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The Spark - thoughts after 3 weeks

Saturday, October 12, 2013      8 comments

Iíve had the Spark Activity Tracker (Spark for short) for about 3 weeks now (I purchased mine before it was released to the public). To be honest, I would not have considered buying it had I not misplaced my pedometer just before receiving the o... Read more

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013      154 comments

My pedometer had disappeared the day I received the offer to try out the new SparkPeople Activity Tracker. I most likely would not have ordered the Spark had I still had the pedometer Ė why would I need two devices? I ordered the Spark on a... Read more

Shooting Bees Ö

Monday, August 19, 2013      9 comments

Ö and ducks and trees Ö. I enjoy taking long walks around town, taking photos on my iPhone. Any camera would do, but right now, I use my iPhone and a point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix L610. Iíd love a DSLR, but thatís not in the budget. I can t... Read more


Saturday, July 27, 2013      6 comments

Iíve been thinking a lot about perspective lately. Perspective is the way you see something. In photography, perspective is the angle at which you photograph a subject, and shooting from above or below or across can make for interesting photos, ... Read more

First 5K of the year!

Monday, April 29, 2013      6 comments

I signed up 7 weeks ago for a 5K ďfun run,Ē which was held yesterday. It was to benefit charity. I even found a 7-week ďCouch to 5KĒ program online so I would be ready to run. Right. My first day out, a Monday, and my day off, I got a ... Read more


Thursday, April 04, 2013      5 comments

Woo-hoo! I am in a ďTax Day Maintainer ChallengeĒ here on SparkPeople. I have maintained the same weight for the past 3 weeks, and before that, I maintained 1 pound more for 3 weeks. Itís not my chosen central weight, though, so I wonít ďwinĒ th... Read more

April Goals

Monday, April 01, 2013      3 comments

April has 30 days, so I declare it a month of 30's! 30,000 words: write 30,000+ words while rewriting a NaNo from a few years ago. This is for Camp NaNoWriMo. It works out to 1,000 words a day. cam... Read more

My goals

Monday, March 11, 2013      5 comments

I am continually revising my goals. I suppose that would be a good thing if I met old goals and made new ones. For the most part, though, I make goals, and then forget them. Itís not that my goals are not attainable; itís that I donít follow thr... Read more

Challenge question #7

Friday, March 08, 2013      1 comments

Specific question #7: Anything else you would like to share with your Team. Technically, this isnít a question, but a statement. In fact, itís not even a complete sentence. ButÖwhatever. I canít think of anything else I would like to ... Read more

Challenge question #6

Thursday, March 07, 2013      7 comments

Specific question #6: Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! Since I donít take advice, Iím not going to ask for it. People are welcome to offer opinions, of course, but ultimately, I must make my own choices. And I expect other... Read more

Challenge question #5

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      4 comments

Specific question #5: What can you improve upon? This question continues to build upon the theme of what habit I want to form, namely to incorporate more slow food and less fast food into my day to day eating. Itís all about making choices ... Read more

Challenge question #4

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      7 comments

Specific question #4 is: How are you doing day by day? This is in reference to the answer to question #1: What new habit you wish to develop? The new habit is to choose slow food over fast food. I am doing okay day by day. I bought ba... Read more

Challenge question #3

Monday, March 04, 2013      6 comments

Specific question #3 is: What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? To recap, this builds on questions #1 (What new habit you wish to develop?) and #2 (How will you do that?). So, the question is really asking what I am doi... Read more

Challenge question #2

Sunday, March 03, 2013      5 comments

Specific question #2 is: How will you do that? This question makes no sense unless you realize it is building upon the first question: What new habit you wish to develop? And I think I already answered the second question along with the first qu... Read more

Challenge question #1

Saturday, March 02, 2013      6 comments

Iím supposed to make a blog each day for a week for a challenge. What to write about? Answer specific questions. OkayÖ Todayís question: What new habit you wish to develop? UmmmÖ.blogging? Sleeping? Yes, sleeping would be nice, but try... Read more

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