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Day 2 and still hopeful
7/15/2014 11:15:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I kept the promise that I made to myself: walk in the morning before going to work and walk in the evening after work. Promises are important whether...  Read more


Starting today
7/14/2014 11:35:43 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am training to be healthy. When my husband left me for another woman five years ago (cliche, I know) I became really depresses. I blamed/blame my...  Read more


Just Curious....
7/14/2014 2:08:28 PM,  0 COMMENTS

As I've been tracking my daily fitness I've noticed that certain daily chores are not listed within the search. Do these not count for any calories b...  Read more


It tells no lies.
7/11/2014 9:26:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been tracking my daily food and exercise everyday. I am amazed on how much my caloric intake varies each day. The percentages for the carbs,...  Read more


7/11/2014 1:27:31 PM,  13 COMMENTS

My daughter was injured in Afghanistan again.She was medevaced back to Ft Lewis last Thursday.(That kid needs to stay out of Afghanistan.)This time it...  Read more


My morning walks
7/8/2014 1:31:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been walking two miles in the morning for a few weeks now. I time myself to see how long it takes to walk one lap (one mile). Generally it's abou...  Read more


another adoption
7/2/2014 2:35:13 AM,  8 COMMENTS

here is my Mom (93 yrs young) and my eldest grandchild (18) at her graduation party from High School. Where did the time go, seems like she was jus...  Read more


The older ladies national anthem
6/21/2014 9:51:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

You can't not love this video, "older" ladies give it a watch
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Day 78 v5.0
5/29/2014 5:21:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am finally starting to see some relief at work so hopefully I can get back to a place where I'm checking in on Spark a little more consistently. So...  Read more


Learning to love yourself...
5/26/2014 3:40:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Why is learning to love yourself so hard for women? Yes, we have to deal with seeing photos in magazines that are photoshopped to death. We compare ou...  Read more


Day 70 v5.0
5/21/2014 2:02:53 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hey there peeps!! Happy Hump Day! So glad that this week is moving along fairly quickly...and it's a holiday weekend no less so happiness regarding th...  Read more


Day 64 v5.0
5/15/2014 1:40:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hey there Sparklers!!! I've been just slightly M.I.A. lately, but last week was the work week from hell and I can't even say that I'm completely out o...  Read more


It Is Not A Good Day
5/14/2014 6:02:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Iím in a really bad place right now, but Iím desperately trying to work my way through it. I am writing as a kind of therapy and am sharing it with a...  Read more


May 10, 2014
5/10/2014 3:23:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

All I can say is life will always have its ups and its downs...that is a reminder to myself to remember this is a journey and not a destination. My m...  Read more


Day 57 v5.0
5/7/2014 11:10:19 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Good morning, Sparkers! I can't even begin to tell you how much less overwhelmed I feel today even though I still have a ridiculously long to-do list...  Read more


Day 55 v5.0 - Lessons Learned
5/5/2014 5:24:03 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I could actually say that not just lessons were learned, but HARD lessons were learned this past week! I have to rewind for just a moment though and t...  Read more


I don't think I've ever been yelled at by a rattlesnake before...
5/5/2014 4:06:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

How's that for an interest grabber? I'll get back to that title soon enough. First...well, last week I had this AWESOME post in my mind and I was read...  Read more


Week 1 Fighting for Fitness
5/5/2014 12:43:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Regular (30 points) - Do at least 15 minutes or cardio at least 3 times a week for the regular points The plan is hiking Monday, Friday and S...  Read more


Baby has arrived....plan of attack to get back in shape
5/2/2014 2:25:49 PM,  11 COMMENTS

So, I got up to 265 during my pregnancy and I'm hovering around 245 now. That's a gain of 75 pounds during the pregnancy!! I'm at my heaviest again......  Read more


Day 45 v5.0
4/25/2014 2:12:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm going to make this short and sweet because there is just too much to do, it's Friday and I can barely focus, and it makes for a much nicer read fo...  Read more


