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
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
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
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
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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