Clearing my tracker clutter...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11 comments
Happy New Year Sparkies! 2017 starts with January clutter removal at my house. After Christmas was put away, I decided to put a FRESH start on my bill files, computer areas & then will come my photos. Being house bound indoors during snow storm ... Read more
BREAKING THE HOLIDAY CYCLE...
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 13 comments
Today is my 1st day of changing the pattern that last week took of excessive SWEETS, lower activity & complete relaxation. It was beginning to turn into those patterns that EASILY become habits. Yes, I feel thankful for the chance to slow down t... Read more
TEMPORARY LOST MY SPARK, RED EMBER IS RETURNING...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 13 comments
Last week was tough...you know if you read my last blog...I felt in a daze for days...My steps dropped to 1/2...I had trouble getting out of bed...every moment REEKED of depression..I craved sweets, gained weight...just a bad funk. I turne... Read more
INTERNET FRAUD BECAME PERSONAL & I'M STILL NUMB....
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 16 comments
I'm embarrassed to relate this tale, but only to HELP someone in sparkland, who may run into the situation I did. It will be a lengthy process, I'm told but the one silver lining is that it is now out of my hands. I know I have done ALL I could ... Read more
EMOTIONAL EATING WHILE CELEBRATING....
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 13 comments
Call me crazy but throughout my journey to healthier eating habits, my version of emotional eating usually consisted of incidences where I ate through stress & negativity or feeling low self esteem. I can count unbelievable times where I ate whe... Read more
6 YEARS SORTA SPARKAVERSARY!!!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12 comments
Let me explain: Like some of you, I joined spark at one date & ACTIVELY began using it on another date. I can't believe that in November 2010 I looked at a journey that seemed so far in the distance, it was hard to comprehend...I was in the... Read more
HANDMADE Family Mementos....
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9 comments
Last weekend, I enjoyed a wonderful start to my Christmas activities by attending a Holiday home Tour with 2 great cousins, & a special sister in law...We toured 4 beautiful country homes after sharing a lunch that I hosted. One cousin bro... Read more
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 8 comments
Any of you can guess by last week's blog that I am a HUGE Christmas lover...today on the way home from my seniors class I got a brainstorm...I'm using doweling to make rhythm sticks for my Christmas programming...will be great cardio accessories... Read more
JOY...xmas decorating on November 1st...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 9 comments
I was feeling Hallowe'en hangover this am...I love the holidays but my sweet tooth used Hallowe'en as an excuse to munch on cheetos & starbursts after my pizza dinner...After leading my seniors through the day after a holiday workout & driving h... Read more
Hallowe'en as a MIME today at my seniors class
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7 comments
Each year I seem to miss out on Hallowe'en landing on my senior's fitness class day. I had a brainstorm this year to celebrate today, so I dressed in black & white, and added a mannequin mask to portions of my program to become "SILENT SANDI". T... Read more
Being Flexible...with sparking & LIFE in general...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6 comments
Those of you who know me through my sparking know I am most comfortable being a creature of scheduled habit...yes I'm retired but that hasn't changed my initial 3 years of life's habits..I could always be counted on to do my daily rituals in spa... Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 15 comments
I have noticed an increase in my appetite once the cool weather comes around...Now just finishing a long holiday Thanksgiving weekend, I was surrounded by food. Then afterword I did a BULK cook to fill up my freezer so you could say food has bee... Read more
KILLING 2 TURKEYS WITH 1 STONE....
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 7 comments
Today's accomplishments sure shined out yesterday's frustrations...Since my blog 1 week ago I had a huge job damaged by mother nature...I sure learned that PAINT CURING takes time...After a 2 day paint job, that I blogged about...I had panels st... Read more
PAINTING...MY NEWEST FORM OF MOVEMENT
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10 comments
Last week I was disillusioned when I checked my fitbit steps for the week...It has been awhile since they have been under 100,000...but WAIT...my positive mind said to myself...were you moving or sitting? The answer was I was working strength...... Read more
Cardio can build up your brain.....
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7 comments
Tomorrow is National Alzheimer Awareness Day. This illness has been on my mind recently. In my family I know of 2 aunts who have been connected to this....one is deceased & the other is declining in her mid 80's. It's strange to see the ravages... Read more
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