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I Am Thankful
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      2 comments

Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by the major areas of life - work, home, finances, food, and fitness. There's so much I need to balance, change, and improve. It becomes all too easy to forget just how GOOD things are! Below is an email that r... Read more
Why Makeup is Not a Toy
Monday, April 16, 2012      5 comments

Oh, the carnage! "Is the lipstick too much?"... Read more
What a Croc!
Thursday, April 12, 2012      5 comments

I'm just going to say it...I. HEART. CROCS. My husband thinks they're hideous, and I suspect this opinion is based on their original Mammoth Clog style. I've tried enlightening him to the fact that Crocs have come so far, and there are lots of d... Read more
Lucy Puppy Dog
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      5 comments

We got a puppy yesterday! My husband and I have been talking about getting one from the SPCA for a while and we finally did it. We figured our daughter could use a puppy to grow up with, and our other dog, Roxie, could use a break from all the... Read more
When the Honeymoon's Over
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      5 comments

My first few weeks on a new health regime are always full of motivation, optimism, and hope. I lose a little bit of weight and feel great about that. Then for some unknown reason, the shine wears off, real life sets in, and I return to my old ... Read more
My Blahs & Workout Update
Thursday, April 05, 2012      3 comments

emoticon The Blahs First, THANKS TO EVERYONE for all the support and encouragement during my blahs! They're... Read more
Waiting for the Blahs to Pass
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      3 comments

For the first time since becoming active on SparkPeople 7 weeks ago, I have a critical case of the blahs. You know, that flat feeling where you don't feel like exercising or eating right. I'm still doing both, but MAN, is it hard without that ... Read more
Turbo Jam Progress Report: Week 1 of 12
Thursday, March 29, 2012      1 comments

I just finished Week 1 of my 12 Week Turbo Jam schedule. (There are only four workouts this week.) My plan is to workout in the mornings as much as possible, since... Read more
Six Years Later...
Monday, March 26, 2012      3 comments

In 2006, I spent waaaay more than I could afford at the time on a set of exercise DVDs. I saw a late night informercial for Turbo Jam by Beach Body. The program looked so effective and so motivating. It was especially enticing given my ongoin... Read more
A Lesson in Bliss
Thursday, March 22, 2012      7 comments

We were desperate to get out of the house this weekend, and my toddler really needed to burn off some energy. The weather was gorgeous, so we loaded up our daughter and took her to the park – one of her favorite places ever. There was a lot of... Read more
I Like Big Mutts and I Cannot Lie
Monday, March 19, 2012      8 comments

"If your dog is overweight, you aren't getting enough exercise." ~ Anon I knew we were in trouble when I saw my dog go through the dog door, her stomach almost skimming the sides. Roxie is a 5 year old, 65 pound mutt - a golden retriever,... Read more
Sounds Like a "Spark" to Me
Friday, March 16, 2012      1 comments

I had to share this quote that my husband sent me today. All is can say is...WOW “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frighten... Read more
Veruca Salt
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      4 comments

I'm having a Veruca Salt kind of day..."I want it NOW!" I'm feeling awfully impatient and would like, by sometime this afternoon, to drop 20 lbs. or so. I want to wake u... Read more
Energize Me!
Thursday, March 08, 2012      2 comments

This cartoon really spoke to me today. Around 9:30 last night I realized I had a ton of energy. We had a busy evening and didn't get home until around 8:00. That's usua... Read more
I Love My Muffin Top!
Monday, March 05, 2012      7 comments

I love my muffin top! Well, my muffin top baking pan, that is... I got a new Wilton muffin top/whoopie pie baking pan this weekend and IT IS FABULOUS! I christened it by making Homemade Chocolate Vitatops. The recipe is from the "Runs ... Read more

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