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My Fitbit is here

Friday, January 03, 2014      11 comments

My new fitbit arrived today, and I am excited to get it started. I'm hoping that it will encourage me to be more active again and make recording my fitness easier for me. It is part of my resolution to get into better shape this year through bet... Read more

Recounting Positives

Sunday, December 29, 2013      2 comments

I am thinking about some of the positives in my life tonight. I have now been at my job for one year. During that time I completed the first two classes in the TESOL certification program and have only a ten hour project left to go to complete m... Read more

I am starting to feel the Spark Spirit again.

Sunday, December 29, 2013      0 comments

I am finding that just visiting the Spark website a few times this week--reading articles, seeing familiar names and faces, thinking about fitness--all has be feeling more motivated again. I really do want to get back on the bandwagon and be mor... Read more

I signed up for Weight Watchers today

Friday, December 20, 2013      1 comments

I signed up for a three month stint on Weight Watchers today because I want to learn their tracking system, hoping that it is a bit easier than tracking calories. I still want to be part of the social network on Spark, but I hope this will help ... Read more

Trying to get back into Spark at my heaviest weight ever.

Monday, December 16, 2013      10 comments

I am having all sorts of emotions right now. I am feeling embarrassed and ashamed because I am returning at my heaviest weight ever. I have been having a bit of a healthy crisis now that left me at 184. I need to get back onto spark and I feel l... Read more

Interested in the maintenance first idea.

Saturday, April 13, 2013      3 comments

I was very interested to read Becky Hand's blog about a study where women learned to maintain weight before they lost weight and had better success in losing and maintaining their weight loss. It gave me hope because I seem to need to have long ... Read more

Participated in a 5K run/walk today.

Saturday, March 23, 2013      9 comments

The nursing students at the local university (Southern Utah University) sponsored a run/walk today. It was called the St. Patty's Day recovery fun run. it was a fundraiser for their service missions to Mexico. It was the first official 5K I have... Read more

Loving my new job and loosing weight!

Saturday, February 16, 2013      9 comments

I guess the extra activity associated with getting around campus and the fact that food is not always a few steps away is working for me. I've lost 5 pounds since I started my new job--plus I really enjoy what I'm doing. This is also proof perfe... Read more

I'm delighted to have a new job

Thursday, January 17, 2013      13 comments

I am going to be teaching writing in the local university's ESL program. I am delighted.... Read more

Resolution time again

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      7 comments

Although I was excited to see my weight down to 166.8 around Thanksgiving time, I am not surprised to be starting at 172 again. This is still 3 pounds below my original starting point, so I know that Spark People has helped me hold the line and ... Read more

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012      5 comments

I hope everyone has something to celebrate and is finding joy at this season.... Read more

Creating New Walking Routes

Thursday, December 06, 2012      7 comments

I'm getting settled into my new home. I am creating new walking routes to replace my old, familiar, but far away ones. My dog is drawn into neighborhoods with bright Christmas lights, which is fine with me. It has been fun seeing the Christmas l... Read more

We are moving this week

Saturday, November 03, 2012      6 comments

My mother has been working on a real estate deal since April and everything finally came together last week. We have spent this week moving. It feels good. The house is much better for my dad, who is in a wheelchair, and will be lovely as it com... Read more

Sending out Sparks

Saturday, October 27, 2012      5 comments

This little blog is just to wish everyone a great and sparky weekend! My thoughts are especially with those who are facing stormy weather in the coming days. May you be blessed with safety, courage, and comfort.... Read more

"The Future is as Bright as Your Faith"

Monday, October 15, 2012      6 comments

"The future is as bright as your faith." This is a quote from our church president, Thomas S. Monson. Sometimes in our present society, it is hard to look forward and see things getting better. There are plenty of things that seem to be going wr... Read more


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