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"We're choosing the path between the stars, I'll leave my love between the stars" - David Bowie
7/28/2014 12:53:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last night I had a party to go to. At the last minute my husband decided not to come. I hadn’t had enough down-time over the weekend. It was a long...  Read more


Official Fitness Test
7/28/2014 8:09:35 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14...  Read more


"Can't stop now, I've traveled so far, to change this lonely life" - Foreigner
7/16/2014 9:31:01 AM,  4 COMMENTS

In our society, we often get lost in the details and forget about where we’re actually headed. We forget to acknowledge where we’ve come from and wha...  Read more


It's going good!!
7/15/2014 8:15:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So I'm back here on Spark!!! I've had a first few successful days and I'm really happy about that!!! I wasn't sure how easy it was going to be keepi...  Read more


So Hello Again Spark
7/13/2014 6:18:25 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Hello once again Spark!! I am at it once again!! I keep trying other things and in the end I keep coming home. I just thing the on...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more


Getting to Know Your Spark Friends
7/3/2014 5:14:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's time for another "Getting to Know Your Spark Friends"… borrowed from CLAIREINPARIS. Your go to chewing gum flavor… Trident Original Bes...  Read more


One Week At a Time
6/29/2014 7:49:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As you may have seen in my feed, I've gained 5 pounds in June. Five pounds that it took me several months to lose, gained back in one month because I...  Read more


"We're the kids in America, everybody live for the music-go-round" - Kim Wilde
6/26/2014 9:41:05 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I was lucky enough to be a kid growing up in Suburbia in the US in the 80s. I stayed out until dark with my friends (and by friends I mean every sing...  Read more


Bike Ride Back to the Past
6/24/2014 12:42:43 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Little History On January 29th I had reconstructive ankle surgery that took a lot out of me. I was in a cast for 6 weeks, which seeme...  Read more


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


Weight gain when beginning a new exercise program...
6/15/2014 8:21:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have decided to be more mindful of my daily exercise and get a pedometer. I bought the fitbit Zip and so far like it very much! My goal is to walk a...  Read more


Rehab, Run, Ride, Lift and Track - Sounds Easy
6/14/2014 1:16:44 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: Fighting to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape I know exactly the time and date that I was last in great shape. On August 19th 2011 at 12...  Read more


"Now there's no looking forward, now there's no turning back" -- Pat Benatar
6/10/2014 9:40:33 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I feel strong and proud. The scale has yet to recognize my efforts, but it will come in time, no doubt. And my body is definitely changing. ...  Read more


The Merry Month of May
6/4/2014 12:22:58 AM,  6 COMMENTS's June already! Here's a quick run-down of May's Spark-type stuff: 1) Weight: Down to 145 pounds, back within my maintenance range....  Read more


June Gloom
6/2/2014 12:48:21 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So, it's June. I weighed myself this morning to see how much I had lost in May. 5 pounds! It would sound super great to most people, but the fact that...  Read more


A Bike Trail with No Name - Riding Big Nimby
6/1/2014 11:30:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Part 1: No Name Trail Glenwood Canyon was cut by the mighty Colorado River. Years ago there was a town of "No Name", which is now a rest stop. ...  Read more


5/30/2014 10:40:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As I had anticipated, I gained a little weight back this past week. Almost a pound. I wasn't surprised, but it still sucks because at this point, I wa...  Read more


Part 2: Renewing a 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Disc - Little Stumpy is done!
5/29/2014 10:45:24 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Background In 2012, the major bike manufactures stop producing high-end 26" wheeled mountain bikes. Currently, 99% of mountain bikes for sale in...  Read more


Weekend Review
5/27/2014 12:43:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was nervous going into Memorial Day Weekend. It is the kick off to the season down the Cape and becuase I am not in my own environment, I know I wi...  Read more


Heartbreaking weekend.
5/27/2014 12:49:46 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, I don't expect to see much of a weight loss on Thursday morning. In fact, I won't be surprised if I see a weight gain instead. On Saturday, I re...  Read more


