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Getting strength back after a bout of Summertime flu?
Sunday, August 11, 2013      7 comments

Wow, I am not sure what hit me, but I have been pretty darn sick for the past 10 days. It all started out as just feeling really weak. I didn't have enough energy to even walk a couple blocks. Then the cold symptoms started, ending with full ... Read more
August 2013- Setting My Goals
Friday, August 02, 2013      8 comments

I realize that I didn't set goals for July. I was so consumed with the 5K for the first half of the month... Read more
Big Day Today - Anna's 2nd Birthday and 5K Color Run
Sunday, July 14, 2013      8 comments

This morning my daughter and I ran a 5K, called the Color Run. It is a very fun run and party supporting fighting Heart and Stroke disease. There were several thousand runners and an amazing group of volunteers that made the whole thing so muc... Read more
Spreading the Spark
Saturday, June 08, 2013      10 comments

I love Sparkpeople so much that when I found a car that was called Chevy Spark, I saw it as a sign that this was the car for me. ... Read more
June 2013 Goals
Saturday, June 01, 2013      7 comments

My SparkSummary Calendar Being a very well seasoned Spark Person, there are very few things that surprise me anymore about myself and my journey here. It all seems pretty straight forward - you eat less - you eat healthy- you do more activ... Read more
Checking out May Goals ---
Saturday, June 01, 2013      5 comments

May Goals: 1. strength training - 3 times a week with 5 pound weights (I will go lower if this is too heavy (I went back down to 3 pounds as 5 pounds just felt like I was straining too much - but I think I am almost ready to step up to ... Read more
Color in Motion 5K
Friday, May 31, 2013      3 comments

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god_DgA7A Ok, when will I ever learn to stop saying never? I once thought that I would never run, but then I started jogging and did a 5K. Then I said, well, that is ... Read more
Cutting Down on Sugar in My Diet
Tuesday, May 28, 2013      5 comments

My latest baby step is to cut out as much processed sugar out of my diet as possible. It isn't that it is so difficult because of taste. It is more that it is in so many foods that we use, like ketchup, stir fry sauce mix, etc. I also l... Read more
INSPIRING MYSELF
Thursday, May 16, 2013      5 comments

This morning I finally got out early and took a very brisk walk with my Emma dog (she is part Brittany Spaniel, part Cattle Dog). We call her fast dog because she runs circl... Read more
Have to Add an Explanation to Yesterday's Blog
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      5 comments

I just realized by the comments that yesterday's blog sounded a bit negative. What I meant about starting over is starting over the count of number of days that I stay within my calorie count and get at least 1/2 hour of exercise. For me, the ... Read more
Overate and Underexercised
Monday, May 13, 2013      4 comments

Today I went over my calories by 200 and under my exercise by 15 minutes. And tomorrow morning will be start over with Day 1 again. Gosh, I actually don't feel so bad. I counted all my calories and overindulged slightly. Then tonight w... Read more
Day 7 Healthy Journey
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      6 comments

Back on track, slowly but surely. I am really focusing on making the baby steps count. One of my big sm... Read more
Back to work after 2 weeks off
Monday, May 06, 2013      3 comments

I have been off work for a couple of weeks dealing with some medical problems of family members. But we managed to get in a short trip to visit my last living uncle. It was... Read more
Feeling Stuck - And I Know How To Unstick
Sunday, May 05, 2013      6 comments

For a few weeks I was derailed from my healthy living journey. I gave up my healthy habits to emotional stress and knew I was doing it, but felt like I was just stuck. When... Read more
May - Getting back to Sparking - Goals
Thursday, May 02, 2013      10 comments

I have been missing in action for the past few months. The flu got me for a few weeks and then my SO has been battling some health problems that seemed to consume me (emoti... Read more

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