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Thankful...
Monday, January 04, 2010      2 comments

I'm returning to work tomorrow after two wonderful weeks off, and I've been thinking about how thankful I am for having had this break. The holidays are awesome. I love spending time with family and friends, but the truth is... I'm ready to go... Read more
Living with no regrets
Friday, January 01, 2010      2 comments

I love to set new goals for myself at the beginning of a New Year. To me, goals differ from "resolutions" because having a goal infers that I have a plan in mind to help me reach the goal. Resolutions seem to be only statements... sometimes wi... Read more
A year-full of unexpectedness!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      6 comments

Wow! I haven't blogged in a long time... let's see if I remember how! In these last few days of 2009 my thoughts have turned to reflections on this past year. 2009 has been my first full calendar year with Sparks, and I credit the motivat... Read more
Lessons from my GPS...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      12 comments

Our adult children got us a GPS system this past Christmas, and I have found that I really like using it. As I have become familiar with this incredible invention, I have noticed some similarities between my Spark journey and how my GPS operate... Read more
Overweight is okay?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009      12 comments

Sorry, this is kind of a rambling rant… This past weekend I had an interesting conversation with a family friend who is also a registered dietician. I shared with this person my frustration about my two-month weight loss plateau. She aske... Read more
Wedding Weekend
Monday, July 13, 2009      10 comments

What an amazing weekend it was! It's crazy, but looking back on these past three days it seems as if time mo... Read more
12-minute miles
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      8 comments

It's happened twice this week so far. It's definitely not a land speed record (LOL!) but I have run 12 minute miles twice this week, and it's a personal record for me! Since starting with Sparks last July '08, exercise has definitely been a pa... Read more
Progress... woohoo!
Saturday, July 04, 2009      0 comments

Even though I've been committed to looking for non-scale victories during this two-month plateau I've been on, it is SO encouraging to finally see the scale move. When I weighed in yesterday I had lost 1.8 pounds! I am so thankful... and excit... Read more
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thursday, July 02, 2009      2 comments

Wow! What a day! I didn't even log on to my Spark Page until after I'd gone running, done some laundry, emptied the diswasher, and spent some time in the garden. When I did open up my email, tons of good wishes came pouring out! I am just ov... Read more
Wedding Preparations and To-Do List...
Monday, June 29, 2009      5 comments

Disclaimer: This blog entry is being written by a mother-of-the-bride who has less than two weeks to finalize all wedding plans. Here is my to-do list for the last ten days... 1. Keep the bride calm 2. Make seating chart for reception ... Read more
The Tyranny of the Urgent
Friday, June 26, 2009      5 comments

Awhile back I heard a quote that says "When motivation fails, discipline needs to kick in." This morning I experienced the reality of this quote. As I sat sipping my first cup of coffee, I thought of at least ten real-life excuses for not goin... Read more
It's easier...
Thursday, June 25, 2009      1 comments

One of the things I look forward to during the summer when I'm off work is getting caught up on a little bit of TV watching. I enjoy casually watching and listening to a TV show while I'm working around the house. This morning I was watching a... Read more
Summer Challenge Goal
Monday, June 22, 2009      3 comments

My goal seems simple enough. I want to be able to run a 5K event in 30 minutes. Two strategies I am committing to in order to help myself reach these goals is to increase my cardio/strength training minutes and to be committed to staying with... Read more
First 5K
Sunday, May 03, 2009      9 comments

Okay! I did it! Today I ran my first 5K since joining Spark People last July, 2008. My goal was to run the entire course without stopping, and I accomplished that goal. S... Read more
Finally...
Saturday, May 02, 2009      4 comments

When I weighed in this week, I was really surprised to find that I'd lost 2.6 pounds... woohoo! I've been on a plateau for such a long time that I'm cautiously optimistic that this might be the break-through on my plateau that I've been waiting... Read more

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