs get alzheimer's??

Sunday, May 17, 2009      3 comments

we have an aging border collie mix, age uncertain because she wandered into our lives as an adult stray dog about 11 or 12 years ago. she has been a faithful companion to jeff all this time, she is where he is, except when i go for walks down t... Read more


Tuesday, May 12, 2009      0 comments

today is our 2nd wedding anniversary, even though we lived together for nearly 4 years before that, i still consider it an important date. we went to the casino, an hour and a half drive each way, lost all our budgeted money (no surprise there),... Read more

bootcamp day 1

Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

my goal for this is just to complete it every day and survive!... Read more

mayday challenge

Friday, May 01, 2009      0 comments

maybasket challenge: skip (or walk) around the room a couple times (to get to your garden) bend over and touch your toes (if you can) 12 times (to pick flowers) skip (or walk) around the room a couple times (back inside) rea... Read more

today's mini challenge

Thursday, April 30, 2009      3 comments

if you can do these without laughing, let me know and i'll send you a goodie to cheer you up!
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a 5 minute or less challenge

Wednesday, April 29, 2009      1 comments

my CHALLENGE team has an 5 day mini-challenge......... today i challenge you to do this... right now... its easy... it's a musical one, sing out loud and proud while you do it, i double dawg dare ya!! first - march in place while ... Read more

spring cleaning

Sunday, April 19, 2009      5 comments

i started today! it is a process i enjoy. it is my visible, tangible goodbye to cold weather and closed up windows and doors. it is like a fresh start.... for me it is when a new year really begins. i go room by room and it takes a few (severa... Read more

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