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Day 13 - Quiet, peaceful....

Sunday, August 22, 2010      2 comments

With vacation and the cookout behind me, I am enjoying the quiet serenity of today. The cookout was exhausting, but enjoyed by all. My back feels broken so I will acquiesce to its cry for mercy and just take it easy. No cardio. No weights. ... Read more

Day 12 -

Saturday, August 21, 2010      2 comments

Today, DH and I (mostly me) are hosting a cookout for DHs family, as his brother and wife are visiting from out of state. I am exhausted and sore from yesterday's cleaning preparations. This morning: cooking, grocery shopping, cooking, and th... Read more

Day 11 - Charge!

Friday, August 20, 2010      2 comments

Murphy's Law got me again. Took a big old chunk out of me today. Ever have one of those days where every minute counts? Today, I need to stay calm, and make sure that I set some intentions for my day and FOCUS. I know one thing. I... Read more

Day 10 - Cybercelebration!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010      3 comments

Today is a great day. My spark friend successfully completes a 100 Day Journey of Accountability. It brings me joy because she has worked so hard and has accomplished so much. I remember at the beginning of this journey she walked only with a... Read more

Day 9 - About Face

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      1 comments

DAYS 5 (Sat), 6 (Sun), 7 (Mon), 8 (Tues) On vacation. So? I don't know about you, but meals that I eat that are outside of my plan tend to totally bust me. I get sloppy about meeting my exercise goals and making good food choices. I sti... Read more

8/14/10 Day 5 - Must stick to game plan

Saturday, August 14, 2010      1 comments

I didn't go nuts yesterday with my vacation eating, but I sure didn't stick to my game plan. I was disappointed in me and I don't like feeling this way. I didn't get my cardio in first thing yesterday morning. Because it usually makes me feel... Read more

8/13/10 Day 4

Friday, August 13, 2010      2 comments

Feeling tired as all heck today. Hope the java kicks in soon, cause in 30 min. I have to hook up again with Leslie Sansone for my cardio and do some lowers with the exercise bands. I am looking forward to my spa visit this morning, a birth... Read more

8/11/10 - Day 3

Thursday, August 12, 2010      2 comments

On vacation. Meeting up with everyone for breakfast at one of my very favorite family owned restaurants. In other words, if I choose not to indulge, I will be missing out on some really excellent unusual breakfast food made with the freshest o... Read more

Day 2 - Sweet success...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      1 comments

Goals met. Daily Calories: 1,435 Cardio: Stationery Bike, 25 min. = 8.5 miles So proud of me that I made DH delay vacation drive departure time so that I could get my cardio in. Ate within my spark daily calorie range, 1200-1550 c... Read more

Stepping stones

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      2 comments

I can't go on like this, eating everything that isn't nailed down. I am out of control. Today, I get honest with myself. Where is the other me, the one who cares about herself? I must stop the bleeding, NOW. Spark friend: "One of th... Read more

The Power of One

Sunday, July 25, 2010      1 comments

I ran across this and wanted to share it with you. It speaks volumes. The Power Of One - Author Unknown One SONG can spark a moment One FLOWER can wake the dream One TREE can start a forest One BIRD can herald spring One SMILE... Read more

First harvest from my teensy garden!

Saturday, July 24, 2010      5 comments

My dearest spark friend suggested I create a diary of pictures of my garden. This is my attempt....don't really know what to expect. Apologies...I don't know how to size 2 photos and run them on the same row. but for a novice this is my best e... Read more

Could be a little green thumb in the gene pool somewhere....

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      2 comments

I love flower gardens. Their splash of color always lifts my spirits, as does all the support and encouragement I get from you... Today, I count you among my blessings. Thank you! To share with you, flowers from this year's garden..... Read more

Pitter pattering in the rain

Monday, March 22, 2010      5 comments

I awake to the rhythmic sound of the rain dancing on the roof. I am not excited about walking today. I fire up Spark and I read JohnJ1s blog. I am inspired by the challenges he overcame, as I recall my own pain, from a few years past. But unl... Read more

Spring reflections...

Sunday, March 21, 2010      6 comments

So moving is the essence of Spring. Everywhere I look, I see new growth. Buds are now on the trees. I marvel at the yield from my Fall planting: a splendid display of brilliant yellows, bold purples, and bright whites. Today, the sky is b... Read more


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