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Prayers Are Being Felt
7/21/2014 4:07:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Being a caregiver for a sick parent is unbelievably hard. I am still trying to "wrap my head around" the fact that my mom has cancer. Spending a week...  Read more

LEORAJO

Thoughts for a Thursday
7/17/2014 10:01:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I need to blog more! I find it cathartic to write my thoughts and emotions. I'm feeling a tad freaked out by the purchase of the company I work...  Read more

HEATHHILL

PiYo Highs and Lows
7/17/2014 9:52:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been bit more than a week since I started PiYo and I thought I would give a little update. First of all, I'm really enjoying the program overall...  Read more

KELLYIM

I've missed you Spark Friends
7/12/2014 9:17:38 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It has been almost a month since my last blog. As I write this I am in my mom's hospital room. She was diagnosed with stomach cancer about a month ago...  Read more

LEORAJO

Thought of the day 7.12.14
7/12/2014 4:20:39 PM,  11 COMMENTS

What has happened. I went through all my spark friends and noticed none seem to update their status any more. Does that mean that they just don't upda...  Read more

ACTIVE_AT_60

Starting A Challenge and Office Improvements
7/8/2014 5:57:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

No, the improvement isn't that there's less junk food in the office. However, today I got an office again! I figured since I moaned about not having...  Read more

KELLYIM

Struggle At the Office
7/3/2014 1:03:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Our office used to consist of me, my boss and our assistant. We also had a junior associate periodically. So there were 3 or 4 of us and we had an u...  Read more

KELLYIM

PiYo
6/25/2014 3:51:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I ordered PiYo from beachbody.com, fine purveyors of such products as P90X and Insanity. One of my online knitter friends is a beac...  Read more

KELLYIM

Summer Scavenger Hunt
6/23/2014 11:32:59 PM,  13 COMMENTS

One of the teams I am on decided to have a scavenger hunt. There were 25 items we needed to find over the weekend and following are the items I found...  Read more

ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE

State of the Shoulder
6/18/2014 10:22:39 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I won't lie, I'm a little down. I joined a 3-week challenge that started last week, and despite the allure of points and knitting-related prizes, I h...  Read more

KELLYIM

It Was A Good Week And A Not So Good Week
6/15/2014 5:56:01 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My last blog was about being out of a routine and how I was dealing (or not dealing with it) well. I traveled to my parents home to spend a few days h...  Read more

LEORAJO

First June Blog
6/9/2014 10:53:42 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Wow it is June 9 today and this is my first blog. I have been away from for over a week now. Went on a Cardinal's baseball journey and saw 4 baseball...  Read more

LEORAJO

Hi Everybody!!!
6/5/2014 7:44:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hi Everybody I hope everybody is doing great!! I'm sorry I haven't been doing my blog lately. Anyway, I got great news to tell you this coming Saturda...  Read more

HELLOKITTY127

Second Place!
5/29/2014 3:36:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

First of all, we're back from St. John and I'm a little depressed about that just generally. Although I am happy my eyes are getting back to normal....  Read more

KELLYIM

Maya Angelou
5/29/2014 10:20:47 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Maya Angelou is an angel now. I have always been inspired by her story. Her quotes are filled with hope, peace and love and resonate deep within my so...  Read more

LEORAJO

Thought of the day 5.27.14
5/27/2014 9:15:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It is with heavy heart I am writing this. Last night my (our time) passed away. She was 58. A week ago she was admitted with an intracranial ble...  Read more

ACTIVE_AT_60

I Rode my Bike Today
5/27/2014 6:50:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I rode my bike to my chiropractor appointment this morning I haven't ridden my bike for a few years. I was a little nervous to be honest since I haven...  Read more

LEORAJO

I'm on my way
5/26/2014 10:33:49 PM,  33 COMMENTS

Well, I am actually DOING it. I have lost almost 15 pounds so far and am finally starting to make headway. One day I just started to read blogs...  Read more

BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

Planting Flower Seeds
5/26/2014 5:20:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I decided to plant flowers from seed this year. Usually I buy bedding plants but since I am not working this summer, I don't have the paycheck to buy...  Read more

