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Good To Know
7/7/2014 9:20:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A couple weeks ago, I had a cool experience. One of the personal trainers at the gym I work at was picking his son up from child care, and as he was p...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more


Day 239 - Two Week Streak And A Half Marathon!
7/7/2014 4:43:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I keep being continually amazed at how simple living healthier is when you set your mind to it. Now, I say 'simple' and not 'easy' because these past...  Read more


a lovely day
7/7/2014 4:18:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

first day of classes went well for me. i am really going to enjoy these classes. i will make full use of all that is offered to me while i am there. m...  Read more


Day 238 - A Purge And A Splurge
7/6/2014 10:55:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm feeling pretty good today. I'm in a wonderful mood and I can really feel my body and mind making a shift in how they think, act, and feel. My body...  Read more


it's sunday
7/6/2014 3:33:55 PM,  7 COMMENTS

i had a great start to my day. then i had to quickly change my plans and my stomach decided it was not settling down after lunch. so i had to quickly...  Read more


Day Eleven: I Cheated a Bit
7/6/2014 2:33:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Nine days without sweets, and then I slipped a bit last night. Actually, I'm not going to call it slipping. I spent the day exhausted. Even with...  Read more


Day 237 - I Ran A Mile! Feeling The Spark And Feeling Good
7/5/2014 9:32:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It took me 13 minutes to complete but I finally ran a mile! Technically I ran it in 12:59 but who's counting? I'm pretty excited right now. Toda...  Read more


It's the Weekend!
7/5/2014 12:57:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So thankful to see another Saturday! Spending the day being healthy and then relaxing. Sharpening the saw to ready myself for next week....  Read more


Heart rate
7/5/2014 10:12:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm very, very out of shape. Within the last few months I've lost 55 pounds, ,but I still have 82 left to go. I started a C25K program (again), but...  Read more


it's saturday
7/5/2014 9:44:26 AM,  9 COMMENTS

another sunny day here today! woo hoo! have not yet decided on plans for the day. i will decide as i go. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doi...  Read more


Day 236 - Annoyed With Myself
7/4/2014 10:23:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm in a grumpy mood tonight and I don't know why. If I had to take a guess I would say it's because my apartment is a mess right now and desperately...  Read more


it's friday!
7/4/2014 9:15:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

another week is coming to a close. i have decided to go with my first choice of a place to live. it is more affordable for me and i will have the priv...  Read more


Day 235 - Day 10 Of My Streak And Still Going Strong!
7/3/2014 10:48:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I have to admit, I was a bit lazy today and skipped the exercise. I just wasn't feeling it and so I didn't force myself. Tomorrow I'll definitely g...  Read more


I can see the future again!
7/3/2014 5:58:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Now that I'm settled, I'm back to making plans. I leave for a beach vacation on July 25th. I'm going to take the rest of the month until then to get b...  Read more


a sunny day
7/3/2014 10:19:38 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i may have found a place to live. i will check and see where it is and if it is still available. once i have that information, i can go and see it. it...  Read more


Day Eight: Another Pound Gone
7/3/2014 8:11:17 AM,  0 COMMENTS

As of today, I've gone eight days without any sweets. I've lost a total of 3 pounds so far, and I feel wonderful. Yesterday was rough. My daught...  Read more


Woot! Birthday time!
7/2/2014 11:19:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Not mine, the Mister's. But that means cake and lasagna. I'm making spinach veggie lasagna tonight and picking up a Japanese cake on the way home. I l...  Read more


Day 234 (Continued) - Feeling A Lot Better
7/2/2014 9:35:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The weather finally cleared up enough that I could get some exercise in. It's been storming here the past few days. The bad weather plus working from...  Read more


My Belly Is Full of Blech
7/2/2014 7:03:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Over the last month or so, I've been working on my diet. I've slacked off on obsessively logging foods. I'm paying a lot of attention to the quality o...  Read more


