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Day 95 Update: Uneventful (by design)
7/17/2014 6:59:49 PM,  41 COMMENTS

Hello SP-Land! Today is Day 95 of the streak. Sometimes when I write these blogs, I feel like I need to have some mind-blowing update. But, rea...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/17/2014
7/17/2014 3:22:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best. John C. Maxwell ...  Read more


And that's 10...percent that is!
7/17/2014 11:47:14 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm so thrilled that I have hit and surpassed my first goal, which was 10% of my original body weight (21.5 pounds). I have been told for years that i...  Read more


Day 959- Day 11 of Whole30
7/17/2014 11:09:56 AM,  123 COMMENTS

So I jumped on the scale again this morning and was shocked to see 179.4. That's 11.8 pounds in 10 days! And usually when I get into the 170s it's a d...  Read more


Special Blessings-July 16, 2014
7/17/2014 12:07:05 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Jim called me when he was done with the auction today and asked if I would like to go out on...  Read more


Work frustrations.
7/16/2014 5:48:27 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today's been a good day. I got up early, 5:30 am early and rode my bike before I had to go to work. Work's been, well work. I work in a pharmac...  Read more


Functional fitness for the win--except...
7/16/2014 3:35:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Rock wall: 1 Barb: 0 Always up for fitness on the job, that's why I volunteered to do some EW--Extreme Weeding in the rose gardens at work, inc...  Read more


Day 958- Day 10 of Whole30
7/16/2014 3:00:31 PM,  68 COMMENTS

According to the Whole30 timeline, day 10-11 of Whole30 are when the majority of people quit. I don't feel like quitting. I'm having no problem...  Read more


July 16 WHAT
7/16/2014 10:09:09 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am been thinking about how it can't be July already and where and what have I done. OH yes broke my finger!!! Tomorrow surgery and not looking for...  Read more


Special Blessings-July 16, 2014
7/16/2014 12:10:46 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. The temperatures dropped to a high in the low 70s today and it is to be this way for almost...  Read more


Pretty ticked off!
7/15/2014 9:48:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Remember the blog Not happy with ther tracker? I talked about how it will not stay on....well it fall off, I have the tracker but the clip is no where...  Read more


So much confidence!
7/15/2014 7:36:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Recently I went on vacation with my family to Virginia Beach. I, for the first time, wore a bikini on a crowded beach and felt so beautiful! :) We all...  Read more


Day 93 Update: Ouch :)
7/15/2014 6:32:21 PM,  106 COMMENTS

Today is Day 93 of the streak. I have a huge headache today probably from cutting down a bit on caffeine. Taking it pretty easy with fit...  Read more


7/15/2014 4:43:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

PTL! My son-in-law's pain is under control! The narcotics are now controlling the pain for 6 hours with occasional ibuprofen in between. He and...  Read more


7/15/2014 11:56:54 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I hate being stressed. These past couple of weeks I have been so stressed that my body is becoming weak and I just want to sleep. My grandmas meds a...  Read more


Tuesday July 15,2014
7/15/2014 11:13:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Saturday we (a few people and residents from work) went to the Cleveland Zoo to do a walk for Easter Seals. I was so pumped!!! Well of course my resid...  Read more


Day 957- Day 8 and 9 of Whole30
7/15/2014 11:10:51 AM,  81 COMMENTS

So as I said in yesterday's blog, I've decided to tackle my daily weighin habit some other time. I'm focusing this entire Whole30 on my relationship w...  Read more


7/15/2014 7:25:39 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Going to do my first 5k in October. Kinda getting excited and ready to start training. Tonight is clean off the treadmill night and research. I hope...  Read more


One month Spark--the intangibles
7/15/2014 6:40:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Here is my list of intangible things that have happened over the last month: A much stronger belief in my physical skills and strength is one of...  Read more


Special Blessings-July 15, 2014
7/15/2014 12:08:55 AM,  21 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. I talked to my brother on the phone this morning. 2. I had a good physical therapy ses...  Read more


