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BLC 25 break ... and beyond

Monday, July 21, 2014      4 comments

Well, with round 25 of the BLC winding down it's time for a little re-evaluation. Between battling sinus issues (which seem to be never ending) and two family trips, I know I'll be ending at a higher weight than when the round ended. I have a fe... Read more

BLC 25 Goals and Fitness Test 1

Monday, May 05, 2014      2 comments

Just a real quick blog from my phone to post my goals for the next 12 weeks and the results of fitness testing. My goals are pretty basic: 6 pounds lost and at least as many inches. I'm going to get there by cutting way down on soda, increa... Read more

New Year - New Goals

Monday, December 30, 2013      3 comments

I'm getting a jump on the new year by posting some goals now. 1. Pedometer - this week just wear it every day. At the end of the week I will average my steps and aim for an extra 500/day. I will increase my numbers each week till I'm at lea... Read more

BLC 22 Mid-point

Saturday, July 13, 2013      5 comments

Actually, the mid-point was on Wed., but I'm just now sitting down to look at my goals and see how I'm doing. Goal 1: Lose 10 pounds. Actually at this point, I'm up a little over 1 pound, but since I've lost 2" overall I know I'm making pro... Read more

Farmers Market Tips - From a Vendor's Viewpoint

Thursday, June 06, 2013      5 comments

June is here and Farmers Market season is getting into full swing, at least around here. I've been a vendor at one for several years now and a few things keep happening that keep the experience from being as great as it could be. I think most of... Read more

A Bittersweet Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2013      9 comments

Many of my Spark friends know that my mother-in-law was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late January. She went home to God early yesterday morning. Although we were as prepared as possible, and know it's best for her, we still have some diffic... Read more

BLC Break Plans

Saturday, April 13, 2013      4 comments

Since there's a lot going on in my life right now I'm going to keep my plan for the next 7 weeks fairly simple. Food: 5+ freggies a day 8+ glasses of water a day lean protein Fitness: (6 days a week with one rest day) 2-3 day... Read more

BLC Break Blog

Monday, April 01, 2013      5 comments

BLC 21 winds down in a little over a week, and part of this weekend's challenge is to blog about what we'll be doing over the long break to keep up our moment. Before I even knew about this, I signed up for a fitness challenge for the month... Read more

My First 5K

Sunday, March 24, 2013      5 comments

I wogged my first 5K yesterday, at the age of 50. It was cold (about 38 F) and windy, but I did it. My time was pretty good, I think, 49' 43". No pictures because I was by myself and no bling since it was a small event. I did get a f... Read more

Dream Board

Saturday, February 09, 2013      9 comments

Part of this weekend's True Blue Challenge is to create dream board. These are some of my favorite things. The picture under "Friends" is of myself and my BFF of 30+ years at her wedding a couple of years ago. Read more

I Survived!

Monday, January 28, 2013      3 comments

So, yesterday was the big fundraiser at church that I blogged about last week. I ended up packing my cooler with 2 bottles of water, an apple, 2 light string cheese and some baked whole grain crackers. While I was there: Lunch: 1 string che... Read more

Advice to my 16 year old self

Friday, January 25, 2013      11 comments

Just a couple of things I wish I done differently when I was 16: 1. Listen to my Grandmother and slow down when I'm eating. I'm better now than I was then, but I would have probably not struggled as much with my weight if I had taken her a... Read more

Input needed

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      6 comments

Hey fellow Sparkers, I'm looking for some input. Sunday (the 27th) is our big annual fundraiser at church. I work the kitchen and am lucky to get one or two 5 minute breaks to eat, simply because we tend to be really short staffed and those... Read more

Time to get back on track

Sunday, September 23, 2012      3 comments

My Spark Break lasted a wee bit longer than I anticipated, but the time away has shown me how much I need the accountability. I'm back and I've set two goals for the next couple of weeks, just to start me off on the right foot. 1. 30 min. e... Read more

Time for a Spark Break?

Saturday, June 30, 2012      5 comments

I've been Sparking for a little over 5 years now and I'm feeling a bit burned out at the moment. I think other than the BLC, I'm going to take July off to focus on some other things and hopefully get revved up again. I will check in from time-to... Read more


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