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Spreading the Spark
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      7 comments

Next week we are starting our annual Team Lean Challenge at work. It's like Biggest Loser without the humiliation and cameras. We pick teams of 4 and are measured by % weight loss not pure pounds. I was asked to join a team by some women th... Read more
The Numbers Don't Lie
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      9 comments

Got an email yesterday from the fitness center. They wanted members to have a fitness reassessment done. Apparently we had one last year (but I don't recall). I asked them to give me my last year results as well. Here they are: Heart r... Read more
Sunny Sunday
Sunday, March 07, 2010      5 comments

What a gorgeous day in New England. The sun is shining, the temp is around 55. It's lovely. Went on a great 3-mile walk with my hubby. Hubby walks every day and sprints up a very steep hill near his work. He wanted to run the length of our st... Read more
Getting Back in the Groove
Thursday, March 04, 2010      5 comments

Why is it that one little thing throws us off the tracks? Like going on vacation in my case. I was so on the game in January. Cranking along, eating right, working out hard, losing weight. Then vacation came. I didn't go crazy. Had a good ... Read more
No exercise today
Friday, February 26, 2010      7 comments

Today was a kind of crazy day and because of it I didn't get to exercise. I worked in the morning and took the afternoon off to meet a friend for lunch. We met at this cute tea place. We've gone there a couple of times before. They serv... Read more
Thank you Tommy Europe
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      6 comments

In the past, when I was watching what I ate I would obsess about the scale. I jump out of bed in the morning to check and see if a few ounces left the mother ship during the night. Now all the experts say don’t obsess about the scale, measure yo... Read more
Super Day
Sunday, February 21, 2010      8 comments

Had a super Sparky Day today. emoticon ... Read more
Felt Good to Get Back to the Gym Today
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      5 comments

Went to the gym today - my first day back after vacation. Spent 45 minutes on the elliptical and then another 15 minutes doing back exercises and stretching. It felt great to get back to the plan. ... Read more
Tales of the Chocolate Tour - OMG........
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      4 comments

My DH and I recently signed up for a Chocolate Tour. We were looking for something different to do while on vacation and this sounded like fun. Take a trolley tour and stop at a couple of places for "dessert". We knew that it was going to be ... Read more
Sleeping Well - Now Have Full Blown Cold
Friday, February 12, 2010      8 comments

I guess the sleeping issue was a precursor to getting the full blown cold. Because now I have that. emoticon At l... Read more
Sleeping Issues
Sunday, February 07, 2010      10 comments

I've been having some sleeping issues this past week. No problem going to sleep initially. Sleep about 4 hours then wake up either dying of thirst or sweating. Then I can't go back to sleep or go back for an hour then wake again. It's starting... Read more
In the Pink
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      9 comments

When one is "in the pink" it is said that one is in very good health. Since I have been on a sparked roll, I have been in the pink: physically and mentally. Funny how it has the snowball effect once you get going. You feel better so you do more ... Read more
The Magic Pill
Saturday, January 30, 2010      11 comments

The Magic Pill: There is a magic (fat burner) pill. One walks in their...Magic Pill....everyday. Its you and the body. And, every time you continue your diet and exercise, you take one pill out of the box toward your goal. ... Read more
Lose Weight Like a Guy
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      13 comments

I know that we all feel the pain when our hubby or other males in our lives set out to lose weight and it happens faster than Samantha (Bewitched) twitching her nose. Well recently I found this article on the prevention web site that has some in... Read more
Handbook for 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010      5 comments

I received this in an email recently and I thought it was worth sharing. Enjoy! emoticon Health: 1. ... Read more

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