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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

The deep clean out

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      4 comments

I'm here in Nevada doing the final clean out of my home I sold last December. It's the tough and tender clean out.... the one packed with soooooo many memories. Yesterday I started in the garage. Alan, my late husband, was a man that lo... Read more

Wish I had a Star Trek Transporter!

Sunday, August 31, 2014      4 comments

It's after midnight.... bags almost packed... sigh..... going to miss Grandma Heaven. Love these four little ones. Had a sweet kiss from my curly haired 3 year old and just had to post! Read more

Put on the brakes!

Friday, August 29, 2014      5 comments

Can you believe how HUNGRY you can get sometimes???? Well, I was there yesterday. I don't know exactly why, but it's been building up for a few days.... that hunger! I think it was true hunger. Maybe because I'm on the go none stop with ... Read more

Time is running out in Grandma Heaven!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      3 comments

Oh to be torn when your family all lives so far away..... I can't even whine about it since my son in law is from Italy and all his family is there.... and my daughter in law is from Japan and all her family there. Nope, they have ALL the whini... Read more

Getting the walk in

Friday, August 22, 2014      5 comments

Not much to write today.... this grandma is tired! I'm not getting my typical exercise in while here in Grandma Heaven. However, I'm getting plenty of activity! My weights consist of lifting babies and little girls.... much more fun t... Read more


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