LEORAJO

Just BE
5/25/2014 11:21:56 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am feeling very relaxed this morning. The weather is beautiful, I am watching the squirrels romp in the yard and the birds visiting the bird feeder....  Read more

LEORAJO

This inspires me
5/24/2014 7:18:05 PM,  20 COMMENTS

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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

Interesting Way to Look At It
5/24/2014 11:28:40 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Never thought of it that way. Carry on Spark People. 386...  Read more

LEORAJO

Level 12
5/23/2014 1:36:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Made it to level 12 today. My goal is to be at level 13 by July 15 at the latest. That's 100 points a day. I am up for the challenge. Carry on Spark P...  Read more

LEORAJO

Live Your Dreams
5/22/2014 10:57:58 AM,  4 COMMENTS

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LEORAJO

The Time Passes Anyway
5/21/2014 6:18:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I spent so much time trying to figure out the "right time" to start a diet. Usually a few months before a big event or on Monday mornings or the class...  Read more

LEORAJO

It's Green!!!
5/20/2014 9:23:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Love seeing all the green outside. Have you ever noticed how many different shades of green there are? Take a look....find the joy in nature.....life...  Read more

LEORAJO

The Time is Now
5/19/2014 8:05:34 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I was up before my alarm this morning. My morning skin care is finished, healthy tea tasted great and now it is time for a protein shake. The windows...  Read more

LEORAJO

I Love to Dig in the Dirt
5/18/2014 3:06:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been waiting all winter to start digging in the flower garden and yesterday was the day. Glorious! The sun was shining but not too hot. Spading...  Read more

LEORAJO

Thought of the day 5.18.14 (half marathon)
5/18/2014 1:04:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Another half marathon is now in the books. I ran Cleveland again. Done it a number of times, but this year was different ... This is my first la...  Read more

ACTIVE_AT_60

Thought of the day 5.17.14
5/17/2014 5:38:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Tomorrow is the Cleveland marathon and half marathon, and I am running it. I am actually looking forward to run. This will be my last longer run for s...  Read more

ACTIVE_AT_60

Too Pooped to Pop
5/16/2014 9:55:41 AM,  5 COMMENTS

That's what my grandmother used to say when after really working hard for a few days, she felt spent but satisfied with accomplishment. I spent the la...  Read more

LEORAJO

All Hail Prescription Drugs!
5/14/2014 1:09:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

When an orthopedist (or orthopedic PA, in my case) tells you to take an anti-inflammatory, it's a good idea to do it. The problem is, we're still try...  Read more

KELLYIM

A Sunny Wednesday
5/14/2014 9:56:30 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Another sunny morning. I will start the day out by walking the dogs. More cleaning and organizing today...about half way done with the garage. What an...  Read more

LEORAJO

Radio Silence
5/13/2014 1:47:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Things have been quiet around here. I just haven't felt like writing. I'm kind of down, if you must know. Next week we're going to St. John....  Read more

KELLYIM

Where has the time gone?
5/13/2014 9:37:05 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The last week has been a bit of a blur. Finishing up preschool, cleaning up the room, moving my materials out of the classroom, a social Saturday, tri...  Read more

LEORAJO

Thought of the day 5/10/14
5/10/2014 4:23:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. Quote fro...  Read more

ACTIVE_AT_60

Day 6 Purifying
5/8/2014 6:21:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I felt prety tired after a really busy day of cleaning up the classroom and loading/moving boxes. I caved and had a sugar free Red Bull. I put m...  Read more

LEORAJO

Thank you for your advice about iTurnes vs. Netflix.
5/7/2014 11:49:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I just want to say thank you for your advice about iTurnes vs. Netflix. Now I know want to do now. I hope we are not going to have No Hurricanes this...  Read more

HELLOKITTY127

Day 5 Purifying
5/7/2014 8:31:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When I woke up this morning and wandered into the kitchen I have to admit I wasn't thrilled about a protein shake again. I made my morning tea, honey...  Read more

LEORAJO

I Made it to One Der Land
5/6/2014 8:14:18 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Day 4 of purifying has begun and what a day it has been already. I am below 200 pounds ( 199.5) for the first time in decades!!! The sun is shining ou...  Read more

LEORAJO

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