where discouragement meets encouragement
I am exhausted. I jogged just a bit, then off to the plant store for more supplies, mowed the yard, mulched, planted the new plants, raked, watered, cleaned up and rested. What is different today? Well, I'm discouraged by events not under my con... Read more
Make this day count.
I love the daily encouraging email messages from Spark. Today's was about not letting time slip by unused. I want an adventure today. Work is always an adventures if I make it so. I know the Lord calls us to good and joyful use of our time. That... Read more
Down another pound. I LOVE NOT dieting!!!!
After dinner last night at PeiWei I was pretty sure I would be a bit up today......but, surprise! I was down another pound. The funniest this is that the weight loss is a by-product, not, at least not for me, the reason for being here. As I was ... Read more
spreaddddddddddding the spark!
Now that I'm down several pants sizes and maybe it is that spark glow, I'm being asked what I'm doing and I'm just boldly sharing the spark. I have so many friends that are dealing with health issues that feel totally swamped and unable to move.... Read more
Grabbed by the Emotional Beast
So I get home today and after all the dinner experience I open my Spark Mail and read "Tame The Emotional Beast For Good"........ As I read about the triggers I come upon the line:
"Or it might be as simple as getting home from work or scho... Read more
Home again Home again jiggity jig.
Glad to be home and heading back into a routine. I jogged and mowed today-oh, and weeded and grocery shopped. Tomorrow means back to work, something I love dearly. Out to dinner with dh and kept myself in Sparkling shape.
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off on another adventure
at the beach with dear old friends. What a joy to fellowship and share memories year after year, children growing, marrying, grandchildren (some day) and how much the Lord has blessed us all. Of course food is a player and well enjoyed by all. T... Read more
I ate my way through New Orleans!!!Sparkle!!!
Back from my adventure with friends and family and lots of Louisiana cooking. Can't begin to share how much fun I had. So, how was it different Sparking New Orleans? Well, to start with after playing with little cousins the first day, I rode a b... Read more
leaving town and my computer........arghhhhhhhh
So I'm off on an adventure and will be disconnected for at least a little while. I'm a little nervous about going solo without my sparkle but I know I can track food on my cell phone. Now is the time to put the pedal to the metal and see what I ... Read more
smiling through the sweat
I really enjoy the morning walk/jog. It gets to be more and more jog and less and less walk. Did the mileage tracker a bit ago and decided that the 3.71/day is a little short. I can easily add another ten minutes by doubling back in one spot. It... Read more
Bad fall! Good bounce......
Did some tossing and turning again last night. I NEED sleep. Took the poochies for an shorter walk this morning and we skipped church. Well, I started cleaning a bathroom and pulled down the shower rod to wash the curtains, slipped, hit my back ... Read more
a thought about fingernails
As I've said before, I've noticed my fingernails are stronger now that I have tripled my calcium. Well, I finally figured out that it may indicate that my bones are getting stronger as well. Wouldn't that be WONDERFUL?????... Read more
joys and tribulations of push mowing acres
I love to mow. It is my job. No one dare take it from me. There is something about a weed laden yard that looks like a green expanse after taking that mower to it that just is a joy for me. So, the tribulation comes not from mowing the front or ... Read more
What makes me tick vs ticked off!
I've started starting each day with that lovely renewed attitude of commitment to the program. This is such an easy place to be that there is very little fighting with myself going on. This is making me tick along, content, healthier.
What ... Read more
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home and back to it.
I'm listening to Biggest Looser in the background. It is less annoying to just listen instead of watching it. I'm thankful to be in the real world, owning my choices, rejoicing in the freedom of real life, constantly reminded that there is less ... Read more