I HAVE A DREAM
On this MLK day I can't help but think about the man who gave the I Have a Dream speech and how he inspired so many people to hold onto that dream and not let go.
As Barak Obama has said, America is a place where all things are possible. ... Read more
SPREADING THE SPARK ON MY SPARKLING PAGE
In honor of the Spread the Spark Day, I have changed the background of my Spark Page to
This is a picture that best describes how I feel inside when I know that I have had ... Read more
Tuesday January 13th 2009 - blogging and jogging
Ok, so I really don't jog. I use a stair stepper machine, but one day I hope to feel that I can jog if I want to. Right now I think it would be a bit too much for my old knees and hips.
However, I do blog and I love it. Writing is definit... Read more
Spark People Boot Camp
Thank you Spark People for having the boot camp. It is exactly what I needed to keep me on track this month. I am really enjoying the cardio, which is a huge change for me. I have always liked doing stretching exercises, even yoga, but I have... Read more
Going Crazy with Chocolate Birthday Cake
So it isn't enough that we went out to dinner at the Black Angus, my birthday dinner came with a free dessert. That wasn't too bad, because it was shared between 2 people. Well, just as I was thinking, hmm I didn't do that bad on the calories,... Read more
TURNING 58, FEELING 35
Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be turning 58, but I can honestly say I feel 35. The boot camp has been a great realization for me that cardio is so fantastic in helping me feel energetic, take away the feeling of depression, a challenge to ... Read more
CREATING MY VISION STATEMENT FOR 2009
Thinking big for 2009. Action steps on my main Spark page.... Read more
Writing my goals for 2009
Every year on New Years Day or shortly thereafter, I write a list of goals for me to work on. Always on this list is to lose weight and exercise. This year, I have decided t... Read more
Feeling Better After Only 2 Days
Here I am at the end of my 2nd day back on track, eating healthy, exercising, getting my house back in order, and my mind back into thinking positively about living. Wow, I really let myself slip. Well, that is life and I am not going to beat ... Read more
HERE I AM AGAIN (AND I AM GLAD I AM)
DEC 27TH, 2008
In just a few more days we will be celebrating the end of 2008. For me it has been the saddest year of my life. Losing my Mother has been the most difficult thing I have ever experienced. Just when I think I am pulling myse... Read more
THE WEIGHT CHART MARKER HAS BEEN RUNNING BACKWARDS
I don't exactly know where I lost my steam or how I am going to find it again. I know it all started around the time my Mom was in the hospital and then when she passed away, my momentum went down hill. I am not trying to make excuses, just go... Read more
Back to Work - OUTs
Wow, it has been a great summer with too much eating of good food and too little exercise. And I am back here today to re commit myself to staying healthy.
What have I learned from this backslide?
1. I still don't like wearing my cl... Read more
SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY
Thank goodness summer has arrived in full bloom in the Pacific NW. I love to be outdoors and working in my yard.
This is where I am burning my calories these days. Perhaps it isn't the most challenging cardio workout, but it does wear me ... Read more
Gaining and Losing
(picture of spreading my Mom's ashes at her family home on the 4th of July)
On April 23rd my Mom passed away and although I was prepared that she would not live forever, I also knew that I would have a lot of adjustment to make with her pas... Read more