Day 44 v5.0
4/24/2014 1:11:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So I am happy to say that I survived a bug-free eating day yesterday! 211 But you know I was super diligently staring down my food! LOL I...  Read more


Day 43 v5.0
4/23/2014 11:57:33 AM,  5 COMMENTS 3 of the week!! I am still on track and plugging along, but there hasn't been a lack of challenges along the way... So I will warn you...  Read more


Day 42 v5.0
4/22/2014 1:22:47 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Okay, this blogging once a week business has got to stop! LOL Seriously though, life has been pretty busy lately and finding time to get on here has b...  Read more


I need to find my momentum again
4/18/2014 2:27:27 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow, this last month has been BAD. And good in other ways, but BAD in terms of health and diet. I'm writing this to just vent and get my thoughts down...  Read more


Day 35 v5.0
4/15/2014 12:54:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Oh...where to begin? My brain is a swirl and it just doesn't seem to want to land on something specific so I'm just going to roll with it and see wher...  Read more


New Beginnings
4/14/2014 2:01:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today we are beginning. My family is my responsibility. I shop and cook the food. It cannot be blamed on anyone else. It's time to be who I was create...  Read more


Day 29 v5.0
4/10/2014 7:05:25 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Ugh...Aunt her little visits do vex me!!!!! When it comes around to being that time of month the first couple of days I am just exhaus...  Read more


Oh my aching butt...
4/9/2014 10:29:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I've been saying that a lot the last few days. Every time I do my kids chuckle in delight. Not sure what about my aching butt is hilarious, but they t...  Read more


Day 28 v5.0
4/9/2014 12:36:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Hey y'all, it's Wednesday!!! All downhill from here, eh?? :-) Let's hope so anyways... I actually ended up doing pretty good yesterday and stayed...  Read more


Day 27 v5.0
4/8/2014 3:10:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I had a fairly decent day yesterday...It still had a few bumps and a few "oh, I really didn't need to eat that right now" moments, but it was definite...  Read more


Day 26 v5.0
4/7/2014 5:52:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Well, hello, Sparklers!! Happy Monday to ya! I had a fantastic time this weekend recharging with my son & DIL in the local mountain community and we e...  Read more


Well, that was disappointing...
4/5/2014 2:12:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Ever turn on a new workout video and know immediately that you were going to hate it? That happened to me today. Iíve had this set of four Gaiam vi...  Read more


An awesome run and decrapifying-part 2
4/4/2014 1:33:01 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I had such an awesome run this morning! Iíve been seriously struggling lately. First with a back that liked to go into spasms. Then some heel pain tha...  Read more


Day 22 v5.0
4/3/2014 11:21:20 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am going to come clean...I have been eating like crud this week - well, okay - this week AND last week. I know I need to get my head together....  Read more


Decrapifying=my new favorite word
4/2/2014 6:36:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today a friend used the word ďdecrapifyingĒ. I canít tell you how much I love this word. I donít know if she made it up or if she got it from someone...  Read more


Day 21 v5.0
4/2/2014 10:49:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Good morning and Happy Hump Day! I have Amazon Prime and recently downloaded the app so that I could watch streaming from my phone. This morning...  Read more


An interesting day
4/2/2014 1:38:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Itís been an interesting week so far. The kids are on Spring Break so we are having to work around having three kids home during some of our most prod...  Read more


Day 20 v5.0
4/1/2014 1:48:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So how in the world did I go from Day 8 to Day 20??? Sheesh...I tell ya - life sure does have a way of escaping on ya when you least expect it! ...  Read more


Why I love yoga...
4/1/2014 2:22:34 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Lately Iíve been doing yoga again after a very long break. Iíve also added in a video disc I hadnít really done before. The disc comes from Gaiam, whi...  Read more


Two days in a row? That's because I learned something new today :).
3/25/2014 11:02:11 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yep, believe it...two days in a row. Don't grow used to it though :). I currently don't have internet at home so sometimes I link through my phone and...  Read more


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