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Newest Opportunity to grow: becoming co-leader of Blooming Roses!
Saturday, February 20, 2010      10 comments

It started with a Sparkmail and I hope i... Read more
Hmmmm!! My pants legs now scrape the carpet when I walk!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010      14 comments

At work, I alternate wearing and laundering these 2 pairs of size 16 petite pants. (I only own 2 in this size as a constant reminder that my 10’s and 8’s are ever so patiently waiting for me to get back to them!!) I have been wearing these 2 sla... Read more
Positive self-talk: one of the hardest things I have learned to do
Monday, February 08, 2010      11 comments

On the Challenge of Harry Potter team, one of the challenges this week is to find an article on SP about motivation that speaks to your particular issues. The article I immediately gravitated towards was one titled “Positive Self-Talk Leads to S... Read more
Why women over 50 rock!! Sorry guys!!
Thursday, February 04, 2010      14 comments

Last year, I joined a very special club when I turned 50. (Me indulging in one of my favorite pastimes on my 2nd birthday!! Hard to believe that was 49 years ago!!) N... Read more
And now there are 2 on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      25 comments

It all started with a heart breaking text this morning. My daughter’s great dane was at the vet because he had not eaten or drank anything for over a day. My daughter and her BF are so very concerned about that horrid bloat that danes get that t... Read more
Have you ever forced yourself to work out and then were pleased with yourself afterward?
Thursday, January 21, 2010      11 comments

OK, stupid rhetorical opening question but that was totally me this evening!! I was totally distracted with events swirling about and so much weighing heavy on my mind. But I eventually forced myself do a short work out which got more added to i... Read more
Not that I want to but I am scaling back on Sparks and in other areas
Friday, January 15, 2010      14 comments

These past few weeks have been extremely rough on me. First, I had the hardest time beating that most sticky bronchitis. I seem to have beaten it but then there are times when I worry it may be trying to come back. Trust me; I will not hesitate ... Read more
3 years of Sparking TODAY!!
Friday, January 08, 2010      16 comments

I still remember the day I started tracking my calories in and calories burned on an Excel spreadsheet that I developed at work. It was basic and useful but the problem was that it was not very portable. Then I found another website a few months... Read more
Carpe Diem or waiter, what kind of fish was that?
Saturday, January 02, 2010      13 comments

Now is the time of year when a lot of us seem to take stock in the previous year, think about what we want in the brand new year that just started, and some of us make resolutions that we try to stick with for the rest of the year. I am going to... Read more
Learning to live without my sweet snugglebunny and other updates!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      10 comments

So it has been almost a week since our family suffered the crushing blow of having to say goodbye to one of the sweetest furbabies to ever grace this planet. (Check my tearful blog from last week for the painful details!) He was so cool the way ... Read more
A loving farewell to my dear snugglebunny!!
Friday, December 18, 2009      26 comments

Thursday, December 17, 2009 will forever be a very dark day in my life. At the same time, it also serves as a reminder of how a family can come together. My snugglebunny was bought at a pet store almost 14 years ago. I will forever feel gui... Read more
Just One Question! And am I more than a Million Dollar Race Horse?
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      17 comments

As many of you may be aware already, I am an avid listener and viewer of podcasts. I listen to and watch a wide variety of podcasts ranging from the BBC World Service to the very explicit yet hilarious Married Man Show. Somewhere in the middle b... Read more
CPAP machines, good news, and biofeedback machines
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      6 comments

Now that was all a mouthful right there!!! So let’s jump right in!! CPAP machine: Hunny is a very bad snorer. When I mentioned this to the neurologist I go to for my restless legs, she said to bring him in to see if he has apnea. She was r... Read more
Inspiration from fried chicken?? ..... Trust me on this one!!!
Saturday, November 28, 2009      15 comments

As I approach this next month of flavorful temptations and excuses galore to not workout, I am trying to arm my brain with the weapons I will need to win this battle. Truth be told, there is a part of my psyche that would prefer to lose weight i... Read more
Don’t Look Back: a good idea and a fantastic song!!
Monday, November 23, 2009      10 comments

Today’s challenge on the Losing and Playing team is to blog about a song. I thought about that for a while trying to find the right song to write about. I had already blogged about Timbuk3’s “Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”. And as perfe... Read more

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