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A funny thing happens when I try to plan! A trip to walking Lucy, the wonderous Circus Dog!
8/22/2014 11:44:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I do not usually walk Lucy on Friday mornings. The park behind our home, 10 acres, gets mowed. The big machines are too hard to maneuver around. Also,...  Read more


The Turtle Trudges Onward!
8/21/2014 11:00:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

31 pounds down since mid-March! 134 134 134 134 134 134 I seem to have hit a consistent pace and pattern of eating and moving that is workin...  Read more


Busy day...
8/21/2014 10:35:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

First day of school with minimal issues...Great to see my students...Finished the day with zumba and yoga classes 104...  Read more


Staining while it's raining
8/21/2014 9:44:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I spent the better part of today staining the screen porch on the house we're remodeling. Up and down the ladder at least 100 times...that's got to c...  Read more


Short-term S.M.A.R.T. goal
8/21/2014 10:39:09 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I committed to teaching a yoga mini-workshop five weeks from today. Can I lose ten pounds in time for the workshop? Here is my SMART goal analysis:...  Read more


Very interesting documentary on the clothesline
8/20/2014 10:26:23 PM,  8 COMMENTS  Read more


8/20/2014 9:05:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Another new student on my caseload...and a meeting that was totally unnecessary during what turned out to be a working lunch....Well, that's an hour a...  Read more


First of several
8/19/2014 10:09:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Tonight was the first of several 'parent nights' for me for the new school year....Missed yoga, but DID get my challenge done 320...  Read more


What To Do About Spark?
8/19/2014 10:34:14 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Iíve been doing a lot of thinking Ė and you know that never goes well! Iím wrestling with the idea of leaving Spark. Iíve been here about 3 years...  Read more


"The year that we were in shape"
8/19/2014 9:16:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

A few years back, when my youngest daughter lived at home, we committed to our fitness. We started with walking, the same 2-mile route that I walk now...  Read more


Gearing up...
8/18/2014 8:15:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Gearing up for the corporation's back-to-school pep talk tomorrow am...and then later, the first of many back-to-school open house nights so that I...  Read more


Finally Lost 30 Pounds on 6th Spark Anniversary
8/18/2014 1:38:34 PM,  17 COMMENTS

For anyone out there wondering whether you will ever make it to your goal don't give up. Keep at it and it will happen. It may take much longer...  Read more


I'm Trying
8/18/2014 7:34:58 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I know its been a while since I posted and so much has changed. So much to be thankful for. Im also making great strides to actually lose the weight...  Read more


Catch fire
8/17/2014 11:17:49 PM,  9 COMMENTS

"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad time...  Read more


New challenge
8/17/2014 10:04:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Some of my exercise buddies and I started a new month-long challenge to accompany our various zumba-yoga-bootcamp-tae bo classes : daily planks, pus...  Read more


Someone Was Worried About My Heart
8/17/2014 4:22:51 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Since I started working at this company. Since I started working at my current job. Someone told me yesterday they had worried about...  Read more


Great day for...
8/16/2014 8:01:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Great day for morning yoga 403.... Nice way to start the last weekend before the start of a new school year! 149...  Read more


S.S.S. (Sending Some Smiles)
8/16/2014 11:57:16 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I don't know how your day is going, so, I thought I'd just send some smiles.. Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!...  Read more


So Close But Not There Yet!
8/15/2014 7:26:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Just kidding about being near the top. Probably more like half way up. Still trapped though. For about the last week I have been on a plateau. I...  Read more


8/15/2014 6:25:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Just got back from a before-the-start-of school workshop: Managing Disruptive Student behaviors.....FUNFUNFUN! Hope I don't have many to manage thi...  Read more


WHY WHY WHY do I keep giving up so fast?! (Post 2/2)
8/15/2014 2:49:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Ok. So last night I blogged about why I NEED to get my weight under control and what's at stake if I don't. I mentioned how I feel like I'm at a tot...  Read more


My weight is up, again. Scary! Open letter to STEPH-KNEE
8/15/2014 8:48:53 AM,  9 COMMENTS

STEPH-KNEE: I am SO happy to read your blog, "Disappointment & a lesson from Sparkey", no, really! ! I live in Vegas & this past few weeks has been...  Read more


WHY WHY WHY do I keep giving up so fast?! (Post 1/2)
8/14/2014 11:33:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I haven't been on SP for several months now. Yes, I'm spending more time these days focusing on a personal blog I run on Wordpress about being a loca...  Read more


Off to ...
8/14/2014 3:05:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Off to a department cookout, then to yoga...  Read more


Off to ...
8/14/2014 3:04:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Off to a department cookout, then to yoga...  Read more


SP and pregnancy
8/13/2014 5:42:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I've been gone for a while again... mainly because after years of trying and a miscarriage, then focusing on my health since Oct 2013, I'm finally pre...  Read more


Carpe Diem! You can do it!
8/13/2014 3:30:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today I am going to summarize the Dr. Furhman webinar blog series by asking you to think about how it will feel to seize the day and conquer you...  Read more


30 Months of SPARK PEOPLE! WOW! Maintaining 18 of them!
8/13/2014 10:27:04 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Our world IS so different because of SP! I've been maintaining for 18 months of my 30 months with SP. The first 12months I released 52 pounds. 252 ...  Read more


Cancer Free
8/12/2014 8:25:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I had my follow-up today. I am cancer free and will not need chemo or radiation therapy. I will have CT Scans and follow-up appointments every 6 mon...  Read more


What future self are your goals set on? Don't sell yourself short!
8/12/2014 2:24:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Don't settle for medium term goals like losing weight for the summer or an event, feeling better, impressing other people, playing better, etc....  Read more


A thought
8/12/2014 9:34:57 AM,  7 COMMENTS

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." ~ Elie Wiesel...  Read more


Off to a meeting
8/12/2014 6:36:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Off to a meeting...on to a consult with a new teacher...then yoga later......  Read more


DS got engaged!
8/11/2014 10:41:33 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Saturday, as we were working in the yard, my son announced that he had proposed to his GF the night before. What thrilling news! They're great toget...  Read more


8/11/2014 9:20:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Great class 353...  Read more


Just a pound - Are you kidding me?
8/11/2014 2:55:39 PM,  10 COMMENTS

When you shed a pound do you think oh it's just one pound. Looking at a picture of a pound of fat on WHYTEBROWN's Spark page today made an impa...  Read more


Church picnic
8/10/2014 10:30:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Church picnic was lovely - perfect weather, great conversation and good food. ...  Read more


Church picnic tomorrow
8/9/2014 10:34:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Looking forward to spending the afternoon with friends and family in the gorgeous weather. Night, all!...  Read more


8/9/2014 9:27:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Yoga...A great way to start a Saturday!...  Read more


Working on my classroom...
8/8/2014 5:22:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I was going to wait until next week to start on my room, but an e-mail this a.m. informed me of ANOTHER meeting for next week, followed by a consult w...  Read more


We Create Our Future -- Make It What You Want It To Be
8/8/2014 4:22:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The image above from a blog by fellow Spark member, SHERYLDS, that I read yesterday really summed up my blog yesterday. I, with permission, had...  Read more


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