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Dear scale,
4/19/2014 7:10:54 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Our relationship has been a rocky one. It has been full of ups and downs. For way too long you determined my mood, what clothes I would wear, and ho...  Read more


4/18/2014 9:28:24 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So, about a week ago, I quit Facebook. There wasn't any real "reason" for it. I just am bored of it and realized that I don't really enjoy it. It w...  Read more


Your Go-To Healthy Eating Index for US Airports
4/16/2014 10:00:38 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Traveling is something you should get excited about, not have anxiety about. Whether you travel occasionally, for fun, or weekly for work, it is poss...  Read more


Staying on Track!
4/16/2014 7:14:56 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Very happy with the scale this morning - down to 137.4 which matches my lowest weight of the year so far. Yesterday I completed my 40 minute weight w...  Read more


2014 already!
4/15/2014 3:46:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Wow, has it really been over two years since I have blogged! Well looking over my 2012 goals, I did pretty well. 2012 1. Complete a 10K: check,...  Read more


Back on Track Again
4/15/2014 7:18:17 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I must say that I was totally overwhelmed by all of the posts on my featured blog and I still have to get back in touch with everyone. I am off...  Read more


4/14/2014 8:19:53 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I read this today, and thought I'd share.... FROM: Being healthy in the 21st century
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I am just so happy :)
4/11/2014 11:27:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Has been awhile since I've blogged on SP. I have been tracking (most days) and trying to find ways to keep myself moving. Scheduled and routine exer...  Read more


Anxiously awaiting summer
4/11/2014 8:22:39 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Today was one of those "summer workout" days! Everything felt great, I got to joke around with my fitness buddy, and I did not have to think about wh...  Read more


My Weight Went Down!!
4/9/2014 5:41:55 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Great morning! The scale shows that I lost a pound!! So, what did I do that gave me this great result? Well, I listened to my Spark friends - "You...  Read more


Back to the Start Again
4/7/2014 8:12:25 AM,  81 COMMENTS

I am not sure why I do this to myself - I am like a little hamster on a training wheel going around-and-around-and-around and not getting anywhere. I...  Read more


What's that?? You CAN get ripped without feeling food deprived?!
4/3/2014 4:11:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Todayís blog is a quickie success story I wanted to share with you from a client who completed a 12 week transformation journey with me through my onl...  Read more


Day 10 of Lose the Weight Challenge
4/2/2014 7:11:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yes, I am still weighing in each morning -- I think it is working for me so I am going to stick with it. My weight is down slightly which is good - I...  Read more


Stability Ball Crunch Tips
4/1/2014 7:18:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When doing ab curls on a stability ball (the big ones full of air), make sure you extend back over the curve of the ball, and only come up to where yo...  Read more


Life in the Fast Lane Part II
3/31/2014 1:58:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

What an exciting time! Busy, busy, busy but loving every minute of it! I spent the weekend boxing up stuff, thinning out things, donating, and purging...  Read more


Sparkers in Pittsburgh (part 2)
3/30/2014 5:19:32 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Driving home I had a little time to reflect on this weekend. It was so good to see everyone and meet new folks as well as meeting people I only...  Read more


On to April!
3/30/2014 10:37:14 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So excited to start another month. Eating clean and training as hard as I can are the plan for this month. Resting when necessary and indulging onc...  Read more


Sparkers meet in Pittsburgh
3/30/2014 8:42:59 AM,  6 COMMENTS

As I am writing this, the 5th annual SPARK get together in Pittsburgh is coming to a close. The Sparkers who participated are waking up with another s...  Read more


Day 6 - Lose the Fat Challenge!
3/29/2014 7:36:07 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, my weight is down about a pound from last week which is good, but it has been going up ever so slightly these past three mornings. When I reall...  Read more


Life in the Fast Lane
3/28/2014 2:16:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi Everyone! Well in the last four weeks I have applied, interviewed twice and obtained a new job in Salem, Oregon. I helped hubby apply for a jo...  Read more


