The 5K Wog and other stuff
So last everyone heard from me is that I was training for a 5K...and the treadmill workouts were great (I only did 3 of them) but still, they were great because I ran 2 miles straight without stopping on the darned thing and I went from 26 minut... Read more
Practice makes perfect.
I have been thinking a lot about long term maintenance lately. I am technically 3 years in, but really, I myself count it as 5.
Why 5? Well, that is when things "clicked" for me and I changed my attitude and mind set for good...for life. My... Read more
An ode to my pot belly
You and I have been together,
Since I ever could remember.
You been patted, squished
Been the torment of my youth.
You have never truly gone away,
And maybe that is why today
I barely tend to think of you
A... Read more
NSV - 60 jumping jacks
Yup - 60 jumping jacks
Not that big to some, but for me...it's HUGE!!!!
Well because I didn't wet my pants! That's why!
... Read more
Is Sparkcoach helping?
This is a very very very informal poll... I am just curious.
Please answer the following if you are using Sparkcoach:
a) I am more motivated now than ever before: Yes or no
b) Has this made the difference?
c) Is guilt (ie, I ... Read more
Sometimes life is a gamble... I am learning this a little late, especially since I am usually on the safer side of the fence: don't disrupt the order of things, don't run with scissors... you know... that kind of being.
But sometimes, life ... Read more
Over the weekend
Over the weekend...I turned 40.
Over the weekend...I turned off all emails and stopped thinking about work and enjoyed my family and a much needed break.
Over the weekend...Life continued on without me in a certain situation, just as I... Read more
The Music Box
I have a table with pictures on it...it's sort of like a shrine at this point: the pictures all have their spot, I dust around them, they have been in the same spot since my mom placed them on that table 25 years ago with some additions made her... Read more
Joy emerges slowly sometimes
I will not lie on here... and I will openly admit that the last 2 months has absolutely sucked because of various indecisions in my life, and these indecisions that were not on my plate to decide what to do, it was me waiting for action on anoth... Read more
I am constantly pulling at them.
Today is just a little harder to pull on, but eventually, the boots will come up all the way.
They always do, right?
Some days are harder than others though, especially when you feel l... Read more
5th Year Sparkiversary vlog
This is my very first vlog...and it's the very first take too. Just wanted to say hello to all my fellow Sparkers.. and send a thank you as well.
Sorry about the low sound quality...and for the water bottle banging loud on the table! LOL ... Read more
How the dead see you
5 years ago, I started Spark...for me it was my "hail Mary" pass because before this, nothing "worked" and stuck...and I had had about enough and in fact, my Spark page was titled "Enough is enough!" It was Feb 7, 2008. Looking back, nothing "wo... Read more
Photograph blog found - good read
I found this from a friend on FB...and it really hit a cord with me...since I was rarely in photographs prior to the last 5 years of my life...which is sad, because I mattered even when I was heavy but was too stupid to realize that moments are ... Read more
Clarity in saying "no"
I was just sitting here thinking... well, actually on my drive around town today to get stuff done within an hour's timespan for personal reasons... and as I popped by the office to bang out some work real fast, it occurred to me that there can ... Read more
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Two weeks of crazy...
and now is this the calm before the real storm???
Ugh, you guys have no idea how the full moon hit me last week! I'd say it was one of those rare collisions of choas coming together all at once that hit me in the work - family - extracurr... Read more