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The Purina Diet-good or bad?
Friday, August 17, 2012      14 comments

I was at Walmart buying a bag of Purina dog chow for my dog, while in the check-out line a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. Why else would I be buying dog chow, RIGHT??? So on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting ... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Sunday, August 05, 2012      6 comments

Sunday, August 05, 2012 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to st... Read more
In memory of my Nanny-Louise Gaines 12/22/24-7/26/12
Saturday, July 28, 2012      9 comments

Here are some pictures of my Nanny and Mom's (Nanfacemire1) Mom. Nanny left this world on 7/26/12. We will all miss her. She had many friends and family that loved her. ... Read more
Crazy storms! Microbursts are not a good thing!
Monday, July 09, 2012      9 comments

My son and daughter in law live in Fredricksburg, VA, about 30 miles from me. Last evening we all had very bad storms, but they got hit the worst. My son called me telling me they had golf ball sized hail and torrential winds, trees down in his ... Read more
NOVA Sparkers Runway 5/10K Manassas VA
Saturday, May 12, 2012      11 comments

Today 5 of us NOVA Sparkers met at Manassas Regional Airport for a Runway 5K. The race went around the runway and the finish line ended by some airplanes parked. It was a completely flat course which made it really nice. It was also gorgeous we... Read more
5th Annual Walk of remembrance: The Kyle Wilson 10K Walk for Fitness
Saturday, April 28, 2012      9 comments

Today was the 5th Annual Kyle Wilson 10K Fitness Walk to remember Kyle Wilson, a local firefighter that died in the line of duty April 16. 2007. Fitness was important to Kyle and his family has this annual walk to not only remember him but to pr... Read more
A bittersweet moment in history-pics of Space Shuttle Discovery-The Final Flight
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      9 comments

As most of you know, today was the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery. It left Florida, piggy backing on a 747. It took a "victory flight" over the entire DC Metro area. I had the news on my entire way to work and with my Mom on the ph... Read more
Levi's first Easter and a great time with family
Sunday, April 08, 2012      8 comments

I had a wonderful weekend with Aaron and Amber and Levi. I drove down yesterday afternoon and spent the night. Today, Mom and Larry, Brandon and Lisa, Amber's parents, sister and her family, brother and her Grandpa came down to spend the a... Read more
My first half marathon- Rock 'n' Roll DC
Friday, March 30, 2012      20 comments

This is the vision board I made last year. My biggest goal was to complete the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon with a group of SparkPeople friends. I had many obstacles d... Read more
I'm back in the game
Monday, March 05, 2012      8 comments

I've had a rough year so far. I hurt my back around Christmas and a large part of January I wasn't able to do the things I had been doing fitness wise. Then in February I developed high blood pressure and got started on medication. That was a b... Read more
I am Grandma...of puppies!
Saturday, March 03, 2012      12 comments

I got a frantic call from my daughter in law early this afternoon. Her female Husky, was panting a lot and looked like she was getting ready to have her puppies. Amber was home alone with Levi and hasn't been around puppies, so Ambers Mom and I ... Read more
A disturbing day
Friday, February 10, 2012      21 comments

I have always had normal blood pressure. Even before losing almost 50 lbs, eating healthier and exercising, my blood pressure was always in the normal range and even at the lower end of normal range. I was shocked to find it elevated at my docto... Read more
NOVA Sparker meet up and onto the next week of Clean Eating
Monday, January 16, 2012      7 comments

Well, one thing I noticed is that when you have a meet up of spark friends at a grocery store, you all shop, lol. We had our first meet up of the New Year at Wegman's. I know Wegman's has been up North for years, but we just got them in our area... Read more
Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 01, 2012      8 comments

Happy New Year to all of my wonderful Spark friends!! I enjoyed 2011 with you and look forward to 2012 with everyone too! Here's to a fit and healthy 2012 where our goals are achieved! ... Read more
Mom's 25th Wedding Anniversary, Levi's first Christmas and Christmas Eve at Brandon and Lisa's
Sunday, December 25, 2011      9 comments

I've had a wonderful weekend with friends and family. We spent yesterday at Brandon and Lisa's, celebrating Mom and Larry's 25th wedding anniversary and Christmas. ... Read more

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