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Thursday, March 08, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I woke up with a great mindset. I knew that I was going to start a streak. All day long I was on automatic pilot. I planned my breakfast, lunch and dinner, and then just set my course of action and stayed on target. Does someon... Read more

Fun Day with Family = Too Many Extra Calories

Saturday, March 03, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday we had a wonderful family outing that just about never happens anymore with all of our busy schedules. We all got together at our favorite Chinese restaurant in Sea... Read more

Spring is Just Around the Corner

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      3 comments

I didn't realize that it has been almost a month since I checked in here on Spark. February just was kind of a bust for me. My winter depression kind of snuck up on me and I... Read more

Spending Less Time Online

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      4 comments

Just a short note to let my Spark friends know that I am keeping with my plan to spend less time online this year. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has emailed, sent a note, Spark goodies, etc. I am doing good and exercising, eating h... Read more


Tuesday, January 10, 2012      13 comments

Today I am turning 61 and feeling the love! When I was young - 61- seemed like the beginning of old age to me, but now that I am here, I don't feel any different than I did when I turned 40. I owe a lot of this to how much I have changed my li... Read more

Jan 2, 2012 Life is Getting Back to Normal

Monday, January 02, 2012      6 comments

The last couple of months have been kind of rough with deaths and illnesses in the family. I am looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow and having life settle back to the normal pace. Today we took a long walk with the dogs and I ... Read more

Jan 1, 2012 - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

Beautiful, sunny day in the Pacific NW - hard to believe it is Jan 1, 2012. Just the kind of day to set your heart straight for the coming year. And no better way for me than to jog. Yes, jog, I said it once and I will say it again. I jogged... Read more


Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

Last year at this time I was just a week away from my trip to Maui. Since I am still kind of in the middle of my winter blues I thought I would just change my page to remember where I was a year ago. So many changes this year...... and a l... Read more


Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

Unfortunately this fall I have had a lot of family sicknesses and deaths to deal with. Just wanted to let my friends know that I am doing well, just a bit overwhelmed with the holidays and family stuff to deal with. I hope everyone is doin... Read more


Sunday, November 20, 2011      9 comments

My daughters, granddaughter and me. It has been 3 weeks since my Dad passed and I am doing really good emotionally. This past week we had to get his estate all set up and g... Read more

Trying to Get Myself Back on Track

Thursday, November 10, 2011      6 comments

I really appreciate the support of my Spark friends. It's funny that people that you haven't ever met face to face can really help make you feel like you want to be back in touch. If it wasn't for you guys I don't think I would even turn the c... Read more

My Parents

Monday, November 07, 2011      14 comments

My parents were wonderful people and they were married 64 years until my Mom passed away 3 years ago. Now that my Dad has passed I like to remember them this way. Hopefully they are sailing through heaven together again. Thank you ev... Read more

Be Back Soon

Monday, October 31, 2011      4 comments

My father passed away suddenly this weekend. I will be back soon.... Read more


Thursday, October 27, 2011      7 comments

Happy healthy dogs Sunny, dew kissed, autumn day Serene peacefulness ... Read more


Sunday, October 23, 2011      9 comments

Today I read a blog that reminded me to focus on all the positive things I have achieved in the past 78 days. So here is my list: 1. Completed the C25K program and ran 2- 5K's 2. Lost 13 pounds 3. Kept within my calorie range approx 80... Read more

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