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Settling In
Friday, September 03, 2010      9 comments

This is my first day out of work. I had a very mixed day yesterday (my last day at work). I finished training my replacement--it went well. I went and said goodbye to the people I care about at work --great feelings but some sadness. Went ou... Read more
The Day After
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      5 comments

The shock of being laid off has dissipated and today was a much better day. I am actually looking forward to having time to do some of the things I've been wanting to do. We had the 2nd part of our carpeting installed today and it looks beauti... Read more
Layoff or Early Retirement?
Monday, August 30, 2010      13 comments

Many of you know that I have been planning to retire on November 11th. Actually looking forward to it. Well today that plan hit a glitch. I was laid off. Wow! What a shock. I am not unhappy about stopping work. I am ready to retire. But ... Read more
My First 12 mile Bike Ride
Sunday, August 29, 2010      11 comments

I've been riding my bike 1 or 2 days a week this summer. The most I have ever gone is 8 miles! Today I pushed it and rode 12 miles. It took me 1 1/2 hours but I had a blast. I took the St. Vrain Greenway trail beside the creek and thru ope... Read more
Northern Colorado SP Team Aug 2010 Meetup
Saturday, August 28, 2010      5 comments

JRWHIMSEY, HINOTO, DAISYBELL6 Well, all 3 of us met and had a great walk around Golden Ponds. Got to chat and burn those calories on a beautiful summer day walking t... Read more
Practicing Again
Friday, August 27, 2010      6 comments

Next week we are having new carpeting put in throughout the house so this weekend DH and I are not going up to the cabin. So this morning I got up early, Sparked, went on a fantastic dawn bicycle ride along the St. Vrain river (?) as the sun wa... Read more
Great Weekend
Sunday, August 22, 2010      6 comments

I had a wonderful weekend. Friday night I had a friend spend the night so we could do a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. We had a great hike to Fern Falls. It took 3 hours and was absolutely beautiful Lots of wild flowers. Even saw... Read more
I Spread the Spark
Saturday, August 21, 2010      8 comments

Every year on my birthday in May I have a girls weekend at my cabin with a few of my close friends. This year I decided to make the theme Healthy Living. We each prepared a healthy meal and we each planned a healthy activity. We had a blast. ... Read more
What I Need
Friday, August 20, 2010      7 comments

After having a major slip I have been trying to figure out what happened. I don't have all the answers yet, but I have realized that blogging regularly is essential for me. I hadn't blogged for 11 days. I think blogging connects me with the co... Read more
The Beast Woke Up
Thursday, August 19, 2010      8 comments

I blew it big time yesterday. DH has gone backpacking for a week, work is horrendous and I succumbed. I got home after work and forgot my well laid plan of going to the gym and binged instead. I haven't binged since I started Spark and I am s... Read more
Hummers at the Cabin (video blog)
Sunday, August 08, 2010      16 comments

I wanted to share a video my DH took from the porch at our cabin this weekend. It is so peaceful to sit on the porch, smelling the pine trees and listening to and watching the hummingbirds. I hope you enjoy!... Read more
Goals to Break My Plateau
Friday, August 06, 2010      10 comments

Been at the same weight for a month. Here are my new goals. 1. Stay below 1600 calories a day NO MATTER WHAT and Put my ALL into EACH exercise session. 2. 60 minutes of exercise daily 3. Walk 10,000 steps daily. NO... Read more
Dogs are Love
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      7 comments

Here's a link to a video that was sent to me by email. If you love dogs, I believe you will love this. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
UojdKXs1f3I Enjoy!... Read more
Hungry Morning Strategy
Monday, August 02, 2010      11 comments

After my hike at the cabin yesterday, I was really hungry and ate up a storm -- PB and banana on whole wheat and 2 Kashi bars with a baked apple. oo eee.... Not good. Well, luckily I wasn't hungry at lunch (I wonder why?....) and skipped my a... Read more
Things I am learning
Saturday, July 31, 2010      6 comments

I read a blog entry recently about things learned on the journey. So I thought of a few things I am learning. 1. I don't need to eat as much food to satisfy my hunger as I thought I did. Especially if I eat slowly and wait for 20 min bef... Read more

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