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Painting Life - You are the one with the Brush!

Thursday, January 09, 2014      4 comments

The year is a blank canvas. We can draw on it however we want. We can color outside the lines and we can create a swirl of beauty. Read more

Love Yourself

Wednesday, October 02, 2013      5 comments

It is amazing what happens to the mind and body once you step off of life's treadmill. On Sparks, I have been a little absent. A little unpredictable. A little sporadic. But I did not abandon the basics of good nutritional choices or movem... Read more

Spark Sabbatical - a Healthy Viewpoint

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      9 comments

I have learned so much from Sparks in the time I have been here, but I have also become 'obsessed' with Sparks: the points, the tracking, the posting, and reading everything I can in any spare moment I have. Unfortunately, I have a perfect... Read more

Insight and Balance

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      5 comments

I've been spending some extra time just reading. Been searching for wisdom and balance. I have physically been MAKING myself stop "being busy" and sit & seek wisdom. Yes, the Good Book has much to say to me, but God also gives us some amazing ... Read more

Crying Melt-Down, But Staying Motivated

Thursday, March 14, 2013      7 comments

Last week had been a tough one. I PUSHED myself to get to the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. My cardio days of Tuesday and Thursday had me pushing myself to walk the neighborhood. I even did a Sunday evening walk to de-stress. This week, ... Read more

Goals Smacked me Upside the Head Today!

Friday, March 01, 2013      7 comments

Got smacked me up-side the head today with a novel idea today: Goals. Oh, I've had them. Sometimes specific, sometimes attainable. But the real kicker was in re-reading 'The Spark' and realizing that I don't know where I'm going in the lo... Read more

How I should measure Success.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday's Quote from Coach Nicole was: "When you are consistent in your healthy habits, magic is happening in your body and mind, even if the scale isn't moving." Thanks for the reminder, Nicole. I needed it. I was getting discourage... Read more

Simple Living - No Buy Month

Saturday, February 02, 2013      2 comments

As you know, I had to quit my job in December due to blood pressure and health issues. So January was a harsh re-budget month. So in order to keep my blood pressure and stress down, my 'financial' weight loss goals need to be met, too. I ... Read more

The One Word Blog: It Really was Fun to Do :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013      6 comments

Found this on a New Friend's Page -- gotta give it a try! {Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you.} ~ It IS really hard to only use one word answers. ~ Where is your cell phone? purse Spouse? DJ... Read more

Where I Go From Here? Wherever I Want to Go!

Monday, January 07, 2013      5 comments

First off, I'd like to thank all my SparkFriends who have stood by me this past year. It's been a tough one, but you always lifted me up. And thank you for your understanding when I've not been as faithful logging in and encouraging you this las... Read more

Lineman of the Year!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      4 comments

emoticon My apologies to all who are sick of me raving about Football, but that's a huge part of my life right now.... Read more

And How DO we move Forward?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      3 comments

I am amazed at how we move forward after setbacks. And for the most part, the setbacks, stresses and circumstances haven't changed. But I am. I am changing. Day by Day. I CHOOSE to move forward. We could just "take" the setback. Or,... Read more

Sometimes there seems to be no end ...

Thursday, October 18, 2012      7 comments

I'm really struggling ... I enjoyed my 3 days off last week - my husband's "sabbatical" gift to me emoticon. It w... Read more

He made Captain!

Monday, October 08, 2012      5 comments

After continuing to show commitment to the team and encouraging the newbies and other team members, my son made Captain at his last game (Thursday night) before our Thanksgiving long weekend. He has never missed a practice, a game, running ... Read more

Note to Self:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      10 comments

A very dear Spark Friend just posted the below quote today ... and I love it. There is so much truth in this statement. Yesterday I was whining, though I did get a new frame of mind by the time I finished "thinking out loud". But this is one of... Read more


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