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Is the Caterpillar Disappointed in Herself Before She Becomes a Butterfly?
Monday, May 28, 2012      2 comments

I love the metaphor of butterflies. Looking around Spark pages it is obvious that others do too. The idea of radically altering oneself and becoming something “better” or more “desirable.” The idea of extreme transformation that makes so... Read more
SHOUT OUT to all Armed Services members!
Saturday, May 26, 2012      3 comments

That includes all you spouses! In 2009, my husband retired from 22 years of service in the Army, so I know how ya feel and all the added stress of being a "single" parent when your loved one is deployed. Tip o' the hat, round of app... Read more
Weight of my Body vs. Weight of the World
Friday, May 25, 2012      4 comments

I’ve tracked for the last two days but ate pretty much how I alway eat. I’ve exercised pretty much how I always do. Little elliptical, walk the dogs, rush here and rush there doing errands and living life. I’ve Sparked by writing and read... Read more
Falling in Reverse
Thursday, May 24, 2012      2 comments

I’m a firm believer in the notion that the God, the Universe, our Higher Selves, the great I AM, or whatever you what to call “it” gives us the tools we need to accomplish our goals when we have “inner alignment” i.e all parts of us on the sam... Read more
Songs that JAZZ me right now and get me MOVING:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      1 comments

“Firework” by Katy Perry. Why: Because, yes, thank you, I do feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind and I do want to start again. “Amazing Grace” by Dropkick Murphys Why: What is NOT to love about a rock version of... Read more
My iPod is the most fantastic pedometer on the face of the planet!!
Sunday, May 20, 2012      3 comments

Just wanted to share a recent discovery I made. My iPod Touch (the littlest iPod with the swipe screen) has a fitness tracker that logs my steps. It is bar none the most accurate pedometer I have ever had and I have had about a dozen pedo... Read more
Strawberry Chocolate Witches Brew (add some dark chocolate and chia seeds to your life!)
Sunday, May 20, 2012      1 comments

I've been trying to add some dark chocolate and chia seeds to my diet. Played around with the ingredients yesterday and came up with this. It is a #10 in my book. See: www.mychiaseeds.com/Arti
cles/Top10ChiaBenefits.html ... Read more
Guided Journey - Inside Out Weight Loss 003
Sunday, May 20, 2012      0 comments

Inside Out Weight Loss 003: Guided Journey Author: Renee Stephens It is are still available from iTunes, or from Personal Life Media. Google it. E-mail me if you have trouble finding it. Long and short it: If you want to bui... Read more
Yummy "Three" Bean Salad
Saturday, May 19, 2012      0 comments

Posting this for a fellow Sparkie looking for travel ideas for food. This travels well and can be paired with a little brown rice and feta cheese for a #10 meal. ... Read more
What do I REALLY want....
Thursday, May 17, 2012      3 comments

Played a game today called "What do I REALLY want?" Was about to reach for second bite of this or that after lunch under the pretext of still being hungry. Checked in with my stomach and found that it was not hungry. Not even a smidge... Read more
Hello, nice to meet you....
Thursday, May 17, 2012      4 comments

Taking a break from writing about IOWL podcasts today but thought I'd stop and "introduce" myself. I glanced back at my previous blogs this morning and thought, “Those were pretty dry.” I thought I would move away from my “inward” jour... Read more
Towards Motivation - Inside Out Weight Loss 002
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      1 comments

Towards motivation Thought before I begin: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney The IOWL episode I’m going to use as a basis for my reflections today is: Inside Out Weight ... Read more
Ready for a change...Inside Out Weight Loss 001 and 002
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      0 comments

Thought before I begin: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ~Leslie Poles Hartley My intent with this blog today is to chronicle my history of weirdness about food and exercise, so that I might know w... Read more
Away From Motivation - Inside Out Weight Loss 001
Monday, May 14, 2012      3 comments

Thought before I begin: “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”-Gandhi The episode I’m going to use as a basis for... Read more

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