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  • Holiday Calorie burners

    12/2/2016 12:17:09 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    Check out the link to see just how many calories you are burning this holiday season! Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/22/2016 5:42:01 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Hiya, Sparkfriends! Long time no see! How is everyone doing? Last I wrote, we were preparing to move to Colorado. Well, we're here! It w... Read more

  • Hot OJ recipe

    11/22/2016 5:37:49 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    It's that time again when the weather changes and does all kind of craziness, like getting cold! I know, it's nearly December, but it's cold... a... Read more

  • Caterpillars to Butterflies

    11/13/2016 9:58:11 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    I just read an article that the Monarch's have arrived in Mexico, in time to "bed down" for winter. One of my focuses in my gardens is to provide... Read more

  • Green for Greens? Grow your own!

    11/3/2016 7:08:29 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Neiman Marcus has Collard Greens for sale... Yes, NM is getting into greens, especially the ones in your wallet! If the link doesn't work, do a ... Read more

  • Butternut Squash and Parsnip Tart

    10/29/2016 7:15:48 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Doing a slight mod on this recipe from Oh My Veggies (link at the bottom) as one to demo today. I love showing people how to cook seasonally. Cha... Read more

  • Hump Day Hurrah

    10/26/2016 9:25:41 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    Well I made it! So many times I wanted to nap or not exercise, but I persevered. I'm glad I did. I'm 1/3 of the way through ab and push-up challe... Read more

  • Why are soldiers having to repay bonuses?

    10/25/2016 8:25:24 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    I try hard to stay away from political topics. I respect and appreciate my friends and don't want to get into heated, hurtful arguments with them... Read more

  • The Big Storm: Hurricane Matthew

    10/24/2016 10:37:31 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    So much has happened in a short period of time. Let me try to recap. My husband and I went on a lovely vacation to Victoria BC at the end o... Read more

  • Sunday Sunday 7 and counting

    10/23/2016 3:25:17 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    Again I'm up early. Loving the yoga, it's getting easier, 😊, and I can barely wait to get out and walk. I feel so much better about me, and li... Read more

  • Ooh it's day 6 and I'm full of tricks! ☺️

    10/22/2016 8:59:34 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    As I sit here eating my very healthy dinner of yellow squash with onions and chicken sausage with garlic and mozzarella, I couldn't be more proud... Read more

  • Five and ready to thrive

    10/21/2016 9:23:01 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    I FEEL AMAZING! I have been up since six, yoga, mad walking, and totally transforming my room! I almost caved at three and took a power nap but I... Read more

  • Day 4 still trying to roar

    10/20/2016 5:17:12 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    Yesterday was a trying day. I put in 2 hours of exercise. I slept so good! I woke up somewhat late, but I felt I deserved it. I've picked up anot... Read more

  • Day 2, what's a girl to do?

    10/18/2016 8:17:21 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    So I'm on day two of my challenge, and I'll tell you what I did. I KICKED BUTT TODAY!! I woke up early, started cleaning, took a short walk, then... Read more

  • Starting all over again

    10/17/2016 5:47:27 PM, by JENNGLENN527

    The song says it's gonna be rough, but I have a new mindset. I'm not going to be so hard on myself. I am trying, and what counts. I'm excited for... Read more

  • Special Moments Abound

    10/14/2016 9:47:54 PM, by LAFFLOTS57

    Taking time to notice the bluest of blue skies Seeing a ruffed grouse showing off with tail fanning and neck feathers fluffing The full moon... Read more

  • My Life Has Gone Nuts!

