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  • Starting to get back on track.

    7/30/2014 6:25:04 PM, by CHANGING4ME2

    Been going at this off and on for a few months and my mind frame is back right. I'm sitting at 189 and I'm getting back into this. Did a workout video today and walked for about a mile and a half. Today was such a great day to go for a walk and I'm so looking forward to seeing the changes my body wi... Read more

  • Yesterday.

    7/30/2014 10:54:04 AM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Monday was such a hard day that I was both mentally and physically exhausted. I went to bed with swollen eyes and a headache. When I woke up yesterday morning, my eyes were still puffy and I was worn out. I wanted to stay in bed, but I had promised Daughter we'd do a few things. Yesterday morni... Read more

  • Summerfest Art in the Park 2014

    7/29/2014 11:28:23 AM, by TUBLADY

    Some of you might have seen my comments in friends feed about my working to create more jewelry for my Art in the Park show. It was this past Sunday, July 27, 2014. This is the seventh year I have been admitted. There were a few years I didn't apply. There were a few years I never thought ... Read more

  • Getting there. Working on a plan.

    7/28/2014 3:29:21 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I've spent a good portion of today in front of my computer and on the phone. I started by reading a couple of articles about getting caught up on bills when you're behind. Then I sat down and wrote out all of the debts I have, and all of the other bills I have. I looked up every single one of them o... Read more

  • Pretty much...

    7/28/2014 2:45:54 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

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  • Possible plan.

    7/28/2014 12:24:42 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do or how to start, but I'm going to sit down with a cold drink (read as, "BEER") and try to make sense of this situation. I guess I'm going to get all my bills down on paper (again) and figure out exactly how far behind I am on everything (again). Then maybe I... Read more

  • Regrets and suffocation.

    7/28/2014 10:49:49 AM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I feel like the situation with the bills is only getting worse. I so badly wish I could just get everything caught up. We make enough money to pay our bills, it's just that everything is behind. We make enough to pay them, but not enough to get caught up on everything. So every month goes by, and no... Read more

  • Oblivion.

    7/26/2014 1:00:30 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    My husband is the most irritatingly oblivious human being on the face of the Earth. This morning alone have left two perfect examples. 1. I try to be considerate of my family members. This morning, I set out boxes of cereal, milk, bowls, etc on the island. I do this sort of thing at every meal... Read more

  • Humiliation.

    7/25/2014 1:02:07 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I went to my chiropractor appointment this morning. She basically told me my posture is horrible. I know this. Part of it is just pure habit/laziness. Part of it is that I spend 90% of my life bent over talking to small children, or cleaning, etc. She wasn't mean about it at all, but it just added t... Read more

  • Relaxing.

    7/24/2014 9:06:13 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    This has been the longest, crappiest week I've had for a LONG time. The class I subbed in was absolutely god-awful. The kids were much better today, and I actually found myself liking a few of them just a little bit. At first I wasn't even completely sure if I would be able to go today because my ba... Read more

  • Quicksand.

    7/23/2014 3:33:09 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I don't have much food in my house and won't be able to go to the grocery store until Husband gets paid on Monday. "Fortunately," he is on a business trip and the owner of the company is paying for all food, gas, and the motel room, so I am glad we have one less mouth to feed. However, he will be ba... Read more

  • Follow up

    7/23/2014 11:02:51 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'll keep this one short and sweet. Hubby and I had a long couple of days, and a night. We started discussing the reality. I need to be there for my child. If that means going, I was going. Hubby had no intention of moving. I know that. Even though this house is too small for both of us... Read more

  • Personal stress taking me down - you may want to skip this one.

    7/21/2014 2:02:41 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've been feeling down for a while now. I can pinpoint the exact time this hit, and why this time. I went into Regina to go dancing. It was a Tuesday evening. Hubby was working, so I didn't even bother to invite him. I went. Had a lesson, and danced for an hour. Then came home. As... Read more

  • Vacation Part 13 - Seward

    7/21/2014 10:22:50 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    The boat we went fishing on. you can see how well people here follow the laws and rules. ... Read more

  • Acceptance.

