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Still Alive and Well

Thursday, December 06, 2012      6 comments

So, itís been a while. Survived my second surgery, and recovered quickly. A little too quickly, actually. While I was encouraged to move as much as possible after my pancreas surgery, I was forbidden to move much at all after the hysterectomy... Read more

Still in the Game!

Friday, July 06, 2012      8 comments

Iím not much of an athlete, and never really appreciated Jonathan Rocheís (one of my favorite podcasters) sports analogy until the last couple months. But, suddenly, it became my mantra. ďAs long as Iím still in the game.Ē Canít have solid fo... Read more

If Today Was Your Last Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      6 comments

That is the title of one of my favorite songs, but also something I've been thinking about. I had the pleasure of meeting one of my Spark friends yesterday, CJRomb. She and I are Facebook friends as well, and are in several of the same F... Read more

Prayers Needed

Sunday, April 29, 2012      9 comments

Funny how life works. I had finally calmed down and accepted my upcoming hysterectomy, and gotten back in the Sparkgroove, when I started having stomachaches. I've had a nervous stomach most of my life, so I didn't think anything of it at firs... Read more

Top Ten Reasons Why My Situation Could Be Worse

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      9 comments

If you read my blog yesterday, you know that I have to get a hysterectomy. I've been a bit freaked out about it, and, because I'm a control freak, I've been reminding myself incessantly of all the reasons why it's not that bad. Maybe if I get ... Read more


Tuesday, April 10, 2012      5 comments

I'm posting this embarassing picture to remind myself what happens when I become complacent about fitness. Since I was able to maintain my weight with an average of 30 fit... Read more

What CAN I do?

Monday, January 16, 2012      6 comments

Just after I posted my last blog about how my carpal tunnel was better, I developed a pain in the butt....literally. Immediately, that pesky negative voice was at it ... Read more

Moment of Truth

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      3 comments

So I just did my first interval workout in a week or two, and let's just say oy. Lesson learned. I had no energy and felt way more winded than usual. I am getting more specific with my 2012 plan - at least 3 intense cardio workouts per week. ... Read more

Refocusing on Wellness

Sunday, January 08, 2012      3 comments

Managed to make it through the pre-holiday carb fest at work, and the last couple of weeks without gaining weight. It took a lot of resolve, and I was proud of my good choices. But Thursday, on my second day back to work, I binged for the fir... Read more

Now, what the heck was I going to say?

Sunday, November 20, 2011      4 comments

I've been thinking about blogging for a while now, and there's so much I want to write about, but every time I sit down to do it, I come up empty. So, this morning I wrote a list, and hopefully I can get it all down concisely enough that this d... Read more

Fighting Back Peacefully

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      8 comments

Had a good Spark day yesterday, despite a really insane day at work. I prayed, meditated, did my yoga, and read from the Power of Now. Didn't have a chance to come back here and thank everybody properly for all the support on my last blog, but... Read more

Coincidence? I think not.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      9 comments

Woke up Sunday with a plan. Imagine my surprise to find that I was also SP motivator of the day! I took that as a sign that I was definitely meant to find my way back, and here I am! Not that I needed a sign, mind you. I've had enough signs ... Read more


Thursday, August 11, 2011      10 comments

This is a picture one of my students posted on a challenge she was doing on Facebook. She messaged me to ask if I would mind if she used it, because she had to post a pictu... Read more

Build the Habits

Saturday, August 06, 2011      11 comments

Build the habits, and the results will follow ~ Jonathan Roche That's me on the right. I like how much smaller I look from the side. I've come a LONG way! I wish... Read more

Rest in Peace, Sweet Sunshine

Thursday, June 30, 2011      9 comments

Had to put our sweet Sunnie down Monday morning. She had a horrible night on Sunday, and because of that, though it hurt like hell, the decision itself was easy. I don't ... Read more

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