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A Fun Filled Weekend

Friday, August 13, 2010      22 comments

We are headed to Arlington Heights, Illinois today for a family wedding. Sunday we will travel north to Milwaukee to see my mom, dad and sisters. monday we come home. (Tuesday please be on the lookout for grumpy John!!!) I'll be MIA until M... Read more

Do You Believe In Magic?

Thursday, August 12, 2010      13 comments

Larry was waiting for me at the restaurant yesterday. He apologized for forgetting our appointment and asked me at least four times if I had told his boss, he’d forgotten about our meeting. When I told him I hadn’t he relaxes a bit but I still s... Read more

Patience and My Inner Voice

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      25 comments

If I ever begin to believe that I have run out of ways to improve myself I always know there is one issue in my life that will be there until the day I die. That issue is being patient. It’s a virtue, did you know that? That’s what I have been t... Read more

What I Have Learned in 57 Years

Friday, August 06, 2010      45 comments

I have experienced fifty seven years of life as of today and if you don’t mind I’d like to share with you a few of the things I have learned. 1.If you really want to do something don’t put it off. There are a lot of things in life I wish ... Read more

There Is Only One You (video blog)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010      17 comments

Availible on You Tube at: http://youtu.be/LfDGqeaOEdE... Read more

My Pants

Wednesday, August 04, 2010      42 comments

I am going to be out of town all day today and hadnt planned on blogging. After I showered this morning I decided I would see if a few of my "motivational pants" were close to fitting. They are the pants I shoot towards wearing as part of my jou... Read more

Personal Training: Session 1

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      26 comments

One thing I have learned for sure is that if you don’t move forward you are sure to slide backwards. I had reached a point in my exercise and fitness development where I felt I had hit a wall, reached a plateau, and was generally uninspired by m... Read more

Why Do I Spark?

Monday, August 02, 2010      16 comments

“Why do I do this?” It wasn’t said in a frustrated or angry tone. I asked myself this question as I rode my bike around the neighborhood this morning and I asked it to myself in an open and honest manner. Suppose you were interviewed for th... Read more

A Spark Goodie For You All

Sunday, August 01, 2010      26 comments

We lost 6.8 pounds this week. Yes, I know I logged the food, did the exercise and made the right choices but you supplied the support and encouragement. If I had the Spark points available and the time to do so I'd send each of you a Goodi... Read more

C25K or "Run John, Run"

Saturday, July 31, 2010      26 comments

Every time I get close to a milestone in C25K training I get scared.... Not anxious, not nervous, down right scared. Most of it comes from this massive fear of not being able to do it. Today was my thirds day of week six. Time to run twenty five... Read more

Shiny Happy People: A Positive View on Things

Friday, July 30, 2010      28 comments

If you are tired hearing about me saying “You are who you hang around with…..” you may move on to another blog. I won’t be upset. (Well maybe just a little bit) I got a spark Mail this morning that had positive energy flowing out of it befo... Read more

Gratitude

Thursday, July 29, 2010      23 comments

Sometimes there are no profound words, no keen insights. Sometimes there is just a simple, but deep “thank you. “ Sometimes that “thank you” strikes at the core of who you are and like every tender and emotional moment in your life you find your... Read more

A "Me-Time" How To, A Guide To Relaxation Technique

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      9 comments

There’s that old saying that goes; “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.” Well, LOL, yesterday, at the end of my blog I offered to share with anyone who was interested in the process I used for relaxation during my “me time.” I th... Read more

Creating Me Time and Restoring Balance

Tuesday, July 27, 2010      23 comments

I am an emotional eater. A lot of you reading this probably are too. Food is our drug of choice. Anxiety, depression, fear, any gamut of emotions sends us scampering towards a tube of cookie dough and we don’t quit eating until, exhausted and gu... Read more

Seven Months Sparking: Falling Down and Getting Back Up

Monday, July 26, 2010      33 comments

About a month ago I began acting like I was on a diet. Every morsel of food that went in my mouth was weighed (No pun intended!!!) against what the dreaded scale might say every Sunday morning. I could go on and on but suffice to say I was drivi... Read more


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