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Reflections on 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015      1 comments

I am beyond grateful for the events that transpired this year. I graduated this December with that long awaited PhD. It took a little longer than expected. My graduate school career had a few bumps along the way- a divorce,being homeless, a ... Read more
Hot Chocolate 15K Madness
Sunday, August 02, 2015      2 comments

Call me crazy but I want to do the Hot Chocolate 15K this November. I was a serious runner in high school, college and beyond until rheumatoid arthritis changed my life forever. So a 15k is crazy right? I plan on running it, but know I have ... Read more
Life is a Series of Baby Steps...
Thursday, May 14, 2015      3 comments

Who knew that joining an on-line community with the hope of loosing the "graduate school" 15 could have such a profound impact on my life. It was here that the lessons learned to reclaim my health became life lessons. We leave in a world where... Read more
Three Year Anniversary
Sunday, October 05, 2014      2 comments

This Tuesday marks the 3 year anniversary of the accident which almost took my life. Each year I take a few moments to reflect on the lessons learned from that terrible time in my life. First and foremost, I learned the importance of staying a... Read more
I am great for....
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

Thanksgiving 2011 is soon upon us. It is a time to reflect of what we are grateful for... My list: my son & the best family ever :) my amazing friends surviving the accident on 10/7 the family members who donated blood for me t... Read more
Being in the Shape of My Life Saved My Life
Thursday, November 10, 2011      8 comments

Five weeks ago the unthinkable happened. I hit a deer and rolled my car down an steep embankment. Later I would learn that I did not have a blood pressure when the ambulance arrived. Broken ribs, a collapsed lung, lacerated spleen and liver. ... Read more
Closure
Sunday, September 11, 2011      3 comments

This is my last blog entry. I would like to thank my spark friends who have given such wonderful words of encouragement . I wish you nothing but the best. Spark gave me the boost I needed to to change my unhealthy eating habits and achieve my... Read more
Veggies- Not Just for Lunch and Dinner
Monday, June 20, 2011      3 comments

I have an abundance of fresh veggies compliments of the CSA. We have them for lunch and dinner daily. I've given some to the fam. Today is another pick up for the week. I still had some of last week's veggies in the fridge. Granted we neede... Read more
Not So Sure About This....
Saturday, June 11, 2011      2 comments

Te last thing I want people to think is that this blog is some thing person whining that they are "fat" or bragging look at me I'm so thin. I don't want to marginalize the struggles of fellow Sparkers who have taken off double and triple the am... Read more
Tackling Tough, Gross Jobs is a Workout!
Thursday, June 02, 2011      2 comments

Today's challenge was the furnace room, which was beyond gross. Picture this water in the basement + a lot of stuff in cardboard boxes in a big room 10 X 30 feet. I purged all of the nastiness and some stuff which missed the great flood. I ... Read more
All Behavior is Maintained
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      1 comments

A long time ago in behavior analysis class, I learned that all behavior serves one of four purposes- attention, escape, tangible, or autonomic. In thinking how this can be applied to the journey towards a healthful life style.... No exerci... Read more
Summer Begins!
Sunday, May 29, 2011      3 comments

This is my first official weekend of summer as I am "off contract" from the school psych job. My son & I headed out of town to take in the Titanic exhibit in the Quad Cities. The graduation party circuit and after work trips to various pubs ar... Read more
Passover & Easter Fun
Sunday, April 24, 2011      0 comments

This week has been a whirlwind of wonderful food, friends and family due to two important religious holidays. There was also some pain as my closest and dearest friend lost a battle to ALS at the age of 43. How I will miss Passover with him. ... Read more
Laid Back Day
Sunday, April 10, 2011      3 comments

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I've just finished one of those hard, hard workouts- the kind where your lungs burn and your legs scream. My son was there for every lunge, burpe, plank and tabata. He really caught me off guard this ... Read more
Rewriting the Dream
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      5 comments

Wow March 1. Time is going by way too fast. First and foremost, I hope everyone is healthy and happy. I'm still living life on the tail end of the crack the whip game and physically paying the price. Another sinus infection. I 've lost tract... Read more

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