Me and the 'furry family' at my Dad's house on Christmas Day (12-25-1008)

Hope this can be read -- it says that 60% of our trash CAN be recycled. Sadly, only 12% actually IS recycled.

Gizmo (before a grooming visit!) and Cassie at my house: December 2008



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It's already been over a year since I joined SP. I started out doing really well, then moved to take a new job, started driving 90 minutes (one way) for graduate classes up to 2 nights a week.....stress, stress, stress. I got away from SP and with keeping track of my goals. I am willing now to begin again, maybe a little slower this time, but still ready.

"We can't become what we need by remaining what we are."
A useful website that I found when manually entering nutrition values on your tracker is this one:
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose."
“Unless we can hear each other singing and crying, unless we can comfort each other's failures and cheer each other's victories, we are missing out on the best that life has to offer. The only real action takes place on the bridge between people.”
Along with my Master's Degree, I will be receiving an endorsement in Environmental Education. The classes I have taken so far in this area have really opened my eyes to what is happening to our one and only planet. I believe that together we can all make a difference by making small changes in our lifestyle. One is simple recycling. Enlarge my middle photo by clicking on it to see the startling statistics of what we throw away.....

Member Since: 7/23/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,245

My Goals:
My goals are 15 minutes of cardio every day while watching TV and also to lose 5 pounds a month, every month.
I am also moving to be more eco-friendly. This website will tell you your "Green IQ" and then send you a link for them to plant a tree for you! What's your score?
End of the month Weight Loss Goals--
Feb '09: 184
2/28 WT:

Mar '09: 179

Apr '09: 174

May '09: 169

Jun '09: 164 -- REWARD --

My Program:
I need to stay between 1300 - 1650 calories.
I will do cardio at least 30 minutes five times a week -- for me, this means getting on my Gazelle-Glider that I bought!!

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I will be finished with my Master's Degree program in May! I take my Comprehensive Exams in the end March. My degree includes an endorsement in environmental education.
I had lower jaw surgery on June 18th, 2008. I started losing weight with SP before the surgery, so my body would be prepared for the lack of calories while I could only consume liquids. Now on regular foods, I look forward to using SP to help me keep the weight off!

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I love to read mysteries and suspense novels. I also love to sing, and have been doing it for many years.

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    Follow Your Dream
    by: Amanda Bradley

    Follow your dream.
    Take one step at a time and don't settle for less,
    Just continue to climb.
    Follow your dream.
    If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of your goal
    Press to the top.
    For only on top can we see the whole view,
    Can we see what we've done and what we can do;
    Can we then have the vision to seek something new,
    Press on.
    Follow your dream.

    Have a truly great day my Spark-tastic friend!
    :O) Shelia
    3338 days ago
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    Hello there

    Haven`t seen u around... How is everything? I guess the move had you busy, how is the new place?

    I`m starting a new job next week and will likely be busy, so wanted to touch base before that.

    Hope you are having fun!
    3553 days ago
    Hi there! Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Let's see what we can come up with! Take care, Bienveni
    3563 days ago
    Thank you so much for the welcome! I look forward to being part of the team. I'm relatively new to the going "green" and being more earth friendly but I love what I'm learning and doing to help ease my carbon imprint too.

    Have a great week!
    3563 days ago
    Okay, okay... Are you more excited to have more room for you or a fenced yard for your fur kids? I read your blog and then mosey on over here too. A house, a house, A HOUSE... YIPPEE!

    I love your new profile pic too!
    3570 days ago
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