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Being grateful
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      1 comments

I grateful for the tools that I have been given to make this journey. I am facing some health challenges this coming year that would be better met if I am in better condition and weigh less. I am thankful that sparks gives me the tools and supor... Read more
old too big clothes
Saturday, January 04, 2014      3 comments

When my clothes are too big and can no longer be taken in ... I will donate them to the local domestic violence shelter. We often get larger women but we seldom get donations of larger clothes. If other large woman are like me they hate to sho... Read more
Getting back to serious Sparks
Sunday, May 01, 2011      0 comments the past 3 weeks have not be fabulous for me. I have not been keeping up with my exercise and not staying close to my eating plan. Several days in the past two weeks I haven't even logged my food or my exercise. So far, I've been luck... Read more
Disconcerting News
Friday, February 18, 2011      4 comments

So ... I went for my swim today! On my way out I heard another swimmer asking how many laps in a mile. She gave him a different answer then the lifeguard I asked several weeks ago. On my way out, I thought that I would just get the right answer... Read more
Love my new fins!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      1 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I rewarded myself for reaching a small goal. I set a goal to be able to swim a mile in 30 minutes. During all of my swimming time, I noticed a lot of people using short fins during their lap swims. I asked one of the lad... Read more
Today was okay
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

Today was okay. It started out with a big bowl of oatmeal (my special recipe). Hopped on the elliptical and knock out 17 minutes. It felt great after 2 days of inactivity. Was excited about the upcoming afternoon swim. Couldn't wait to get in an... Read more
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      2 comments

When you enter a new decade of your life, there are certain new indignities that your doctor feels you must experience. Today, my number was up. That's right, the dreaded colonoscopy. I'm am glad to report that it was really not as bad as I expe... Read more
Moved to Phase 3
Sunday, January 30, 2011      2 comments

Was a little hesitate and changing phases, but looks like it won't be that different from Phase 2 so far. Looking forward to the new challenges Phase 3 will bring. I did find that changing weight loss goals dropped my calorie count. That should... Read more
Weekly update
Friday, January 28, 2011      1 comments

emoticon All in all, a pretty good week. I exercised 5 days. Only was able to swim two of those days. That's okay. ... Read more
New Challenge
Thursday, January 27, 2011      0 comments

We completed the 28 day fitness bootcamp challenge today. Had to find another challenge, so I joined the Stress Buster's challenge. Is it wrong that just clicking on the "join" link causes stress? ... Read more
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      0 comments

I have decided that there is nothing that a good cardio workout can't fix! emoticon... Read more
Weekly update
Saturday, January 22, 2011      3 comments

All in all this was a good week. Had a couple of not so great days, but found that exercise cures just about everything. I did have one day that I didn't get any structured exercise or cardio as I work up with a fever and had absolutely no ... Read more
Fabulous Day!
Friday, January 21, 2011      0 comments

Today was another fabulous that that the Lord made. It was way too cold so stayed indoors all day. Quiet day at work (alone because of icy road). But the high today was being able to swim more than a mile for the first time ever! 33 laps is one... Read more
Thursday, January 20, 2011      0 comments

emoticon Today is the day that the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. I woke up this morning a... Read more
Much better day
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      1 comments

Today was a much better day! I made up my mind that no matter what happens at work, I will be grateful the job I have and know that God has a plan for my life. I started my day with exercise which really set the tone for today. My daughter actu... Read more

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