And Counting...(backwards!) Day 41
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!
I'm challenging myself to post my calorie totals daily till my 1 year Sparkversary on 8/16. Here's today:
143 snack #1
204 snack #2
Exercise: SP cardio video, yardwork, lots of ... Read more
Gratitude and Overwhelm
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?
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
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
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+
I could stop right there; that emoticon says it all! Thanks to MAMAWLINDALOU, I just realized I too have j... Read more
HOW many miles???
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!
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
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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Tough times and blessings
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