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Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Friday, May 27, 2011      2 comments

My favorite sweet potato recipe:
ed-Sweet-Potatoes-106070 To make heart-healthy, use olive oil. To save even more calories, use an olive oil cooking spray. ... Read more

10 things Iím thankful for...well, how about 11?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      8 comments

My blog challenge for my team this week involves listing 10 things I'm thankful for. I suspect that my list will duplicate lots of others'. 11. Art, music, & literature: For the beauty& truth they point to and the joy they bring. 10. Natu... Read more

How important is exercise in my life?

Friday, May 20, 2011      9 comments

For my weekly Aspire & Inspire Team Challenge Blog, I interview myself about what part exercise plays in my life. Q. How do you feel about exercising? A. I love to exercise while I'm doing it and after I've done it. Getting started is som... Read more

What motivates me?

Sunday, May 15, 2011      10 comments

For a challenge this week, I'm asked to blog about ďWHAT MOTIVATES MEĒ. I had a much more difficult time with this topic than I thought I would as it turned out to require much reflection and self-examination. 1. What motivates you to ... Read more

May 2012: What can I say?

Friday, May 06, 2011      14 comments

One of my May Challenges asks me to blog about ďA YEAR FROM NOW:Ē What do you want to be doing a year from now? What do you want your life to be like a year from now? With a focus on health & fitness, Iíd like to be able to make the foll... Read more

Best of April 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011      10 comments

For my A&I team challenge this week I'm asked to talk about the best thing that happened in the last month. It was too hard to come up with only one! I feel deeply grateful for my many, many blessings. Top 10 Things in my life for April 201... Read more

Just for Fun!

Thursday, April 21, 2011      9 comments

My A&I Team BSG Challlenge this week asks me to blog about fun! ~Have I made room for fun in my life? Yes! It's very important to me for my mental health. It's often challenging as it seems like there's so much we need to take care of ... Read more

Happy Memories from Childhood

Thursday, April 14, 2011      14 comments

My A&I challenge this week had presented the topic of happy childhood memories. In my childhood the times I felt happiest and safest were with my dad or his parents. One of my very earliest memories is also one of my fondest--camping ... Read more


Tuesday, April 05, 2011      13 comments

My A&I team challenge this week asks me to respond to two questions about a balanced life. I took the liberty of rewording the second question slightly. 1. What does a balanced life mean to you? A Balanced Life to me means the moderat... Read more

Half-Marathon Race Day

Sunday, April 03, 2011      6 comments

Just a very quick note to say we had ideal weather & I came in almost 10 minutes under my previous personal record for the half which I ran two years ago. Just got my official time & it's 2:09:49!! Read more

Changes: On the road from robot to mindful human

Saturday, March 26, 2011      9 comments

A challenge this week for one of my teams involves writing about difficult lifestyle changes since joining Spark, what motivates me to maintain these changes and any hints for others dealing with similar changes. This assignment has require... Read more

My Spark Journey: from trauma to health

Saturday, March 19, 2011      15 comments

The most recent of my five lifetime "years from hell" happened in 2009. I started the year with high hopes and optimism. I had begun riding my bike to work in the summer of 2008 in addition to my running and strength workouts, so I was in great ... Read more


Thursday, March 10, 2011      13 comments

I donít like people telling me what to do generally. I like to tell others what I have done and what the consequences were, but it wonít always apply to them in the same way. So I am most likely to take the advice I give to myself, and itís... Read more


Friday, March 04, 2011      17 comments

"What three words come to mind when you think about your Spark journey or about your feelings as you go forward on this journey?" ~Assignment for a challenge this week. Accountability, Encouragement, Motivation. Read more

What risk have you taken lately?

Monday, February 28, 2011      2 comments

"You canít hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You canít catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You canít reach your goals if you donít try." ~Kathy Seligman Every day that I have a goal I risk some degree of fail... Read more

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