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Losing a Guinea Pig
Saturday, June 14, 2014      13 comments

(Source: http://www.guineapigcorner.com
/weight) Once again, I have lost that pesky pound that takes me below 70 kilos and down to 153 pounds. I'm determined NOT to g... Read more
Heat Wave
Monday, June 09, 2014      11 comments

Yes, even in southern Germany, we can have heat waves! In fact, I haven't been outside today except to take out the trash. I've been working on a book translation and prepping meals for the extremely busy week ahead. It's 8 PM and it's still too... Read more
Aaarghhh! and Conviction
Saturday, May 31, 2014      14 comments

So, I read on one of the threads that Spark is eliminating the Planner. A number of Sparkers are up in arms about this. If your are someone who uses that Spark feature, you may want to save the information you have there to another place, just i... Read more
Just some roses...
Friday, May 30, 2014      9 comments

This is the last day of the 5% challenge. Tomorrow will be the final weigh-in. I don't expect any surprises. I've been stuck so long but am happy not to have gained with all that has been going on for me since the start of my semester at the Bib... Read more
It's Me Again
Thursday, May 29, 2014      9 comments

Today is a holiday in Germany - Ascension Day. I just got back from a good walk (with poles) with a friend. That felt good! I did not want to make the mistake that I often do on weekends - make a huge ToDo list and then get frustrated with... Read more
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      8 comments

I appreciate the comments on yesterday's blog with the top 10 list. I think I'm going to make that a daily thing for awhile. I wrote in my paper journal on the way home from work today. My writing was a little shaky as the train bounced along, b... Read more
Top Tens
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      11 comments

I teach a course in English composition at a Bible School. My five students are from four different countries - two from Russia, one from Albania, one from Romania, and one from Germany. At the beginning of the course, I gave each of them ... Read more
Remembering Dad on Memorial Day
Monday, May 26, 2014      12 comments

He was a handsome youngin,' wasn't he? Here's the abridged story of his enlisting in the Navy, told by a dear friend at Dad's funeral: His journey into the Nav... Read more
This Week's Firecracker Challenge - Day 1
Saturday, May 24, 2014      8 comments

As part of the 5% Challenge this week, we'll be given points for each day that we blog. I'm going to go for it and post a short update each day this week. ... Read more
The Big Snooze
Saturday, May 17, 2014      13 comments

I've had to make some hard decisions this past week. One of them was to leave the BLC. I was getting so far behind on the various steps of the challenge that it was becoming more frustrating than fun-encouraging. I just wasn't able to keep up, l... Read more
BLC 25 - Azure Island Goal-Setting
Saturday, May 03, 2014      11 comments

Yes, I'm back on Azure Destinations for the Biggest Loser Challenge's 25th round! I was on the team for round 24, and then took a break because I was overwhelmed and because I would have been away for 4 weeks in the middle of the challenge perio... Read more
Happy Sparkiversary to Me!
Monday, April 21, 2014      28 comments

Seven years on Spark - on again/off again but mostly on (65% login statistic). Lost a bunch of weight, gained some back, but mostly gained healthy habits that should last a lifetime. ... Read more
I Know How to DO This!
Saturday, April 19, 2014      12 comments

I KNOW what works and what it takes to get to goal because Iíve done it before. So why donít I do it? There are lots of reasons; some of them are really excuses. I need to discern between the two, then accept the reasons, and STOP making t... Read more
5% Firecrackers
Saturday, January 18, 2014      15 comments

Yes, I'm tackling another challenge even though I was overwhelmed during the last round of the 5% and the BLC. I didn't gain! And, with all that was going on during those months ---trip to the States, the sale of my parents' condo, heavy schedul... Read more
Decluttering Tune
Sunday, January 12, 2014      9 comments

I've been doing some decluttering lately in preparation for redoing my entry hall and bedroom. I came across this little song today and will be humming it when I go back to work on the closet tomorrow. Enjoy! ... Read more

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