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why did the bear cross the road
7/3/2014 10:05:02 AM,  7 COMMENTS

---- to scare my wife and to give me the opportunity to take some pictures. This is my first bear sighting of the year, and i...  Read more


Victory: Sitting in Dunkin' Donuts all morning....thinking about the....COFFEE!
7/3/2014 7:50:38 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Routines just feel good, no matter what they are. Yesterday, I decided that when I stay with my sister, I would wake up early and go surf the web at...  Read more


Corn is as high as an elephant's eye
7/3/2014 6:28:14 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Maybe a baby elephant, but it *is* at least knee high: We have 16 acres, 15 of them planted. Did I ever envision being 'in' with the farming c...  Read more


The little things
7/3/2014 6:11:38 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Like the flowers on the roadside and the smile upon your face It's the little acts of kindness that get me through life's race. Yo...  Read more


18.12 Training Week #8 and the LSR
7/2/2014 7:08:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Very warm and humid this week, but I am making it. New inhaler seems to be a plus. Run 1 - 6.25 miles (Hot and Humid but feeling pretty darn good...  Read more


10,000 Steps a Day - My July Challenge to Myself
7/2/2014 6:55:24 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Though I follow all my friends' blogs daily, it has been almost 3 months since I last blogged. Real life has been demanding my time and attention and...  Read more


Lonely in Austin
7/2/2014 3:02:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Loving Austin, but need to make some in-person friends in the vicinity of my age group (55+). Would love to find a walking buddy....  Read more


Busy Times Ahead
7/2/2014 2:06:52 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I gave myself a long and invigorating workout this morning as this was the first time in a long time my pain was tolerable. I did 30 minutes on the E...  Read more


Sucess Quote(s) - 7/02/14
7/2/2014 12:19:23 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. - Napoleon Hill ------...  Read more


Yosemite Day 4 and Mono Lake
7/2/2014 10:35:44 AM,  10 COMMENTS

On Day 4 of the trip we left the B & B for the last time. First we went back to a few places to check out preset tents and stuff so my friend could...  Read more


a new day
7/2/2014 10:24:56 AM,  9 COMMENTS

i spent the day outdoors yesterday with my daughter. it was soo worth it! now i am dealing with a sunburn on my arms and on my lower legs. i am extra...  Read more


7/2/2014 9:47:24 AM,  6 COMMENTS

it's that time again - we've been in seattle a couple of days and are heading for the airport in a few hours on our way to the family farm in sweden....  Read more


McIntosh and Pink Lady
7/2/2014 8:19:49 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Ever go ticking along and something comes out of the blue that makes you careen off-course? The Mr. has a long history, over 20 years, of Non-Hodgkin’...  Read more


Trying to Stay Grounded (staying with family for a month)
7/2/2014 7:59:06 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I just arrived back in my hometown, and I will be staying here for a month, couch surfing between relatives. I am in the process of moving to a new h...  Read more


Whoopie Pie Wednesday
7/2/2014 7:31:15 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Yes indeed, today is whoopie pie Wednesday. Today's featured delight is a gingerbread whoopie pie with a triple ginger filling. Vegetarian, sure, v...  Read more


pepper problems
7/2/2014 5:50:55 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Dear friends, What is wrong with our peppers? Everything else in our garden is doing great, but the peppers are disappointing. They look wilted,...  Read more


Happy hump day
7/2/2014 2:24:42 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers hugs light love joy and happiness jugz...  Read more


Happy hump day
7/2/2014 2:24:40 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers hugs light love joy and happiness jugz...  Read more


7/2/2014 2:20:06 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My hawk from Friday. See nearby culvert for size comparison Ya'll know how obsessive I am on getting danged FINISHED on this crazy house....  Read more


Day 16 - Healthy Weight Management Class
7/2/2014 12:03:03 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I went to a Healthy Weight Management Class on base. It was pretty much a 101 type of class. I knew a lot of the information but there were a...  Read more


Close Encounters
7/1/2014 11:23:04 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today I got back from running (C25K) to find a deer sitting on my front lawn. She let me walk right past her to my door, so I got some great pictures...  Read more


Bouganvillea Garden Project - Update #3
7/1/2014 12:34:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

All twelve of my Bougainvilleas are planted. (Yeah! 30 ) Today, I started planting my little flowers. See picture above. The flower...  Read more


It only Hurts When I laugh- A Mishap on the Way to Non-scale Goals
7/1/2014 12:20:58 PM,  18 COMMENTS

At the very beginning I listed some goals that had nothing to do with weight. One of them was to eliminate the "beached whale" appearance at the lake....  Read more


Marathon Training Wk 5...My FASTEST run EVER!
7/1/2014 10:29:41 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Workout # 17 was a 35 minute tempo run. Due to us going out of town for the weekend, I had to run this workout early Friday morning. I decided to do...  Read more


Happy Canada Day! Catch up in Photos.
7/1/2014 10:12:59 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian Sparkies! As the dark clouds and never ending rain finally lift, my spirits rise. But I did have a...  Read more


The Mountains are in Bloom
7/1/2014 6:23:16 AM,  22 COMMENTS

I love the mountain blooms of summer! Alpine Azalea Especially in the Alpine Zones of the White Mountains. Alpine bluets I once thought...  Read more


Started a few more streaks yesterday
7/1/2014 3:17:04 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Record minutes walked each day Record my morning weight every day I am at home Put on skin cream in the morning and evening Still thinking ab...  Read more


7/1/2014 12:26:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Last day of work for a few months be blessed sending prayers and hugz...  Read more


Vacation Fun
7/1/2014 12:07:59 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Hope everyone is doing well. I'm having a great time on vacation. We're in Moab, Utah right now and staying busy, but wanted to take a few minutes t...  Read more


So many people
6/30/2014 9:58:07 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The campers are here and so far all is well. ...  Read more


Day 15 - Getting 'Caught Up'
6/30/2014 9:44:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am so excited. I used Saturday to get caught up on cleaning. Sunday was my day of rest. Today I got caught up on my to do list and made my menu f...  Read more


Day 14 - Day of Rest
6/30/2014 9:43:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Sunday I went to church, rested, and we had friends over for dinner. My wonderful hubby always makes homemade whole wheat waffles on Sunday nights :)...  Read more


149.5 lbs today
6/30/2014 7:26:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

149.5 lbs today...  Read more


Back where I started. But I'll do it again.
6/30/2014 5:55:19 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm Josh, and I've been here before. When I started on May 20, 2012, I weighed 403 pounds. I struggled to walk three miles at a time, usually finishin...  Read more


Marathon Training Wk 5...A Fast 5 Miler
6/30/2014 5:04:49 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Usually I post weekly updates with all of my workouts combined into one nice, neat little post but this week I really felt like each workout deserved...  Read more


Success Quote(s) - 6/30/14
6/30/2014 11:25:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. - Emily Dickinson ----------------------------------- A whole stack of memories...  Read more


July Goals
6/30/2014 9:54:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I have been inspired by several of my Spark Friends to try writing out monthly goals. I have literally never done this in the whole time I've been on...  Read more


another month is coming to a close
6/30/2014 9:31:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

it is the last day of june. tomorrow, a new month starts. got a bit frustrated the other day over what i still have to do to get where i want to be in...  Read more


When a bad run can be good
6/30/2014 8:50:30 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Here was the conversation around the breakfast table yesterday morning with the Mr.: “I had a bad run.” “So it was a good training day, righ...  Read more


6/30/2014 7:51:56 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Dropped a can, broke a toe. It's been almost two weeks now, still preventing me from certain physical activities. That's really the only complaint...  Read more


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