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The Naked Truth
7/31/2014 8:47:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok all, I’ll have to admit that I love getting a hot beverage from Starbucks as I drive in to work. Yes it’s money spent that could go towards someth...  Read more


Thursday's Quote
7/31/2014 12:15:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.” ¯ Benjamin Fran...  Read more


Back in the Saddle!
7/31/2014 4:37:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I was back at the youth work. Recovery from last week's intensive youth camp is over. I can't take anymore time off. I spent a good five days ge...  Read more


10 weeks
7/30/2014 9:33:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Officially at 10 weeks! Had an ultrasound appointment yesterday and got to see our little monkey dance around (well, I at least saw a moving smudge ....  Read more


Wednesday's Quote
7/30/2014 7:57:47 PM,  6 COMMENTS

“You always hear a headline like this, 'Man Killed By Shark', you never hear it from the other perspective, 'Man Swims in Shark Infested Waters, Forge...  Read more


A Better Day
7/30/2014 9:32:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday was probably my "worst" day since returning to SparkPeople on June 11th. I way overate, had a bad attitude, and just felt YUCKY! I'm not s...  Read more


Charity Has An Adventure at the U-Pick Farm
7/29/2014 11:09:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today's Focus was clean eating. I wanted to try some of the Superfoods for Osteoarthritis that I read about in the nutritions articles here at SparkP...  Read more


7/29/2014 8:01:31 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I have a renter in my US house while I am in France. One of the dangers of renting one's house out is that you just don't know who you'll end up with...  Read more


clean slate
7/29/2014 12:18:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It has been quite a while since I have been on here. I was doing really well using another free ap on my phone but have found that it really isn't wo...  Read more


Back on the Bike!
7/29/2014 9:33:37 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I finally got over my mental hurtles and went out for a quick bike ride this morning!! I use to be a huge biker, but when my daughter joined the fami...  Read more


Here comes the rain again
7/29/2014 6:35:45 AM,  7 COMMENTS

And just call me "The Rainmaker" 30 We didn't actually "go to court" yesterday morning, it was more negotiation between our lawyers. Somehow th...  Read more


7/29/2014 2:47:05 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I will not be exercising today as it is a recovery day for me. I tend to get a bit panicked on recovery days. It feels like "slacking" and I get conce...  Read more


Monday's Quote
7/28/2014 11:33:20 PM,  10 COMMENTS

“People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” ¯ Jess C. Scott ...  Read more


When Last Place Is OK ... or ... DFL vs DNF
7/28/2014 7:10:19 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Sooooo this weekend was wifey's and my wedding anniversary. We've been happily married now for 7 years. Yahhh! We decided to forgo buying each o...  Read more


Paleo--- or no?
7/28/2014 2:55:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So for the last month I have been following a semi-strict paleo diet. Outside of eating low fat cottage cheese and some peanut butter here and there,...  Read more


Low-Carb Diet Recommended for Diabetics
7/28/2014 2:10:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"The study, accepted for publication in Nutrition and available on the journal’s website, offers 12 points of evidence showing that low-carbohydrate d...  Read more


Our Health Care System – More of a System than Health Care
7/28/2014 1:49:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Warning – if you are not currently active in the health care System, you will find this completely boring. However, if you or a loved one is sick, or...  Read more


Official Fitness Test
7/28/2014 8:09:35 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14...  Read more


Getting Over the First Hurdle!
7/28/2014 7:17:59 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is day 11 without alcohol. The funny thing is, 11 days is really nothing - a drop in the bucket, but for me - it feels like an eternity! "Wow!...  Read more


7/28/2014 2:28:25 AM,  3 COMMENTS

One of the reasons I started this whole Wellness journey is to maintain personal integrity. As a youth worker, one of the main things I teach youth is...  Read more


Cloud Chaser!
7/27/2014 11:24:38 PM,  13 COMMENTS

A sizeable thunderstorm swept through our area earlier in the morning, however a check of the radar showed that the rain was OVER! Woo hoo! Out on our...  Read more


