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Sometimes that number just shows up
7/14/2014 12:53:40 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It was a pretty good run day already. Went out to a bike path I've known since grade school with my wife and did 9.3 miles. Great path. All asphalt...  Read more


7/13/2014 11:30:32 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sunday. The last day of the weekend is drawing to an end, and I honestly can't imagine what I have in store this week. I'm not used to this schedule...  Read more


7/13/14 - Bedtime
7/13/2014 11:00:31 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I went into Target to get cat food and ended up buying regulation workout clothes. When I go to the gym, I normally wear sweats and unisex T-shirts t...  Read more


Going to be a busy week
7/13/2014 10:11:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This week is going to be busy. Tuesday sometime we're getting a new water heater. Wednesday we're going to Minnesota. Thursday going to see a sneek pe...  Read more


Got my mojo
7/13/2014 6:53:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

On my way to the gym, I backed into a ditch. I waited for a friend with a tow rope, then went to workout. I could have "ditched" the gym (pun intended...  Read more


I Seriously Need to Make Time for Me!
7/13/2014 12:45:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been very swamped with work - working at least 12 -16 hour days each day almost 7 days per week. If I did not get what needs to be done at wor...  Read more


A month full of happiness....
7/13/2014 11:34:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

334 This month has been one happy moment right after the other! This weekend I was able to spend some time with my friend Amy whom I haven't been a...  Read more


Day 380: A 360 degree viewpoint change!
7/13/2014 10:15:21 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hi friends! So I've been trying to stick to my "rules" I made for myself and I feel like overall, I've done well. I have missed two days of getti...  Read more


Sunday, July 13th
7/13/2014 6:26:30 AM,  13 COMMENTS

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Day 2 of 100
7/13/2014 1:21:33 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Progress is definitely a slow process but I feel good. I just completed day 2 of the 100 days of exercise challenge and I already feel more energetic....  Read more


7/12/14 - Bedtime
7/12/2014 11:31:46 PM,  6 COMMENTS

WooHoo! I finally got my hair cut today. I didn't look at my checkbook but I bet it's been at least six months. My stylist was not pleased. Sorry....  Read more


Its done finally
7/12/2014 10:11:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Finally got my grandniece's afghan done. I made the section that I was on smaller than I wanted to because it was getting way too big. Worked on some...  Read more


Saturday, July 12th
7/12/2014 10:37:21 AM,  9 COMMENTS

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Kicking around a name
7/12/2014 9:55:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been wanting to name a baby boy after my grampa for a few years now. When he came thru ellis island from Transylvania his name was Enrich Jack...  Read more


Diary of a Fluffy Chick, Day Whatever...
7/12/2014 3:06:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, once again I have found my way back to Spark. I always have good intentions, but well we all know how that goes. I have been actually eating wel...  Read more


Day 1 of 100
7/12/2014 12:13:43 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was day 1 of my 100 days of exercise challenge and I am feeling good! I feel energetic and ready to take on this challenge. I'm so afraid of los...  Read more


7/11/14 - Bedtime
7/11/2014 11:35:45 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Thankfully I got the lawn mowed, and I did it as quickly as possible. The mosquitoes are positively ferocious. For a mere $.79, I got a good si...  Read more


Wishing that she had more time
7/11/2014 11:02:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I wish that there was more time between now and when we leave for Minnesota. I got to the last section of my grandniece's afghan and I'm not sure how...  Read more


Day 1 Preparing- No Excuses!
7/11/2014 8:58:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hey Sparkers! Just a quick update! I am tired of feeling like hell so i am going to change it. No, I mean it I am sick of the way i feel an...  Read more


I'm quietly doing it....I'm losing!
7/11/2014 4:01:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

No special diet, no counting, no tracking, no off-limit foods, no time limit. Just eating less, rarely snacking, and moderate exercise. AND IT'S WOR...  Read more


My Life Struggle.....Still!
7/11/2014 2:18:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I envy all those beautiful, skinny, high metabolism skinny women out there that seem to eat what they want and continue to be the stick that they are....  Read more


Summer 2014
7/11/2014 10:47:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Good Morning! I was reading some of my old blogs andrealize that I haven't been very good about consistently writing about what's happening or no...  Read more


The challenges of eating... Conquering them one meal at a time!!!
7/11/2014 10:00:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay, so I have decided to start using Alli again along with making the changes to my exercise and diet. Now first challenge of eating is convi...  Read more


Alright Alright Alright!
7/11/2014 8:37:25 AM,  15 COMMENTS

That blog title couresy of Matthew McConaughey, first line he ever spoke in his movie career and the phrase he throws out when he wins awards. I think...  Read more


Blog Sneak Peek
7/11/2014 8:11:58 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Hi Sparkers! Since I love writing on my SP blog so much, I've taken it up a notch and am currently launching my own! Here is a sneak peek of the...  Read more


Friday Funny!!!
7/11/2014 6:25:21 AM,  17 COMMENTS

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7/10/14 - Bedtime
7/10/2014 11:00:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Enjoyed the quiet morning at work. This week's Time magazine is MIA, so I'm happily reading Health on my work commute. I've been holding o...  Read more


A lot of exercising today
7/10/2014 10:06:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I did a lot of exercising today. Here's how it went: 30 minute workout DVD 30 minute treadmill 30 minutes stationary/recumbent bike 30 minu...  Read more


A Good, Hyper Day
7/10/2014 7:30:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hey Everybody!!! I am doing really well today! I walked a mile and a half, I've lost another pound and a half, my blood pressure is down from las...  Read more


Yet Again
7/10/2014 6:14:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yet again, it's been another month (plus a few days) since I've been back here to post. Still struggling with eating, and exercise has been off...  Read more


IOWL #258-259 Bouncing Back from Bumps in the Road
7/10/2014 4:28:02 PM,  7 COMMENTS

OMG Renee read my letter on the podcast!
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My new best walking friend!!!
7/10/2014 11:09:23 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Okay I love to walk, I love to walk for fitness and fun!!! That said, I have never had a pedometer that I have liked... 101 I have found a solution...  Read more


7/10/2014 6:48:31 AM,  182 COMMENTS

I love a good inspirational anecdote and one that I have never forgotten is the story of the crabs in the bucket. When fishermen trap crabs, they...  Read more


Thursday, July 10th
7/10/2014 6:20:43 AM,  16 COMMENTS

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I Have Been Challenged
7/10/2014 4:16:03 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been challenged by my OA sponsor to go to 90 meetings in 90 days. I have looked at my meeting schedule, and have set my times. I need as much s...  Read more


7/9/14 - Bedtime
7/9/2014 10:59:27 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My boss #$%^&*(((*&^%$##$%^&!!!!!!!!!! Sigh. If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it - for tod...  Read more


Not my day to be out of bed
7/9/2014 10:30:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Got up this morning sore from the knees down from my exercising. Hit my knee on the door frame while coming in from the outside with the dog. That did...  Read more


Feet Don't Fail Me Now....
7/9/2014 6:35:38 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Trying to downsize my workout where I am not killing myself to burn calories that I shouldn't be eating in the first place. So I have been very...  Read more


The Myth of Motivation
7/9/2014 3:19:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The myth is that successful people get all fired up & stay that way. At some point it comes down to handling the boredom of consistency. I have to fal...  Read more


Fresh Start
7/9/2014 11:28:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It has been such a long time since I blogged. I am focusing on this 24 hours to make it the best that I can. Won't you join me? Hugs fr...  Read more


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