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November already?
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      4 comments

Hard to believe it's November! Looking at my own Spark Page listing of goals achieved in 2010, i realized that 2011 hasn't been a great year for me as far as achieving new goals. I'm not going to get down myself for it because there have been so... Read more
Moving on
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      5 comments

"Moving on" sounds sort of bad and makes me feel a bit guilty. Yes, i'm one of those people who feels guilty about everything! It's been a little over a month since my dad passed away and it still hasn't really sunk in. I still walk past hi... Read more
My dad passed away this morning
Monday, August 01, 2011      37 comments

Just wanted to thank all my Spark friends for your prayers, thoughts, and well wishes. His passing was quiet and peaceful and i'm certain that he is in a much, much better place now! He is having a happy reunion with my mom and my brother, and h... Read more
We need a MIRACLE!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      8 comments

The doctor from the skilled nursing facility called me today regarding my dad. She doesn't think he is strong enough to benefit much from physical therapy. She thinks he may be bedridden from now on. She wasn't without compassion - just trying t... Read more
Another trip to the ER
Friday, April 22, 2011      5 comments

This is probably my dad's 4th trip to the ER in as many weeks. Twice for vomiting and hallucinations, once for weakness, and the latest for agitation and hallucinations. He recently has become unable to stand and has been bedridden for maybe a w... Read more
Prayers needed for my dad
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      10 comments

i've been wanting to blog about what's going on with my dad for a long time, but it's been a hard thing to start because i'm generally a very private person. However, my Spark buddy WENDYJM4 has inspired me thru her series of blogs, which i find... Read more
Need your prayers again! **UPDATED**
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      4 comments

Hey SparkFriends, My dad is having surgery tomorrow (Tuesday) morning to remove a recurrent melanoma. Yep, the one they removed a few months ago grew back. Hopefully it hasn't spread and hopefully they will take it all out and it won't come... Read more
Update on my dad - GREAT NEWS!
Thursday, April 01, 2010      8 comments

A big THANK YOU for all your prayers and good thoughts. We just got back from the doctor and were told the wonderful news that both of my dad's lab tests came back negative - NO CANCER! We are ecstatic! God is good! ... Read more
Prayer request
Monday, March 15, 2010      8 comments

Hi Sparkfriends! A few weeks ago my dad was scheduled to see a heart surgeon to have open heart surgery. The surgeon was reluctant to proceed with the surgery due to unforeseen complications. During his examination, he noticed a mole and it tu... Read more
Taught my first Zumba class
Thursday, January 21, 2010      6 comments

I subbed for another instructor today at a very nice gym. It's 2 stories and all of the equipment is state-of-the-art. It's located in a very affluent part of town. The class went well - no glitches. My shoes came untied and i could hear a few g... Read more
30-Day Shred Results
Thursday, December 03, 2009      6 comments

Ok - i wasn't thrilled about doing this because i wasn't crazy about the little i'd seen of Jillian because she seemed like a drill sargeant and i didn't find that motivating. But i did it with an open mind and have grown to like Jillian and thi... Read more
CLX LEAN Phase Results
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      7 comments

This was definitely the most challenging of the three phases for me. Unfortunately, i got a bad head cold in the middle of this phase and didn't work out for about two weeks. i can't help but wonder if my results would have been better if i comp... Read more
CLX PUSH Phase Results
Sunday, September 27, 2009      5 comments

CLX has not been my favorite workout program by a longshot. i've often found myself watching the clock and i must confess that i've left out the Recharge workout more times than not during this phase because it makes me a little nauseous. OK eno... Read more
CLX BURN Phase Results (preliminary)
Monday, August 24, 2009      8 comments

These results are "preliminary" because i don't have a scale and will have to go to the gym to weigh myself. However, the tape measure results are as follows: Inches Lost: chest: 1.5 waist: 0.5 hips: 0.5 R thigh: 1.0 L... Read more
A New Challenge
Monday, June 08, 2009      3 comments

Well - i finally did it - registered to attend a Zumba instructor workshop in hopes of becoming a Zumba instructor. i have no experience in dance or as a fitness instructor, so this is a challenge for me. Of course i love Zumba, but one of the o... Read more