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Judging a Book…and Yourself…By it’s Cover

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      40 comments

I am training for a 10k and in preparation for that I joined a 10k running group at the Y. This in itself was a big step for me…running in a group? No thank you. Brings me back to my days almost 2 yrs. ago when I ran in my Mommy Boot Camp and... Read more

Weekend Accountability Food Challenge - Sunday

Sunday, July 24, 2011      15 comments

Great day, was at the low end of my range. BREAKFAST Egg white, spinach & mushroom omelet w/ coffee I turned down a lemon cupcake at church :) LUNCH ... Read more

Weekend Accountability Food Blog Challenge - Saturday

Sunday, July 24, 2011      7 comments

All I have to say is I am PMSing BIG TIME, but I managed to stay within my calorie range despite the fact that I had TWO sundaes throughout the day. BREAKFAST My usu... Read more

Weekend Bonus Accountability Food Blog - Friday

Saturday, July 23, 2011      5 comments

A bunch of us Sunny Gals wanted to keep accountable on the weekends so I suggested we food blog every day. I did Friday too, just because Fridays are really hard for me. Here goes! I stayed w/in my range but with TOM around the co... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The longest...and most rewarding mile.

Thursday, July 21, 2011      145 comments

The other night I planned on getting a run in. I wanted to try for 6 miles but with the temperature at 100 degrees I wasn't sure if that would happen or not. My plans slowly deteriorated when my day at work got busy. Really busy. And the... Read more

FEF Food Blog Challenge - Blog 3

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      10 comments

Today I woke up at 4:45 a.m....correction, my DOG woke me up at 4:45 I decided to take advantage of it and get some reading in with my morning coffee.. A smo... Read more

FEF Food Blog Challenge - Blog 2

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      14 comments

First, this is for Blaize :) BREAKFAST V-8 Fusion Cranberry juice (4 oz) Read more

FEF Food Blog Challenge - Blog 1

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      16 comments

The Bonus Challenge this week is to take pictures of all food 3 times this week. This is my first blog, and the others I plan on doing today and Friday, since Wed. and Thurs. I will be offline most of the day due to meetings. BREAKFAST - B... Read more

You are Beautiful. YOU. And Me.

Saturday, July 16, 2011      38 comments

We all know that famous celebrities, models, politicians...virutally everyone is being photoshopped nowadays. We have to look perfect. We have to look beautiful. Beauty is defined in our society by what other people think of us. And it's not... Read more

What I Did on my Summer Vacation...

Monday, July 11, 2011      29 comments

Remember those essays you had to write in school after returning from summer break? Well, here's what I did on my Summer Vacation... emoticonRead more

My Secret Weapon....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      25 comments

Starting Friday I'm off work for a week and we're going to our cottage in Michigan for most of it, then returning to the area for a Staycation and spending time together as a family and doing things we normally can't because I'm working. Navy P... Read more

Inspirational Quote # 7

Saturday, June 25, 2011      12 comments

*****DISCLAIMER: THIS IS ABOUT GOD.***** "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." ~ Philippians 4:13 I was born again in 2008. That is when my journey, and spark journey, truly began. I usually don't preach, or t... Read more

Change of Plans

Friday, June 24, 2011      13 comments

Make big plans, but change your plans as time changes.—Marchant The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley.--Robert Burns ("To a Mouse") [Popularly misquoted as: The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray, or The bes... Read more

Inspirational Quote #6

Friday, June 24, 2011      3 comments

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on so long in the first place." ~ Jared Leto This quote is in my signature line at Spark because every time ... Read more

Inspirational Quote #5

Thursday, June 23, 2011      16 comments

"Even if the steering wheel fits, you don't have to keep gripping it." — Beth Moore I don't know about you, but sometimes life gets, well easy, or boring, or hard ... Read more

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