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What's Happening...
Sunday, December 03, 2017      5 comments

We're in the thick of what we knew would be a crazy few months. I have been doing the barest minimum on Spark, reading a few blogs and tracking my fitness and that's all. I haven't weighed myself for 5 weeks but am happy to report that my clot... Read more
Quick Wedding Blog
Sunday, October 29, 2017      8 comments

I have SO many potential things to blog about, but just not much time. So, a quick one about the wedding! We made the trip to Indiana in two days of driving with Rick's dad (and his oxygen system and walker) and my step-mom, Louisa. Julia... Read more
A Mountain on My Shoulders
Monday, September 18, 2017      8 comments

Today is my day off until I have class from 6:00-9:00 this evening. I worked Saturday and wasn't at home at all on Sunday so I had LOTS of plans to accomplish today. The problem is, I'm feeling so overwhelmed that I hardly know where to start.... Read more
Fitness and Life
Thursday, September 14, 2017      6 comments

Thanks for your support and suggestions regarding my inability to run now. I do quite a bit of biking, but living in the country on gravel roads makes it not quite as enjoyable. I try to alternate biking (weather permitting), circuit training ... Read more
I Am Back!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      14 comments

For several months I have been in a bit of a Spark Funk. I have logged my fitness and read some blogs, but that's about it. This funk, incidentally, has coincided with my decision to stop tracking calories and my hip problems which have preven... Read more
Big Decisions and Big Changes
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      12 comments

This is the blog post I've been wanting to write for a month and just haven't found the time. First, a quick update, and thanks to all who have expressed concern. I love you guys! I'm still fighting the hip pain. The PT only saw me t... Read more
Physical Therapy: The Good News and the Bad
Friday, June 30, 2017      12 comments

Thanks for all of your supportive comments and advice! I saw the physical therapist on Wednesday. He was great! He spent a lot of time with me and really is working hard to figure out how to help me with the pain I'm experiencing in my hip an... Read more
Life Update in Photos
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      13 comments

I've decided to talk about something besides pain today! I've been so bad about blogging that I don't believe I'll ever catch up but here's a little of what's been going on in my life. James and Haileigh are getting married in October. ... Read more
Calling Everyone Who's Aging!
Thursday, June 15, 2017      13 comments

Thank you all for your words of wisdom after I wrote my last blog about the leg pain I've been having. It has continued to get worse and I decided to see the nurse practitioner. I chose her over my doctor because she is a runner. My doctor is... Read more
What Has Happened to Me?
Saturday, June 03, 2017      6 comments

I've been running for seven years, ever since I started the Spark path in 2010 and changed my life for the better. I have never been fast, or competitive, about my running. It's just something that I enjoy because I love spending time outdoors... Read more
40 Things About Me
Thursday, June 01, 2017      5 comments

I have not blogged for more than 3 months! How awful! I really have missed being active on Spark. I've been doing nothing but logging my fitness and reading occasional blog posts. I really want to get back to blogging but there is so much to... Read more
Turning Fifty and Staying Slim (with pics)
Sunday, February 26, 2017      13 comments

Rick continues to stick with the Naturally Slim program in a way that amazes me! He weighs in again tomorrow so we'll see if he's lost more weight three weeks into the program. I turned 50 on February 8 so there has been some celebrating ... Read more
Becoming Naturally Slim
Thursday, February 09, 2017      37 comments

My husband and I have a health insurance plan through his work that is high-deductible with a health-savings plan. His employer will give a discount on insurance premiums AND actual money into the health savings account for doing various health... Read more
Beautiful Georgia on My Mind (with pictures)
Monday, January 30, 2017      11 comments

Rick and I arrived home about a week ago after a trip to Savannah,Jekyll Island, and St. Mary's, Georgia. We had been so stressed after his mom's illness and death and then his dad's long hospital stay that if we hadn't already purchased plane ... Read more
Grieving This Christmas
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      17 comments

Thank you so much for your loving support and prayers for our family and especially my mother-in-law, Geneva. After a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer, she died on December 20, slipping away peacefully. Her faith and her family were her... Read more

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