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My Dad

Saturday, October 27, 2012      9 comments

One year ago today my Dad passed away. He was so full of life right to his last breath. The last sente... Read more

Survey - one word answers

Friday, October 26, 2012      4 comments

Where is your cell phone? purse Spouse? no Your hair? gray Your mother? Teacher Your father? teacher Your favorite thing? laptop Your dream last night? funny Favorite drink? mocha What room are you in? living Your hobby? ga... Read more

What to Talk About?

Thursday, October 25, 2012      6 comments

All week long I have been reading blogs to help keep me motivated. And I love to comment on other people's blogs. But sometimes by the time I am done praising them for their blog (because, quite frankly, here on Spark we have some really talen... Read more

Loving Life

Thursday, October 18, 2012      7 comments

Since I am getting my weight back under control and my workouts are more consistent I really am beginning to feel like I am loving life again. It wasn't that I was really hating life before, but what I didn't realize was just how much I was str... Read more

Just a Short Note

Thursday, October 11, 2012      7 comments

Some of you who I have known over these past few years might remember that my daughter was in rehab for a gambling addiction. She has been doing great - and is now in school to become an addiction recovery counselor. I just wanted to sha... Read more

Broke My Spark Log in Streak, But Kept My Spark Program Alive

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      7 comments

This past week I took a short vacation to the Oregon Coast. I was all prepared to stick with my Spark Program. Unfortunately we didn't have internet connection so I couldn't log... Read more


Sunday, September 30, 2012      4 comments

Well I am going to shake things up a bit this month because we are going on a small vacation - 4 days to the Oregon Coast. emoticonRead more

Checking in on Sept Goals

Sunday, September 30, 2012      5 comments

1. Lose 8 pounds - Lost 5 pounds 2. Track 2000 fitness minutes - Tracked 3203 minutes 3. Do 4 more weeks of C25K training - Completing through week 8 - ... Read more

Streaking Through Day 71 and Finishing C25K training

Thursday, September 27, 2012      6 comments

Today is day 71 of my spark streak of logging in and staying on track on Spark. Today I finished my C25K training for the 2nd time in my life. Last time I finished was 1 year ago and shortly after I was finished, my Dad passed away and I lost ... Read more

Streaking through Day 69 with Boundless Energy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      5 comments

Today was a very high energy day for me. Even though I had to work most of the day, I got up and vacuumed the house before I left for work. At work when it was really quiet, I laid down on the floor and did some crunches. Then when I went out... Read more

Day 67-Taking My Spark Out to Lunch

Sunday, September 23, 2012      5 comments

Today is day 67 of my Spark Streak of staying on my healthy lifestyle and logging into Spark. And today was a new challenge that I haven't had to face in the past 67 days. My whole family met for lunch at an Indian food brunch to celebrate my ... Read more

Streak Day 66 - Feeling My Spark

Saturday, September 22, 2012      3 comments

This morning I woke up aching all over my body. No, I am not sick, I am sore from working out. The last 2 days I have been feeling my Spark. You know how it is? All of a sudden you just get this burst to add a few more minutes, push a little... Read more


Thursday, September 20, 2012      5 comments

I definitely feel the power of the streak. Anytime I am feeling a bit lazy I remember how many days I have stayed on track. When my mind starts to wander to those high calorie low nutritious foods - I remember my streak. I am sure that ... Read more

What a Difference a Day Makes Day 63

Thursday, September 20, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday I was so tired, no energy, fell into bed early and slept like a log. This morning it was difficult to get out of bed, but once up and going I had a full day. After work I had a quick, small dinner and then we took the dogs out ... Read more

Day 62 - Very Tired after My Jog Last Night

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I completed Day 2 of Week 7 C25K. The training is 5 minute walking with 25 minute jog and finished with another 5 minute cool down walk. The total distance is 3 K with the walking included. I did my training on the practice football... Read more

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