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Ending week 3 of the 5% challenge
7/11/2014 11:02:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

oh my gerd, that was close! Barely got rid of my holiday extravegance and week of catching up! But with an extra walk around the park last night, succ...  Read more


Goal for the month
7/11/2014 8:35:09 AM,  4 COMMENTS

7/11/2014 goal for the month: Hubbys birthday is coming up next month would love to be down 10# by then 20...  Read more


Day 191: The Unknown
7/10/2014 10:48:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"When we enter a state of mindful attention, the present moment, the now, eases open. And when it does, life pours in." (Anne Glusker) The...  Read more


Day 190: A Little Chat
7/9/2014 11:56:32 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"You already have all the motivation you need. You just have to learn how to tap it." (Terri Trespicio) Were having some crazy weather her...  Read more


Everything is Awesome!!!
7/9/2014 3:43:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Got home from work last night and took the boys and the pooch for a walk to the park. What a nice evening to be out! It has been pretty hot here in...  Read more


7/9/2014 11:02:09 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Right now, I'm having a tough time getting going. After a few years of this and taking off pounds, then putting some back, then taking them off again...  Read more


Day 189: A Saboteur, Who Me?
7/8/2014 10:47:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: y...  Read more


Day 188: Gonna Make You Sweat
7/7/2014 10:05:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Making real, lasting change is like plowing a path. The more you use it, the easier it gets." (Terri Trespicio) In order to be successful...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  13 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


Spark Tracker Opened My Eyes Showing Me Where I Have Been Missing The Mark
7/7/2014 1:15:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Boy was I amazed as I went to track my lunch traveling from Houston to Midland Texas. I never expected a thin hamburger to cost so many calories. We w...  Read more


Week 3 - 5% summer challenger - back on the wagon
7/7/2014 12:33:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well the weekend certainly was fun... not really what i was supposed to do, but darn, isn't food that other people make so tasty! :) Ate like a...  Read more


Day 187: Getting Back on the Wagon
7/6/2014 10:16:28 PM,  8 COMMENTS

"When you feel at ease with yourself, you become truly free." (Terri Trespicio) Its getting hot over here! We had the A/C on today for a w...  Read more


Day 186: That Yucky Feeling
7/5/2014 11:42:23 PM,  8 COMMENTS

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." (Anna Quindlen) ...  Read more


Day 185: Happy 4th of July!!!
7/4/2014 7:25:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Quote of the Day: "Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you." (Madeline Bridges) By the time you read this it'll...  Read more


Day 184: A Little About Moi
7/4/2014 1:31:59 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"When you feel at ease with yourself, you become truly free." (Terri Trespicio) Do you remember when I would post little unknown facts abou...  Read more


It's been quite some time!
7/3/2014 10:08:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a year or so since I've made a blog entry. Something I'm not proud of, heck I just had my 3 sparkversary on the 24th and it came and went a...  Read more


Ending week 2 and feeling great! (Summer 5% challenge)
7/3/2014 11:49:11 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Second week of the challenge is cruising along and i'm feeling successful! Weight is moving in the correct direction! Woot! I'm feeling stronger and...  Read more


Day 183: Getting Ready for the 4th
7/2/2014 11:45:23 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing - light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, b...  Read more


Close Encounters
7/1/2014 11:23:04 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today I got back from running (C25K) to find a deer sitting on my front lawn. She let me walk right past her to my door, so I got some great pictures...  Read more


Day 182: Well Hello July
7/1/2014 10:51:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." (James Dent) ...  Read more


New Month, New Challenges, New Motivation
7/1/2014 9:17:21 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The last couple of weeks have been a challenge. Mostly my own doing. Went to PridefestDenver 10 days ago, totally indulged in alcohol and bad food....  Read more


Day 181: Out and About
6/30/2014 11:27:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Change doesn't happen overnight. It starts small and gains momentum." (Terri Trespicio) When the end of a month comes up everyone always s...  Read more


I made it to SPARK Level 20!
6/30/2014 7:06:00 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I had to share, because I can barely believe I accomplished this! It took a lot of time and effort - but I did it! I am VERY PLEASED with myself abo...  Read more


Weekend update - photo heavy!
6/30/2014 12:42:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Managed to end the weekend, where i started it, weight wise! Woot! Had a wonderful and relaxing weekend camping (no cell signal) and hiking (hike...  Read more


Day 180: A Day in the Mountains
6/29/2014 11:37:32 PM,  10 COMMENTS

"You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say I'm proud of what I am and who I am." (Mariah Carey) We...  Read more


Day 179: Write to Yourself
6/28/2014 10:35:25 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Nothing really worth having is easy to get. The hard-fought battles, the goals won with sacrifice, are the ones that matter." (Aisha Tyler) ...  Read more


Day 178: Ooopsie, My Bad
6/27/2014 11:58:23 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Toss the old ideas you have about yourself and discover the real you." (Terri Trespicio) I seriously thought I posted a blog for today, bu...  Read more


Day 177: Getting Centered
6/26/2014 11:04:05 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know wh...  Read more


So Excited for my gym session tonight!!
6/26/2014 12:57:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So Excited for my gym session tonight!! We (hubs and I) haven't been able to go to the gym in a week!! With DS' baseball game/practice schedule it j...  Read more


Thursday - almost the end of week one!
6/26/2014 10:39:06 AM,  5 COMMENTS

First week of the summer 5% challenge is coming to a close. I didn't make the best choices yesterday - "finished" of the toffee bars i found in the...  Read more


Day 176: Its the Little Things
6/25/2014 11:17:09 PM,  8 COMMENTS

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." (Lucille Ball) ...  Read more


Hump day!
6/25/2014 12:45:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So this challenge is definitely getting kicked off well! I got in a walk at lunch, and then a 2 hour walk with a friend last night! I have a bo...  Read more


Day 175: Write it Down
6/24/2014 11:39:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier) Do you journal? Do you write down your fee...  Read more


As I sit here and eat my twinkie....
6/24/2014 11:32:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hehe just kidding. But now that I have your attention I have to share something I feel is important. As we go down this road of endless opportun...  Read more


Summer 5% challenge - week 1
6/24/2014 1:05:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Chuggin along! The weekend was a little wonky, big meals, no meals, no hike cause hubby has a super horrific allergy attach... Monday we had ou...  Read more


Bike Ride Back to the Past
6/24/2014 12:42:43 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Little History On January 29th I had reconstructive ankle surgery that took a lot out of me. I was in a cast for 6 weeks, which seeme...  Read more


Day 174: Don't Be A Oompa Loompa
6/23/2014 11:01:47 PM,  8 COMMENTS

"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do."...  Read more


Busy Weekend
6/23/2014 1:21:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The furniture is moved! YAY! We don't have to be out of our house til July 30th but due to a surplus of showing by the landlord and a surplus of...  Read more


6/23/2014 10:38:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello again everyone! It's been a while yet again for a blog. Life has thrown me some curve balls recently but I think I'm getting where I need...  Read more


Day 173: My Simple Detox Plan
6/22/2014 11:30:31 PM,  8 COMMENTS

"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers." (Matina Horner) ...  Read more


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