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"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." Sven Goran Eriksson

Sunday, November 24, 2013      3 comments

Lately I've been struggling with fear. It's a monster that we all face. It rears its ugly head in different ways for each person. There are lots of quotes about fear, but one that spoke to me is: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rat... Read more

20 miles in October: DONE!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013      2 comments

Completed my running challenge of 20 miles in October. Actually, I ran 20.5 miles, but I'm not bragging. Just pushed myself a little. Hoping to add another few miles before the month ends!! I learned a lot this month! 20 things I learn... Read more

Things I need to figure out, but haven't

Thursday, October 03, 2013      5 comments

I almost said can't. As in can't figure out. Yes, there are things I need to figure out, want to figure out, but haven't been able to or haven't tried hard enough. Things like: Why do I avoid running? I love running and thinking about not r... Read more

Life

Thursday, August 08, 2013      2 comments

People have the right to believe what they choose: free will. I have no other choice but to say God has His hand on my life! We got up one morning about 6 months ago and said, "we should move south!" Ha!! Funny thought! Somehow, I now... Read more

CNA: to be or not to be, that is the question.

Saturday, April 14, 2012      1 comments

I'm still waiting for an answer. Bummer!! The director of the program is at a conference until Tuesday, then she has more interviews on Wednesday, then she should make decisions on Thursday, and finally call everyone on Friday. I went to "o... Read more

March Madness

Friday, March 16, 2012      2 comments

Yep, March is here folks. Crazy, but true! Life is so incredibly strange these days. I'm STILL adjusting to working full time and struggling with finding balance. I've gained some weight, which I'm not happy about. I know some of it is... Read more

January 2012, I'm still here :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012      9 comments

Whoa, this month has been insane!! I started my new job with two days of orientation on January 3rd. I was not in a great place a few months ago when I thought about having to work full time outside the home. After being a SAHM for almost 6... Read more

End of year goals: Final Check in

Sunday, January 01, 2012      5 comments

Wow, seriously? January 1, 2012?? This is going to be a great year! I start a new job, DH becomes a stay at home dad, DH and I turn 30, we celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, our daughter turns 6, our son turns 4, we pay off our one car... Read more

Goal weight? A few questions!!

Monday, December 26, 2011      3 comments

Hello Spark friends and fellow sparkers, I know "goal weight" is a very personal thing. Two people of the same gender and height can have two very different goals. When I started sparking I thought 150 was a great goal weight. I'd not ... Read more

End of Year Goals: 7th check in

Monday, December 26, 2011      1 comments

Sunday (actually Monday) 6 days till the end of the year. What a year it's been. Lots of change and still more to come. Much improved body, healthy weight, muscle!!, smaller size clothes, new job, new dog, and more, all while sparking. Weig... Read more

Rogue!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011      4 comments

Well, we finally have her!! We drove 4 1/2 hours one way to get her, but she's ours!! When all was said and done we spent 10-11 hours in the car. YUCK!! Tank of gas: $40 Coffee (for me) and energy drink (for DH) $4 Bed, food, bowls, toy... Read more

End of Year Goals: 6th check in

Sunday, December 18, 2011      3 comments

Sunday, 13 days till the end of the year. That is totally insane to me! Where did the year go? I'm approaching that amazing 1 year sparking milestone and can't wait!! Weigh in: 145, oh yeah!! Remaining weigh ins are the 25th and then Januar... Read more

Frustrating updates: Rogue and Job

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      7 comments

So, we found out that Rogue's transport for the 18th fell through. Still waiting to figure out if any other transport will work or if we'll have to wait until January. Still exciting, but frustrating also. Job interview went well. Pay is de... Read more

Quick update on ROGUE!!!! Plus a new pic :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

So we just found out that she'll be here with us on the 18th or 19th!! We are so stinkin excited. We also found out she had no name at the shelter, she was just a number :( SO we promptly agreed on Rogue and passed it along to her "foster" mom. ... Read more

Maybe a bulldog? Gotta see her pic!!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011      7 comments

Wow, today has been crazy!! Here's the scoop. SIL has a friend who owns a dog rescue. SIL got a dog from her about 6 months ago. We were talking about dogs and DH said he would love to have a bulldog some day, but with a $1500 price tag, it... Read more


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