I am onto something
5/23/2014 9:51:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I know I sounding like a broken record, but I am onto something with this water thing. It is only day 3 of my 100 day challenge (actually I started d...  Read more


Third weigh-in blues...
5/23/2014 12:16:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It seems like every time I try to lose weight, the following trend occurs: I lose a good deal of weight the first week (2-5 pounds), 1-2 pounds the se...  Read more


"Here I am, rock you like a hurricane" - Scorpions
5/22/2014 9:31:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

On 5/12, I re-dedicated myself to my SparkJourney after a bit of a detour. I know it’s only been a week and a half and that it’s fairly “easy” to com...  Read more


Raise a Glass of Water
5/21/2014 10:14:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It is only been 3 days since I have been making a conscious effort to drink at least 8 glasses of water (and usually more) but I feel so different alr...  Read more


How many times have I written this blog
5/21/2014 1:36:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well folks, I have been away for awhile but really missed the community. Everytime I get off track and come back I am just so disappointed with mysel...  Read more


August 28, 2014
5/20/2014 1:29:54 PM,  6 COMMENTS

August 28, 2014 is 100 days from today. I have started a 100 day challenge to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Although I have been on this...  Read more


Making Progress!
5/19/2014 5:34:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm feeling pretty positive today! I'm starting to really see changes in my body. My pants are less snug and my stomach is flatter. I've also made a p...  Read more


Dropped off the Face of the Earth
5/19/2014 11:21:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I dropped off the face of the earth for a while. Well, maybe not the earth, but definitely SP. I usually get so much inspiration by reading other pe...  Read more


Hitting my biggest low by hitting my biggest high...
5/15/2014 2:17:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This past semester of school was a doozy. I tried to track my calories. I tried to go to the gym. But with everything going on, it was impossible. One...  Read more


Thurs 5/15/14
5/15/2014 9:04:18 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Life. Spring is a crazy time of year for me, it feels like I am always on the go. Unfortunately, I also tend to let things slide, like healthy habit...  Read more


Part 1: Renewing a 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro DIsc - Little Stumpy Touch-up Paint
5/14/2014 11:39:31 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Part 1: Justifying an Irrational Decision - Rebuilding a Bike Ready for the Scrap Heap I tend to write very long blogs. I really appreciate when...  Read more


"You've been hiding, never letting it show, always trying to keep it under control" -- Heart
5/14/2014 10:48:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday was one of those work days that was long, difficult, and stressful. There have been a lot of those lately (aside from when I was on my amaz...  Read more


"I don't know what to do - I'm always in the dark, living in a powder keg and giving off sparks"
5/12/2014 12:51:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

--Bonnie Tyler ________________________ It’s funny to look back on where I was at in terms of health a year ago and see where I’ve been the...  Read more


Just Pile It On!
5/9/2014 1:22:01 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I can't remember the last time I've been as sick as I have been this week. Rick, Juliana, and I have been fighting the same horrible sinus infection/...  Read more


5/9/2014 9:29:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Sometimes during difficult times in life you must step back and remember the things you are thankful and greatful for in your life. My children, husb...  Read more


Weight gain, age, health and all that
5/8/2014 7:16:53 AM,  41 COMMENTS

Hello, Well my weight gain seems to have leveled off. I am a mear 20 pounds short of my all time high. Maybe it is menopause, my slowly diminis...  Read more


Bike Junkies Fest - You Have to Be Tough if You are Going to Be Stupid
5/8/2014 12:54:32 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Part 1: Favorite Bike Shop I have never been in a bike shop that I didn't like. But some are better than others. My favorite bike shop is in Gol...  Read more


What Makes a Successful Day?
5/1/2014 10:49:26 PM,  9 COMMENTS

My friend, BESSHAILE, just blogged about what makes a successful day for her. She, like me, is hovering at the upper end of her maintenance range and...  Read more


The best part of my Day?
5/1/2014 6:49:48 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Listening to a friend in need and scheduling a much-needed massage for my husband....  Read more


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