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Papers and Pounds
I'm finishing up the second of three term papers to send off this evening. The other is due next Saturday, but since it's a rework of the present one, I don't expect it to be so time-consuming. After the coursework is turned in, I need to get m... Read more
Don't get too excited...
...but I lost three pounds this past week. That means I have just 5 more pound to lose in the remaining 7 weeks of the 5% summer challenge.
How did I do it, you may ask? Tracking, exercising, accountability...you know, the "usual" Spark p... Read more
I'm a Firecracker
...in the Summer 5% Challenge that starts this weekend. It's a challenge where several teams compete each other. Our united goal is to lose 5% of our weight over 8 weeks.
Wow, are the Firecrackers a lively bunch! You can really feel the mot... Read more
I just finished course #2. Yes, I decided to take it and it was definitely the right decision. Thank you for the prayer support. I know God is always speaking to us - but we need help with the hearing sometimes!
It was a course on the Pri... Read more
Finished the classes for one of my summer courses on Tuesday. It was one of the best classes I've taken so far - lots of interesting information about learning theories, teaching methods, planning courses. Now I have to work on the portfolio p... Read more
I had a so-so week. I didn't track my food on two days and I know I went over with some evening snacking going on. I exercised every day, got in my ST three times, did pretty well on sleep, but a lot of my cardio was just walking to and from th... Read more
It's time to put on my thinking cap again and I've modified my Spark page decor accordingly.
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I'm waiting for my trophies, please! It's June 2!
A month ago, I posted that I hoped to be Ms. Consist... Read more
Because I live in Germany, I'm not always fully aware of which American holidays are coming up. (There is a German version of Memorial Day but it's not at the end of May.) To... Read more
Just checking in to say that I was able to get in a (slow) run today after the rain cleared. It's good to be feeling healthy again! I actually didn't mean to run over an hour, but had to backtrack when I noticed that the sunglass clip had falle... Read more
I was catching up on blogs this evening and found that a couple of my Spark buddies were listing the positives of the day. I liked that idea, so here goes:
I'm within my calorie range.
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So, it's Mother's Day and I'm doing surprisingly well. I even managed to go to church, although I could have skipped it since I'm still sick with this virus on top of the allergies. (There are days like this even for folks in ministry - just bei... Read more
I'm going for the title this month! I want to track fitness and nutrition daily. I've been doing pretty well the past couple of weeks although I slipped up this weekend. Consistency in exercise is less of an issue - my 30-minutes-a-day streak i... Read more
Spark Community Team members have certain tasks to perform, one of them welcoming new Sparkers on the Introductions message board. My standard statement to newbies is that the trackers are my best friends here on SP --- apart from my human Spark... Read more
Just in case you haven't heard from my other blog posts, message board posts, or status updates, today is my 4th Sparkiversary! Somehow this year it seems particularly significant.
Maybe that's because it's been a particularly rough year a... Read more