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What a Difference One Year with Spark Makes!
Monday, July 16, 2012      5 comments

Both last and this year my husband and I took a trip to Beaver Falls, Pa for a long weekend. Last year blood sugar was not in good control, energy level had to crawl up a ladder to get in the gutter, weight 30 pounds up, exercise levels way ... Read more
What a Difference One Year with Spark Makes!
Monday, July 16, 2012      0 comments

Both last and this year my husband and I took a trip to Beaver Falls, Pa for a long weekend. Last year blood sugar was not in good control, energy level had to crawl up a ladder to get in the gutter, weight 30 pounds up, exercise levels way ... Read more
Glorious Day
Monday, June 04, 2012      4 comments

On Saturday our church's Seminarian was ordained as a Deacon. After six more months of guidance he will become a priest. We went to the Cathedral in Newark on Saturday morning. Weather was predicted to be downpours, but instead the sky ... Read more
Whirl Wind of 3 Days
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      3 comments

Left for my conference early Sunday morning and stopped at a dear friends house for the day. She was my next door neighbor until recently when she moved to Maryland. We had a wonderful day, but now I know she is also quite a bad eating influen... Read more
Another Eating Challenge (uh-oh)
Saturday, May 19, 2012      3 comments

Next week is National Community Transportation week, those mini buses you see, or may ride, running around your county. Thanks to a scholarship, I will be leaving early tomorrow morning for a week long transportation conference and bus Roadeo l... Read more
Good news and a revolting development (smile)
Thursday, May 17, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday was my 1st visit to an endocrinologist. It was time to move from my gp (who I love) to a specialist when my blood test indicated that my pancreas was barely making insulin. Dr. has an incredible reputation so it has been about 6 mont... Read more
Hanging on by my nails
Sunday, April 29, 2012      7 comments

Yippee, I've reached goal. Now the real work and trouble is beginning. sigh....... My pschy says, "you are at goal, you can eat anything now". Of course, logic knows that one can not fall back into bad habits without having the same results... Read more
Emotional Eating and Laziness
Monday, April 23, 2012      7 comments

I had big plans of exercise and eating very healthy today. Then my 9 1/2 year old lab Bentley became quite ill. 1 1/2 hours later (and a huge vet bill) we still do not know what is ailing him. Sandy, our last lab, died quite suddenly at 10. ... Read more
Dodged the Bullet and Thank you Spark Friends
Saturday, April 14, 2012      5 comments

After my indulgences this week the thought of stepping on the scale was terrifying. Followed my restrictive diabetic diet but overate at dinner times. Wednesday and Thursday the calorie count had to be in the upper 2,000 or lower 3,000 range. ... Read more
End of a bad week
Friday, April 13, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday began sunny with sparkles dancing on the beautifully calm ocean. Another long day of workshops. Some very good and others ....well, not my favorites. Before the 6:30 cocktail reception began I had an opportunity to walk the ... Read more
Atlantic City Day 2
Thursday, April 12, 2012      2 comments

Blue sky, aqua ocean with silver glitter sparkling in the glorious sunshine. Two long walks on the boards were so relaxing and enjoyable. Only saw one of the famous AC boardwalk cats. They are fed and taken care of by a non profit group. ... Read more
Convention Day 1
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      3 comments

The sky was overcast and looked like spring when I arrived. The ocean mimicked the mean, beautiful gray of the late afternoon clouds. The boardwalk was calling to me, however there was convention set up work that had to be done. No walk. ... Read more
On to the Next Challenge
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      4 comments

Today I go to a 4 day overnight conference for work. Living in NJ and working for government, 99% of the time overnight conferences are in Atlantic City, as is this one. Daily continental breakfast will be carb laden with no proteins availabl... Read more
My Easter Version of the Shoot out at the OK Corral
Monday, April 09, 2012      6 comments

After a joyous Church service I began preparation for our Easter company. "Easter best clothing" is not really best to wear for food preparations. With a hope and a prayer I tried my skinny jeans. They fit! YES! Inspiration to keep me on ... Read more
Easter ramblings
Saturday, April 07, 2012      5 comments

Holy week has been a week of emotions and prayer. This year an Agape love feast dinner was added before the Holy Thursday service. There were foods representative of a Seder with explanations of each food, and a theatre group scripture reading... Read more

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