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Boy, Was I Wrong

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      15 comments

We had NO CHANCE of hitting a PR in the Knoxville Half Marathon since the course was almost entirely either uphill or downhill! Amount of elevation change was not mentioned on the website, and I just assumed it would be flat as most race ... Read more

Off again!

Thursday, March 26, 2015      18 comments

Tomorrow we are leaving for Knoxville, TN to do our third half marathon of 2015. Our goal was to complete 4-6 this year, so we are well ahead of schedule! They have pacing groups for this race. Our fastest time ever has been 2:58, and we'... Read more

Good Morning, Sparkland!

Sunday, March 22, 2015      22 comments

YES, I am still here! I haven't blogged much but I've been lurking, reading blogs, tracking my food, still spinning the wheel, etc. Things have been busy in my corner of the universe. We had an awesome time with our daughter, SIL and tw... Read more

Holding Steady!

Thursday, February 19, 2015      26 comments

Well, we did our second half marathon of 2015 last weekend! The Mississippi River Half, which went from Lake Village, AR, across the newest bridge over the Mississippi River, to Greenville, MS. It was a great race and our time was awesome! ... Read more

First Challenge of 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015      23 comments

We are leaving tomorrow for Jackson, Mississippi for our first half marathon of 2015! HOPE the weather warms up. emoticonRead more

Good morning, Sparkpeeps!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      18 comments

I've really enjoyed everyone's blogs; you guys are kicking some serious butt out there in Sparkland! Motivation is running high, and I'm definitely feeding off that. LOVE all the people doing/redoing the Beck books; and even those that are... Read more

Relocating my Spark

Sunday, January 04, 2015      21 comments

Yes, Sparkfriends, I've been around Sparkworld, but doing more lurking than posting these days. Like many of you, I've thoughtfully reviewed 2014 to see what I did right BUT even more importantly I'm looking ahead to 2015 to set new goals. ... Read more

Finally Ready to Restart!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      22 comments

OK, I've been back a week and got back to the fitness center, pronto! However, healthy eating and Sparking took a little longer to get back on track. I still have a zillion blogs to catch up on, but I am inspired by the ones I've read so f... Read more

Beckus Interruptus

Thursday, December 04, 2014      24 comments

It was ambitious of me to think I would keep up my Beck book while getting ready for another trip. Oh well! Just three weeks after we returned from Nepal and India we are off again. This time to "wog" the St. Jude Half Marathon in Mem... Read more

No Beck Today...

Sunday, November 30, 2014      11 comments

Today we walked/jogged 13 miles to prepare for the St. Jude's Half Marathon in Memphis next Saturday. It was a SLOG; we've only been back from Nepal/India for a smidge over two weeks and I had that sinus infection and....we haven't had much... Read more

Beck, Chapter 3, Task 3: Make Time for Dieting

Saturday, November 29, 2014      9 comments

Task 3 is about making time. JB tells us that "to lose weight successfully, dieting should be your top priority for a long time, and maintaining your new habits will alway... Read more

Beck, Chapter 3 Tasks 1 and 2

Friday, November 28, 2014      10 comments

Judith Beck (JB) states in Chapter 3 that in Stage 1 we will start learning and practicing the skills we will need for lifelong weight loss and maintenance. Task 1 is... Read more

Preparing for Beck

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      18 comments

Are you like me? Have you borrowed/bought multiple diet books only to blast through the opening chapters so you can hurry up and get to the heart of the matter? The actual diet? And then you follow it for a few days or weeks only to e... Read more


Tuesday, November 25, 2014      15 comments

Since getting back from "the big trip" 2 weeks ago I've had trouble getting traction to continue my weight loss journey. First I was sick with a sinus infection, now the fitness center will be closed for the rest of the week. Read more

Sharing the Trails in Nepal

Monday, November 24, 2014      15 comments

I didn't take many videos in Nepal once I discovered they wouldn't download to my iPad. But when we got home I found the few I had taken still on the camera. There are roads in the mountains of Nepal, to be sure, but hundreds of small ethn... Read more

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