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Meeting a great Spark Buddy!
Friday, May 30, 2014      15 comments

I was lucky enough to be able to go to Chicago for a work event this past few days and I knew my good friend Karen lived in Chicago so I was really hoping that we could meet up. As luck would have it, Karen came back to us on Spark the day befor... Read more
The sweetest words
Monday, May 26, 2014      13 comments

We have had a very busy weekend this beautiful Memorial Day weekend. My husband had a birthday and my daughter graduated from college, and we have to move her fully back to our house today so we are not going to rest for a while. I want to ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Does it take a Village to maintain weight loss?
Saturday, May 03, 2014      199 comments

We all have heard that it takes a village to raise a child, but what about weight? Does it take a village to lose it? Does it take a village to maintain it? My answer is yes, absolutely. And you are my Village. How many people here have l... Read more
Get in Gear 5K
Saturday, April 26, 2014      15 comments

It was a great day for a 5K, maybe a little bit on the cool side but sunny and not a cloud in the sky. I was up by a little after 6a, my husband and I got ready and we were out the door by 7a. The race didn't start until 920a so we knew we were ... Read more
Is it worth it?
Saturday, April 19, 2014      17 comments

Do you ever start wondering is this journey worth it? Do you ever wonder when you are in the midst of a power walk or lifting weights or running, is this worth all this effort??? Is eating healthy and making fruit and veggies a priority worth it... Read more
Just a rainy Saturday!
Saturday, April 12, 2014      12 comments

Good morning to all my Spark friends! I hope this Spring weather for us in the US has come to all parts of the country at long last! It is a rainy day here but so glad to see the rain instead of the snow. There are still just a few small piles o... Read more
Las Vegas Part II
Sunday, April 06, 2014      13 comments

As some of you may have noticed, I love to take pictures and especially when we are on vacation. Here are a few more pics of the day at Hoover Dam and the rest of the time in Vegas. For those that have not visited Vegas, it is a fun city where t... Read more
Spring Break in Las Vegas
Friday, April 04, 2014      15 comments

I thought I would share a few fun pictures from our warm trip to Las Vegas that we were able to take last week. It has been a busy week back to work and back to routine so I am just finding some time to share some of the fun that we had. Than... Read more
Center of attention.
Saturday, March 15, 2014      21 comments

I was at a friends daughters 13th birthday party today and I saw people that I only see once a year. And a few commented on the fact that my husband and I looked really good and they had seen my posts on facebook that I was training for my next... Read more
Is it ever enough?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      17 comments

Do you ever ask yourself this? Do you look in the mirror even when you are at your goal weight and say, maybe I should lose more, is it enough? Why is the skinny body image what we strive for? I had my be fit assessment today and I was still... Read more
A glance at a Minnesota Winter
Friday, February 21, 2014      23 comments

For those that live in warm states or other countries, I wanted to share with you just a touch of our winter storm here in Minnesota. I am sure there are many of you out there that can relate and know exactly what I am talking about when I say t... Read more
Instead of finding a reason not to, find a reason to do!
Saturday, February 15, 2014      19 comments

I love Saturday morning's. I can lay in bed and not rush to get up and just think about life and how good mine is and has been. Valentine's day has always been a very special day in our house. When my daughters were young, we would have a spec... Read more
Life is precious- Live it now!
Sunday, February 02, 2014      22 comments

Life is very precious- make the most of every day. As many of you know, I lost a friend and a coworker this week. She found out 5 months ago that she had stage 4 stomach cancer and there wasn't anything they could really do for her. Her deat... Read more
6 Months of Maintenance
Saturday, January 18, 2014      18 comments

I noticed that I had not blogged yet this year so I decided I should write one about how I feel now that I have been able to keep my weight off for the last 6 months. What is interesting, is that losing and maintaining are so similar. I stil... Read more
Reflections on the past year!
Saturday, December 28, 2013      17 comments

2013 is coming to a close and 2014 is a new beginning! In just a few short hours, I will turn 48. I love birthdays. To me they are a time to cherish. It is a new year to love the people in your life and to make the most of what you have. I ... Read more

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