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Swan Lake
Friday, December 02, 2011      4 comments

I went looking for photos and found this 2 1/2 minute video clip on the Stuttgart Ballet website instead: www.stuttgart-ballet.com
/home/ Just a few of my thoughts and impressions: I was really inspired by the athl... Read more
Friday, December 02, 2011      4 comments

The Winter Challenge starts tomorrow, hurrah! Daily blogging has been starting to get old, although I SO appreciate all those who've been supporting me on this personal "In Between the Challenges" challenge. I'll continue to blog, of course, but... Read more
My former career
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      11 comments

I've been doing some mystery shopping gigs lately. While it's been fun visiting some new stores and restaurants, I'm finding that it's just not paying off. Besides the time it takes to actually make the visits, It takes me ages to write the repo... Read more
It's that time again!
Monday, November 28, 2011      10 comments

For those of you who celebrate the holiday --- What's your favorite Christmas CD? It's a personal tradition of mine to add to my collection each year. Have you started playing Christmas music yet? ... Read more
Short and sweet
Sunday, November 27, 2011      9 comments

Or should I say short and SWEETS! I celebrated Thanksgiving today at a church pastored by an American friend and his German wife. I took the day off from tracking. It wasn't a free-for-all though. I watched my portions and got in good doses of ... Read more
The little things...
Saturday, November 26, 2011      3 comments

...sure add up! Today was our year-end wrap-up meeting at church today with the various ministry team leaders. Snacktime! I had my first piece of "stollen" of the season as well as my first, second, third and fourth "lebkuchen" cookie: 326 calor... Read more
Hi, Gym!
Friday, November 25, 2011      3 comments

Hi, Gym - haven't seen you in AGES! emoticon It felt good to get back on the cross-trainer but I got pretty tire... Read more
Thursday, November 24, 2011      4 comments

Since I've been in Germany, I've seldom celebrated Thanksgiving on the actual holiday. This is another of those years when I'll be celebrating a day or two later. That makes it even easier to remember that thanksgiving is an "attitude of ... Read more
You snack, you track!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      7 comments

Day 4 of In Between the Challenges Challenge! Thanks for all the encouragement on my last few blogs! I'm so grateful to have the support of my Spark friends. Among many things to be thankful for EVERY day and not just on the last Thursday ... Read more
Trackin' and Packin'
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      12 comments

It's one of those evenings when that's all I have time for. Got home, fixed some dinner, checked the email, and came to Spark to trackety-track. Then it's time to pack my bag, pack my lunch and dinner to take along, and lay out my clothes ... Read more
Gotta Love Mondays
Monday, November 21, 2011      8 comments

On the train this morning, I got to sit next to one of the young people from our church on my way to work. That was fun, although I did feel kind of old. This is a young man who I gave guitar lessons to when he was about 10. Now he's studying ma... Read more
In Between
Sunday, November 20, 2011      10 comments

I've decided to blog daily for the two weeks between the Fall and Winter 5% Challenges to help keep my Spark going. I'm still struggling with daily tracking and, when I do, I've gotten a little wishy washy, and I've often gone over my calorie ra... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge
Friday, November 18, 2011      6 comments

The Winter 5% Challenge is starting on December 3. If you're looking for a way to keep your Spark going - or rekindle it! - come join up. I didn't do too well in the weight loss department this time around because I caught a bad cold midwa... Read more
Getting Unstuck
Friday, November 11, 2011      13 comments

You haven't heard much about my studies lately because I've been stuck. One root of the problem is fear: when I do finish, some big changes are likely to take place in my life, and these could happen quickly. Although this has been my heart's de... Read more
Hello, Level 18
Friday, October 21, 2011      17 comments

It's rather anticlimatic. I was having internet connection trouble last night with only 30 points left to go. I had some exercise to track, and, with only a few message board and huddle posts to make, I would have arrived before midnight. But I ... Read more

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