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Yep, it's true I'M BACK!
Friday, January 08, 2016      5 comments

Hi everyone! I am BACK! I let life get in the way and forgot to prioritize myself into the picture! I think that is easily done when you are a Mom, Dad,workaholic, free spirit, in other words everyone. I got some good things accomplished: ... Read more
A New Year!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      4 comments

As I sit before my computer, I am truly struck with the irony of the cliché about time flying! It does......year after year. New years always give me a sense of urgency. Always filled with resolutions, goals and personal demands. Because I a... Read more
What's the Use?
Sunday, February 03, 2013      13 comments

Ha! It is February already and I am finally looking at 2013! Where does the time fly? I want to discuss a conversation I had with a friend recently. We were out to eat at a Mexican resturant and catching up with each other's busy life. Sh... Read more
I Want My Body Back
Sunday, February 12, 2012      5 comments

I want my body back, I REALLY do. I have been a Sparkler now for 1 year as a very passive participant. I have made great friends and learned some great ideas, exercises and recipes. But, having competed in sports before, I know that you are n... Read more
Let's take a look at the past year!
Sunday, December 11, 2011      2 comments

Tomorrow is my one year Sparkversary. What a year it has been for me. When I stumbled on this website, I was disgusted that I had let myself get 40 pounds overweight and have no will power to do anything about it. I was dedicated for 2 days a... Read more
To BE or NOT to BE
Friday, November 04, 2011      3 comments

Choices. Did you ever think about all the choices you make (or choose not to make) in a single day? Most of us rely on past habits to make these choices for us. It would be exhausting to stop and think about every action before you take it. ... Read more
Wahoo-500 miles
Saturday, October 15, 2011      3 comments

Today I reached one of my goals! I set the goal to bike 500 miles this summer season. Thankfully here in Iowa we have had some beautiful warm fall weather. I am excited that I could reach this goal for many reasons and I will discuss some of ... Read more
Monday, September 19, 2011      1 comments

I am reading one of my favorite authors Thich Nhat Hanh's perspective on happiness. In yoga we strive to still our hearts and minds so we can be in the moment. In the book he talks about concentrating (not controlling) on our breath to shut o... Read more
Age Appropriate
Friday, September 02, 2011      7 comments

Age Appropriate--exactly what does that mean? And who judges what is age appropriate? Now I know at 50+ there are certain things that are best put on the shelf. And I think that I can judge those pretty well myself. But what is wrong with... Read more
"Just let your mind fall back"
Thursday, August 18, 2011      3 comments

This is something my yoga instructor says when she wants us to stop thinking our way through a pose. In other words, go with the flow. Stop over thinking and over analyzing. Just be in the moment appreciating what your body can do. On a ... Read more
Monday, July 11, 2011      1 comments

Balance. I need balance. I have been feeling out of sorts lately and could not figure out why. Just a little crabby, maybe harder to concentrate, definitely unsettled. My exercise is going well. Plenty of biking, gardening and resistance t... Read more
Back from a "Sparkation"
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      4 comments

What is a Sparkation? It is a vacation from Spark. Is it wise----definitely NOT! I thought I could stop keeping track of everything I ate and just guess....I thought I could not monitor my exercise and just keep up the habit.....I thought I c... Read more
Let's be real!
Monday, May 23, 2011      3 comments

I just got back from a fabulous vacation in Georgia and Florida. I went to visit my sister who is an unbelievable cook. She inherited my mother's gene. My mother was a Home Economics (that dates me since I don't think that exists anymore) tea... Read more
Beware the hidden traps!
Monday, May 09, 2011      3 comments

I must confess: I haven't been diligent lately about logging my food and counting my calories. Isn't it interesting when that happens how little snacks become more frequent and portion sizes creep higher! At first it was because we were on vac... Read more
Food For Thought
Sunday, April 24, 2011      1 comments

One of my many healthful goals has been to eat more nutritiously and explore more vegetables that I used to ignore. I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised by how fun and delicious this goal has been. The recipes from Sparkpeople have b... Read more

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