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My first 10K
Monday, April 21, 2008      5 comments

I have completed my first 10 K run and I am truly amazed. I got the Vancouver Sun Paper this morning and the time results of my son's and mine. Kevin took 1:14:12 and it took me 11 minutes longer at 1:25:04. That averages out to be 7.4 minu... Read more
Environmental Hero & Conscientious Catalyst
Saturday, April 12, 2008      5 comments

Yesterday the community I live in had a "Spirit of Bridgeview" Award Night for Volunteers. I was not sure what to expect, I didn't really want to go. How do the right people get recognised? Sometimes these things can be just a popularity co... Read more
Oh to be One Hundred!
Sunday, April 06, 2008      5 comments

How much would you have seen? Yesterday I was helping celebrate Alexander Nichols life who had turned 100 April 3rd. He continues to have a good life, all his children (eight of them) are still alive and healthy (some are near 70 you would... Read more
Still training
Saturday, March 01, 2008      4 comments

Just thought I would give an update on my training for the upcoming 10k Vancouver Sun Run. This is my third weekend training. Still mostly walking, but the running is getting better. After my first half hour I started just walking back thro... Read more
No more obstacles!
Sunday, February 17, 2008      4 comments

No more obstacles, I am finally training to run. I have read many blogs of people training to run. They all seem so excited. I admired these members so much, weight never stopped them, I was so proud of them that they just went out there a... Read more
Saturday, February 09, 2008      5 comments

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. --- Albert Schweitzer. I always wondered how SparkPeople.com choose its name. After reading this quote it made sense. Before a member has a chance to lose thei... Read more
Saturday, February 02, 2008      8 comments

Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. ---Conrad Hilton That is what SparkPeople is all about. With the encouragement and support of all members we are able to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get b... Read more
I am so overwhelmed!
Thursday, January 24, 2008      10 comments

I just opened up an e-mail that was sent to me this afternoon, and I am so overwhelmed with emotion and shocked. Shocked in a great way, you know like when you buy lottery tickets hoping you will win, and then you see your all your numbers on yo... Read more
So did you watch it!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008      7 comments

Did you watch The Ellen Degeneres show today with SparkPeople members Rosie, Kristin and Kristi, who appeared in People magazine last week? I just finished watching on my local station. And Ellen did SparkPeople proud, but it was too bad, that t... Read more
I have a confession.....
Wednesday, January 16, 2008      12 comments

I have a confession. When I first started SparkPeople I liked lots of things about the website, the tools, and articles, and the friendly members. But there was one thing I thought was hokey and that was the Membership Card & Pledge. Now that I... Read more
Just thought you should know
Thursday, January 10, 2008      2 comments

Just thought you should know, so you will be prepared for this upcoming event. It is never too early to be prepared, and have a plan in place.... Read more
Thursday, December 20, 2007      6 comments

IF YOU SEE A FAT MAN…   Who's jolly and cute, Wearing a beard and a red flannel suit,  And if he is chuckling and laughing away,  While flying around in a miniature sleigh, With eight tiny reindeer to pull him along,  Then ... Read more
Who would have thought?
Thursday, December 20, 2007      4 comments

In one more week I will be 50 years old. This is the reason I had found SparkPeople, started my healthier lifestyle journey and successfully lost the extra pounds I no longer wanted. I look in the mirror and I just can't believe it. I knew there... Read more
Lest we forget
Sunday, November 11, 2007      3 comments

It is the Veteran, not the preacher, Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Veteran, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Veteran, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Vet... Read more
Happy were I am
Sunday, November 04, 2007      5 comments

I am happy were I am. It is not like I was not happy with myself before I lost over 20 pounds. Now that I am at my original planned weight goal, it just feels better physically. I really like the way my clothes fit now. I like that I don't have... Read more

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