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Where Are All the People....Connecting
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      5 comments

7,133-That's how many pages of 'inactive' Missouri Sparkers there are... emoticon TEN pages of active member... Read more
Attitude Adjustments: Gratitudes
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      6 comments

Oh, yeah I did say that-for me, attitude is everything...When I have a positive outlook, it seems I can push through anything & have no worries...No... Read more
Can I Do the Work? Will I be Accepted?
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      7 comments

While I think about the first day & all the students returning, teachers, like students, may ask ourselves: "Can I do the work?" ... Read more
Finding the Stride & Tuning the Steps....
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      3 comments

As part of the 21 Day Challenge, this blog reflects back on my first week...First, I have to say that getting back on track with logging food/exercise has been easier than I thought it would be, but I must say that the last two days, as I gear u... Read more
Breaking 'Bad'
Thursday, July 21, 2016      4 comments

Although I never really got into the critically acclaimed series 'Breaking Bad', I thought the title fitting for where I find myself today...bad choices over the last five years have resulted in some disheartening statistics: ... Read more
Fading away....
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      4 comments

As a former team leader, I often wondered how & why people drifted away from Spark-after all, I was 'on fire' for nearly 2 years here. Now, my light is fading and I know how it can and does happen...never say never and always stay vigilant and ... Read more
Medifast Journey-Week 4 Reflections
Thursday, June 09, 2011      3 comments

Ok, so this was the hardest week by far-I was off a schedule now that I'm on summer break, but it wasn't eating the food that was hard, but getting enough calories to do all that I've been doing..I admit that I'm not one to sit, especially once ... Read more
LIfe is like-painting & renewal...
Thursday, June 09, 2011      2 comments

I've now 'officially' been on summer break 1 week and in that week I've 'accomplished much around my house-besides the 3 hour bush trimming, I've managed to undertake a 'bedroom makeover' mode that will carry me well into next week...as I reflec... Read more
Mini-Makeover Makes My Month!!!
Friday, June 03, 2011      4 comments

Today after spending 3 hours sweating it out when I 'pulled yard duty', I treated myself to a much need 'mini-makeover' complete with manicure/pedicure, eyebrow/lip wax and the ultimate hair cut, color & style! It had been months since I'd see... Read more
Week 3 Reflections-Medifast-the Journey Continues...
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      6 comments

So, I managed to stay on program now for 3 full weeks, except the scale this week didn't budge, which just goes to show you, the scale is only one tool of measurement! I'll see how this week goes since I'm now out of school, can pick up more ex... Read more
Week 2 Reflections on Medifast Journey
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      3 comments

It's been 2 weeks now since I began my 'journey' to alter my eating habits & try to steer myself toward a healthier lifestyle-minus the yo-yo emotional eating and binging...definitely it's been a week of internal battles, but I expected that... ... Read more
Medifast Week 1 Reflections
Sunday, May 15, 2011      3 comments

I completely had not planned on doing this-had the school health fair not been going on, I wouldn't even have considered this, but then again, I wouldn't have had my mammogram or completed my organ donor sign up either.... As it is, since begi... Read more
Food, Fitness, and Outlook on Myself & Life in General
Sunday, May 01, 2011      5 comments

For those of you who have come to know me here at Spark, I've been like a roller coaster on either speed or who's track has rusted to the point the cars screech and groan as they attempt to climb the hills, only to stall out at the top... I... Read more
Ending Week 1 Winter Challenge on a 'Down' Note!
Friday, February 25, 2011      17 comments

These challenges truly do get me more motivated-or maybe it's that I'm holding myself more accountable since others are counting on me; either way, I dropped 8# this week-the second largest single week amount ever for me!!! Let's push to ge... Read more
Back in the saddle again...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      11 comments

AFter 19 days away from the gym, I finally went back, & while I could tell it'd been 3 weeks, it still felt good! I joined Gold's yesterday & met people I knew there today, so that will make the transition easier...I plan to map out 'routines' ... Read more

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