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Another Factor...!
Friday, December 04, 2009      7 comments

All of your wonderful support reminded me of another factor which tipped the scales the wrong way for me: No 'net! There was absolutely NO free internet while I was away! I'd never seen such a thing! Even the municipal free wi-fi wouldn't c... Read more
Slipped Far More Than I Feared...!
Thursday, December 03, 2009      9 comments

To weigh in or NOT to weigh in... Struggled with this first thing this morning thinking: hmmm...if I give myself a week off from the scale I can use the time to whack away at the weight I gained during my travels and the number won't be so ... Read more
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      10 comments

I had a super time traveling...the high point was climbing around these cliffs & rocks...felt SO GREAT to be able to have a body that could MOVE around and navigate such tricky areas! Another fellow and I swapped cameras so we could get pho... Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2009      6 comments

Heading out of town for some fun for a long weekend. Planning on SPARKING away my days and will catch up with you all when I can...'net availability may be questionable. You all take care and KEEP THE SPARK! :-) Don... Read more
Getting Closer...!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      8 comments

This has been such an excruciatingly LONG day! First thing this a.m. I weighed in and found out I lost FOUR POUNDS this week! Woo HOO! Can't wait to tell my SparkFamily! Wait and wait and wait...here I am almost MIDNIGHT sharing the excite... Read more
Jingo All The Way! (Gratitude)
Monday, November 23, 2009      6 comments

Had a great session on my 'mill this morning...kept the incline @ 12 throughout and kicked the speed from 4 to 5 mph halfway...wrapping up with Santana's Woodstock version of "Jingo!" Couldn't resist the pun for my blog title...okay, groan away.... Read more
Good 'Millwork This A.M.
Friday, November 20, 2009      9 comments

After having overslept the day before and totally missing my cardio on Thurs. I got a decent night's sleep last night, woke up in time for my 35 min. treadmill session and from the first step I knew that I was going to have a great session. ... Read more
Spark Wings Clipped a Tad...
Thursday, November 19, 2009      12 comments

Recent changes by our IT staff at work has resulted in a slew of websites being blocked from our PCs...one of them being SparkPeople.com...! Argh! At home I'm going nutso with renovations spinning off from having laminate flooring installed... Read more
Space Shuttle Launch No Longer: More Cowbell!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      9 comments

Today while on the treadmill this morning I remembered my earlier days on my 'mill experimenting with the incline. When I kicked it up to "10" I felt like I was an astronaut reclining in my seat getting ready for Lift Off! The angle seemed so IM... Read more
Monday, November 16, 2009      5 comments

Had a great day today...been psyched about fitting into an ancient, yet never worn pair of size 38 jeans over the weekend. I believe they were bought DECADES ago when I had my stomach stapling surgery and it seemed to be on my way to this size ... Read more
We're All Sparkin' HOT!
Friday, November 13, 2009      10 comments

Okay folks, put on your party hats, get in the conga line and celebrate! This is one of my favorite 6 mph songs and everytime I hear it I feel like hamming it up and pretending I'm just FULL of myself and think I'm the HOTTEST fellow around... Read more
Addicted to Blogs / Jumping Rope!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      9 comments

I just LOVE to catch up with everyone and their blogs! Such inspiration, heartbreak, excitement, creativity, angst, curiosity...how can I resist? After all we're like one big family, right? Well, I'm beginning to realize that I'm spreading ... Read more
New Movie Looks to be "Precious"...!
Friday, November 06, 2009      0 comments

Just passing along a couple of reviews of a new movie: "Precious"... It looks to be a TOUGH flix to watch, filled with abuse and neglect, however it's theme of *HOPE* caught my eye and seemed like it offers quite the inspiration for anyone ... Read more
Onward and DOWNward...Preparing for the Holidays!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      7 comments

I was a bit nervous anticipating my weekly weigh-in today as we had been out of town this weekend with a few dining out "indulgences"...but YES! Another pound down! Been buckling right down and holding my calories down to an average daily total ... Read more
Second Wind
Thursday, October 29, 2009      9 comments

Just a couple of random musical thoughts during my treadmill session tonight... Billy Joel's song "Second Wind" got me stepping right along...I always find this song giving me such a boost! I heard that he had written this to respond to the... Read more

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