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The Truth about Diabetes
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      3 comments

I wouldn't be surprised if every person out there knew at least ONE person who is living with diabetes. It feels like people are ashamed to admit that they suffer it, it's only one aspect that puzzles me. My husband suffers from Type 2 Di... Read more
Feb 10th.. Where did January Go?
Thursday, February 10, 2011      1 comments

The weeks of 2011 so far have gone sooo fast that I've barely noticed them! I can't believe Valentine's day is right around the corner, already. I've been slacking in my Spark goals this month. A pesky cold & flu that I just can't seem to sha... Read more
Dreaming of Byzantine..
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      5 comments

I've recently decided to pick up an old hobby of mine to help keep my mind off of snacking, stress and all those other little things that get a girl off track on this wonderful Sparkly journey to good health. That hobby is making jeweller... Read more
Lest We Forget..
Monday, November 08, 2010      3 comments

When I was a child, all Canadian children were taught the peom by WWI, Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, "In Flanders Fields". We wore our red poppies proudly & as... Read more
Plateau or Self Sabotage?
Monday, October 11, 2010      8 comments

Honestly, I'm not sure how to express what I need to express, here. Four months in and going strong, mid-August, it started. That quiet, destructive voice tired of being neglected & overshadowed by motivation .. *Spark*.. started to pus... Read more
Just Another Day..
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      4 comments

In my family, birthdays are huge celebrations. My brothers birthday is two days after mine, his wife's is a few days before mine & in between brothers & mine is our Nations birthday - Canada Day. It's always a pretty busy & festive week. When... Read more
She Ate.. He Ate.. What the ...??
Saturday, June 26, 2010      6 comments

Disclaimer: VENT blog entry below.* I work my butt off, literally is my hope, to try and work off these extra pounds & inches of disgusting flab. My daily calorie/nutritional range & fitness goals are followed like scripture. I don't t... Read more
Out of the Clear Blue Sky..
Thursday, June 10, 2010      5 comments

Waiting, almost mischievously I'm sure, in my Inbox today was a note from a "past life" friend. When I say "past life" I don't mean some spiritual new-age guru stuff I mean the life I left behind with my divorce nearly nine years ago. There sh... Read more