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Day ONE with my new Fitbit Tracker / Trainer
Friday, July 30, 2010      5 comments

Good Morning Sparkfriends! Today is DAY ONE with my new Fitbit Tracker / Trainer. If you have not seen this device, you can see it here: This tiny little device works like an amped up pedometer PLUS. And it ... Read more
Thinking about all my adventures
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      13 comments

Good morning Sparklers! This morning was another early one since Prednisone keeps my mind active long after my body wishes it wasn't. I have been incredibly productive during this time. I built a new blog for one of my favorite endeavours, balan... Read more
Sunday morning; looking for the "right" motivation for the coming week
Sunday, July 25, 2010      6 comments

Good morning Sparklers! This morning is another early one as Prednisone and I define our relationship. On the other hand, I did get SO much done yesterday that I would be lamenting about this morning if I hadn't! For today's post I want to... Read more
Saturday Morning with my friend - Prednisone!
Saturday, July 24, 2010      6 comments

Good early Saturday morning, Sparklers! Since I am having issues with my "frozen" shoulder, the Doc has graciously put me on a heavy course of steroids to lower the inflammation in the joint, which will hopefully allow me to be able to move my a... Read more
What have you done to spread encouragement and hope today?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      6 comments

Good Tuesday afternoon, Sparklers! Today has been a good day for me. I have some adversity in my life and certainly some struggles - as we all have. Today I sent a letter to a very special Army Sgt that had made a new friend - another Army Sgt -... Read more
Slowly losing, slowly trying to adjust my attitude, 10 pound milestone!
Monday, July 19, 2010      11 comments

Good Monday morning to all my fellow Sparkers. The scale was kind to me on weigh-in day and gave me two pounds and let me hit a goal of 10 pounds! It has taken 2 and a half months to hit this tiny milestone. But it made me smile to put the ten p... Read more
My Spark Friend Playblues22 . . .inspiration!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      5 comments

The last few weeks, I have been feeling pretty down. My blog posts have reflected it and I certainly have been wallowing in self pity. "I am losing weight too slow, or not at all"," I am discouraged by my job", "Argued with my boss", "Over indul... Read more
Spiraling . . . . down, down, down
Saturday, July 10, 2010      4 comments

I see it has been awhile since my last blog entry which is a good indicator of my week. Work has been an absolute disaster. My department was re-structured the first of June, and since my job was eliminated I started my new job (two pay grades b... Read more
Obstacles are everywhere on the journey of life
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      4 comments

This weekend was really an exceptional experience for me. I traveled home to Ohio to visit my parents who I am thankful are in remarkably good health, as well as my brother. I miss them terribly and enjoy every minute I can get with them. But go... Read more
Cup O' Joe for a Joe! - throw some quick, easy, cheap support to our troops this HOLIDAY!
Friday, July 02, 2010      3 comments

Hey all! As promised earlier in the week, I thought I would mention another website where you can show some support for our troops in a quick, easy and painless fashion. Cup O' Joe for a Joe is a fantastic program from Green Beans coffee that a... Read more
End of June Goal Check In - New July Goals
Thursday, July 01, 2010      3 comments

June goal results have gone so-so. I give myself a C+ on the month, with extra credit for turning up the intensity towards the end. Here is a quick review, with results: Weight: Lose 15 lbs total from my start weight by the Fourth of July ... Read more
Frozen Shoulder - - not nearly as nice as a Frozen Dinner
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      6 comments

Yesterday was my first day in Physical Therapy for my wounded wing. I was looking forward to massage, heat therapy and all the good wonders that therapy provides. But the therapist gave me some words I had been dreading, and holding my degree in... Read more
Packing up boxes for Afghanistan and Iraq
Monday, June 28, 2010      3 comments

I struggled with a blog entry this morning, and even though I am still riding the high from a HUGE (for me) loss last week I decided to write about something else I did this weekend. With our Nations birthday coming up this weekend, this is a go... Read more
Today I decided
Saturday, June 26, 2010      7 comments

Today I decided to change my weigh-in day to Saturday, rather than Sunday. I am admittedly, not as diligent on Saturday as far as smart food choices as I am all week. And even though Saturday is a "free" day I still try to stay within my calorie... Read more
How to curb late night cravings? _ Dill Pickle Pringles anyone?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      6 comments

I stay within my calorie count ALL DAY, exercise for 15 minutes of aerobics last night, and then around 9:00 PM I am hungry. Like grumbly in the belly hungry. I grabbed the first thing I set eyes on. A tube of dill pickle Pringles. These are YUM... Read more

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