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Running Away From . . .
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      12 comments

I learned from a Spark member that it's not only important to see where I'm running to, but to also know what I'm running from. What does it matter that I can see myself as a healthy woman with an athletic body who makes awesome food choices, if... Read more
Struggling with disappointment *enter w/ caution: I'm ranting*
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      11 comments

I began here at SP (1/3/11) with so much determination and motivation, and was so proud of my accomplishments. Then I lost it all in the summer with the death of my dad. I have tried to get it together since then, but have been really struggling... Read more
BLC19 ~ 12 Week Goals
Monday, April 30, 2012      5 comments

LONG TERM GOALS: *lose 10 lbs. *go from size 12 to size 8 pants SPECIFICS: Drink a minimum of 64oz of water a day Walk 8.3 miles on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Sat Walk +/- 6 miles on Fri Jog 2 miles on Sun * each of the above... Read more
No Guilt Homemade Ice Cream
Thursday, April 19, 2012      4 comments

My biggest weakness, no holds barred, is ice-cream. I love it. I especially love to put a bowl in the microwave for about 10 seconds and mix it up to just about the consistency of a milk shake and eat it like that. Well, I can put away a lot of ... Read more
I'm Tired of Making Excuses
Saturday, April 14, 2012      8 comments

I joined Sparkpeople on January 3, 2011 and had been basically addicted to fitness and eating healthier, but then I began to hit a downward spiral that has plummeted my motivation to an all-time low - I think my self-esteem was lonely, so my mot... Read more
The Benefits of Grapefruit on Weight-loss
Sunday, February 19, 2012      9 comments

Hi there emoticon I am taking a class at school called "Shape Up" and I get to go to the school's gym 4 x's ... Read more
Chef Kim le Spark Cookbook
Sunday, February 05, 2012      6 comments

Here's some pictures of my first attempt at being Chef Kim le Sparks: The first is Spinach Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin ~ it is deliscious! It wasn't as hard to make as I thought it might be. And it was totally worth the effort. ... Read more
Learning to Listen
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      4 comments

Learn to Listen Midnight phone calls stir a mother's heart. We all know what it's like to get that phone call in the middle of the night. This night was no different. Jerking up to the ringing summons, I focused on the red, illuminated num... Read more
How to know if you're ready to have kids
Monday, November 28, 2011      4 comments

How to Know If You're Ready to Have Kids MESS TEST Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer. TOY TEST Obtain a 55 gallon box of Legos (or you may substitute ro... Read more
A Dogs Purpose - according to a 6 yr old.
Saturday, November 26, 2011      1 comments

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old) Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and th... Read more
Calorie-Burning Activities LOL!
Friday, November 25, 2011      3 comments

Calorie-burning activities Proper weight control cannot be attained by dieting alone; however, many people who are engaged in sedentary occupations do not realize that calories can be burned by the hundreds by engaging in strenuous activities ... Read more
A Story about Getting Untangled
Friday, November 25, 2011      2 comments

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighed down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around h... Read more
The Most Beautiful Flower
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      1 comments

The Most Beautiful Flower The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read Beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree. Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown, For the world was intent on dragging me down. A... Read more
Benefits of Struggling
Monday, November 21, 2011      5 comments

Benefits of Struggling A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any p... Read more
Sunday, November 20, 2011      1 comments

This one made me cry. I hope you enjoy it as well. Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave ... Read more

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