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Level 3 - SparkVille - Outer Limits
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      2 comments

I've been always slow to get to "religious" on Spark. Part of that is that I grew up in a highly Jewish community and being Christian I learned to be open to accepting other people having a different path than myself. A result of this was that... Read more
Level 3 - SparkVille - Spirit
Saturday, November 14, 2009      3 comments

I never understood when I started this journey that I would be reshaping my mind, body and spirit. The whole mind, body, spirit thing is so trendy, but true. In order to let go of food, I had to understand that the extra mocha wasn't going... Read more
Level 3 - SparkVille - Joy
Friday, November 13, 2009      3 comments

Remembering to look at the whole picture, rather than the small failures.. Giving yourself credit for successes. Not discounting small progress. Letting go of the past, including clothes. Standing up for yourself. Helping but not to th... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - Will there be more plowing next year?
Friday, November 13, 2009      1 comments

When I set out with my next Sparkville theme, I knew that plowing would take awhile. Yet, I never imagined just how long! There were several goal I had for the "plowing season" to be over... one of those was getting the election behind me,... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - the row that never ends
Sunday, November 08, 2009      2 comments

Last week I wrote a long blog and then I got an error message that there was html in the message and the whole thing disappeared. I'm too tired right now to even remember what I was writing. It has been an exciting but very overwhelming week. ... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - Taking advantage of the weather
Sunday, November 01, 2009      5 comments

"and he saw that it was good". The day dawned today in light. The strong winds and rains of the last week are gone and in their place the vibrant colors of Fall painted out my window. My husband is the pioneer pushing across the trail... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - Plowing on in silence
Sunday, November 01, 2009      2 comments

"Silence is golden" This has always been hard for me. I have an opinion. I have knowledge and I find it hard not to share.... However, the chatter, sometimes gets me **involved ** stressed **over committed. This week was the non... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - Taking a water break
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      3 comments

Unlike online farming games, real farming and real life take a huge amount more of effort and time. You'd think I'd be done with "plowing" by now, but the truth is with projects, exercise, "farming" new habits, the effort and the rewards aren't... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - Asking for help (S611/2993)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      4 comments

First off have to share that I got in 41 flights of stairs today and I ended the day 188.00 exactly. Progress! So the good farmer plows well and keeps the standard even when the going gets tough. However, today was a prime example of know... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - Integrity
Monday, October 26, 2009      2 comments

Level 2 is about doing the work. As a farmer plowing the field, sometimes as your arms become fatigued and your back hurts it is tempting to cut corners. But a good farmer knows that a well plowed field makes for an equal yield whether it ... Read more
Level 2 - SparkVille - The Burn; or Ouch
Sunday, October 25, 2009      2 comments

Level 1 was finding the motivation, and I just jumped to Level 2 which is doing the work! You know that area where your thumb touches your back if you put your hands on your waist? Ouch! You know the little dimple area at the top of your c... Read more
Level 1 - SparkVille - Turning over the ground
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      5 comments

Deciding to put the first seed into the ground, is not the same as getting the whole field plowed. After the initial planning to plant excitement, comes the hard work of turning over the ground - or hitting the pavement, or climbing the stairs.... Read more
Level 1 - SparkVille - Planting the seeds
Monday, October 19, 2009      5 comments

It doesn't matter if this is your first day, your first year, or your first decade of looking for fitness in your life. I'm at the mid point - half way. Yet I'm still working on Level 1 - which is finding motivation. I remember some of th... Read more
FarmVille = Anti SP S570/2993
Sunday, October 18, 2009      1 comments

The Good News - I keep doing stairs everyday. I more of less limited the tempations that are starting to roll into work (cake, doughnuts, candy, chex mix). Two days this week I went to the gym at noon and jumped on and did miles. The Bad ... Read more
Back in the Stair Saddle again D?A?W?......
Thursday, October 15, 2009      5 comments

So I got on the scale. I didn't gain, I didn't lose. Exactly the same at 91.2 - How do I feel about this after a period of not exercising for 10 days? Wow, even without tracking, I've got keeping my portions in line. Ok, getting a headac... Read more

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