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And Counting...(backwards!) Day 41
Saturday, July 07, 2012      2 comments

Under calories today which is unusual. I had time only to throw some berries, almond milk and choc peanut butter powder in the blender for lunch. A couple of under calorie days won't hurt, but I'm not going to make a habit of it. I feel reall... Read more
And counting, Day 42 backwards!
Friday, July 06, 2012      5 comments

I'm challenging myself to post my calorie totals daily till my 1 year Sparkversary on 8/16. Here's today: 295 breakfast 350 lunch 143 snack #1 285 dinner 204 snack #2 1277 total Exercise: SP cardio video, yardwork, lots of ... Read more
Gratitude and Overwhelm
Thursday, June 21, 2012      8 comments

When I feel overwhelmed is an especially good time to make a gratitude list to restore some perpective and keep me going. This has been a tough week, too much to do, too little sleep, and not so great eating on the run. I have only today to do... Read more
Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      8 comments

Friends, thank you for well-wishes this last week or so. I have worked to exhaustion, eaten far too much on the run, slept poorly because I kept waking and thinking of things to do, and am finally winding down after running an estate sale of my... Read more
Monday, June 11, 2012      6 comments

I am a self-confessed bookaholic. At present, there are 12 bookcases in my house, the smallest a few feet high and the largest two ceiling height, that hold who knows how many books. Two of the bookcases are my husband's, but I claim responsib... Read more
My Big Fat Gratitude List
Friday, June 08, 2012      6 comments

1. I'm wearing a pair of SHORTS and matching top that haven't been wearable in ages! 2. I feel a lot better than I did yesterday, no more upset stomach, much more energy. 3. For sticking with this site for 9 1/2 months! 4. For the near... Read more
Support and Motivation: A+
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      8 comments

emoticonI could stop right there; that emoticon says it all! Thanks to MAMAWLINDALOU, I just realized I too have j... Read more
HOW many miles???
Thursday, May 24, 2012      6 comments

Husband and I are enjoying a wonderful vacation on one of Georgia's barrier islands. Yesterday we climbed a 129 step lighthouse, climbed to a captain's walk, the last bit of which was a ladder--ugh! and did a fair amount of walking. Today's pl... Read more
7 mo Sparkversary!
Thursday, May 17, 2012      5 comments

It came and went yesterday without my noticing. OK, friends, it's time for me to get moving again. I've done great with exercise, am a LOT more fit than when I started, have done lots of things I'd never done before SP, but these last several ... Read more
Post Retreat and Pics
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      3 comments

I am SO grateful to have had the opportunity to make that retreat so soon after my mother-in-law's passing. In spite of much to do when I got home, I continue to feel more rested and centered. Throughout the retreat, I kept thinking of Is... Read more
Blogging on retreat: I CLIMBED BRACE ROCK!
Thursday, May 03, 2012      8 comments

Definitely something I've never done before, posted a blog while on retreat. I've never taken my computer either; you're usually encouraged to leave such at home to maintain inner as well as outer silence. One of my good reasons for bringing i... Read more
Preparing for Retreat
Saturday, April 28, 2012      8 comments

My mother-in-law passed from this life the day after my last blog Living Well in Tough Times. What was I thinking when I started a new Challenge this week? Actually, I've done pretty well, missed my daily Spring Into Shape Bootcamp video only ... Read more
Living Well in Tough Times
Thursday, April 19, 2012      5 comments

To borrow a line from my friend ONICAM who often titles her blogs "What's been happening", what's happening here is a multitude of decisions following a period of uncertainty after my 93 year old mother-in-law's stroke. She'd been in her own ho... Read more
Sparkversary - again!
Monday, April 16, 2012      4 comments

Woohoo! It just registered on me that today is my 7 mo Sparkversary! I am 30 lbs down, I've dropped several sizes, almost everything in my closet fits! ... Read more
Tough times and blessings
Saturday, April 14, 2012      5 comments

The last couple of weeks have been very challenging. Along with my mother-in-law's stroke and singing six Holy Week and Easter services, I've had to get my taxes together--and officiate at a memorial and celebration of life service for a dear f... Read more

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