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I Am Ready.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018      11 comments

I have been a "Sparker" since February of 2010. More than eight years! That seems mind-boggling. In my first year on Spark, I got down to my goal range, though not to my actual goal. That took several more years, during which time I bounced up... Read more
My New Life
Sunday, May 20, 2018      7 comments

So much has changed in our lives since my last blog post! All I have time to do is summarize, and promise to be a more faithful blogger in the future. We sold our house, closing on May 1, and scrambled to get everything in that big house a... Read more
Dodged a Bullet!
Monday, February 12, 2018      12 comments

"It takes six months to get into shape and two weeks to get out of shape. Once you know this you can stop being angry about other things in life and only be angry about this." ~Rita Rudner One of the most accurate quotes ever! As you k... Read more
Home Sweet Home
Sunday, January 21, 2018      11 comments

This week we listed our home of 23 years for sale. My daughter posted the listing on Facebook and one of the comments made me cry. Her childhood best friend wrote about the memories she had of our home and the time she spent here. The ho... Read more
Santa Brought...Three Extra Pounds?!
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      11 comments

We had two days with all of our children with us to celebrate Christmas. Haileigh had to work on the 25th and Jeremy went home to be with his family on that day. We had several inches of snow on Christmas Eve Day so Rick had to work as well. ... Read more
What's Happening...
Sunday, December 03, 2017      5 comments

We're in the thick of what we knew would be a crazy few months. I have been doing the barest minimum on Spark, reading a few blogs and tracking my fitness and that's all. I haven't weighed myself for 5 weeks but am happy to report that my clot... Read more
Quick Wedding Blog
Sunday, October 29, 2017      8 comments

I have SO many potential things to blog about, but just not much time. So, a quick one about the wedding! We made the trip to Indiana in two days of driving with Rick's dad (and his oxygen system and walker) and my step-mom, Louisa. Julia... Read more
A Mountain on My Shoulders
Monday, September 18, 2017      8 comments

Today is my day off until I have class from 6:00-9:00 this evening. I worked Saturday and wasn't at home at all on Sunday so I had LOTS of plans to accomplish today. The problem is, I'm feeling so overwhelmed that I hardly know where to start.... Read more
Fitness and Life
Thursday, September 14, 2017      6 comments

Thanks for your support and suggestions regarding my inability to run now. I do quite a bit of biking, but living in the country on gravel roads makes it not quite as enjoyable. I try to alternate biking (weather permitting), circuit training ... Read more
I Am Back!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      14 comments

For several months I have been in a bit of a Spark Funk. I have logged my fitness and read some blogs, but that's about it. This funk, incidentally, has coincided with my decision to stop tracking calories and my hip problems which have preven... Read more
Big Decisions and Big Changes
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      12 comments

This is the blog post I've been wanting to write for a month and just haven't found the time. First, a quick update, and thanks to all who have expressed concern. I love you guys! I'm still fighting the hip pain. The PT only saw me t... Read more
Physical Therapy: The Good News and the Bad
Friday, June 30, 2017      12 comments

Thanks for all of your supportive comments and advice! I saw the physical therapist on Wednesday. He was great! He spent a lot of time with me and really is working hard to figure out how to help me with the pain I'm experiencing in my hip an... Read more
Life Update in Photos
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      13 comments

I've decided to talk about something besides pain today! I've been so bad about blogging that I don't believe I'll ever catch up but here's a little of what's been going on in my life. James and Haileigh are getting married in October. ... Read more
Calling Everyone Who's Aging!
Thursday, June 15, 2017      13 comments

Thank you all for your words of wisdom after I wrote my last blog about the leg pain I've been having. It has continued to get worse and I decided to see the nurse practitioner. I chose her over my doctor because she is a runner. My doctor is... Read more
What Has Happened to Me?
Saturday, June 03, 2017      6 comments

I've been running for seven years, ever since I started the Spark path in 2010 and changed my life for the better. I have never been fast, or competitive, about my running. It's just something that I enjoy because I love spending time outdoors... Read more

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