Don't you hate snarky DMV people?
I don't know about where you live, but here in Alabama not only do we have our hideous picture on our driver's license, but our height and weight as well. Now, why is having our height and weight necessary? There are more heavily populated sta... Read more
Wow, my first runner's high!
Last night I took a run in my neighborhood and in the subdivision behind ours; I wanted to get in some hill work which I had neglected to do before I ran my first 5K last month. Coming up on a hill while running in that 5K defeated me from actu... Read more
One year smoke-free and now 20 lbs. lighter!
Today is the one year anniversary of my quitting smoking; if I can do it, anyone can!
To my embarra... Read more
Cross it off the bucket list!
Yesterday, I ran in my first 5K race--the 10th Annual Senator Stampede race at Auburn University Montgomery. Taking the advice of several Spark runners, my family and I arrived at the start area about an hour ahead of time in order for me to pi... Read more
I FINALLY pushed through my mental block!
Last evening, I went running--hoping and praying to get through W8D2 of the C25K program. As my Spark friends know, I've had a mental block the last several times I've attempted to run the 28 minutes straight through; in fact, I blogged about m... Read more
My, how time flies!
Yesterday my husband and I attended a beautiful wedding. The son of one of our best friends married a very lovely girl in a gorgeous ceremony, and it got me thinking about how fast time flies by. When we moved into our neighborhood Josh was al... Read more
Why in the world did I enter a 5K race...
When I can't manage to run W8D2 of C25K? All I need to do is run for 28 minutes; I managed to do that for the first time ONE week ago! Since then, I've made 2 attempts to run it again but I've not been able to complete it. Why, why, why? I w... Read more
Where were you 8 years ago today?
Eight years ago today, I was at work. I was busy working in my cubicle when my co-worker's telephone rang. It was her husband on the other end, telling her that a plane had just flown into a building in New York City. Instantly, every radio o... Read more
Totally random musings...
Today is my granddaughter Makayla's 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday, Angel!
I have been on Spark now for 9 months. Lost 17 pounds and gained many new friends. Thank you all!
Each and every one of you inspires me. When you're down, giv... Read more
The pity party is officially over--WooHoo!
Many thanks to all of you who stopped by my blog the other day when I was in a sniveling, self-pitying mood. Your words of encouragement mean a LOT to me! I was at the point where I wasn't really ready to quit Sparking, but it just wasn't fun ... Read more
Throwing a one-day pity party
Having a lot of trouble lately caring about eating right and working out, so I thought I'd throw myself a one-day only pity party:
My DH doesn't encourage me on a daily basis, just makes the occasional comment "you look pretty good."
D... Read more
Forwarded to me! If my body were a car...
A co-worker of mine sent this to me; boy, does it sure apply in my case! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!
IF MY BODY WERE A CAR...
If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer mo... Read more
Thank God for our justice system--my grand jury experience!
Have you ever been called to jury duty? My DH and I were called to serve the same week. Considering jury notices are sent to people off the rolls from the Department of Motor Vehicles here in Alabama, it was pretty strange that both of us were... Read more
I smoked my daughter at the track!
As most of my Spark buddies know, I've been doing the C25K program for the last several weeks; today was W5D3, which requires you to run 20 minutes NONSTOP. By the way, please don't die of a massive coronary attack while trying to do this...
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Ants and rubber tree plants
A good Spark friend of mine recently titled her blog "Patience, grasshopper." It was a cute blog in that it reminded readers to remember, "the rewards for the work done for a new lifestyle aren't always visible in a lump sum, but in small incre... Read more
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