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Spark Points: Compulsion Leads To Philanthropy
Friday, January 13, 2012      12 comments

At first I had no idea what Spark Points were or that I was even accumulating them. Then I was given some goodies. That was cool. How were they paid for? I had to look into this. And there my innocence came to a screeching halt. I soon lear... Read more
15# Weight Loss Trophy: Returned
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday I finally weighed myself after the holidays. I gained 3#. Disappointing, but not as bad as it could have been. But I had to remove my 15# weight loss trophy. Honestly, I struggled with this decision. Initially I was going to write ... Read more
Workout Week #1 Whine
Saturday, January 07, 2012      6 comments

whine/(h)wīn/ Noun: A long, high-pitched complaining cry. Today I finished week one of the Official January Jump Start Challenge. I am exhausted. My triceps hurt. My knees hurt. Then, I did the Biggest Loser Cardio Max Workout. Wh... Read more
Holiday recipe makeover: some winners :-)) some losers :-((
Monday, November 28, 2011      4 comments

I am so thankful that we are fortunate enough to have a lovely meal with choices & a family that is still interested in coming over for the holiday. Truth be told, I am prett... Read more
TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      1 comments

TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP. I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE, BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT. TOSSING AND... Read more
My eVision Collage
Sunday, November 13, 2011      4 comments

Hey Sparklers! Here is my new Vision Collage. I did the literal cut & paste type of collage initially. Then I read The Spark book and got a firmer understanding of the fou... Read more
Tweaking Thanksgiving Meal to Reduce Calories
Friday, November 11, 2011      2 comments

Thanksgiving will be here soon and I've begun pondering which recipes I will use for our dinner. At our home, I usually cook for our small family. This year I have an eye to... Read more
Lost & Found: Streak
Monday, October 24, 2011      6 comments

LOST: On Saturday I lost my streak. I was really disappointed in myself. However, there are 7 quarters in my reward jar which represent a successful 7 day streak. FOUND: Today I found my streak, thanks to the illumination of my s... Read more
5k Walk/Jog-My Way
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      4 comments

On September 2 I joined the 5k Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I printed out the interactive calendar and proceeded to train. Week one was successful. Then the fall rains started here in Michigan. And it rained and continued raining. The more it ra... Read more
Streakin'
Monday, October 17, 2011      1 comments

Okay. I finally weighed myself following our vacation. Two pounds up. Could be worse. But what is really getting me down is that here I am at 143.6, again where I have been floundering for a year. Obviously, what I am doing just isn't enough... Read more
A bucketful of apples
Saturday, September 17, 2011      4 comments

The other day I looked out our patio door into the back yard and saw that my McIntosh and Jonathan apple trees were loaded with apples [ see picture]. I grabbed a bucket fro... Read more
TransAmerica Trail
Thursday, August 11, 2011      1 comments

This month I started the TransAmerica Trail. exercise.lbl.gov/index.h
tml As I walk, jog, run and cycle my way across America from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon I will post my progress. Yesterday's 2 mile w... Read more

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