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Outing Myself
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      10 comments

It's no secret that I haven't been a very good Sparkgirl since I quit my job in May. But I'm really ready to get back to the Sparkfold and that means I have to out myself. Here goes, drum roll please: I've gained back 15 pounds from my all-ti... Read more
On Track -
Friday, November 04, 2011      6 comments

I got through my cranky day yesterday without engaging in any self-defeating behaviors so that was really a breakthrough. Today we will walk in the national forest outside our back door (no more driving 2 hours to walk!), and then will visi... Read more
Travelgrrl and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
Thursday, November 03, 2011      7 comments

**WHINING ALERT!!** I've been in a cranky mood all day. It started last night with a bunch of malcontent students who started their work so late that they couldn't finish it by the deadline. Boo hoo. Even online students manage to ba... Read more
Beck Cards
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      4 comments

For those of us using the Beck Diet Solution, Advantages Response Cards are not new. However, in her newer book, "The Complete Beck Diet for Life", Judith Beck breaks those cards down into three groups: "Response cards", "Advantages Card... Read more
Half Measures....
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      2 comments

never get it. I weighed myself last Monday and thought I would just magically drop a bunch of weight because I wasn't "cruise eating." Well, not so much. So yesterday I dusted off my new book, "THE COMPLETE BECK DIET FOR LIFE." This ... Read more
Ready to get my Spark On!
Monday, October 24, 2011      8 comments

Hi everyone, Russia was WONDERFUL. We got back to our trailer last night after traveling for 21 hours. Travel these days is NOT fun or romantic. Anyway, we spent 3 days in Moscow, 7 days cruising a network of rivers and canals with... Read more
Leaving on a jet plane...
Saturday, October 08, 2011      6 comments

Yes, Monday we leave for our 13-day river cruise of Russia! I'm excited but nervous. This is a package deal so should be a no-brainer vacation. However, taking a vacation within a vacation has had its challenges. Not the least of which w... Read more
The good, the bad, the ugly
Sunday, September 11, 2011      9 comments

Wow, TC and I have been gone for two months now. Amazing! We are still traveling. The "good" is that we are really enjoying it, discovering great places, quirky places, uniquely-American places. The "bad" was getting caught i... Read more
Tomorrow starts the next phase of my life. Really.
Friday, July 08, 2011      10 comments

Have you ever wanted something for so long, planned about it for so long, thought about it for so long, that when it finally happens it seems like you are living in a dream? Well, that's me. TC and I knew when we got married 22 years a... Read more
We are Lucky
Monday, July 04, 2011      7 comments

We all take living in America for granted, me included. But we are so fortunate, especially those of us who are women, to live in this country. We have freedoms and opportunities that most women in the world wouldn't even dare dream about. ... Read more
9 days 'til blastoff
Thursday, June 30, 2011      5 comments

Still busy, the lists are working and we're ticking things off one by one. Every day seems filled from sunup to sundown with errands, phone calls, and packing. YES, for a brief time yesterday my status stated that we signed up for a Russia... Read more
Checking In
Friday, June 24, 2011      10 comments

Things are going well with me, but busy. TC and I have decided to leave in JULY for 6 months in our travel trailer. First we will spend a week in Michigan visiting the fam. My brother, who lives in England is coming for a visit, and m... Read more
Happy Friday
Friday, June 10, 2011      7 comments

I have a hugely busy day today but wanted to wish all my sparkfriends a happy Friday! Mantra for today, courtesy Dr. Beck: NO EXCUSES Just because I want to eat, doesn't mean I should. *** Well, I guess that about says i... Read more
Positive Thinking
Thursday, June 09, 2011      7 comments

My card for today started as "Negative thinking destroys only myself." I am not sure where I read this but it struck me as a core truth so I wrote it down. And isn't it true? Negative thoughts -- hate, anger, jealousy, envy, loathin... Read more
Walking the Walk
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      5 comments

It's been a week and I'm still on track and going strong. Geez, it's been a long time since I've been a STELLAR SPARKER FOR A FULL WEEK! ... Read more

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