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It's Been a Long Time!
6/18/2014 11:24:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Here I am again. I haven't posted any here in ages...and ages. On Monday I am having surgery to fix my abdominal muscles and remove the excess s...  Read more

NUTMEG1125

Taking the Long Way Home
4/27/2014 10:16:51 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It isn't over until it's over. A couple of weeks ago I volunteered to work in a community garden on a Sunday afternoon. It seemed like a great thing t...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

The Road Less Traveled
4/10/2014 11:24:59 PM,  9 COMMENTS

would be the road to the buffet. I believe the Nutrition Tracker is just one of the many outstanding tools available on SparkPeople. I have the F...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

When You Come To A Fork In The Road
4/9/2014 10:19:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Take it. Yogi Berra, the Hall of Famer and philosopher, said that. It's one of my favorite quotes. I think Yogi was referring to the process...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Got Spark?
4/8/2014 10:26:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I sure did have the Spark today. Wow, what a great day! 244 Less than a week ago my left knee gave out as I was walking up some steps at work....  Read more

MAVERICKDR

I Snack Around
4/7/2014 10:24:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Snacks are fun and tasty indeed, but they keep me from meeting my calorie goals. I'm a desk jockey and I need to be wise in order to meet my exercise...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

A Few More Thoughts on The Spark Activity Tracker
4/6/2014 6:02:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

If you want to wear the Spark Activity Tracker on your shoe (the best place to wear it if you want the greatest accuracy), get the Matte Gray version...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

I Am Amazed
3/24/2014 12:48:57 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Anyone who spends any time at all exploring SparkPeople has gotta be in awe of the amount of effort that is put forth by a lot of dedicated members to...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Day 6 of Spark Activity Tracker
3/16/2014 7:59:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I made a re-calibration entry on my Spark Activity Tracker. Today I got on the outdoor track, walked a mile and offloaded my steps to the Sp...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Day 5 of Spark Activity Tracker
3/15/2014 9:38:58 PM,  7 COMMENTS

After 5 days of my adjustment to the Spark Activity Tracker, I have concluded that my Fitbit One has got to go. The tracker that I have nicknamed...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Day 4 of Spark Activity Tracker
3/14/2014 9:39:18 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Another day began just fine, and ended with mixed results. I put in 22 minutes on the treadmill, then I was able to put together an 11 minute wal...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Day 3 of Spark Activity Tracker
3/13/2014 10:10:23 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today the reality of what constitutes "fitness minutes" hit me right between the eyes. The day started slowly as I couldn't do my inside walk - my tra...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Day 2 of Spark Activity Tracker
3/12/2014 10:25:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Woohoo! Over 10,000 steps my first full day with my new little pal. So what that it doesn't earn me SparkPoints for fitness unless I do at least 10 co...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Day 1 of Spark Activity Tracker
3/11/2014 10:10:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

546 My step tracking journey began with a cheap pedometer that did track steps, but I never did trust the numbers. I noticed that when I wore it I was...  Read more

MAVERICKDR

Day 1 of SparkCoach Trial
3/8/2014 4:58:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I decided. After more than four years on SparkPeople I want to check out how SparkCoach works. I'm glad they offer a free trial. We'll see....  Read more

MAVERICKDR

First day back running... Definitely need improvement!
11/4/2013 1:28:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So today was my first day back running since July, before my wedding. I miss my 11-minute miles, I'm telling ya! Matter of fact, I miss being able to...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Goodbye Mom
9/1/2013 12:07:46 AM,  17 COMMENTS

My Mom passed this morning after suffering a heart attack on July 9. She died peacefully at home with my Dad and Sister at her side. She had been in H...  Read more

HGSGUY

Getting Into the Swing of Things
6/7/2013 6:55:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's hard to reach your goals among so many distractions. I think today is the first day I've been "home" in three days! Monday, I was technically hom...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

M.I.A. for way too long!
5/29/2013 9:57:56 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I seriously don't know what it is about being back in this house, but all my motivation and drive is just dead! I haven't been eating right, exercisin...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

M.I.A. for way too long!
5/29/2013 9:57:55 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I seriously don't know what it is about being back in this house, but all my motivation and drive is just dead! I haven't been eating right, exercisin...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

