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Cultivating more than cukes and 'maters
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      1 comments

To speed your success, twice a day form a clear mental picture for two minutes of the one thing you want; and tell yourself it's already yours. Imagine it is.... Read more
Another milestone...
Friday, May 15, 2009      2 comments

Another child is graduating from college in the morning. I am so very proud. He decided to enter the military right after 9/11. He was on active duty for five years. He felt ... Read more
Where does the time go?
Thursday, May 14, 2009      2 comments

I have a very full schedule for the next month and I just realized that it is upon me! We are going on vacation in about a week and I need to do the shopping and the packing and the organizing and check up on hotels, travel arrangements, etc. I... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!
Friday, May 08, 2009      1 comments

A picture of my Mother the year she married my Father. She was eighteen. She then proceeded to have five children before the eldest turned seven. She was twenty-six with five... Read more
Spring has Sprung!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009      1 comments

It was supposed to get up to 97 today, but it only made it to 94. The heat index was 100. We are getting a lot of the smokey cloud cover that usually comes this time of year ... Read more
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can
Sunday, May 03, 2009      3 comments

We cleaned the pool - yeah, the pool service didn't - again - so I got a free arm workout with all the pool vacuuming and netting up the stuff on the top. I forgot to time it... Read more
I've got a challenge and so, I've made some goals
Friday, May 01, 2009      3 comments

May goals: Lose 20 pounds by: cardio exercising for 1860 minutes (60 minutes per day) strength training for 360 minutes (60 minutes 3 x per week) keep to calorie range of 1200-1500 concentrate on eating lots of raw veggies and fruits ... Read more
Sparks has such great resources
Thursday, April 17, 2008      6 comments

No one knows this, or, if they do, they have been kind enough not to mention it thus far, but I am Sparks greatest failure. I have been a member of this site since December, 2005! I am morbidly obese. Why? I have lost weight, gained weight, ... Read more
April 14, 2008 --- Warming Up
Monday, April 14, 2008      5 comments

I've never had a pool before and it is an exciting adventure for me. (I've also noticed that my children seem to visit more often! LOL) DH and I have been eating lots of our meals next to the pool and we've heated up the spa a few times, b... Read more
One tiny thing at a time
Saturday, January 26, 2008      2 comments

Today, my goal is to exercise by walking briskly for 30 minutes.... Read more
The second day of Christmas
Wednesday, December 26, 2007      1 comments

Philip came and picked me up and we went to the gym and exercised together. I walked on the treadmill for 31+ minutes, then did about 15 minutes of strength. It felt good to be moving again. I asked Philip and Lauren to hold me accounta... Read more
Been walkin' and walkin'
Wednesday, October 03, 2007      2 comments

I used to be a big list maker. I had lists for everything. I liked it because all I had to do was check off things as I did them. I got to the point where I had a list for every conceivable thing you can imagine...a list of things to do, a li... Read more
Progress Report
Saturday, September 29, 2007      2 comments

Back in August, I recommitted myself to Sparking. I wanted to test doing things for 21 days straight and to develop them into new habits. I wanted to develop strategies to be increasingly healthy. I wanted to concentrate on living purposeful... Read more
Something to think about...
Tuesday, September 18, 2007      0 comments

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, ... Read more
Happy Birthday to me!
Monday, September 17, 2007      2 comments

Today, I turned 57. I am 57 and fat but I will not be 60 and fat! Just in the short time I have been using a personal trainer, my flexibility is greatly improved, my mobility is noticeably better, and overall I feel better. I've noticed an im... Read more

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