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  • Spark-a-versery

    2/6/2016 10:18:41 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    I sparkle, I shine, I am still here after all this ... Read more

  • Snow

    2/6/2016 9:59:21 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    Since we will be most likely moving, I have been packing. For nearly a year. No, I don't have that much stuff, it is just the market is lousy and... Read more

  • Wow!

    1/27/2016 10:19:17 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    This morning, I decided to try my back stretches, forgetting that we aimed on trying something else this evening. Bowling. I have not been since ... Read more

  • Catching up on an Autumn night

    11/8/2015 5:22:20 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    I have been busy. Working 40 hours feels like more. I... Read more

  • My first 5 k

    5/23/2015 11:28:50 PM, by LUNADRAGON

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  • Melting Snow and streaking

    3/13/2015 8:42:17 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    So, the weather has been warming up this week and melting the snow. The flower bed by the house, is now devoid of snow, although there is still a... Read more

  • Just like Groundhog Day

    2/22/2015 10:13:22 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    Every weekend for bookoodles of weeks, there has been snow and ice to fight our Sundays, and Mondays. Today there is more of the same. There is a... Read more

  • Snow and work

    1/27/2015 6:49:47 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Snow. Lots and lots of snow. At least 16 plus inches, not to mention the taller drifts, and the fact it was still blowing snow when we measured. ... Read more

  • More sleep more rest = improvement

    1/24/2015 9:19:40 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    This morning I woke after another 8 hours of sleeping. I rested, snuggled with my cat, drinking water, doctoring my lips most of the day. Crochet... Read more

  • Sleeping towards better health

    1/22/2015 5:21:03 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    I got a lot of sleep last night, and when I got up at 9 am (wow!) I still felt like I could sleep more. Alas, I did not fall back to sleep until ... Read more

  • Sick Day itty bitty blogh ah ah ah Choo!

    1/21/2015 2:25:34 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Well, I was sick a few days last week, then went back to work, but started in with the chills and other symptoms again. Really really bad chapped... Read more

  • A-Ok Woo Hoo

    1/8/2015 6:52:48 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today was a Shirley Temple "Oh my goodness" kind of day - colder than 0 here. My sweet husband climbed up in that big ol' SUV this morning and ... Read more

  • So cold

    1/7/2015 7:54:25 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Well, I thought I would have our car back from the repair shop, but instead I turned in the rental (a cadillac) and got the loaner from the repai... Read more

  • At the start of My New Year

    1/2/2015 6:08:49 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Here we go folks. Forget the resolutions. We know what we need to do, so let's just do it. Mini steps. I did good avoiding gluten, until N... Read more

  • After The Wrappings Gone

    12/29/2014 6:46:29 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    You are left with torn paper, tangled ribbons, empty boxes. You are given gifts that make you smile, make you jump, make you cry. Reuse the bows,... Read more

  • Moments of forgetfulness

    12/16/2014 6:27:38 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today was rip roaring crazy. My fitbit let me know I had made my 5000 step mark somewhere before lunch, and the day is not done. I had back to ... Read more

  • Work, Backs, Collisions, and stuff

    12/9/2014 7:59:30 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    My oh my oh my! It is that season of ultra busy ness. I have been working full time since August, so I rarely get on the computer at night... Read more

  • Choosing to stay positive

    11/16/2014 8:00:01 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    No matter what we do, no matter who we are, we are faced with daily choices. It could be as simple as choosing between which shoes to wear, or as... Read more

  • Repeat and say again

    11/9/2014 3:32:57 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Since my husband and I have been through all our health issues, and especially how far he has come, we have an ongoing mutual admiration society ... Read more

  • MIA Motivator

    11/7/2014 6:04:38 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Oops. Imagine my surprise when I looked at my e-mail from a couple of days ago, that I was motivator of the day! Thank you. I am grateful f... Read more

  • Winning the Battle!!!!!