So Freaking Proud of Myself!!
7/15/2014 12:02:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hans Splinter I've been missing some of my workouts lately due to life. Today it looked as though history was going to repeat itself and I...  Read more


New Beginnings
7/14/2014 7:55:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It is never too late for new beginnings! No one is ever too old to learn or grow, whether it be by education, learning new skills, making new friends...  Read more


Miraculous Improvement
7/14/2014 7:35:00 PM,  10 COMMENTS

My daughter attributes his miraculous improvement to God's grace, people's prayers and Dave's determination. We need to 'storm heaven' for a reduct...  Read more


I have been failing at the game of weight loss!
7/14/2014 7:22:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been pretty much on a downward spiral since last November. Not one exact thing, but a multitude of things have added up and I have put on 30lbs...  Read more


Fatigue...need some answers...
7/14/2014 5:56:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am in a bit of a dilemma. My son wants me to come out to play basketball, throw the baseball with him, and ride bikes. I love doing those things, bu...  Read more


My Quote of the Day 07/14/2014
7/14/2014 1:31:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. John C. Maxwell http://www...  Read more


Quick Drive-By Blog
7/14/2014 1:26:22 PM,  168 COMMENTS

I AM ON VACATION!!! Woo to my exhausted hoo! I haven't taken any time off, since I went back to work in September, so I'm definitely ready for a break...  Read more


I Have to Be There for Myself
7/14/2014 11:26:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have done well on my journey to healthier living. I've made a number of positive changes in my life which are paying off. I reached my goal weight...  Read more


Stress, Food and Exercise
7/14/2014 10:11:32 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm having a hard time deciding what to title this post because my thoughts are all over the board. I am stressed. This wouldn't be a surprise fo...  Read more


One month on Spark, by the numbers
7/14/2014 5:41:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

515 Strictly the numbers today. Here's what happened: Weight: 55 6 pounds** B/P: 55 (diastolic) 119/65 Resting heart rate: 55 56 ...  Read more


Special Blessings-July 14, 2014
7/14/2014 12:17:00 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Jim and I spent a very quiet and relaxing day at home, for the most part. 2. I went to...  Read more


My Favorite Winter Vacation
7/13/2014 11:30:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

As I was hanging out with my neighbors outside at their cookout, I couldn't help but notice just how hot it was outside. Within just a few minutes, I...  Read more


Pizza addiction
7/13/2014 10:33:16 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Okay so I love PIZZA! But when ever I ordered pizza from a pizza place it was to grease for me and it left me feeling bogged down and uncomfortable. I...  Read more


Day 955- Day 6 and 7 of Whole30 and Wedding Dress Pics!
7/13/2014 10:13:06 PM,  130 COMMENTS

Wow. Can I just say, every time you hear about something "changing your life" it's really easy to brush it off and assume that its just a cheesy...  Read more


Day 91 Update: Tough Year and New Beginnings
7/13/2014 9:10:38 PM,  321 COMMENTS

Hi Everyone Today is Day 91 of the new 10 (or more) fitness minutes streak! Iíll write more about this soon, but this is a key milestone. In my...  Read more


New addition to work lunch schedule
7/13/2014 5:53:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am busy preparing lunches for the week. And I saw a wonderful recipie to use raspberries. And, because I bought a LOT of raspberries on a...  Read more


Dave's Progress
7/13/2014 1:49:33 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Thank-you for continued prayers. Dave went to Church today! He does have a back brace and continues to have significant pain. We are praising...  Read more


I keep moving forward!
7/13/2014 11:50:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been doing some type of exercise daily for 2 weeks now! I am hoping to continue with this pattern. Looking to live a healthy lifestyle. 5...  Read more


BTS Summer Camp Goals
7/13/2014 9:54:29 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So I need to do a blog on my goals for Summer Camp. I have been struggling for a bit now, but I feel like I am finally back on track. Of course...  Read more


My Bike.
7/13/2014 9:42:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

What I had to contend with last night. About my bike. My husband bought my bike and it sat a whole year in my house before I ever got on...  Read more


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