Sunday's Quote
7/27/2014 9:42:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

“Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.” ¯ Tallulah Bankhead (Seems like sound advice...) List of Vices: Anger: S...  Read more


7/27/2014 3:31:27 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I am completely spent. Emotionally, physically, spiritually. I am back from a week at teen camp where i worked with the high needs girls as a cabin co...  Read more


Saturday's Quote
7/26/2014 4:53:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

“Nobody can be bad at everything. There’s no such thing as a perfect screwup.” ¯ Jim Butcher ...  Read more


Friday's Quote
7/25/2014 9:55:37 PM,  7 COMMENTS

“Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good.” ¯ Jim Butcher ...  Read more


How Long Does It Take?
7/25/2014 3:30:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was looking over my Spark Page, and see that I RE-returned to SP on June 11th. That was six weeks and two days ago. Have my healthier habits becom...  Read more


Accomplishing two things at once
7/25/2014 9:32:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

For the longest time, I never considered cleaning my house a form of exercise, neither cardio or strength. Through SparkPeople, I have found that I c...  Read more


Good News and How I Am Spending My Time
7/25/2014 8:46:02 AM,  5 COMMENTS

First, the good news: I went to the doctor yesterday and after an x-ray he told me that the bone has moved back into place and is healing as expe...  Read more


Where's my umbrella?
7/25/2014 12:19:39 AM,  11 COMMENTS

As in the literal it has rained more days than not for the last month, including a cold and gloomy 10 day straight stretch. As in the idiomatic "...  Read more


Suck It Up, Buttercup
7/24/2014 7:49:51 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I went for a swim aster work last night. I was feeling pretty unmotivated, so I decided to just swim with the snorkel and concentrate on form instead...  Read more


7/24/2014 7:48:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a day off,love it! I hiked this morning and ran errands all afternoon. ...  Read more


Thursday's Quote
7/24/2014 1:14:26 PM,  9 COMMENTS

“I've learned that it doesn't matter how your husband squeezes the toothpaste, the important thing is how he squeezes you.” ¯ H. Jackson Brown Jr....  Read more


A Grocery Shopping Adventure
7/24/2014 11:29:36 AM,  8 COMMENTS

This morning I had to do the grocery shopping for myself and my two kids (age 14 and 24). It is not a task I really enjoy because of all the temptati...  Read more


And My Point Is...
7/24/2014 8:06:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

From time to time, I fall into the, "what's the point," mindset. For example, last week when I saw the scale actually GO UP, or the painfully slow r...  Read more


My 8 Week Marathon
7/23/2014 7:57:04 PM,  8 COMMENTS

About 2 ½ weeks ago, I was carrying a 40 lb bag of water system salt to my softener tank. It had been raining on and off for several days, which is t...  Read more


Could Less Be Better Than More?
7/23/2014 7:42:34 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Admit it Spark friends, when we were kids, more always meant better.....hell even today how many of us secretly believe that more is better than less....  Read more


Wednesday's Quote
7/23/2014 4:00:18 PM,  6 COMMENTS

“It’s good to be here. I’m just trying to go through life without looking stupid. It’s not working out too well. ” ¯ Brian Regan ...  Read more


9 weeks
7/23/2014 11:30:43 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello Week 9. This week I bought new, bigger jeans. While my old ones still technically fit, the waistband fell right across my heparin bruises, wh...  Read more


A Breakfast Smoothie First - Protein Powder
7/23/2014 7:39:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

In general I don't eat much meat. I may have chicken or fish once a week. So while it's possible for me to get enough protein in my diet, it's one o...  Read more


Stay Focused!!
7/23/2014 6:29:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Yeah - my weight is on it's way back down!! I know that I can get my weight down to my goal weight of 132 lbs (5 lbs away). So, what big changes hav...  Read more


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