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Winter POA

Saturday, November 28, 2009      6 comments

I've been fairly pleased with my progress so far, but an honest look in the mirror says that my butt is huge. Sooo, I need to get on the treadmill much more often (as much as I love swimming for my cardio), and work my glutes. I want to contin... Read more

My Spark Buddy .... My Friend

Wednesday, November 18, 2009      5 comments

Some of you know my Spark Buddy - TamSparklesToo (Tammey). She is sweet, she is tender, she is honest and she is desperately in need of a 12 step club for obsessive/compulsive disorder. I do not mean any disrespect for any of you who might hav... Read more

How Easy It Is....

Thursday, September 24, 2009      5 comments

.....to fall into lazy ways. During the Summer I was taking my grandkids swimming every Saturday - 2 1/2 hours of playing hard with three kids will really burn calories. My Spark Buddy and I were going to the gym three times a week and getting... Read more

Fall BL Challenge Plan of Action

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      5 comments

Life has a way of getting in the way, doesnít it? It sure did during the Summer Challenge. But the stuff thatís getting in the way is my life, isnít it? Anyway, this is the plan I am going to do my best to follow for the Fall Challenge: ... Read more

My Friend, Turtlemoose

Wednesday, August 05, 2009      5 comments

I have a Spark Friend named Turtlemoose (Kim). We also happen to work together in Spokane County Superior Court. Many of you know her, however, as a Jade Dragon!!!! I want to tell everyone, especially my fellow Dragons, just how fabulous Kim ... Read more

Positive Change as a Result of the Summer BL Challenge

Tuesday, August 04, 2009      2 comments

I think the biggest positive change to my fitness journey this summer has been the addition of serious strength training. AND I actually had an inside giggle when I thought that someone may actually see some muscle definition on me, a 56 year o... Read more

Week 8 Ė Summer Biggest Loser Challenge

Thursday, July 30, 2009      3 comments

I looked back at my Week 1 blog and below are the goals I set for myself: ~Cardio Ė I wanted to increase my cardio workouts to equal about 195 minutes a week. Iíve come pretty close. ~Strength Ė I wanted to do strength training thr... Read more

Virtual Picnics and the ilk

Wednesday, July 08, 2009      6 comments

My family ditched me. Yep - abandoned. What was going to be a family filled 4th turned into a Mom and Daughter gig. But if my daughter had stayed in town instead of going to Wenatchee (taking my son-in-law and grandchildren with her) and if m... Read more

Walking, Hoeing and Digging

Monday, June 29, 2009      6 comments

Week 4ís BL challenge is to hike for at least 60 minutes. Very neat challenge! I could hardly wait until Saturday so I could take my hike Ė something I used to love as a young woman. Read more

Spark Goodies

Thursday, June 25, 2009      6 comments

When I was still built small and slender, I had tiny little boobs Ė they went with my body. It was a dancerís body and I was proud of it. As I gained weight through my 40ís and 50ís my body was anything but a dancerís body Ė it became kind of ... Read more

So What Exactly is One Serving of Fruits or Veggies?

Saturday, June 13, 2009      7 comments

Our Summer Biggest Loser team - the Jade Dragons - has a team challenge of eating four fruits / veggies each day this week. A question arose regarding what comprises a serving, i.e., does 100% fruit juice equal a serving. Well the following in... Read more

Baby Steps

Saturday, June 06, 2009      7 comments

There are several movies that I enjoy seeing again and again - one of them is "What About Bob". Anyone who has seen it before, I'm sure can hear Bob saying, "Baby step out the door, baby step to the elevator, baby step into the elevator - AAAAA... Read more

Day 1 of a Ten Week Journey

Thursday, June 04, 2009      6 comments

Here I go. I want so much to be a success, but to be truthful, I'm afraid that I'll fail. I work out, I do my cardio, I watch my fat, my calories, my carbs, but the weight seems to be comfortable staying right where it is. I am so hoping that... Read more

A Doctor's Appointment to Remember!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009      11 comments

I don't know about you, but I can't recall ever looking forward to a doctor's appointment before, unless you happen to be a certain Team Jade member who just happens to have a hottie doctor. Anyway, I had an appointment with my new internist a ... Read more

Day 4 of Boot Camp

Thursday, May 07, 2009      2 comments

Oh my gosh! Rehearsal for the Beethoven last night was unbelievable. At the end of the 3 hour rehearsal, everyone was wrung out - the director was drenched in perspiration, the musicians had nothing left to give. So it was this limp rag that ... Read more


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