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Today my husband and I hiked a trail on Montara Mountain. We started at the end in a county park, and you can take this trail all the way to the ocean. That actually would be nice to try some day, but for today, we got about halfway, almost to t... Read more
Hiking Mt. Konocti
On Thursday, I hiked Mount Konocti with my husband and kids. Mt. Konocti is a dormant volcano on the edge of Clear Lake in California. Clear Lake is the biggest freshwater lake in California. (Lake Tahoe is bigger, but we share that with Nevada.... Read more
Approaching a Milestone
How long have you been on Spark People? This past week, I've read blog posts from more than a few Sparkers who were marking an anniversary. That, and a conversation I had last night with a friend, got me thinking about how long I've been on Spar... Read more
And This is Why I Need to Track My Nutrition
I'm participating in the Fall 5% Challenge and one of our tasks this week is to track our food. All of it. Each day.
I really don't care to track my food. I'm not sure why. Most of what I eat has been saved in "favorites" or "recent" and it... Read more
Don't Give Up!
I've been struggling to keep the spark going the past few months.
I've been pretty consistent with s... Read more
Dusting Myself Off...
Well, March turned out to be an interesting month. The day I wrote my last post (3/8), I went to the beach with my family and I blew out my ankle. I was already dealing with a sore shoulder, so when I hurt my ankle, I really felt like a mess.
... Read more
Time for an Adjustment
Yesterday was the official end of the Winter 5% Challenge. How did it go? Overall, great! We had wonderful leaders with lots of good ideas to share, and "reporting" my fitness minutes and other details to my team made me feel more accountable. I... Read more
Looking Back, Moving Forward
It's that time of year...New Year's Resolutions.
Everywhere we look, we see nifty ideas on getting fit or getting organized "once and for all" or "New Year, new you!" I wish it were that easy, all my bad habits broken at the stroke of midni... Read more
May You Be Blessed Today...
That's what a kind stranger told me today.
I had held the door open for him. Then we were both on the elevator, on our way to our respective doctor's appointments. I was lost in thought, a little bit nervous. He got out one floor before me,... Read more
No, thank you!
My gym is undergoing renovations, so to keep us campers happy, they've been giving out freebies almost every day.
Some days, it's tea and/or coffee, and some days it's sample-size hair-care products. Recently, there was a beautiful platter... Read more
My favorite thing to do on Spark is to read blog entries. I know, my favorite thing should be "trying new healthy recipes" or "doing a new workout video." Those are worthwhile activities that I definitely should be doing more often.
But the... Read more
In my last blog, I wrote about how I wanted to make the time for some kind of creative outlet. So far so good!
I've signed up for another crochet class at the rec, and I'm in the process of finishing a cowl I started in March. I've done a l... Read more
A tangled web
My quest for the month of October is to re-locate my creativity. So far, so good!
Yesterday, I went to a cooking class, which was quite inspiring.
Today, I replaced my lost crochet hook, and selected some yarn just to practice with. I ... Read more
I'm hooked again!
Last night was the start of a crochet class at the rec. I've taken this class before, probably six months ago, and the teacher is fantastic and the atmosphere is relaxed. I loved it! I wish the class was year-round, but it... Read more
Some people have a poor sense of direction. I have a poor sense of time. Where did Summer go?
There's a pumpkin patch cropping up at a nearby empty lot; a magazine I received in the mail yesterday had the phrase "autumn beauty" plastered on... Read more