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2014 Progress Report

Sunday, November 09, 2014      3 comments

Hi Spark Fam! I have been missing in action since the end of January. I have good and bad reasons, but the important thing is I am back at it. Earlier this year, I posted 9 goals for the year. I had intended on doing monthly check-ins, but ... Read more

2014 Goals

Sunday, January 12, 2014      6 comments

Hi Sparkfriends!! I always stay in on January 1 and reflect on the previous year and decide what I want to accomplish in the new year. I suppose you could call them resolutions, but to me they are goals. I have a big binder with all the thi... Read more

2014 Goals

Sunday, January 12, 2014      2 comments

Hi Sparkfriends!! I always stay in on January 1 and reflect on the previous year and decide what I want to accomplish in the new year. I suppose you could call them resolutions, but to me they are goals. I have a big binder with all the thi... Read more

Life Lessons at Christmas

Saturday, December 28, 2013      9 comments

This year, I had high hopes for Christmas. For the first time in years, I had no schoolwork, no work work, and no overwhelming housework to take over my year-end vacation. I was going to focus on me. Hit the gym. Relax. Take baths. Read books. L... Read more

Goals for BLC - Go Dazzling Diamonds!

Friday, December 13, 2013      8 comments

Wow, I haven't thought about goals for awhile. I've been chasing my main goal - being able to do a pull-up - for so long I haven't thought about much else. While I'm getting close to that, other things will help me along my path. So here goes: ... Read more

Done with School, Aug 1-10

Sunday, August 11, 2013      2 comments

Wow, this free time thing is AMAZING!!! Most of my days have been pretty much the same as the first few: work, hit the gym, then do something relaxing before hitting the sack. I'm getting great sleep. At first, my husband and I were g... Read more

Done with School, Days 1-4

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      4 comments

After four long years of hard work, I am finally done with my master's degree. Now, I have to learn how to live my life again. Here's how it's going so far... Day 1 (Sunday): PARTY!!!!!!!!! My hubby threw me the best grad party ever. We spe... Read more

Geneva Lakes Amazing Race - Report!

Sunday, June 30, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday my friend Peggy and I competed in the Geneva Lakes Amazing Race for the third year in a row. We had a blast, as always. The race was done in six parts. The goal was to finish with the most points. Raising more money gave you helpers, w... Read more

Reclaiming my life

Sunday, June 23, 2013      6 comments

Wow, time has been getting away from me this year. I started a new job in January and have been working some major hours in addition to going to grad school. It seriously kicked my butt and I lost track of everything except work and hitting the ... Read more

I remember how it feels!

Monday, March 11, 2013      3 comments

I have had very little oomph in the past 6 months and it shows. The scale has not budged one pound. I do this every year, and I'm sick of it. The plus side this year is that I didn't regain anything over the winter. I will credit my 3x/week sess... Read more

Two-week Promise: No Junk Food!

Thursday, January 17, 2013      3 comments

Hi SparkFriends! Well, I've been stuck for awhile and had a heart-to-heart with my trainer last night. These are always helpful, and usually end with me making some kind of promise. Last night, I pinky-swore that I would focus on NOT eating... Read more

How many calories does thinking burn?

Monday, January 14, 2013      3 comments

Oh. My. Gosh. This new job of mine is a doozy! I have been in meetings from 6-7 hours of every single day since I started last Monday. I'm coming into a project two weeks before execution and must get up to speed FAST! I had no idea how exh... Read more

Quitting soda is hard!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      7 comments

My no-soda experiment lasted 2.5 days. Even though I drank tea to replace the caffeine, I have had a headache every day since Monday. Today I actually started falling asleep during a meeting. I finally couldn't take it any more and tried drinkin... Read more

Change Is Coming - New Job!

Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

Hi SparkFriends! Tomorrow I start a brand new job and I should be very excited. But I'm scared. I miss my old job already, even though my last day was just Friday. I cried all week last week, wondering if I just made the biggest mistake of ... Read more

My Vision Board

Thursday, December 27, 2012      8 comments

I've been on Sparks for over 3 years now, and I never made my vision collage. I also haven't reached my goals yet. Coincidence? Well, if they are related, I can do something about it. So here is my vision board! Read more


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