    10/10/2016 9:02:27 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Long time no blog, and so much has gone on! I'll have to do the quick version and fill in the stories later. My husband and I went on vaca... Read more

  • New Day New Opportunities

    10/8/2016 5:04:13 AM, by LAFFLOTS57

    Saturday. A good day for appreciation. Early morning wake up @ 3:37a.m. means special moments of quiet. Even the birds are still snoozing. I en... Read more

  • Vacation Day 1

    9/29/2016 9:59:54 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    First, please excuse any typos, grammar, formatting and especially weird autocorrect word changes. I am typing this on my phone. Since I kn... Read more

  • Results from my Physical

    9/27/2016 2:16:59 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    I just got back the results from blood work from a physical a couple of months ago. I don't mind sharing the result with you all. When I first ... Read more

  • Change in Goals

    9/27/2016 9:14:18 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I'm changing my goals for the rest of the year. I knew September would be busy with work travel, vacations and my birthday, so I figured that I ... Read more

  • Gilmore Girls Fashion

    9/26/2016 9:49:21 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Something totally random for this Monday morning and a departure from my regular blogs. Anyone a fan of the Gilmore Girls from the dawn of t... Read more

  • Winning Formula

    9/24/2016 9:59:04 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I've had a rough week since coming back from my work trip. I've been getting up late, not having much energy, and been pretty lazy. One of my t... Read more

  • Working With Our Individual Needs

    9/20/2016 10:08:14 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This is the story of two very different people. One person doesn't gain weight easily, and can eat grains and starchy carbs without issue. The ... Read more

  • Home For A Week

    9/19/2016 10:21:44 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This morning's weigh in confirms it: I successfully maintained my weight during my work trip! I left and came back at the same weight! ... Read more

  • I Survived!

    9/18/2016 7:28:38 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's a carb world, but I made it back intact! I checked my ketostix as a quick snapshot, and somehow I managed to stay fat burning the whole tri... Read more

  • Carby Conference

    9/15/2016 10:16:08 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today is day 2 of my conference. I would rate my success a 7 out of 10. Passing, but not great. The breakfast provided is a carb fest. Ba... Read more

  • Surviving Out in the Urban Wild

    9/13/2016 10:14:17 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Just a super quick update on my progress. I am managing to survive the scary, carby world out there, but it hasn't been easy. Dodging sugars ha... Read more

  • Fall Challenge

    9/10/2016 7:06:42 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Today I am committing to this challenge -- tracking my calories every day no matter what, and sticking to my fitness schedule: Fri: 9:30 AM ... Read more

  • 60 Day Review

    9/5/2016 3:58:28 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    ----Note: I am changing my blog status from private back to public. Any posts that I find as less than supportive, backhanded, or rude I will re... Read more

  • Doing something is better than doing nothing!

    8/31/2016 7:49:01 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    I started consciously working out on Monday, inspired by my friend Sharon. She is focused and enjoys a lot of the same things I do, except she li... Read more

  • Less Sparking

    8/25/2016 7:57:39 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    As I'm getting close to my work trip, I'm going to be Sparking less. Have to wrap up at work and get my things in order. Also not having ... Read more

  • What is Whole 30?

    8/24/2016 12:27:01 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    What is Whole 30? I was asked this question on yesterday's blog when I described my 45 day results and how I achieved it. I wrote that my d... Read more

  • 45 Day Progress (with Pics)

    8/23/2016 9:37:36 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today marks 45 Days since my diet/fitness reboot. Since everyone loves before/after photos, here is mine. Read more

  • Lifestyle Wellness: Hobbies

    8/22/2016 4:39:03 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    One of the areas that I feel I need to be more well rounded on is my hobbies. Browsing PInterest and playing games is making me rather bored. W... Read more

  • Tough Love Edition

    8/22/2016 9:36:56 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I'm not your best friend. Sorry, but I'm not. I'm not going to tell you that you can eat whatever and still lose weight. I am your mea... Read more

  • Super Sunday

    8/21/2016 12:27:04 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Last week went very well. I had to take a break from my routines due to feeling fatigue, but this was exactly the right thing I needed. My body... Read more

  • Just Right Diet and Exercise

    8/19/2016 10:23:49 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Things are going great this morning. I got an excellent night's sleep, my numbers are moving down this morning, and I am full of energy. I took... Read more

  • Good Food and Rest Were the Answer

    8/18/2016 9:23:25 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Taking a couple of rest days and eating more calories worked great. My weight and bodyfat are falling, and my lean mass is staying within the ra... Read more

  • Mid Week Status - Taking it Easy

    8/17/2016 12:29:15 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's hard to say how things are going this week. I'm still experiencing backlash from last week's stress, so I'm not seeing a lot of movement in... Read more

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