    10/14/2014 7:07:59 PM, by ROZZALYN

    Recently I had another blood test and visited my doctor. We were both thrilled to see that my blood sugar levels have been the lowest EVER !!!!!!... Read more

  • Mini Milestones

    8/29/2014 10:48:04 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today marked 90 days logging in, logging water, steps (from fitbit). I also made my 5000 plus steps today. It also marked completion of two f... Read more

  • One step at a time

    8/20/2014 10:42:15 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    On Sunday August 10, I developed a "floater" in my left eye, so I went to the ophthalmologist. He says no retinal detachment, so that is positive... Read more

  • Counting my blessings: One year post

    8/6/2014 11:42:47 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    A year ago, my husband was in a wild cyclone of health issues and drama, having suffered a cardiac arrest after his ankle surgery, followed by pu... Read more

  • Fleece and Streaks and Goals (63 Day Streak!)

    8/2/2014 12:23:16 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Since God answered the prayer regarding the job fleece, and I have about 2 weeks to get used to getting to bed earlier, and up earlier, I figure ... Read more

  • So Excited!

    7/28/2014 7:53:43 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Wow. That is all I can say. I went to a meeting of minds with Christian women about the retreat up north in Maine in September yesterday. It ... Read more

  • Superb

    7/22/2014 7:30:18 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    The last several days, I have consciously increasing my steps, and had a 6000, 7000, and two 5000 steps days. My interview went well, follow... Read more

  • More walking

    7/19/2014 8:06:46 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    It started out relatively cool this morning at 59 degrees, but warmed up. After being out in the shaded sunshine, and walking around a lot, I had... Read more

  • Setting out the fleece

    7/18/2014 8:34:59 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Many of you who have known me over the last few years on here, know that I have gone through back injuries, and surgeries, and am finally on my w... Read more

  • 45 Day streak and 6 lbs in one year (since 8-2013)

    7/15/2014 5:30:47 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    I have been logging in, spinning the wheel, logging my food (mostly). The phone app helps me do this, and so nice that it coordinates with Fitb... Read more

  • Thirty-One Day Streak

    7/1/2014 8:03:09 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    It may not sound like much, but considering the past year, a thirty-one day streak is awesome. No, I haven't blogged, I have logged in every day,... Read more

  • Thank You

    6/19/2014 11:55:02 AM, by CAROLE914

    I want to thank you all for the words of encouragement.... Read more

  • Chemo

    6/18/2014 8:21:56 PM, by CAROLE914

    Thursday I go for my first chemo treatment, it will be four hours long. The second and third week each treatment will be a little over an h... Read more

  • Surgery

    6/13/2014 8:20:17 PM, by CAROLE914

    I had cancer surgery on May 28th. They could not get out the tumor. I will be starting six months of chemo soon. I first need to heal from ... Read more

  • HELP....I'm trying to ward off diabetes!

    5/30/2014 5:40:31 PM, by ROZZALYN

    I have been advised that I am "pre-diabetic"...and have been such for about 5 years. I haven't done a one touch reading for a very long time and ... Read more

  • Let's streak!

    5/21/2014 4:07:46 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Finally starting a decent streak going. I have logged in 10 days in a row. First time in a long time. It helps I can do it from my phone. I have ... Read more

  • Don't ya love it?

    5/9/2014 8:44:18 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    When you take Friday off, and it feels like Saturday, and you still have Saturday? When you think of an idea, but cannot execute it, and kno... Read more

  • Got it - Gizmos, Gadgets, and Whatnots

    5/7/2014 6:59:55 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    I figured out how to sync my fitbit with Sparkpeople. I do it from the online Sparkpeople fitness page, it gives me the option to sync my fitbit ... Read more

  • No news is no news

    5/2/2014 8:57:24 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Well, after calling the doctor repeatedly this week, trying to get results, and no explanation of the message left on my machine, I have been tol... Read more

  • I miss my "Sparking"!

    5/2/2014 6:28:01 PM, by ROZZALYN

    Real estate closings, showings, offers and big disappointments interfered with my sparking for the past few days. I know I can now come here for ... Read more

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