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Late night dinner ideas?
Saturday, August 13, 2016      2 comments

As fall creeps in I tend to love warm meals, and not just fresh cold salads, for dinner. Most folks do, I am sure! My days are structured that I teach private voice lessons from noon until 8:30 Monday through Thursday. I eat a hearty breakfast... Read more
Great Spark article!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      2 comments
_of_selfacceptance Who has read this? Read it if you haven't. Read it again if you have. After you read it, this will make more sense - - - It was so freeing to part with old c... Read more
The clothes are going... and not because they are too big!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      5 comments

Well, I am finally to that point. I have been holding onto clothes for a while now that I keep telling myself "will fit again." Not clothes with sentimental value, clothes that I bought once upon a time when they fit... and now they don't. ... Read more
Emotional eating - proof is in the pictures
Monday, July 01, 2013      2 comments

I found myself going through old photos today from high school & college and it really hit me --- my emotional state and weight are so stinking connected, I totally can't ignore it any more. Being able to look back over 15+ years and see S... Read more
Anyone else have this frustration - not logging dinner.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      5 comments

I finally am in a solid groove of a healthy, balanced, filling and yummy breakfast and lunch - all within my calorie goals, that I track lickety-split. AND, thanks to a recent spark break, I have kicked my evening snacking (or so it seems,... Read more
Spark Coach blog theme: quick and easy meal ideas
Monday, April 15, 2013      2 comments

Some of my fave quick and easy meals are: omelets and salad veggie hash with eggs cooked on top pasta in a fresh tomato sauce grilled chicken and steamed veggies kitchen sink salad turkey bacon BLTs fajitas Who else has some y... Read more
Spark Coach topic - time wasters
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      5 comments

The best new use of time is my 15 minutes while watching tv that I am doing strength training. I have done over 15 each time, added bonus of doing it in front of a gripping NCIS episode : ) My biggest hurdle is still making time every day ... Read more
The Playground
Thursday, March 28, 2013      3 comments

I mentioned in my last post that I am calling the gym aka Planet Fitness, "The Playground" As I kid, I really didn't love the playground. I liked swings. And the twirly thing you sat on and someone would spin you until you couldn't take it ... Read more
MOST happy first day of Spring, indeed!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      1 comments

Order new Spark book from amazon. Check. Finally sign up at Planet Fitness. Check. Actually to Planet Fitness and walk/run on the treadmill for 45 min. Check. Welcome Spring at-home pedi. Check! {OPI's Lucky lucky lavendar... Read more
What a long detour!
Monday, November 05, 2012      3 comments

I was cruising along down the orange brick road of Sparkland when all of a sudden I took a detour. Feeling good about loosing weight and keeping it off, slow and steady, I went off yonder to explore on my own. Wow. I am so bad with directions! I... Read more
Don't fear the pineapple!
Sunday, April 15, 2012      2 comments

I have always loved fresh pineapple, but not enough to take on my fear of them fighting me tooth and nail as I tried to cut it into tasty little bite-sized bits. Ridiculous, I know. Well, last week they were only 99 cents at Aldi, so, I de... Read more
MY baby steps
Friday, April 13, 2012      2 comments

There was a great featured blog back on March 22, encouraging us to embrace baby steps to reach our goals. It really resonated with me, so much so that I am now blogging about that blog. Why, today, am I inspired by the blog from a month ago, yo... Read more
Call me Goody Girl, or, what Lent taught me.
Monday, April 09, 2012      4 comments

So, if you don’t know, Lent for us Catholics is a time for spiritual growth and reflection. We’re encouraged to do something special, or give something up in the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, making a sacrifice of sorts as a dail... Read more
Ballet tonight with my 90+ year old instructor!!!!!
Thursday, January 26, 2012      2 comments

I've not been doing a great job of meeting all of my goals this January. I was right on the money for almost two weeks, and then, as usual, I just sort of stopped one day. Well, I'm just sorting starting again today, ha ha ha. And it is all star... Read more
Happy New Year, Happy Fresh Start!
Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

Life really has a habit of getting in the way, doesn't it? It has been two years of starting and stopping my 'spark.' In that time I've learned that I'm very all or nothing when it comes to change, and I really need to keep content with "somethi... Read more

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