28-Day Bootcamp - Day 14
5/22/2013 1:00:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So, I kinda took a longer break than I intended. Four days off instead of two really had an impact on my workout. Firstly, because I was just flat out...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

28-Day Bootcamp - Days 9, 10, & 12
5/17/2013 2:05:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Oh. My. Gosh! My legs are killing me! lol! But thankfully in a good way! I just literally finished up with day 12 of Coach Nicole's 28-Day Bootcamp DV...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

28-Day Bootcamp - Day 7
5/14/2013 10:18:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So... Day 7 was the last day of all the basic stuff. Today begins all the serious training (as I like to call it). The problem is, I am waiting on a s...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

28-Day Bootcamp - Days 4 & 5
5/11/2013 12:36:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So, I've had to switch up my rest days on the 28-Day Bootcamp DVD. I pretty much have no TV access on the weekends since all the family is home. So I...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

28-Day Bootcamp - Day 2
5/8/2013 2:38:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So, I wish I had thought of this before now, but I decided to track my progress while using Coach Nicole's 28-day Bootcamp DVD. But anyway, today is D...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Big Things, Friends, Big Things!
5/5/2013 2:16:46 PM,  7 COMMENTS

And big things is right! I graduated from college yesterday morning with my BA in Religious Studies and Psychology, I moved back home, and now it's ti...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Getting Back in the Game
4/27/2013 11:03:21 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Wow, I haven't been up here in a while. I do deeply apologize for that. This month has been absolutely crazy and the crazy isn't even over yet. That's...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Exam Time = Crazy Time!
4/11/2013 10:24:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I've been crazy busy trying to get ready for all these exams! Not to mention the two senior seminar papers, one 25...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

The Blessing of Life
3/28/2013 11:59:27 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was completely caught unawares today by a little blessing from heaven. I had decided after I left dinner, to jog back to my dorm room. I had reached...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Feeling Creative! Opinions Wanted!
3/27/2013 11:33:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So this blog is obviously different from my normal blogs, but I really do want a variety of opinions here. I am getting ready to begin making yoga bag...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Is This Real Life?
3/26/2013 11:13:55 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So, forgive the phrase from that famous Youtube video (for those that get the reference), but it's a question I really had to ask myself today in my c...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Falling in Love Again...
3/25/2013 11:08:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So this blog's a little mushy I must admit, but I just can't help it! That gorgeous hunk of a man of mine just always somehow makes me fall in love wi...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Cafeteria Nightmares
3/24/2013 8:50:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As a college student, I've pretty much had no choice but to eat in the school cafeteria. That cafeteria is the biggest roadblock in my weight loss goa...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

I Refuse to be a Slacker!
3/23/2013 9:50:17 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Lately, I've gotten slack in multiple areas of life. I've gotten slack in school, I've gotten slack in personal responsibilities, I've gotten slack in...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Tuck and Roll!
3/21/2013 11:49:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just had to blog about this instance that happened to me in Bootcamp today, mainly because I find it so stinking funny! So we were doing this drill...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

My First Yoga Class
3/20/2013 7:16:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So my college just offered a yoga class that meets on Wednesdays now. I've come to really enjoy yoga since I first "discovered" it thanks to the Wii F...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

What Happens When You Partner with the Instructor
3/19/2013 11:54:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I have Cardio on Tuesdays, and today we just happened to be doing some partner work. So who doesn't end up with a partner? That's right. Little ol'...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Life Just Comes With Ups and Downs: Happy SparkVersary to Me!
3/18/2013 11:53:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm sorry I haven't been too awful active over the past few days... needless to say, they've been a bit crazy. Long story short: Everyone around me se...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Little Black Dress
3/17/2013 1:37:40 AM,  7 COMMENTS

My first video blog, which documents the progress of almost a month's work on SparkPeople.com. This video also includes a "surprise" visit from a tiny...  Read more

AIRMANSWIFE21

Jan Week 3 Goals
1/20/2013 4:11:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

1/13/13--1/19/13: ~Drink a full bottle of water before every meal and take a drink between every bite. FAIL ~Take my healthy meds/vitamins...  Read more

AIRFURY

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