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Reset....and onward....
Sunday, January 02, 2011      4 comments

I began Sparks on January 3, 2007 at 275lbs. Since then, I had reached 249 at one point. I'd also been diagnosed as diabetic, and IT went completely out of control. My blood sugar level at one point was over 505, which is SUPER high! Today... Read more
Celebration: 100 days of freedom from soda...
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      4 comments

I am so proud to announce that I haven't had a soda in 100 days. On day 48, I exclaimed to my 7yo that I was almost at 50. Instead of congratulating me, he innocently pointed out that if I could do 50, then I could do 100! So today, being the 10... Read more
Separating, (but no Divorce...) from sodas...
Monday, October 04, 2010      7 comments

At the time of this script, I have been voluntarily without a soda for 43 days, which surpasses my previous record of 40 days. This has been the longest I've ever gone without a soda since I was a child. Proudly, I announce that I am still coun... Read more
When you feel like giving up.....
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      4 comments

When you feel like giving up- What are you supposed to do? When nothing's left but air in the cup- Who is supposed to encourage you? If the sounds around you sound muffled and bland- Where do you turn for the special music? When y... Read more
Losing my grip, or temporary slip......
Monday, May 31, 2010      8 comments

I don't really know what's with me lately, and don't really know who to talk to....... First, I LOVE Sparks......I adore my team, Columbia, SC team. I'm even one of the co-leaders, and have lost over 25 lbs collectively since becoming a m... Read more
A Mother's Love...(poem by R. Slade)
Sunday, May 09, 2010      4 comments

A Mother's Love A mother's love- is a powerful force- It possesses great depth- and knows no remorse. It can't be bought, sold, or duplicated- It almost can't be described- it's THAT complicated. A mother's love can heal, teach a... Read more
Myrtle Beach is fun!
Saturday, April 10, 2010      4 comments

Wonderful city.....beach is beautiful, and dining is superb. Mr. Fish restaurant and Hooks' Calabash restaurant are the best ones we've found. Ripley's Aquarium was very interesting and our children LOVED it! This blog is short and sweet. We're ... Read more
Swtred wins the RTS challenge 3-20-2010 (video blog)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      1 comments

We met up at the Gotham Bagel Cafe in downtown Columbia after our MeetnWalknWorkout. We had a great time, and by the way, no animals were harmed during the tapings of our Rally. lol... Read more
When Sax grabs the camera at the SparkRally (video blog)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      4 comments

After our SparkWalk, as we were setting up for Shy's training session, Sax videotaped at random........ Read more
More resistance band training... (video blog)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      1 comments

And we get up and close with the Spark Kids...Was AJ cute, or what?... Read more
Shytown teaches resistance band techniques (video blog)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      1 comments

Shy did a very great job of introducing different workout routines using resistance bands to team members. Even the Spark Kids became interested.... Read more
SparkWalk: March 20, 2010 (video blog)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      4 comments

This is video of the beginning of the walk. We enjoyed a wonderful 3 mile walk. Some of us ran, some of us skipped, ALL of us finished with a pep in our pace, and a smile on our face.... Read more
You're doing it.....add it up....
Saturday, March 06, 2010      4 comments

You're doing it........every blade of grass adds to create the lawn, and every grain of sand adds to create a beach. Every ounce of your efforts add to create a new you! You're doing it!... Read more
Columbia, SC team's vision collage (video blog)
Monday, February 22, 2010      7 comments

Are words necessary? It's a beautiful creation and it is an esteemed honor to be part of a wonderful group of dedicated people.... Read more
Meet the Columbia, SC SparkTeam members regulars (video blog)
Monday, February 22, 2010      8 comments

An honorable mention of TallTabby, who wasn't able to attend... Hope to see you next Rally! We had a SPARKtacular time, in spite of Chris Downie's failure to call (TWICE, now, but we're moving on...) The reason for what we do is captur... Read more

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