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On the Job Hunt

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      4 comments

It's been several months since I blogged on SP. I've gotten back to tracking my food and fitness again, and starting to see positive changes. Other things are changing, too. After 5 years out of the regular work force, I am searching for a job. ... Read more

Making Changes...again

Tuesday, February 18, 2014      3 comments

I haven't been active on Spark People in over a year, only popping in to say "hello" once in a while. Last spring I lost 22 lbs. hiking the Appalachian Trail, and had a fairly active summer despite a leg injury. I enjoyed walking nearly every da... Read more

It's Only a Paper Moon (video blog)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014      6 comments

I created this video to highlight my love of vintage/antique photography, espeically the craze from the early 1900's of photographing with the Paper Moon. I used a winter/Christmas theme template from Animoto, and paired it with "It's Only a Pap... Read more

Baby's Lesson: Coca-Cola :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

Someone shared this on Facebook. Precious! Sorry for the fuzzy quality. Just in case you can't read it: #1 Look I'm having a Coke!! #2 Are you sure I'm old enough to ... Read more

Cracking the Case - Mystery Solved!

Friday, August 09, 2013      4 comments

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Wind Beneath My Wings - Inspiring Video

Saturday, June 22, 2013      2 comments

I found this inspiring video about a minister who lost 400 pounds and sang on X Factor. His performance caused a standing ovation.
Must-See-216... Read more

Yeah, it's true sometimes.....

Sunday, June 09, 2013      4 comments

Saw this on Pinterest and it cracked me up: Definitely been there. :-)... Read more

The A.T. Diet - It Works :-)

Saturday, June 01, 2013      6 comments

I shared about my recent weight loss while hiking the Appalachian Trail. While it is true our trip was cut short by a leg injury, I still lost 22 lb. in six weeks. That includes having some slower days as I tried to build up my strength in the b... Read more

Appalachian Trail Recap - Week One (with photos)

Thursday, May 30, 2013      5 comments

I shared in my last blog how our trip got cut short due to my leg injury. I don't like being less active back at home, but I'm trying to follow doctor's orders. I'm looking forward to swimming and biking this summer once my shin heals completely... Read more

Back from the Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      7 comments

Hello Spark Friends! I really didn't expect to be back from my A.T. adventure so soon. If we completed our journey from Georgia to Maine, it would have taken 5-6 months. On May 8, I fell from a slippery rock face and tumbled down the side of the... Read more

Mourning the Loss of My Mother

Sunday, March 24, 2013      13 comments

My mother passed away at the age of 65 on March 16, 2013. We laid her to rest on Friday here in Indianapolis and yesterday we had a beautiful memorial for her in her beloved Kentucky home where she grew up. As some of you know, I've been caregiv... Read more

Backpacking Gear - Vision Collages

Sunday, March 17, 2013      3 comments

When I decided to start prepping for our upcoming trip on the Appalachian Trail, I allowed myself to dream a little bit....... Now mind you, the clothes featured here ... Read more

Prepping for our Backpacking Trip

Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

I haven't been as active on Spark lately as I prepare for our backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. There is soooo much involved in this process. We're buying tons of gear which takes time to select (whether we buy online or visit sporting ... Read more

A New Adventure Awaits - Walking the Appalachian Trail

Friday, March 01, 2013      5 comments

Wow, I can't believe it's already March 1st! It feels like a "new beginning" ~ a new month, a new start! For the past few weeks, I've been planning an adventure that seems like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - to hike 2000+ miles from Georgia ... Read more

Learning to Care for Myself, Part Two

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      4 comments

Last week I shared about my emotional meltdown and trying to care for my loved one and get them the help they need.
al.asp?blog_id=5227305 My mother has been ... Read more

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