a most revealing exercise (try it for yourself)
Thursday, August 16, 2012      3 comments

hi sparkfolk--i was reading catherine's blog entry (why am i fat) and thought i would pass along this mental journal exercise that was very revealing to me. it is from a terrific book called "wishcraft" by barbara sher. first of all she talks... Read more
...some day....
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      0 comments

well it's wednesday. exactly one week since my "day of reckoning" where i took an honest, uncomfortable look at myself and stepped up to the challenge. one thing i have to say about those of us who grow through this. we are very good at sudde... Read more
Monday, August 13, 2012      0 comments

Well hi everyone--here i am back again. drifted away and you know what--my weight drifted out of my grasp too. last year we build an addition on our house, which was wonderful, difficult, and ultimately so rewarding. the crazy weather made th... Read more
home improvements (con't)
Monday, September 26, 2011      0 comments

well our journey into the world of tile is nearly complete. it has taken us about a month--but we have just about finished with our new bathroom. last april we undertook a huge adventure--we hired two great people--dewayne and cindy--to build ... Read more
lots of changes
Monday, September 19, 2011      1 comments

lots of things have been going on here. the week after labor day rob had some vacation and we went on a little trip for the first time in many years. took dorijane with us ... Read more
quiet day
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      1 comments

its kind of a quiet day today. yesterday i was in motion until bedtime--today the weather is trying to give me a headache and my motivation is low. a dear friend i haven't seen in ages texted me she wanted to get together for a morning walk, s... Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2011      2 comments

its all slowly coming back. this morning i was getting ready to do a quick leslie session--but decided instead to dig out the gymboss and do a little walk/jog outside. felt... Read more
one day builds on another
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      0 comments

tracked all my food today--that was a good step. got exercise in too--i am very lucky that exercise always comes easily to me. dorijane was really up for her walk today so we got a good brisk one in at the park. she had a vet appt. this after... Read more
getting back
Monday, August 22, 2011      2 comments

things are moving along. i have set a few spark streaks for myself. 2 miles of leslie each morning 5 days a week, a brief kettle session and walk for the dog, and hit the tracker each day--don't have to track everything right now--just hitting... Read more
long time no blog
Thursday, August 18, 2011      0 comments

well its early august and my first blog since just after Easter. I knew the summer madness would derail me, and it did. but its time to get back on track. weight has crept up a bit and my eating has basically gone into the toilet. the thing ... Read more
new elevated dance floor!
Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

not really. but the joists are done and the subfloor is down and now covered with tarps since it is supposed to rain most of the week. we climbed out the bedroom window and danced around on our new floor last night. easter was nice--the we... Read more
FINALLY sunshine!
Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

well mother nature finally smiled upon us and sent the sun our way. dwayne and cindy got the sill plate done and most of the floor joists hung--a mixup on the suppliers end shorted them on a couple boards or they would have finished that part c... Read more
waiting for the weather
Monday, April 18, 2011      1 comments

well its raining--at least it didn't snow, and at least there are no tornadoes around here. some parts of the country are really suffering right now. sill plate construction was supposed to begin today--but with the weather the way it is, i do... Read more
the ladies who lunch and other things
Friday, April 15, 2011      0 comments

another lunch with the garden club committee yesterday. many thanks to my friend rosie, who is an old hand at all of this and really seems to thrive on this kind of stuff. thanks to her the club i was representing was assigned a job that we wi... Read more
Monday, April 11, 2011      6 comments

well--its wasn't pretty, and it wasn't fast, but i did it! achieved one of the goals i had set for myself! did a pace of 12.6 mph--but considering the storms kept all of us awake all night, there was a very strong wind in my face on the beginn... Read more

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