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My 1st Geocaching Adventure

Friday, July 12, 2013      12 comments

I had wanted to do this for a very long time, and so finally, finally, I had my first Geocaching adventure yesterday. I got interested in Geocaching about a year ago when I first heard about it, and I was very intrigued to think that there ... Read more

10,000 Steps Challenge

Friday, March 01, 2013      12 comments

Time to step it up a notch, literally. emoticon Sit down job and COPD will not stop me. Read more

Shocking News

Monday, December 03, 2012      17 comments

I knew my reading glasses weren't cutting it, that the strength needed to be upped some. So I had an appointment with my eye doctor (Nov 29) to get them checked. Turns out I did need to increase the strength of my readers, and this time instead... Read more

Virtual Tour Australia ~ Done! with Pictures...

Saturday, March 17, 2012      8 comments

In a followup to some earlier blogs about my virtual travels, I have now completed my tour of Australia. emoticonRead more

Scavenger Hunt ~ starts Saturday, March 17

Thursday, March 15, 2012      6 comments

On my Puzzle Lovers team I am offering a Scavenger Hunt and all are welcome to join in on the fun! The hunt will start on Saturday, March 17 and run for 2 weeks. The list will be sent out on Saturday morning to all Puzzle Lovers team member... Read more

Day 100 of my Workout Every Day Streak!

Saturday, March 10, 2012      13 comments

Today marks Day 100 of my Workout Every Day Streak that I started on December 2nd. Having this Workout Streak in place has motivated me on days when I didn't feel like working out, or was really crushed for time. This streak has given me the ext... Read more

Keeping the Streak Alive!

Monday, February 20, 2012      11 comments

Every day I workout. It doesn't have to be a ton, I strive for 60-90 minutes per day through the work week (broken down into 15-30 minute segments throughout the day), and then on the weekends too, but as long as I get in a minimum of 15 minutes... Read more

Traveling Through Australia

Thursday, February 09, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday I posted the blog Virtual Travels, and in it I mentioned I sent postcards via email to my family and friends. I was asked by some of my Spark friends to post pictures of my travels here, so here is my blog with pictures. If you d... Read more

Virtual Travels

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      12 comments

A great way to travel when you can't get there directly. This is a superb way to keep yourself moving. A great motivator! In October, I started a virtual trip and traveled Route 66 across the US, from Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier. It w... Read more

Approaching the 1 year mark

Monday, January 23, 2012      14 comments

As I approach my 1 year anniversary with Spark this coming weekend, it is good to reflect on my accomplishments as well as the setbacks that I have had this past year, and to look towards my goals for 2012. My Accomplishments ~ I gave up ... Read more

Resetting my Weight Ticker to reflect my Weight Gain!

Sunday, January 08, 2012      21 comments

Yes, it's true, I gained 5 pounds since the beginning of December. It's okay, I'm not devastated, but I am not complacent about it either. I do know why and how it happened, and I aim to fix it. I am coming up to my first year anniversary... Read more

I Cannot Erase...

Thursday, December 01, 2011      16 comments

I cannot erase the fact that when I got a sweet tooth yesterday afternoon, that I ate an entire Mars bar. I cannot erase the fact that when I got home last night from Christmas shopping and had the munchies that I ate from the bag of potato ch... Read more

Size 10 Blue Jeans

Saturday, November 19, 2011      20 comments

About 3 weeks ago, I posted a blog asking for some ideas for some alternate exercises or ways to shake things up so I could lose this last 20 pounds. I got some great responses and ideas. Also, since that time, I purchased The Spark and the new ... Read more

Need Your Assistance Please...

Saturday, October 29, 2011      12 comments

I haven't blogged in a while, and so it's time for an update as to where I am and how you can possibly help me. By the way, today marks my 9 month anniversary with Spark People!! Read more

It's Sept 11th...

Sunday, September 11, 2011      29 comments

This was read in our US office on Friday morning at a memorial service for 9/11. This really touched my heart, and I had trouble reading it as tears were filling my eyes. I know a dear lady that lost her son in 9/11, I also know a man who ... Read more


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