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Good Day

Friday, July 22, 2011      7 comments

Today was a good day. I am glad it wasn't as hot. I quilted some more on my daughter's quilt. I am half way through. I will need to get more thread for the bobbin though. I also worked on the kilt a little and finalized the fabric for... Read more


Tuesday, July 19, 2011      11 comments

Tonight a HUGE thunderstorm came through and we lost power for 1 hour and 10 minutes. I actually had to light candles to see because it was so dark out from the thunderclouds and downpour even at 6:30. It is still raining but not as hard -- so... Read more


Monday, July 18, 2011      9 comments

The last couple of days, I have worked out for 120 minutes each day. It has felt good to get back into working out on a regular basis. Today, was my last day off -- from now on I will have daycare everyday. I will have to workout at the g... Read more

Pep Talk

Friday, July 15, 2011      8 comments

Hi emoticon Let's all repeat after me....Lose Your Quit! We can do this. I know we all have our ups and downs... Read more


Thursday, July 14, 2011      6 comments

I had a good workout with my trainer tonight. It felt great to have a session - I think it is a good jumpstart and got my focus back. My big struggle still is feeling snacky. I need to figure out what I can do to curb it. I finis... Read more

Hard to Get Back into Routine

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      10 comments

This week has been tough getting back into a routine. I have 3 boys (ages 5 mo, 2 yr & 4 yr) drop-in daycare. So, plus the other 3 daycare kids it has been crazy the last couple of days. Monday, the boys weren't picked up until 6:40. T... Read more


Sunday, July 10, 2011      9 comments

We got home late Friday night. This last week has been a lot of traveling! Three days in car -- 1900 miles. After weighing in yesterday morning, I was pleased to have gained only 1 pound. We ate out every meal and I was only able to exercis... Read more

"Unplanned" Vacation

Sunday, July 03, 2011      11 comments

Last week, my husband's mom made the decision to stop driving and is giving us her car. We are flying to DE tomorrow morning to get the car and drive it back. So I will not be on Sparks this week. We have 3 days of driving. I hope to be able ... Read more

Slow Loser - But Making Progress

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      13 comments

I weighed in at TOPS last night and lost .5 lbs. It has taken me two months to lose these last 5 pounds. I was getting a little frustrated with all the exercise and being careful of what I eat and how slow things have been. Then today a spark... Read more

Two Great Days

Friday, June 24, 2011      8 comments

Thursday we went to a Moody Bible Institute 125th Anniversary Alumni Dinner. It was fun to see updates in MBI. My husband graduated from there 32 years ago. I attended there for 2 years. That is where we met. We worked there for 2 years aft... Read more


Thursday, June 23, 2011      8 comments

I started work on my youngest daughter's kilt today while the kids were taking a nap. I have 5 kilts to make by Sept 10th. They are all done by hand, and if I did nothing else it takes about 5 days or 40-60 hours to complete one. I was go... Read more

Focus is Back

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      6 comments

Last week I had a wonderful 3 days with my granddaughters. Father's Day was spent at my Dad's -- I even walked on the treadmill there for 77 minutes! I am finally below my lowest and I think my plateau is finally broken. My head is back i... Read more

Time to Catch Up

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      11 comments

Wow -- almost a week and half has gone by since I last blogged. And boy has it been a busy one! I know there were a couple of times I tried to blog, but our internet basically goes to a standstill at night and I wasn't able to. It has b... Read more

Good News

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      13 comments

Good News - I thought I was going to be having to go to the gym in the evenings. Well, my new client's schedule changed this morning. He is now 7:30-4:00. So, I will be able to go to the gym M-W-F before supper and before my husband gets home... Read more

Flowers Planted

Sunday, June 05, 2011      6 comments

My afternoon was spent planting flowers in both the front and backyard. I also worked on spraying primer onto an old wheelbarrow which I am going to use as a planter. June Goals 1. Stay conisistent with going to gym -- a minimum of ... Read more

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