Day 234 - Day 9 Of My Streak And Am I Getting Anywhere?
7/2/2014 4:32:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've successfully completed 8 days of my newest streak of healthy eating. While I'm still eating quite a few processed foods, I am staying within my r...  Read more


Ok July, Let's Do This!
7/2/2014 1:57:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm back to Spark! I moved into my new house on Monday and spent yesterday cleaning my old house. Today I'm back to work and struggling to find a new...  Read more


a new day
7/2/2014 10:24:56 AM,  9 COMMENTS

i spent the day outdoors yesterday with my daughter. it was soo worth it! now i am dealing with a sunburn on my arms and on my lower legs. i am extra...  Read more


Awesome lunch today!
7/1/2014 12:19:58 AM,  3 COMMENTS

We tried a new grocery store the other day, not as easy to drive to (lots of traffic down a one-way street) but it's only a train stop and a few block...  Read more


Day Five with No Sweets: Progress Report
6/30/2014 9:52:32 AM,  0 COMMENTS

It's the beginning of day five with no sweets. My pants are a bit looser (YAY!!!!), and the headaches are gone. I'm getting more creative about...  Read more


another month is coming to a close
6/30/2014 9:31:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

it is the last day of june. tomorrow, a new month starts. got a bit frustrated the other day over what i still have to do to get where i want to be in...  Read more


Manic Monday
6/30/2014 8:09:03 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Let's do it! Every day is a gift. Unwrap its potential....  Read more


Motivational Mondays
6/30/2014 7:41:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi sparkfriends, I am fired up for another, week of weightloss. I have been gaining and losing the same 12lbs since New Year's and it'...  Read more


Costa Rica makes it through!
6/29/2014 8:43:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We love World Cup time at our house. With family from Brasil and Costa Rica and the USA finally performing at a World Cup level, we are SO EXCITED! I...  Read more


Day 231 - 0.76 Miles And A New Puppy! (kind of long but pics included)
6/29/2014 4:29:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Oh, man. I have had a whirlwind of a weekend. It's been an insane roller coaster of emotions but somehow everything ended up okay. Friday afterno...  Read more


Bonnie's Thought of the Day.
6/29/2014 3:02:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As I began to feel like stopping when I was running on the treadmill, I imagined that tired on my waist getting smaller and I kept going 244 521 381...  Read more


Soulful Sunday!
6/29/2014 12:39:52 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Truly thankful for the journey, the detours and all. I pray that my family is protected and able to uplift one another with love and encouragement du...  Read more


New Phone today, super excited.
6/29/2014 2:55:50 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My old phone was great, it did al of the things I need a phone to do. Like make and receive calls. But it didn't sync with my FitBit, and I'm so stoke...  Read more


Bonnie's Thought of the Day.
6/28/2014 12:29:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

i have to remove that spare tire off my waist 246...  Read more


Feeling Fear as these big changes approach...and trying to turn that fear into something positive
6/28/2014 12:23:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

On February 1, 2013, I posted a blog entitled The Power of Fear (
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Why I'm Letting Go of Sweets
6/28/2014 7:02:32 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Five days ago, I decided to give up sweets. I've tried cutting back, and it just doesn't work for me. I did great the first day, had a Frosty the seco...  Read more


I love Japan, buuutttt . . .
6/27/2014 6:13:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Not knowing what is in my food is mildly irritating. Most days I can get a good sense of my caloric intake and I make food from scratch as much as I c...  Read more


a very hot and sunny day
6/27/2014 9:40:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i am feeling much better today. the weekend is now here! hurray! it is the last day of school for my daughter until september. then her summer break o...  Read more


Day 229 - 2.2 pounds down since yesterday? And a 5K?
6/27/2014 9:13:19 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'll admit it. I'm a compulsive weigher. I'm that person who has to weigh myself everyday or I go bananas. I don't take to heart every weigh in and I...  Read more


Feeling good!
6/26/2014 8:48:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Took a food break yesterday after a stressful day but I was still aware of my volume. I ate pizza, but not as much as I normally would. I also discove...  Read more


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