You are the strongest person I know
Saturday, June 01, 2013      8 comments

"You are the strongest person I know." These words were written to me in my Mother's Day card this year by my 16 year old daughter. Honestly, I haven't stopped thinking about it since! I do not feel strong. I feel weak much of the ti... Read more
Me intimidated by a chunk of steel?? Sadly, yes.
Sunday, January 29, 2012      14 comments

I remember back in the late 80s looking at pictures of female bodybuilders with my sister and both of us saying how beautiful we thought they were and how much we would love to look like them! Fast forward 20 years and I have several book... Read more
You are what you eat - and your body don't lie!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      12 comments

I was reading the February edition of Oxygen magazine this morning and two things really stuck out to me... 1) You are what you eat! This is so true in so many ways! I used to LOVE McD's fries - I mean really love them! The hotter th... Read more
How I gained 20 lbs in a year - and what I'm doing about it!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      15 comments

Umm, yeah, you read that correctly. I gained 20 freaking pounds this year! BIG fail!! How did I gain this weight, you might ask? Obviously it's not so you can do the same, but hopefully you can learn a thing or two from my mistakes!! ... Read more
Where there's a will there's a way!
Friday, December 09, 2011      4 comments

There are several things my mom used to say all the time that have stuck with me through the years... Cheaters never prosper! Patience is a virtue! And where there's a will, there's a way! This last one is particularly significant as we ... Read more
My joy of cooking!!
Thursday, December 08, 2011      5 comments

I was at the grocery store yesterday afternoon buying food for dinner and stopped to browse the magazines. I am a sucker for cookbooks (I probably have 30+) and cooking magazines, so typically just stick with Oxygen and Health magazines and lea... Read more
Does this photo make me look fat??
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      8 comments

Yowza!! I may be able to tell myself little white lies and think I'm hiding behind baggy clothes, but the camera certainly does NOT lie! Such an eye-opener to see pictures of yourself - every brownie, ice cream cone, Twizzler, cookie, tortilla... Read more
Getting by with a little help from my SPARK friends!!
Monday, December 05, 2011      4 comments

I went to Vegas this past weekend with my SparkFriend Nikki to run the Santa 5k - it was a blast by the way!!! Thousands of motivated, excited people dressed up as Santa in the freezing cold (yes, it was CHILLY in Vegas!!)! But little did I kn... Read more
Confession of a lettuce snob...
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      12 comments

I have a love/hate relationship with lettuce and, more specifically, salad. There was a time I would only eat salad at a salad bar or restaurant. For some reason I absolutely hated making my own salad at home. Now I realize that I enjoy m... Read more
Desiderata - Max Ehrmann 1927
Saturday, September 03, 2011      7 comments

I had never read this poem before today and love it so much I just had to share with all my fav SparkFriends!! This is beautiful! ~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.
~.~.~.~.~.~.~. Go placidly amid the noise ... Read more
CLA Supplements - your thoughts?
Sunday, August 07, 2011      6 comments

I just added CLA supplements to my regimen and was curious if anyone else takes them and what your experience was. I did some research and understand CLA can be found naturally in some foods, but being a vegetarian and not not eating red meat o... Read more
My Birthday List
Thursday, August 04, 2011      12 comments

My family makes a point of buying each other birthday gifts each year since we all live in different parts of the country and it helps us celebrate without having to actually be there. As usual, I procrastinated until the very last minute to se... Read more
Inspiration #7
Saturday, June 25, 2011      5 comments

"I failed my way to success." ~ Thomas Edison This quote reminds me that setbacks are not the end of our journeys. We can still be successful in meeting our goals by moving past our failures and learning from them! ... Read more
Inspiration #5 and #6
Friday, June 24, 2011      4 comments

"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can." ~ Lowell Thomas Push yourself and you just might be surprised by what you can accomplish! It's hard to improve yourself if you don't push past your current abilities. "Winni... Read more
Inspiration #4
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      4 comments

"I can do anything for 30 seconds!" I don't know who exactly to attribute this to - I've heard it on many a tough workout video!! And, more importantly, I tell myself this when I don't think I can go any further. Breaking things down in t... Read more

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