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Spring? WHERE?
Monday, March 25, 2013      13 comments

I wasn't going to blog today but want to share a "funny" from my Facebook feed! ... Read more
Paying it Forward
Sunday, March 24, 2013      17 comments

One thing I learned from KAYECAN, a Sparkfriend who sadly quit and deactivated her page last year, was the value in reaching out to new Sparkers. Remember what it was like to be new, to write those first few tentative blogs? Before you had... Read more
Good Advice from Sparkland, AND My Reward!
Friday, March 22, 2013      16 comments

Thanks to everyone for the sympathy and advice. I didn't even want to go to class today but TC came with me (he normally doesn't on Fridays) and we went to Pilates. This class is taught by the director of the group fitness classes, and she sa... Read more
Deflated (sorry this is so long)
Thursday, March 21, 2013      15 comments

OK, gotta start with yesterday, which was AWESOME. Hiked 7.3 miles. Came home for three hours then went to Women Run Arkansas. Did another 3.5 miles which included 3-minute running intervals. Over 30,000 steps yesterday! GREAT DAY... Read more
Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat -- and a New Challenge!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      16 comments

THANK YOU, Sparkfriends, for supporting me in my victory claim! Except for Bookaphile, who sagely and diplomatically suggested that we split the prize. (YEAH, not happening! We're SO NOT MATURE ENOUGH FOR THAT!) ... Read more
WHO Won our 5% Challenge?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      13 comments

Well, it depends on whom you ask! emoticon Neither one of us lost 5% (not a surprise), but we decided the... Read more
Patience: An Important Part of the Journey
Saturday, March 16, 2013      16 comments

My inner toddler whines all the time: "IT'S NOT FAIR! I WORK OUT SO HARD AND EAT WELL AND BARELY LOSE A POUND! I want to lose weight now!!!!" Here's my inner toddler's attitude: ... Read more
NSV and Friday Motivation!
Friday, March 15, 2013      10 comments

Last night I was tired when I went to bed. I was reading a few pages and felt a desire to eat. Even though I have a bag of almonds in my nightstand (don't ask!), I resisted. I had a little talking-to with myself and told myself, "You're just ... Read more
doing fine
Thursday, March 14, 2013      9 comments

Hi everyone! On Tuesday after our CardioPump class, TC and I walked up Mt. Nebo on the road. This is a mountain by Arkansas standards -- 1800 feet in elevation. The road is 2.5 miles long with lots of steep switchbacks. Here's my fitbit ... Read more
The Pie Diet
Monday, March 11, 2013      14 comments

YES, that's what TC told me he was on! emoticon Saturday our local grocery had pies & doughnuts on sale. ... Read more
Rest Day Sunday
Sunday, March 10, 2013      12 comments

Thanks to everyone who commented on my blog yesterday about being stronger but not thinner! YES, I can see now that I really AM thinner (smaller) even if the scale doesn't reflect LIGHTER. That shift in thinking made me feel really good! ... Read more
Getting Stronger but Apparently Not Thinner
Saturday, March 09, 2013      20 comments

Oh man, do I have a stubborn scale! Actually I'm UP a pound since yesterday! Craziness! But I am NOT discouraged. I am doing everything right and sooner or later the scale will reflect it. I'm keeping the faith! The SparkCoach visualiz... Read more
Friday's Goal: Stay on Track!
Friday, March 08, 2013      10 comments

That's my plan for today! My breakfast is always a green smoothie. Love my Nutribullet and find the smoothies keep me full until lunch. Have an all-day hike planned, 7-12 miles, depending. We've done 7 on this mountain before but we ... Read more
The best reason to Work Out!
Thursday, March 07, 2013      15 comments

This is a picture hanging in the locker room at the fitness center. This is the reason my family thought I lot more weight even when I hadn't. This is why I work out: ... Read more
Women Run Arkansas!
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      10 comments

My local chapter of this group met tonight for our first training session. I joined the intermediate group because the criteria ostensibly was to be able to run 4 minutes at a time. The goal is to run the entire 5K at the end of ten weeks. ... Read more

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