There’s a color missing from my rainbow
Thursday, January 22, 2015 22 comments
It’s not easy being green, for me at least. During my spark years I’ve learned a lot about nutrition. I suppose I’ve always known that it’s important to eat fruit and vegetables, but knowing doesn’t always lead to doing the right thing. F... Read more
If I had a pre-set weigh-in day, I might feel really bad this morning.
Monday, January 19, 2015 62 comments
My daily Spark email includes yet another article about avoiding the scale. “4 Signs It’s Time to Step off the Scale.” Oh, there I am in #3 “You can recite your weight to the nearest fraction at all times” Yeah, sure I can. I s... Read more
What a surprise! I’m “elderly”!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 22 comments
When did that happen? I don’t feel elderly. When DH & I travel to Europe, we like to stay in hotels popular with local people rather than the US style chains. When traveling with family and staying in one place 3 days or more, we rent... Read more
Taking my own advice – not always easy
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 23 comments
1) “Rest and come back stronger” That’s something I’ve said to others who are sick or injured. I do believe it, but last week when I was a lump on the couch (see last blog), it was tough advice to accept. There was that voice in my ... Read more
A non-spark day so bad it’s actually funny
Friday, January 02, 2015 30 comments
On Wednesday I posted a status that I was feeling “under the weather.” My attitude was as bad as I felt, especially since I know my situation could have been avoided. What turned me from an energetic, determined sparker into a lump on the... Read more
“Good Luck Getting into Heaven”
Sunday, December 28, 2014 23 comments
At first I only heard the first two words. I had been running and I thought that the man I encountered during my cool down was encouraging me to keep going. “Excuse me,” I asked and he repeated all 5 words. You see, I was wearing a ... Read more
There is a "Stealth Sparker" in my house!
Friday, December 26, 2014 20 comments
My last 3 blogs were about the trip DH & I took to Europe to visit the Christmas Markets accessible from a cruise on the Danube. I wrote about the sites, the food/drink, what I wore and that I only gained 1.5 pounds. What I didn't mentio... Read more
How a spark friend influenced my travel wardrobe and helped me pack light.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 24 comments
Sparking my way across Europe before Christmas – the ultimate test of motivation
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 24 comments
Christmas Markets on the Danube – The short version
Monday, December 22, 2014 22 comments
A race, a funeral, a parade and a concert – not a regular Saturday
Saturday, December 06, 2014 25 comments
Sometimes everything just comes together at once. This morning was our town’s annual Christmas Classic 5K. I run it every year along with about 70 members of our church. DH even participates. He’s part of our walking contingent. His ... Read more
Glad I fell on my face and not on my knees. Weird, huh!
Sunday, November 30, 2014 30 comments
Friday’s run was the perfect storm. It started as a routine practice run. My only goal was to run up that last hill on the 5k course that always defeats me. Usually I check my watch and decide there won’t be much difference if I take a 1 min... Read more
Wearing a small size doesn’t make you “anorexic”
Friday, November 28, 2014 21 comments
Fat shaming is wrong and the stories about the devastating effects are constantly posted here on Spark. The inspirational stories about challenges faced, incremental progress and final success provide motivation to millions. However i... Read more
Now here’s something you don’t see every day – A HOUSE in the road!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 14 comments
It was right at the end of my driveway. That prompted a change of running route. I watched with neighbors for a while then ran in the opposite direction. I returned in ... Read more
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