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Musings on Waiting for the Magic Snap

Friday, November 12, 2010      12 comments

My eating hasn't been that consistent since September. I got sick, I hosted a very large event that took weeks of prep, etc. And I still haven't put back my habits yet. This morning as I was getting dressed I thought "I need that Magic Snap... Read more

My Swimming Report

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      2 comments

So today I decided was the day to start doing some lap swimming. I haven't done that since college, roughly 25 years ago. Getting ready took forever. I knew I needed my swimsuit, goggles and a towel. Goggles weren't as easy as I thought they'd b... Read more

Swimming Starts Today

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      2 comments

Normally my husband and I go for a Wednesday morning hike, but he told me last night he was having some foot issues and needed to give his feet room for recovery. Then I remembered that I have a couple friends who swim regularly Wednesday mornin... Read more

Great Spark Article

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      4 comments
?id=1557 60-Second Health and Fitness Boosters... Read more

Operation Gratitude and Halloween Candy

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      4 comments

My kids had a great Halloween this year. We went trunk-or-treating for the first time at an LDS church near us on Saturday, plus they trick-or-treated Halloween night as well. They each gathered 100 (!) pieces of candy. Way too much to keep. ... Read more

New Trophy in Sight!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010      5 comments

I think I'm about to have some spark point fever. Less than a thousand points until this pretty trophy is mine!... Read more


Monday, October 25, 2010      10 comments

I ran 2 miles Saturday and 3 miles today. I'm getting my running groove back. I'm a slow runner, my legs are very happy running an 11 mile/pace, and my head was trying to mess with me today telling me that was too slow. Dang it, I've not been ru... Read more

The Shovel: Choosing between Bitterness and Moving On

Saturday, October 23, 2010      5 comments

A couple years ago, shortly after I started Sparking, school started back up. My boys and I bike to school, and there was this one part of our ride where we had to bike on a dirt path where some city workers had dumped a fair sized pile of grave... Read more

I'm Just Different Now

Friday, October 08, 2010      8 comments

For the last 3 years, I've run our school's book fair. That means huge long hours, standing, tidying, hunched over a register as needed. Very draining work, but very satisfying also because we get hundreds of books into students' hands plus the ... Read more

50 Reasons I Want to Do a Triathlon and Start My Own Triathlon Team

Saturday, October 02, 2010      2 comments

1. I already like running a 5k 2. Biking has gotten more fun for me 3. I don't want to let swimming prevent me from doing something. 4. Just because 25 years ago I decided I hate swimming, I want to give it a good trial to see if my body c... Read more

The Scale and Me

Friday, October 01, 2010      4 comments

I'm a daily weigher, and for me that's a good thing. Several years ago I did Weight Watchers and I got way obsessed with the scale and that weekly weigh in. I even took laxatives wanting to get the lowest number. And guess what? The weight didn'... Read more

2011 Goal: Sprint Triathlon

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      3 comments

I've been thinking over the last couple weeks that I needed to start thinking about some physical goals for 2011. I was casually toying with the idea of a sprint triathlon (400 m swim, 11 mile bike ride, 5k run), and then I found out a girlfrien... Read more

Vacation Plateau Broken

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      7 comments

When I go away on a vacation, and I get all that added salt from vacation food plus the disruption to my normal routine of eating and exercising, I go into a plateau. Typically with my weight going up about 4 or 5 pounds. So over the next week o... Read more

Fresh Figs and Goat Cheese

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      7 comments

My newest happy snack. 4 deliciously fresh small figs each sliced gently in half. 1 ounce soft goat cheese softened for about 10 seconds in the microwave. One fig slice at a time, smear a little goat cheese on it. Eat, savor. Repeat ... Read more

Our New Kittens

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      11 comments

These sweet 8 week old brothers moved into our laundry room this afternoon. A friend had a stray ca... Read more

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