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A beautiful day for a bike ride!

Wednesday, March 09, 2016      6 comments

I'm so excited! I absolutely love riding my bike and it was just so beautiful today I couldn't resist! Went to PT this morning and my knee made it... Read more

Life right now without the scale

Sunday, March 06, 2016      5 comments

Through this journey of developing healthier habits I have gone from weighing in once a week, to daily, to not at all. Right now I'm not using the scale at all. Not easy for me, but the right choice right now. I let that scale have too mu... Read more

Total Knee Replacement.... YIKES!

Sunday, February 28, 2016      5 comments

This writing is not for the faint of heart! This right knee of mine started to be a problem child when I was... pretty much still a child! I was on a back packing trip with a church group when I was just 13 years old. I sat down on a bo... Read more

Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, July 30, 2015      6 comments

How fast time flies! Another birthday here. Whew! Information: Decided to go for a long bike ride! Get on the bike gear Judy, and get on that little black road bike! No toe clips for this girl. I value my life too much to get that seri... Read more

Wisdom from Giuliana

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      6 comments

This wonderful four year old grand daughter of mine has an old soul. I love to hear her thoughts, and it is quite a gift to receive her precious wisdom. On my last trip to Seattle, as always she was the first up in the family, and happy th... Read more

It's OK to get out of the kitchen

Saturday, March 14, 2015      5 comments

Maybe this happens to other Sparksters out there, but it's way easy for me to not put on the brakes and stop eating! So I put a plan in place and it has been helpful.... Judy, get OUT of the kitchen! For me that meant enlisting the help of... Read more

First bike ride of the year!

Saturday, March 07, 2015      5 comments

It was so beautiful today here in this valley just 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Hard to believe it was snowing earlier this week and now it's back to spring. Yep, it was time to hop on our bikes and head for the trail by our home. My cut... Read more

Back in the saddle again.... whew!

Sunday, February 22, 2015      4 comments

I have been a busy grandma! Gone to Yellowstone for the holidays, gone for 3 weeks in January to Seattle chasing the 4 little ones up there, just back from Reno.... whew! I'm so off schedule I don't know which end is up! I feel completely dis... Read more

Quick Update on the check in!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      7 comments

Okay, my goal was to maintain over the Thanksgiving holiday.... I couldn't bring myself to check in that first Monday and waited until this past Monday..... Weight increased 3/4 of a pound. Am I discouraged? NOPE! Am I ... Read more

Back to WORK!!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      4 comments

Grateful for: Wonderful thanksgiving time with family and dear friends! Special visit with my dear friend Jim, husband of Josie. So hard to see him go through the grieving process.... tender time. Safe travels. Had some snow coming home... Read more

Authentic Me

Saturday, November 22, 2014      8 comments

I'm sure this is not a new experience for many Sparksters, but have you ever been caught off guard by seeing yourself in a mirror at the mall or at a store and being surprised by seeing yourself at a normal weight? I have.... more than once. A... Read more

My friend Josie

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      3 comments

This entry has nothing to do with my journey to healthy living. However, I wanted to share a little about a sweet friend of mine that passed away last Thursday. I wrote a letter to her (as if she were still alive), and I am about to mail it to... Read more

Annual Exam

Saturday, November 08, 2014      4 comments

Quick entry! Saw my doctor yesterday for my annual check up. She was thrilled with my progress! I rode my bike to the appointment, just a few miles, but she was impressed. I had a goal to have normal BP at this visit. I have this "White Coa... Read more

Boxes boxes everywhere!

Thursday, September 25, 2014      3 comments

I feel like I am buried in boxes! For someone that is striving to reduce stuff, I feel like I have slid backwards big time! Now, this is not all of my stuff! I had a basement in my home I sold back in Nevada that became the repository for gen... Read more

The truck is packed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014      2 comments

Moving is such a job! With the help of many good friends, the truck trailer is now packed and ready for transport for our home in Utah. Whew! Don't know what we would do without good people in our lives. Tomorrow will be an easy day, an... Read more


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