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Trying to catch my breath and get back on track :(
7/26/2014 7:35:58 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Okay my sparking days have been splotchy at best. I'm like the heat rash that comes and goes... Since our trip to Europe I've struggled with trying...  Read more


Sometimes it's tough eating healthy
7/24/2014 2:58:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I wanted an early dinner or late snack and went down to the library café. Obstacle one: the food stand with the flapjacks on display I...  Read more


Scottish Challenge week one.
7/21/2014 2:13:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well it's been going much better than I thought. I made a plan of attack and identified the hurdles to get over 1- Fresh Fruits and Veggies...  Read more


Scottish Challenge
7/17/2014 3:28:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Recently I was awarded a study grant so I am in Edinburgh for two weeks doing research at the National Library of Scotland. This is awesome and I...  Read more


Love your computer?????
7/9/2014 12:54:51 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Hello dear Spark friends, I saw this on another Spark friend's blog and just had to share it: Don't know if this ever really happened...  Read more


June flew and July entered and I'm scrambling
7/7/2014 7:47:31 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I started back to tracking several weeks ago and had hoped to stick with it, well I have to start again. On June 28th I was to have new windows ins...  Read more


back to square one
7/1/2014 10:38:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Hey all, I am back to losing weight, after coasting 1.5 years doing little regular exercise. Anyone else out there getting back into it?...  Read more


Bike tour in Slovenia (pictures) - burn calories like a train...
6/26/2014 5:34:52 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Last weekend we had a 4 day holiday in Austria, and we visited a friend in Prevalje, Slovenia, near the Drava river. We had been there last year with...  Read more


Europe part III (Belgium & France)
6/20/2014 9:25:16 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Okay, I have to finish this up. I've left my dear friends hanging. First of all on Monday, May 12th we left my cousins in Vervier, Belgium and I drove...  Read more


June 17th!!!!
6/17/2014 9:35:22 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Today is the 4 year anniversary of Erik's brush with death. This is the way he looked June 17, 2010 after his motorcycle accident. Erik was driving...  Read more


My town.
6/15/2014 11:24:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Wanted to share with you some of the pieces of the town I live in.  Read more


Europe part II
6/10/2014 8:55:50 AM,  13 COMMENTS

This might be a three part blog. I struggled to get back into a routine, but I'm not there yet. I'm trying to get back into eating better and tracking...  Read more


Giving up the Drink - My Story
6/8/2014 1:15:30 PM,  9 COMMENTS



I love to workout on Friday night, because...
5/30/2014 5:43:12 PM,  5 COMMENTS

... anyway I am just mentally tired after the week. I used to wait for the Friday night: finally I'm free, I can do something, no work coming on...  Read more


A difference good weather makes for me
5/27/2014 1:56:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It's still May, but it feels like summer is here. The weather is wonderful here in Gleisdorf, and although I do go out to exercise in winter, this bea...  Read more


Erik and I are Home from Europe-the first few days.
5/27/2014 8:07:54 AM,  12 COMMENTS

We arrived in Brussels on Saturday morning (the 3rd) and no one was at the airport to greet us, I didn't realize we had landed an hour early, unheard...  Read more


Do you have a Plan B Exercise for bad weather?
5/19/2014 12:27:31 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Do you have a plan B to do exercise when the weather is not what you wanted? What is your usual plan B? THE FAMOUS PLAN B One thing I learned...  Read more


to save us all?
5/14/2014 5:02:01 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Is this the way we should save ourselves and Mother Earth some good id eas for sure.  Read more


The Magnolia trees are Blooming
5/10/2014 1:29:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

The trees are so beautiful now. It is a shame the flowers do not last long, Here are some flowers from beginning to end. ...  Read more


How to start the swimming season?
5/3/2014 1:11:01 PM,  7 COMMENTS

With a big jump! :-) The outdoor pool opened on 1st May here in Gleisdorf. Last year, it took me almost 5 weeks until I finally went there and re...  Read more


I am just saying......
5/2/2014 8:33:06 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Have a great day everyone....  Read more


