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Trying to keep up with the Kardashians!

Saturday, March 22, 2014      4 comments

OK, not the younger ones, but I have a lot in common with Kris the mom and grandma! 1. I have a new grandson too! His newborn photo is below and I will be visiting him for the first time in Europe where he lives! Maybe I will be invited to ... Read more

How can I get back on track?

Saturday, September 28, 2013      2 comments

What are my motivators? 1. My grandson just turned one! I want to see him graduate from college. 2. I want to eat healthy food and get healthier. 3. I want ... Read more

To Do List Before Summer Ends

Monday, August 05, 2013      4 comments

1. Eat an ice cream bar 2. Read more fun to read books 3. Get a manicure and pedicure 4. Go to a movie in a theater 5. Buy a new outfit 6. Sleep in and take naps 7. Walk more 8. When all is completed, start school... Read more

What I learned during my vacation

Sunday, August 04, 2013      5 comments

1. I am a teacher and the summer is necessary to recharge! 2. I have time to walk and run when I like! 3. I am eating more than I need to! 4. I am reading for fun! 5. My stress level is down. 6. I am looking forward to the school year.... Read more

Positive Thinking Can Be Hard Sometimes...

Friday, March 22, 2013      4 comments

I am writing a Positive Blog even though I am going to complain... 1. My job has been stressful lately. The positive side is that Spring Break is in one more week and I need it so de-stress! 2. I am training to run in a Half-Marathon f... Read more

St. Patrick's Day Splurge!

Friday, March 15, 2013      3 comments

Another holiday with the Green theme! emoticon On March 17, I can wear a Green shirt and jeans to school! Read more

Went on an Eco-Walk today!

Friday, March 08, 2013      4 comments

After reading a Spark People article on Eco Runs, I decided to try my own version today. I walked 17 minutes to the grocery store picking up litter on the way. I filled my grocery bag before I was even halfway there. Then I threw the bag in the ... Read more

Cooking, cooking, cooking...

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      9 comments

and enjoying it! Every week I am trying out new Spark People Recipes. I try to make a bunch over the weekend and then have meals ready on weekdays when I come home from work. What are my favorites so far? Chef Meg has some excellent ones su... Read more

Organized my cupboard today (with a photo)!

Thursday, February 14, 2013      4 comments

Today my husband and I took our daily walk and found an Organic food store! What a great surprise in our Middle Eastern neighborhood! All the products are local. We bought two bags full and carried them on our walk home (extra strength training)... Read more

A Walk a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

Friday, February 08, 2013      3 comments

Off to a healthy new year! My husband and I are daily Sparkers again... We are... 1. Walking at least half an hour every night around our neighborhood! 2. Cooking Spark recipes every week and trying new ones which is fun! 3. Tracki... Read more

16 Days Left to Meet My Goals!

Thursday, December 20, 2012      9 comments

LOL!!! I'm not going to make it by Jan. 1. I was just looking over my Spark Goals and it is not going to happen! *I did lose weight this year, but have slowly gained it back since June. *I haven't run a Half Marathon yet and am nowhere ... Read more

Holiday Happiness!

Friday, December 14, 2012      4 comments

I am happy that... We had a teacher holiday potluck last night. Lots of candles, trees, and food in our apt. building hallway. It is in the 80's now in the desert and cool.. .I ate small portions of the food and desserts. I can run out... Read more

Trying to get back on track...

Thursday, December 13, 2012      4 comments

And it is hard! Once I start eating sweets, then it is a slippery slope. Last night we went to an International Food Festival. I tried to pace myself all day. It was a day full of temptation! After a small lunch, I only had small bite size porti... Read more

Holiday Treats in Saudi Arabia

Monday, December 10, 2012      3 comments

I am teaching in a Muslim country with more food temptations than the U.S. Everything revolves around food...and I am gaining weight! Help!!! I am still running, but not as much due to the heat and humidity. I need to get control of my eating. ... Read more

Let me count the ways....

Friday, August 10, 2012      6 comments

that I overeat and make excuses to myself... 1. Take half a roll from the bread basket and half a pat of butter at the restaurant and then finish the other halves! 2. Tell myself I won't eat the baked potato with sour cream that comes ... Read more


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