Links to Some of My Recipes
3/27/2014 11:11:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I had someone tell me this morning that they searched Spark Recipes and couldn't find the link to my Chicken Noodle Casserole I'd just posted. Though...  Read more


Day 4 of My Challenge
3/27/2014 7:33:43 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I had two slight slips yesterday with resulted in a very slight weight-gain. When I got home from work yesterday, I reached for the honey roasted mix...  Read more


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Day Three
3/26/2014 8:05:57 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I think it is day three of my new me program. I made a slight slip yesterday - I went back to one on my "old" snacks, honey roasted mixed nuts. I ha...  Read more


Go and Get the Life You Want (Reprisal)
3/25/2014 1:22:40 PM,  9 COMMENTS

(yourself) FROM: Mark's Daily Apple Why You Should Let Yourself Succeed and Go Get the Life You Want www....  Read more


Body Acceptance... or Not? (It bears repeating...)
3/25/2014 1:09:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Original HERE:
why-body-acceptance-isnt-for-everyone (Below edited for 'profanity' of sorts... I misse...  Read more


Beauty Defined
3/25/2014 1:01:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I love movies. I especially love sharing movies I love with my daughter... I love seeing her 'get it' and vibrate with the very same awarenesses that...  Read more


There, But for the Choosing, Go I
3/25/2014 12:37:11 PM,  9 COMMENTS

(I'm riffing off an inbox missive...) If you put a BUZZARD in a pen 6 feet by 8 feet entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of...  Read more


Great Start to My New Program!
3/25/2014 7:07:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday was the start of my Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Challenge. I am getting my weight down to 132.0lbs and 17% body fat! Yesterday I did a q...  Read more


My Journey to Contentment - not so easy!
3/24/2014 8:35:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've come to think that a successful life is a continuous work in progress. If you look away for a moment things can go south. In my case, I haven't...  Read more


The road to success isnt always obvious...... Look to the small victories!
3/24/2014 3:29:09 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I havent been around much due to the success and expansion of but I had to share this most recent email that hit the nail on...  Read more


If you want to be lean and toned, why you MUST lift weights
3/24/2014 10:27:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

You hear it from EVERYONE in the industry donít you? Jen Sinkler says for cardio she likes to lift weights faster. Mark Sisson speaks out a...  Read more


Sparkers are getting together (JASR)
3/22/2014 10:22:09 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Next weekend a group of Sparkers will be getting together for 'just a short run' - that IS the name of the event. This started with five of us going f...  Read more


Chest Day...
3/22/2014 5:50:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Today was Chest Day!!! ...  Read more


Getting Ready to Start my Streak!
3/20/2014 7:22:46 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I just read a number of featured blogs here on SparkPeople where the bloggers were talking about their streaks. That is what I need - a streak. A lo...  Read more


Now What???
3/19/2014 5:10:36 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Ugh!! Ok, to counter-act that terrible feeling I was having in my stomach from drinking the wine - my partner told me to take Prilosec. I usually do...  Read more


9-5 workout
3/17/2014 4:38:58 PM,  7 COMMENTS

When I woke up to about 6 inches of snow this AM I knew I would not head to the gym. The AM classes were cancelled and I really did not want to go at...  Read more


The week ahead
3/16/2014 10:32:28 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Ah! Looks like more snow is headed our way. This time up to 8 inches. Hoping to get the pups out:) Who knows when we'll get out again if we get al...  Read more


My Body Just Can Not Handle Alcohol
3/16/2014 8:31:06 AM,  10 COMMENTS

After two days of feeling really depressed and my family coming over to celebrate my birthday - I decided to join them and enjoy a glass of red wine....  Read more


Two Days on Vegetarian Diet
3/15/2014 8:35:56 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been close to a vegan diet these last two days -- I put milk in my coffee and the first day I had a Greek yogurt - oh yeah, and one scoop of Wh...  Read more


Shoes and the Old Ways: It's Fit Friday's Tips, Tricks and Inspiration!
3/14/2014 8:34:12 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello Co-Warriors!
eheart-fight-like-wallace.html It has been over a year since I posted on my Spa...  Read more


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