    7/20/2014 1:38:14 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I'm so tired. I'm exhausted. I'm done battling certain things. I'm tired of the same struggles and frustrations, year after year after year. I'm at the point now where I'm trying my best to just accept things as they are. I'm tired, literally TIRED of trying to change certain things about my life. I... Read more

  • Vacation Part 12 - Anchorage

    7/20/2014 11:31:45 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    My race gear for the land of the midnight sun half marathon on June 21 This steep hill was a tough one. We had to run up the other side, then down this side. I... Read more

  • Today's Kick in the Butt

    7/19/2014 11:31:17 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I got up and went running this morning. Almost didn't, but I got out there. We only went 1.6miles, but I tried to run during it. My HR spiked, and I was working with what I've got - a body and heart/lungs that are not used ... Read more

  • Today's Kick in the Butt

    7/17/2014 2:52:58 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I did it again. I slept in this morning. My eyes opened up at 7am. Then I fell asleep on the couch. I'm honestly having trouble breathing. But I'm using that as an excuse. So far today, I've gone to work - I only had a couple of hours today. I came home and prepared two perogie fi... Read more

  • Vacation Part 11 - Domed Rail to Anchorage

    7/17/2014 12:09:59 AM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • Vacation Part 10 - Denali & some incredible wildlife pics

    7/16/2014 12:16:11 AM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • It's going good!!

    7/15/2014 8:15:28 PM, by ZANDASMOM1

    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 keeping my calories to a minimum once again. But yesterday and today I stayed in range!!! I tried a Body Flow class at the Y today. I was a little appreh... Read more

  • Can't seem to get started

    7/15/2014 1:08:48 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today I'm feeling very sloth-ish. I know. It's not a word. But I'm sure you know what I mean. On Saturday and Sunday, I started moving again. Walking mainly. Some running. But moving. I also started to track every bite of food. Yesterday it all fell apart. TOM has been difficult fo... Read more

  • Vacation Part 9 - Fairbanks

    7/15/2014 12:59:00 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Hubby put his ring i... Read more

  • Super Moon Pics

    7/14/2014 1:41:35 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've been having trouble with my camera. I need to figure out what the problem is. But luckily I was able to capture some shots of the super moon. Wow. They ... Read more

  • Vacation Part 8 - Dawson City

    7/13/2014 8:22:50 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    The tailings left by the gold dredges. What a mess to the environment. ... Read more

  • So Hello Again Spark

    7/13/2014 6:18:25 PM, by ZANDASMOM1

    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 one thing that Spark has that other communities don't have is the community and support I need. Sometime I feel a bit embarrassed because life just... Read more

  • Vacation Part 7 - Bus to Dawson City

    7/12/2014 11:51:19 PM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • Vacation Part 6 - Carcross and Whitehorse YK

    7/10/2014 10:19:20 AM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • Mom frustrations.

    7/10/2014 8:50:26 AM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    My parents are going to be here tomorrow for dinner. My mother has not set foot in my house in six years, and hasn't spent the night in my home in about 10 years. (They are not staying with us, though). My back has been hurting so I haven't worked the past couple days. I need to work on cleaning my ... Read more

  • Health Risk Assessment, And A Few Thrift Finds

    7/9/2014 5:37:48 PM, by TUBLADY

    A couple of times a year, I have to fill out a Health Risk Assessment. It gives my insurance company a better understanding of what care I might need. It starts out with :"In general what would you say your health is?" Excellent...Very Good...Good...Fair...Poor. July 2014, Very good. July 20... Read more

  • Deflation.

    7/9/2014 12:19:27 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I've been in an off-again-on-again rut for what feels like forever. I've read countless articles and viewed dozens upon dozens of videos about "living the life you REALLY want to live," yet I stay in this perpetual state of flux. Hell, it's not even really flux. I'm just always feeling STUCK. I don'... Read more

  • Vacation Part 5 - White Pass Railroad trip into the Yukon

    7/9/2014 2:41:57 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    This was along the White Pass route the gold rush stampeders took. ... Read more

  • Vacation Part 4 - Skagway AK

    7/8/2014 10:31:15 AM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • Best friends.

    7/7/2014 9:41:34 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Daughter has had her best friend over since this morning. We picked her up at 8am, ran a couple quick errands, and then came home. We had breakfast, and the girls have just played and visited and goofed off all day. I made lunch...and dinner...homemade pizza. We all sat around the table together and... Read more

  • Vacation Part 3 - Juneau Alaska

    7/6/2014 7:47:17 PM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • Bargains. Accumulation. Letting go. Making choices.

    7/4/2014 8:38:44 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I don't usually spend money on "extras," but I did today. Spending money on myself is typically accompanied with guilt, but today it was different. It felt like such a treat. My absolute FAVORITE cookbook company, Gooseberry Patch, is having a "Christmas in July Sale," with many of their cookbooks 8... Read more

  • Vacation Part 2 - Time on the Cruise Ship

    7/4/2014 1:22:50 PM, by BLUEROSE73

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  • Lunch with a friend.

    7/1/2014 11:09:24 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I went out to lunch today with a friend and we had a nice time. It was a short visit, as she was on her lunch break and I was off today, but it was a good one nonetheless. It's been a very long time since I've had a female friend who actually requested to spend time with me, and one that I wanted to... Read more