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Achieving Balance . . . Day Three
Monday, January 16, 2012      15 comments

FAITH: One project this Missions Group took on was making diapers out of old t-shirts to send to Honduras. Now we cannot keep up with the requests we get from our local Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries. If you’re ever in my neighborhood,... Read more
Achieving Balance . . . Day Two
Sunday, January 15, 2012      12 comments

I should preface this blog by the fact that week’s blogging is compliments of the 5% challenge where we are asked to blog every day for one week as part of our Living The Good Life challenge. Being blessed as a visual person, I will likely conc... Read more
Achieving Balance . . . Day One
Saturday, January 14, 2012      15 comments

FAITH: Spend at least 15 minutes daily in the study of God’s word and complete at least two prayer shawls. My goal is to continue to make my faith an active verb – a living faith -- full of ways where my personal relationship with God is enhance... Read more
Confessions of a Food Addict . . . Trigger Foods (Pt 1: Freggies?)
Monday, November 28, 2011      13 comments

After enjoying THETURTLEBEAR’s blog today, I understand that a trigger food is one that gets you off course for the next hour and you are not eating because you are truly hungry. I wish I could say I’m more like CROOKEDLETTER and don’t have foo... Read more
Ready and Set for the Winter 5% Challenge!
Sunday, November 27, 2011      12 comments

December 3 will be here in six days. Bring it on! Assignment #1 Be Prepared emoticon Clothes (I love t... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge . . . it’s a wrap!
Saturday, November 26, 2011      16 comments

My very first 5% challenge that began in the Fall of 2010, was the start of a great impetus to lose the last half of my desired weight loss. Thank you, Ceri, for introducing me to such a great group of people. When I look through my Spark frie... Read more
It’s been a delightful “Freggie” Week!
Saturday, November 12, 2011      23 comments

My 5% SparkTeam Challenge encouraged the teams (I’m a Teddy Bear) to a week of freggies (fruits and veggies). I made it my personal best averaging 28 freggie servings over seven days by ending on my highest ever note of 43 freggie servings whil... Read more
Gift of Love Ministry through Prayer Shawls . . .
Saturday, October 22, 2011      17 comments

Love does not boast (1 Corinthians 13:4-5). I do not write this for the purpose of boasting, but to share with so many of you my labor of love in one of the ways I serve others through Christ. Several of my Spark Friends have asked me about th... Read more
Blessed by Fellow Sparkers! . . . and a 5K Lupus Walk/Run for Hope!
Saturday, October 01, 2011      22 comments

Back in September, I had the opportunity to join TheCrazyMango thanks to our regional connections in the area. SparkPeople is a major influence in our lives, in that we have both lost 100 lbs. WooHoo! We celebrated with conversation, entertainm... Read more
Why am I in the Fall 5% Challenge?
Sunday, September 18, 2011      23 comments

The actual question in our 5% Pre-Challenge #3 is, “Why do you want to lose weight?” You might say I'm becoming a regular at this: This is my fifth challenge. Just as I began the Summer Challenge, on July 16, I lost my last three pounds and re... Read more
Preparing for the 5% Fall 2011 Challenge
Saturday, September 17, 2011      11 comments

On September 24, I begin an eight-week 5% Challenge to encourage living the healthy lifestyle. Our first assignment is to answer the following five questions: 1) Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? ... Read more
Dad time (Photos) and Spark Friend Dinner
Friday, September 09, 2011      19 comments

I enjoyed the day with my Dad, where we took care of some business and attended the monthly birthday party and sing-a-long at a local nursing home. My Dad still has an incredible voice! ... Read more
More joy and walking on campus!
Thursday, September 08, 2011      9 comments

I’m so thrilled to be part of a vibrant campus this week. One meeting yesterday . . . another meeting today . . . and now planning is done for a Lake Superior sailing trip Sunday with the Office of International Programs and World Student Assoc... Read more
Walking with Joy!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      12 comments

The 5% challenge is all about moving more and for me, I move a lot more around the house, as well along nature’s path. Today, I had lunch on campus with friends. This is both my alma mater, as well as the place I was employed at for twenty yea... Read more
2011 is my Year of Umami! . . . Hold the anchovies, you say?
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      17 comments

Experts have now defined a fifth element that our taste buds can detect to now decipher sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. When I first heard the news earlier this year, the only word I could visualize -- in order to remember this relativel... Read more

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