Race to Robie Creek
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      8 comments

I’m so excited I just had to blog about it. I DID IT!! I booked my flight today for the Race to Robie Creek in mid April out in Idaho. No turning back now! I’m committed! A big THANK YOU to KATMOMMA3 for the invitation. Just a little in... Read more
The weekend challenge
Sunday, December 20, 2009      6 comments

Two of the teams I'm on posted a weekend challenge that is to do something for yourself and then write a blog. The whole purpose is to take some time out for yourself in spite of all the craziness during this time of year. I started out thinki... Read more
My instructor training experience
Thursday, December 17, 2009      9 comments

I've been meaning to blog about the experience but I've been really busy. I did take the instructor training on Dec 4-6 for an aerobic type of class. It was very intense and unfortunately I signed up blind. I didn't get a chance to really quiz... Read more
Holiday blues & my pick me up list
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      15 comments

I’m just going to do this. I’ll admit – I’ve been feeling down lately, really this past week. I’ve been Sparking but not as much. I guess the holiday blues have hit. I know a lot of it is missing my mom. Does it ever get easier? At l... Read more
Instructor training / certification
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      13 comments

Hi everyone! I just wanted to follow up on my blog from November17th “Opinion please”. Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. Because of your responses, I have received sponsorship from my gym and officially signed up for the inst... Read more
My Thanksgiving 10K Turkey Trot
Friday, November 27, 2009      14 comments

Last month when I ran my first 5k I was so excited I came home and signed up for the Thanksgiving 10k Turkey Trot here in Virginia Beach. My husband looked right at me and said he wasn't going, he's sleeping in on that day. I thought - OK fine... Read more
The chemicals in what you drink
Friday, November 20, 2009      14 comments

Happy Friday everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I made the decision to stop drinking my favorite of many, many years Diet Mountain Dew. I’ve been successful with it for about the past two weeks. I’ve had some stressors during this time but... Read more
Opinions please :)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      13 comments

Yes, I’m asking for my Spark family’s opinion on a decision I have to make. I’m somewhat of a “gym rat” on the weekends. My gym offers some classes on Saturday morning and I’m usually there for about 4 hours. I’ve gotten to know the in... Read more
My soda addiction
Thursday, November 12, 2009      14 comments

When I first started my weight loss journey years ago, I made the step to cut out regular soda exchanging it for diet. A step in the right direction. But, I NEVER drank any water. Diet Mt Dew became my crutch. Then about a year ago, I d... Read more
A good swift kick
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      11 comments

I’m just gonna post this - I’m really not one to admit that I need a good push but what I really need right now is a swift KICK!! I have no motivation these last couple of days and I can’t stand it. I weighed in on Sat am at 1.2lbs up UG... Read more
October accomplishments and November goals
Monday, November 02, 2009      9 comments

I promised myself last month when I started this, that it would become a monthly habit. I believe it will become a very useful and necessary tool for me and my progress (not to mention it helps to have it written). So, here’s October in review... Read more
Changing the inside
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      8 comments

I’ve been given an assignment from a wonderful Sparker here and I have to admit this is a bit scary for me. (Very scary)! But I need to do this for me. Long story short, I’ve been a yo-yo dieter all my life. I was joked and made fun of. ... Read more
My first 5K race
Sunday, October 25, 2009      9 comments

Hello everyone! I'm a little behind posting the pics of my first 5k race. I had a fight with my old computer (that has the software to the camera) and my old camera. I finally won, so here we go. It was the Susan G Komen Race for the... Read more
Life Savers in the bag
Saturday, October 24, 2009      4 comments

Well - this afternoon, my daughter and I ventured to the grocery store with the "list". On the way she asked me why one of our team mates was challenged with the food tracker here on Spark. I was honest and told her that I didn't use it at fir... Read more
Short but sweet
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      8 comments

I just have to tell my Spark family I've had an incredible week! I ran my first 5k which I'm still fighting with the pics on my kodak camera so coming soon. But because of Spark, my daughter joined - 18 and high octane - More power to the pride... Read more

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