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"Sparkin" Hood to Coast~ Ghost Leg 11
Friday, August 27, 2010      14 comments

I got the text that we were going to start in about 45 minutes. Okay, so we were about 25 minutes off, give or take. That gave me time to get some gas in my car. I was going to drive to the park and didn't want to have to run home, after my l... Read more
Nutrition 101 Wave Runner Style
Monday, August 16, 2010      2 comments

Nutrition Page: • How Do I Use This Page: Date done: 08/16/10 (25 points) (+ 3 spark points for the article!) • Change Nutrition Goals: Date done: 08/16/10 (25 points) Set Your Diet Goals: • Calculate your BMI: Date done: 08/16/10 (2... Read more
Being "Sparked" as a Wave Runner
Saturday, August 07, 2010      6 comments

When one thinks of a wave runner, usually images of the ever popular water craft come to mind. If you are part of the Wave Runner team, many different images come to mind. Yes, the typical waves curling are probably one of them, ... Read more
I have gained again!
Sunday, August 01, 2010      8 comments

It was one year on 07/19 that I joined SP. Didn't blog about it then as my family was getting ready to head to VA beach to celebrate my parents fiftieth wedding anniversary and there were quite a few other things to take care of. Came back ... Read more
Half marathon training thus far...and a little bit of this and that
Saturday, July 31, 2010      3 comments

My first half marathon is November 13, 2010 in Richmond VA. I have not run more than 12.25 miles at any one time, so psychologically it is daunting right now. My trainer, aka "Sarge", will begin the more regulated training next weekend. My... Read more
What size do you think you are wearing?
Sunday, July 11, 2010      12 comments

I have a skirt, a-line, white, which I have had for about 20 years. Now that old things are coming back in style, I thought I would try it on and see how "big" it is. Well it fits. It is, size wise 3 sizes bigger than the size I am presently... Read more
1/2 Marathon Training for FITS
Saturday, July 10, 2010      9 comments

Okay this is the third time I am attempting to write this blog, so hopefully the third time's a charm. emoticon ... Read more
Vision Collage in progress:
Friday, July 02, 2010      5 comments

Just like I am a work in progress, so is this vision collage. Still some things to edit, change, add and possibly delete. I will have to sit with it for a little and ... Read more
Me a Motivator?
Sunday, June 27, 2010      10 comments

I am overwhelmed and humbled to have been nominated as a Spark Person motivator. I do not know when it happened. Tonight I stumbled upon it when I was reading a comment on my page. I don't think the motivational icon was there last week, but ... Read more
Healthy Smokers??
Monday, June 14, 2010      6 comments

Now there's an oxymoron for you! I just read in one of the "read a health new article" how there are clinical trials for healthy smokers. If you are one, you could participate in the study in California. I used to smoke, twenty something y... Read more
Motivation 101
Saturday, June 05, 2010      8 comments

I wrote a blog yesterday about my motivation taking a dive at times. I read a blog today written by an woman who listed all of the reasons she could stay motivated. Most of them had to do with people in her life and her desire to be around for... Read more
Ups and downs of the past week
Friday, June 04, 2010      8 comments

In the past, I have been on "diets", some of which have been successful and some of which have not. Since being on a diet implies an end rather than a change, I am now working on being in a different frame of mind while tackling my eating habits... Read more
Getting to know you/me.
Friday, May 14, 2010      6 comments

If you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog. A - Age: 47 B - Bed size: queen C - Chore you hate: folding laundr... Read more
04/27/10
Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

Goal setting and accountability: Plan for day one 4/27/10 eat withing calorie range 1200-1550. I am challenging myself. Got to get off this unhealthy eating cycle. Gaining and losing the same 5-10 lbs is discouraging, frustrating, and no... Read more
Working on day 3 of avoiding trigger foods
Sunday, April 11, 2010      9 comments

Update to all of you who bravely shared: I can add one more day to my streak, and so far it looks as if today will be a winner too. Accountability seems to be an incredible motivator for me, so please bear with me as I commit to completing ... Read more

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