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Sow What You Want to Reap
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      23 comments

In my devotional reading last night, there was a quote that stuck out to me. The author was unknown but the quote was: Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a cha... Read more
What's Your Focus?
Monday, September 08, 2014      28 comments

As some of you know, I am a Public Defender and I represent kids who commit delinquent acts. Today in court, I was representing a girl who has a pretty severe addictions issue. The Court ordered her into residential treatment. At the end of t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I've Learned So Far After 100 Days Sparking
Sunday, September 07, 2014      83 comments

Today marks my 100th day on SparkPeople. And in those 100 days I've done some things I know I wouldn't have done without SP. Things like: - doing a virtual 5k my way - doing a 20 mile bike ride - doing the Dune climb - joining a gym... Read more
Missing
Saturday, September 06, 2014      19 comments

I don't know about you, but I have some SparkFriends that no longer have clickable links - they have closed their pages or set their pages to private. One of my friends, I know, is just taking a short SparkBreak and will be back. But I have a ... Read more
When Possible Make A U-Turn
Friday, September 05, 2014      13 comments

As I was driving today, I started noticing street signs...and the one that really stuck out to me was a "Wrong Way" sign. Maybe it's because I'm still really tired (still not getting enough sleep at night) but today I started thinking about th... Read more
Do It Anyway
Thursday, September 04, 2014      14 comments

Today was a LONG day at work. I ended up leaving work an hour later than I normally do on Thursdays and I was tired. All I really wanted to do was go home and relax and unwind. My new routine is to go to Planet Fitness right after work to ge... Read more
Just the Stats
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      12 comments

I have a few things I need to get done before I go to bed and I have been staying up way to late. So today I am just doing a quick update on my streaks Tracking and staying within my calorie range ... Read more
It's a New Day and I'm Feeling Good
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      11 comments

First day being back on track and it feels good. At least for now. I think I'm going to be a bit sore tomorrow from my workouts. ... Read more
It's Time for a Pep Talk
Monday, September 01, 2014      14 comments

I've been back from vacation a little over one week now and I am STILL struggling with my food choices. Oh my! It's no wonder I didn't lose weight again this week. I was up 0.9 lbs. In fact, the month of August ended up being pretty much a b... Read more
It's Planet Fitness Time
Sunday, August 31, 2014      12 comments

Since July, I've been trying to set a fitness goal every month. July - Virtual 5K My Way emoticon Aug... Read more
To Bike or Not to Bike
Saturday, August 30, 2014      11 comments

Today, my husband was supposed to do a 60 mile bike ride and I was supposed to be the chase car. But it got cancelled due to rain. Confession time - I am really glad it got cancelled. And maybe, just maybe, I had been praying for rain today. ... Read more
My Dune Climb NSV
Friday, August 29, 2014      9 comments

As I mentioned in my previous blog, on our vacation, my husband and I did the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. The last time I had climbed a dune was my first year of college which was back in 1984 and it did not go well. It wa... Read more
Working My Way Back
Thursday, August 28, 2014      10 comments

Ahhhhh vacations.....a time to relax and regroup. I don't know about you, but it takes me a few days to get caught up on everything once I get back from vacation - especially when we were gone for two weeks. I'm not quite there yet, but I... Read more
Welcome to Awesomeville
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      16 comments

We woke up yesterday to rain. So we decided to cook in for breakfast (which helped us on keeping within our calorie ranges). We did go out for lunch and dinner though. Once the rain had let up a bit, we went into a nearby town and walke... Read more
Good Times
Monday, August 11, 2014      14 comments

Today is the first day that I've actually had time to get my laptop out since we arrived at our cabin on Saturday. I have been logging into SparkPeople on my phone everyday, but it's a bit limited. I am definitely glad I brought the scal... Read more

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