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how to start the day with a bad attitude
Friday, March 02, 2012      5 comments

Today is my day off. You should know what that means. Everyone and their dog has something they want you to do. However, none told you until this morning when you already had your day planned. That meant I couldn't go running bef... Read more
building a 100 brick man-want to join me?????
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      3 comments

talked to a dear friend today about a challenge. The idea is to graph a picture of two men, both made out of 100 bricks. One is the Old self, One is the New self. Each day we color in a brick depending on whether or not we stayed true to healthy... Read more
Jan Karon speaks at Christ Church
Monday, February 27, 2012      3 comments

last night was a treat. Got to hear Jan Karon, author of the Mitford series, speak at Christ Episcopal Church at their mother daughter event. She was inspiring as well as funny, a joy to listen to. Repeatedly she encouraged us to do what ... Read more
Feeling sugar free. Amazing
Sunday, February 26, 2012      2 comments

One choice I made for Lent was giving up sweets so nothing with sugar as a main ingredient. Yesterday was day 5 & it is hard to describe how well I feel. Maybe more alert, less tired. Would be interesting to know the chemistry behind this. ... Read more
what I learned on the greenway
Friday, February 24, 2012      2 comments

Daily the plan is to get out and go running or biking. Sometimes I feel so put upon about the need for exercise. Then I look at all the folks doing the same thing. Most of them are thin or slim or just average weight. Mak... Read more
steel cut oats/ banana pancakes
Monday, February 20, 2012      4 comments

Sooooo, we have snow for the first time this season. Of course it is now all but gone and will be completely gone before the end of the day. Haven't run the dogs yet since the bridges on the path are icy. This morning, in an effort to use m... Read more
read the new First magazine featuring SPARK PEOPLE
Saturday, February 18, 2012      4 comments

Got the new First magazine yesterday. I'm such a sucker for those. Any way who was featured but our own Meg Galvin and several folks that had lost tremendous weight here. The focus is really on eating more prebiotic carbs and on Galvin but the ... Read more
better than yesterday
Monday, February 13, 2012      2 comments

So, after doing my big workout Friday I went into work Saturday morning. My throat was sore and before long I knew I was getting sick. At first I wanted to blame it on taking out that bush but knew it was more. Came on home (I have the most wo... Read more
Just taught myself a lesson
Friday, February 10, 2012      5 comments

Slept in this morning. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! After dh left for work I tackled a bush in the front yard. I knew dh wanted it gone but since I am the Queen Of All Things Green in my family, I figured this was my territory. Well, I got out the... Read more
NEW trophy today on my Sparkaversary!!! Woo Hoo!
Thursday, February 09, 2012      4 comments

I knew I was close to getting my next trophy so I planned to get it today. Woots to me! I actually feel better, much better, than 2 days ago. Is it the B12? Tyrosine?? Don't really know. I was much less achy and much more positive about hit... Read more
start your day the B12 way
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      3 comments

this morning was up early, had some good quiet time in my chair, grouching about how lousy I felt while sipping that lovely morning coffee. Found the B12 and some tyrosine and omega 3 chews and a vitamin D. Told dh that I would just walk a littl... Read more
how can I be over my calories????
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      3 comments

Just sat down to add them up before watching The Biggest Loser with a bowl of popcorn. Good grief, I'm over!!! Shorter run today.......2.45. Was planning on a longer one tomorrow but will have to fill in at work for a co-worker. The perks o... Read more
Monday Monday............promises made, being a brat
Monday, February 06, 2012      4 comments

Now that I have been here for 2 years I see more and more the need for consistency. So, where does that leave me? I still have mornings I dread having to get up and run the dogs even though I know once I'm out on the trail it feels great. I stil... Read more
day 5 of being "good"
Friday, January 13, 2012      3 comments

Last night I threatened my husband not to DARE WAKE ME UP this morning. I have been burning the candle at both ends for so long I thought I would explode if I didn't just get ONE morning where I didn't have to get up and go on someone else's sch... Read more
so tired of losing these same pounds over and over and over
Thursday, January 12, 2012      6 comments

So, I'm on the way down............ AGAIN I have lost these same pounds more times than I know. Probably, that is a good thing. I'm energized this time by a challenge from a friend of mine that I'm meeting for a beach weekend with our ... Read more

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