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Inter-Challenge Report card
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      2 comments

Normally, I fill out a team report card to record my stats and accomplishments for the week as part of the Biggest Loser Challenge. There is no report card for this week, so I'm posting my progress on my blog. Weight dropped 1.4 lbs this w... Read more
Plantar Fasciitis Recovery
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      0 comments

About 7 weeks ago I overdid it during one of my morning walks. About 4 miles in, I noticed my right foot was not feeling right, but did I slow down? Did I stop? Well, just for a moment to loosen my shoe, but then I hardly missed a beat ke... Read more
Tackling goals
Monday, August 21, 2017      0 comments

Well, I decided my official goal for the Fall Healthy Habits challenge would be to get at least 50 SparkPoints a day. BUT I am also independently tracking my daily steps, challenging myself to reach at least 4,000 a day. So far I've hit that g... Read more
Goals for the Fall Challenge
Saturday, August 19, 2017      5 comments

I've been having trouble staying motivated to eat right and exercise, and the scale has been reflecting that struggle. Thankfully, the next challenge is coming right up. ... Read more
Sparking with Trello
Sunday, June 11, 2017      3 comments

I discovered Trello.com and used it to organize my kids' homeschool assignments for the spring. I've since used it for meal plans, vacation planning, personal to do lists, FlyLady control journal, a prayer journal, workout planner, packing list... Read more
Getting it together
Friday, June 09, 2017      2 comments

Spring was crazy, but I think I'm actually getting my act together for summer. I set up a board on Trello.com with all my SP goals for the week and I've been planking and squatting it out for my Panther team in the Mission Slim-possible Summer ... Read more
From Out of Control to Inspired & Motivated
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      8 comments

In the last week, I've felt very unmotivated and out of control, especially in regards to healthy eating. Halloween came at the same time as those hormonal cravings for chocolate. After trick-or-treating, my kids brought home buckets overflow... Read more
Interval Training with Pokemon GO
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      4 comments

Each time I get dressed to walk or jog outside, I boot up the Pokemon GO app on my phone and take my Growlithe (buddy Pokemon) for a walk. After a few minutes of walking at an easy pace, I start either power walking or jogging and continu... Read more
Pokemon GO, Day 3
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

My oldest 2 kids (16 & 17) and I have been having a lot of fun with the Pokemon GO app. My youngest 3 (10, 10, and 12) wanted in on the action, but we hesitated to get cell phones for them. My husband came up with the solution of repurposing s... Read more
Look who's playing Pokemon
Saturday, July 09, 2016      7 comments

My oldest 2 kids downloaded the new Pokemon GO app for their phones yesterday and begged me to get them up early this morning so they could join me for my weekly Saturday morning walk. I must admit that I was less than thrilled that my usual so... Read more
A Day in the Life...
Monday, June 27, 2016      5 comments

Saturday started a bit earlier than planned. I woke up at 4 and never got back to sleep. At 4:30, I gave up and went downstairs to do my Bible reading. I also worked on some preliminary homeschool planning for the year by writing down some of... Read more
Weigh in!
Monday, June 13, 2016      9 comments

Today my girls leave for a week of Kids' Camp, and my husband and I are head off to the mountains. We're renting a cabin for some much needed time together as we celebrate 20 years of marriage a couple weeks early. ... Read more
Sunday 6/5
Sunday, June 05, 2016      4 comments

I woke up at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep. My brain was fixated on my girls, who will be going to camp in a week while my husband and I have our own getaway in the woods. Once I started thinking about what would happen if one of them got... Read more
Little by little...
Saturday, June 04, 2016      4 comments

School is almost over at "Pearson Academy." My youngest 3 are finished, while my older 2 have another week of work before they take a break. Instead of having empty time in my day, I've been trying to keep myself occupied with some new things.... Read more
Clean basement
Sunday, May 29, 2016      6 comments

I've been enjoying sitting by the window in our basement from time to time, looking out at our backyard or up at the towering sweetgum tree in our neighbor's yard. ... Read more

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