SparkTeam for the Slow Cooker Enthusiasts
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      3 comments

A few days ago I posted a blog about one of my most favorite kitchen appliances: the slow cooker. There were many comments with personal experiences, recipes and tips on how you use your slow cooker. Well, would you believe that there is a ... Read more
What Do You Do with Fresh Fruit That's In-season?
Monday, July 23, 2012      3 comments

They had a great sale on peaches last week at each of our regional grocery stores. They were all locally grown on farms not far from here so I felt good about my "green" footprint when I came home with almost 6 pounds of fresh peaches. Las... Read more
One of the MOST Useful Kitchen Appliances EVER!
Sunday, July 22, 2012      18 comments

If I were a poet, I would write an Ode to the Crock Pot! Today--and at least twice a week--I whip up two or three meals in one of my most favorite small kitchen appliances: the Crock Pot. It's so simple and easy to throw all the ingred... Read more
Will Power Thanks to
Friday, July 20, 2012      8 comments

Today a colleague brought into work boxes of chips and crackers. He was gifted these treats from his sister, an employee of the chip company, who could not place the product in stores due to the near expiration date. Had he not shared these chip... Read more
Hidden Treasure on Reports
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      3 comments

Sometimes I'm astounded at all that has to offer and it is STILL totally free. Since sparking my flame within, I've found to be a vital tool on my health and wellness journey. Well, having been employed in t... Read more
My Inspiration for Counting My Blessings
Monday, July 16, 2012      1 comments

My last blog post mentioned that I count my blessings when I'm trying to fall asleep. Others replied that they read -- my former way of lulling to sleep. However, that requires using a light and my DH has to wake up at 5 am. So he's already snor... Read more
What Do You Do When You Can't Sleep?
Sunday, July 15, 2012      10 comments

When I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep. In my mind I go through the things that went right throughout the day. Then I pick one thing -- just one -- that I could have done better and vow to improve on that tomorrow. ... Read more
10 Min Can Be Habit Forming
Thursday, July 12, 2012      8 comments

Earlier I posted that as of July 4, 2012, I've been active for 100 days. Basically that means each and every day I've logged at least 10 minutes of physical activity to get my heart pumping and my metabolism racing to a new Mii. Well, now ... Read more
Large Size Attire Doesn't Have to Be Unflattering
Saturday, July 07, 2012      11 comments

Having always been an observant person, I notice most things in my surroundings. But it's not for me to judge others so I focus on improving myself. Recently, with this extreme heat we've been experiencing, I'm aware of the attire some wea... Read more
Better Late than Never
Saturday, July 07, 2012      7 comments

Last weekend we were supposed to get a bunch of yard work done. Well, that didn't happen as we planned. So, today we made up for lost time. We put in 3+ hours weeding, clearing overgrown shrubs and ivy vines, thinning out lilacs, and filli... Read more
Mii Gold Wii Fit Bank
Friday, July 06, 2012      4 comments

The other day my Wii Fit Plus activity bank turned GOLD. I'm so excited! emoticon It really pays to keep at t... Read more
100 Days And Counting!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      10 comments

Coming up on this 4th of July will be my 100th Day of Activity. Though I am on this journey one day at a time, it's a great milestone to me. And my Baby Steps are paying off. I feel good that I have made fitness activity a part of my everyd... Read more
Holding Myself Accountable
Sunday, July 01, 2012      7 comments

This weekend I had hoped to spend most of my FREE time on heavy cleaning, yard work, and exercising at the pool. Well, as they say, the best laid plans... We were only able to go to the pool one day over the weekend. So I did make sure to p... Read more
Big Thanks!
Saturday, June 30, 2012      3 comments

I so love my new SparkFriends! ALL of you are so inspiring and motivating. Thank you so very much! ... Read more
My Weekend Plans Revolve Around Fitness
Friday, June 29, 2012      5 comments

Having already updated the calendar, I made appointments with myself to get moving all weekend. The biggest events on the agenda are heavy cleaning, yard work and go to the pool. For some, the pool is a place to lounge around and catch up ... Read more

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