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my aching back
on mile 3 yesterday I knew something was wrong. Ouch. Don't really know how I did it but just that I have wrenched my back. Thankfully I have enough staff to cover me when I'm absent. So, here I am, curled up with ice and computer.
Sometime... Read more
wow, how can a month go by
Here I am again................know I'm leaving for a trip in a couple of weeks and figure this is a great time to get back on this wonderful ride and stay there. So, today is day one of this Spark Streak. I've planned my breakfast and lunch and... Read more
On the trail of health.......oops, did I lose my way again????
I'm so grateful that we get to wake to a new day every morning. We get to try not to make the same stupid mistakes we have made the day before. We get to dust ourselves off, forgive ourselves, and hop back on the trail to health.
I had a st... Read more
dieting with MIL
this is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks. MIL is almost 87 so the whole spark thing online is pretty overwhelming. Don't get me wrong, she is brilliant. It is just a learning curve. Soooo, she has been tracking on paper and then we sit ... Read more
so after watching Dr. Amen on PBS last night..............
So after watching Dr. Amen on PBS last night my MIL and I decided to get back on track with tracking. The idea that popped out to me was about counting calories. He said something to the effect of, "Of course you have to count calories. Not coun... Read more
So Tuesday is Mardi Gras and then comes Lent
What to give up and what to give out during Lent?
One of my choices several years ago was to never criticize anyone during Lent, to daily, pointedly build someone up with my words, and to ma... Read more
working out is working in
lovely day off
jogged my 4
ordered new running shoes at Fleet Feet. The lady there said I had a really good wear pattern on my shoes. Good to know I'm not running oddly
Off to Pennys at North Hills and got the most amazing hair cu... Read more
today is so special
I'm just rejoicing in this day
Did my 4 miles although getting started was a bit of a challenge.
tracking my food
being thankful to the Lord for his many blessings.
So, I went back to see the doc for my annual exam. the one that so fr... Read more
Ran and walked eight plus miles today
After church we drove through krispee creme.....um, not the best plan but at least it wasn't mine, and then home, visited with family and then I hit the green way. Jogged to Shelly Lake and back, a little over eight miles. Well, I walked and jog... Read more
today is my sparkaversary!!!!!
So today makes one year at Spark. So hard to believe that I have done this. I'm glad to be 33 pounds lighter, had planned on 50, but hey, we all know how that goes. Also glad to be doing the stress challenge. Stress, let's talk about stress! The... Read more
TOMORROW IS ONE YEAR AT SPARK UNIVERSITY!!!!!
tomorrow is my one year date. How did this go so fast. Wish I had studied more. Still, how glad I am to be here! How glad I am to be healthier and to have less of me to go around.
Woo Hoo to me!... Read more
flew in last night. Happy sad to be home. Thankful Mama is well enough to leave. She looks great. Now here is something I have really been thinking about. Before this happened she had been doing water aerobics 3 times per week and working out at... Read more
having a very tough time
Well, I've been down here for 8 days now. Mama is now on bed rest with bathroom privileges only. We were up in the night with a bleed. She was able to stop it within 20 minutes. How funny that something as tiny as a nose bleed can change a life.... Read more
It is amazing what a difference perspective makes. And it is amazing how much knowledge can be freeing. DD still has work to do, it still may not get done, but in the big scheme of things it will all work out. I need to always remember that we s... Read more
destressing day three
One of the best things that has happened is knowledge. I'm reading Delivered From Distraction-we also have Driven To Distraction, a
bout ADD. These could be written about my daughter and about others I know so well. Just reading these facts... Read more