Promised post!
5/2/2014 7:45:27 AM,  12 COMMENTS

April was a big month and I was so busy, I failed to make time for blogging, SF, and tracking. My movements got tracked because I have a fit flex, and...  Read more


5/2/2014 2:26:18 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Well it wasn't that hard after all, I did not nibble at the "aperitif" only ate 4 anchovy stuffed olives, one glass of wine and one dorto chip. yes...  Read more


Day 5 of Quitting (Wednesday 30th.)
5/1/2014 10:35:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I must be better than I thought 100 I only gained 0.2 Lb during my quitting. 224 I think instinct takes over when it comes to food choice...  Read more


Danger ahead: lunch party Brace! Brace!
5/1/2014 5:28:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Todat is May 1st and I am invited to a lunch gathering with friends. I know there will be heaps of foods and good wine, it will be hard to track and m...  Read more


Day 4 of "Quitting"
4/30/2014 12:04:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Day 4, Tuesday, woohoo stayed within my calorie range. I even went out for lunch with a friend ,we tried a Vietnamese restaurant this time. 481...  Read more


Day 3 of Quitting.
4/29/2014 9:07:36 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I must say I like it better when I actually am mindful about what goes into my body. 198 The only healthy thing yesterday was my snack and the onl...  Read more


How to resume exercise after having a cold?
4/28/2014 12:30:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

From Friday afternoon I've been in bed, I got a nasty cold. I've been a good kid, and stayed in bed ALL THE TIME, drank my tees, slept a lot, an...  Read more


Day 2 of "Quitting" (yesterday Sunday)
4/28/2014 8:11:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, ,I think soon I have to quit this quitting LOL 198 I ate lots of bread and cheese yesterday, love Brie and the one I had yesterday was dou...  Read more


Lausanne 20k not exactly
4/27/2014 11:28:54 AM,  9 COMMENTS

the Lausanne 20 k was incredibly better organized than the Paris half (well this is Switzerland after all) and we did leave at 6:15 and we had til 7:4...  Read more


Day 1 of Quitting (yesterday)
4/27/2014 10:43:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Went straight to ,,,you know where, 1 cup of M and M's for desert and 1 bottle of wine. Needless to say I went over my calories. But it was Yummy...  Read more


I am Quitting.
4/26/2014 10:53:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Not really, I have decided to end this streak today, I am taking the rest of the month off from controlling myself. 230 Ahead? maybe , we will see. ...  Read more


My day 3 streak of biking and walking
4/24/2014 7:42:47 AM,  5 COMMENTS

YO,Yo! Spring has sprung my way. I've gone on 3 bike rides and walked 60 min a day for 3 days in a row. Rain is in the forecast but that only m...  Read more


4/17/2014 9:28:01 AM,  10 COMMENTS

On 1st January I set myself several goals which are:- lose 11lbs before 19th April for holiday - GOAL MET. Exercise 3 or 4 times every week - GOAL M...  Read more


Do you run in wind?
4/16/2014 3:16:59 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Looking out the window, it looks terrible, the trees are bent under the heavy wind, people wearing coats and hats. However, I know from my previo...  Read more


Why commute by bike - why not? Tell me your opinion!
4/12/2014 2:51:23 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Since spring is here, I do most of my commute by bike and train. I was reflecting, what are my own benefits of commuting by bike. WHY COMMUT...  Read more


April blog- My first Spring bike ride! 36 minutes!
4/7/2014 6:21:35 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It was so beautiful today. I should have rested after work but NO, I had to get in a bike ride. I rode around a beautiful lake and listened to my fa...  Read more


Anyone riding a folding bike? I tried a Dahon in Mati, Greece!
4/7/2014 1:10:49 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Do you use a folding bike? What is your experince? I was in Mati, Greece for a gathering of an organisation. We had great time. However, on...  Read more


La Chua Trail
4/4/2014 7:42:51 AM,  6 COMMENTS

A walk on the prairie with a spark friend yesterday had some extra bonus you will se later. The nature out there is so beautiful a little po...  Read more


Ending of March and first two days of April.
4/2/2014 11:12:20 AM,  12 COMMENTS

So as a member of March's stash busters team, I actually busted some stash and more than just knitting too. These are finished but I have these tha...  Read more


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