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HOLIDAY BAKING - NURTURE VS TORTURE

Saturday, November 24, 2012      8 comments

No this is not a blog on my favorite holiday recipes. Although, I am pretty sure I could fill up a whole book on the greatest cookies I have baked. It would read something like a travelogue. There would be the Norwegian waffle cookies, and th... Read more

Why Does It Seems So Difficult and Easy at the Same Time?

Sunday, November 18, 2012      5 comments

"A paradox is something that seems contradictory or unbelievable, but may or may not be true. (noun)"... Read more

Choosing My Mindset

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      6 comments

I have been on a roll since July. This is not to say that everything has gone easily or that I haven't had a few days of eating more than planned. What I am saying it the I have set my mind to succeed and it is working for me. So what is ... Read more

Wonderful Walk with the Dogs

Monday, November 05, 2012      2 comments

This weekend the weather up here in Pacific NW was quite balmy. We had a lot of rain and mist, but the temperatures were over 60 degrees, which is quite warm for this time of the year. I just wanted to share this short video of the dogs. They... Read more

November 2012 Healthy Journey Goals

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      3 comments

1. Track 2000 exercise minutes 2. Concentrate on adding more veggies and fruits in my diet 3. Lose 4 pounds 4. Continue with 8 pounds weights/increasing reps 5. Adding some new cardio workouts for rainy days ... Read more

Reviewing my goals for Oct 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      3 comments

1. Track 2000 minutes of exercise / Tracked over 3000 minutes 2. Move up to 8 pound weights (barbells) / Have been using 8 pounds all month 3. Lose 2 pounds (giving myself some room here since I will be on short vacation)/ Lost 4 pound... Read more

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

DAY 74 -SPARK GOALS FOR OCTOBER -

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


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