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finding the running joy....
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      10 comments

this started as a reply to a sp friend's blog but it got seriously out of hand, so i thought i would post it as my own blog instead. for you, brandyn..... i NEVER, and i mean NEVER EVER, thought i would enjoy running. why would someone run ... Read more
very nearly famous..... (a smokeout story)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      7 comments

i was contacted by my employer's public relations department and interviewed for a story promoting the great american smokeout. they wanted to write a piece on my smoking cessation and weight loss success to encourage others to take the challeng... Read more
how could i forget the ABSOLUTE BEST thing about jazzercise?!?! =O
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      4 comments

a couple days ago i wrote a blog about what i LOVE about jazzercise. i can't believe i forgot the ABSOLUTE BEST thing..... not only is jazzercise FUN ... it's EFFECTIVE!! ... Read more
what i LOVE about jazzercise....
Sunday, August 22, 2010      6 comments

a friend asked what it was i loved about jazzercise. there's just a few things..... emoticon ----------... Read more
ANOTHER shameless compliment grab....
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      15 comments

i received an email at work this evening that made my jaw drop. i've taken out the minutiae and left the important jaw dropping stuff.... _______________ You have been nominated to participate in an employee photo shoot for the new versi... Read more
shameless compliment grab....
Friday, July 23, 2010      14 comments

i wanted to post a photo in my community journal, but spark won't let me. have to do it in a blog. so be it..... starting weight last july - 198.8. the goal - lose 50 pounds with the reward being a DROID cell phone. weight today: ... Read more
the running career that almost wasn't.....
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      6 comments

i was beginning to think running wasn't for me. every time i tried, i would get horrible shin splints and i would dread every step. i watched the timer on the treadmill like a hawk. it couldn't click seconds fast enough. while running, i would w... Read more
french fry tantrums......
Sunday, February 14, 2010      10 comments

I have always found it interesting that in times of change, stress or just plain grumpiness, I turn to self-destructive habits to cope. This is my history. It's how I roll. Take that, husband's got a new job, I'm home alone for 10 hours with dem... Read more
diet coke habit pays off.... playlist a go go....
Monday, February 01, 2010      7 comments

i used all my accumulated (diet) coke points to buy free music downloads. emoticon i have enough music to workout... Read more
being a social loser.....
Sunday, December 13, 2009      3 comments

i actually wrote this as a reply on one of the boards. one of the members was asking how to maintain "sparkiness" while maintaining a social life. i had a couple of epiphanies while i was writing it, so i'm listing it as a blog as a constant rem... Read more
becoming a LOSER and a QUITTER.....
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      10 comments

december 2, 2009 -- my official QUIT date for smoking. emoticon i'm committed. i started on the chantix and ... Read more
can't keep my mitts off the minis!!
Thursday, November 05, 2009      10 comments

this halloween candy is evil. pure, chocolately EVIL!!! and, i'm a sucker for evil. especially chocolate evil. ugh. i'd like to be the type of person who can eat one as a treat, but eating one is like breaking the seal. one turns into two .... Read more
my cousin was on THE TODAY SHOW
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      2 comments

my cousin was interviewed by meredith vieira yesterday. it was such a pleasure to watch her tell her story. she's overcome so many obstacles in her life and to see her succeed and be recognized as an inspiration to others warms my heart. i'm abs... Read more
is keeping the spark alive really worth it??
Sunday, August 30, 2009      7 comments

i'm not sure i can make much sense of this, but i'm sorta ticked at spark. not because of anything spark did, but because my mind can only be immersed in spark or repelled from spark. i can't find a happy medium and it's annoying the crap outta ... Read more
abominable snow butt....
Friday, July 03, 2009      6 comments

i hate swim suit season. i didn't used to. when i was thin i could prance around in a bikini with the best of them. now, not so much. while i am pleased that the options in swim wear have evolved to include tankinis and swim shorts, i'm still wi... Read more

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