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Fall 5% Challenge
Sunday, September 15, 2019      5 comments

I am sitting here this morning with blackberry scones just out of the oven, and artisan apple yeast bread in it's third stage of rising. Apple snickerdoodle cookies that I made last nite are on the counter (with half ready for the freezer in the... Read more
Big Changes All Around
Tuesday, June 11, 2019      9 comments

I'm actually embarrassed to see that it's been more than a year since my last blog entry. A lot has happened in 12 months. ... Read more
Five Years - Beating the Odds
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      7 comments

This week marks a pretty important milestone for me and I've had my eye on it for a few months now. I can officially say I've hit the 5-year mark of maintenance! 😊 The crazy thing is that I see no other option - I refuse to regain. In fact, I ... Read more
Wednesday Workouts
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      7 comments

It's just after 8 am and already I've done 30 minutes on the elliptical and a HIT class led by one of of teachers who also happens to be an America Ninja contestant. Her workouts are crazy fun! And sweaty. I'll do stairs at recess and the track ... Read more
Rainy Day and the Scales Are Once Again Not in My Favor
Friday, December 30, 2016      2 comments

Usually I rehearse a blog in my head, but today I am just sitting down to ramble my thoughts. I am 4 lbs over my maintenance range for the first time in 3.5 years. I know, I know. It's the holidays and I can make excuses. But I swore I would nev... Read more
Back to what's familiar and comfy
Monday, December 12, 2016      1 comments

I can't believe how time flies! In just over a month I will mark 5 years since I first discovered SP. I was pretty consistent and good about blogging and tracking, and then got comfy in maintenance and just kind of disappeared. I have to admit t... Read more
A Year Later
Sunday, August 16, 2015      3 comments

Is it truly possible that a year has passed since my last blog? I'm still here, though less frequently than before. There's are definitely friends I like to stay in touch with, though many I am now friends with on FaceBook and I'm there more oft... Read more
Excellent Article....something to ponder
Sunday, August 31, 2014      6 comments

I rarely blog these days - 'still maintaining, working out, eating right, loving life overall. Part of my daily routine also includes reading various articles and blogs and this one came up in my mailbox, but I only got around to reading it toda... Read more
What's Your Exercise Personality?
Monday, May 05, 2014      4 comments

After reading LYNNIERN's blog this morning about our exercise personality I decided to head on over to the quiz (https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net
?show=72). Seeing that I'd already earned SP points, I must've taken... Read more
Quick Addendum - Showing Up part b
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      3 comments

Well, the blog voice in my head last nite reminded me that I need to add one quick thing about showing up - that it's the challenges that also hold me accountable. How could I overlook the power of the Spark? When I first joined SP I bought... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Showing up like it's my job
Monday, April 21, 2014      46 comments

I haven't written a blog in a very, very long time, though admittedly I write one every nite in my own head and then run out of time the next day when my ideas are fresh. But today I am using a school comp day - one I earned for doing some extra... Read more
For posterity - a rant as a reminder to myself (if even a year from now)
Friday, January 24, 2014      9 comments

In the last few months I've managed to put on 8 pounds. Something that certainly didn't make me very happy. The negative thoughts ran rampant; I saw myself in the mirror as I was 50 pounds ago, and I would resort to taking out the tape measure t... Read more
Mileage Goal for 2014
Thursday, January 02, 2014      7 comments

I have a goal to get 10K steps in 5 days a week, but sometimes we also paddle and while this is an amazing workout, my Fitbit doesn't track and record it as steps. So this year I am going to shoot for a mileage goal of 1500 miles, tracking this ... Read more
Heading into 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      3 comments

A very dear member of our community passed away over the weekend and left us with his favorite quote from Hunter S Thompson. I'm going to live by these words this new year: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arr... Read more
Putting 2013 In Perspective
Sunday, December 29, 2013      6 comments

Not to be redundant, but as I write this I find that I am in a pretty good frame of mind and body and I count myself blessed. Not lucky, blessed. I've worked hard to get here - the only "luck" I've had is that two years ago I stumbled upon Spark... Read more

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