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WHAT Was I Thinking???!!???
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      11 comments

Did I mention that I was going to take Aerobics through the college? Well, I am. So I show up for class and...there's only one person who's over 20 years old (OK, two counting me). AND...there's only one person who's even remotely... Read more
Two Weeks In
Monday, January 10, 2011      8 comments

Hi Everyone, Two weeks in and I can honestly say that I am as committed as ever! emoticon I'm down 7 pounds... Read more
Learned a Lesson
Saturday, January 08, 2011      10 comments

I felt really good when I wrote yesterday's blog about my "attitude adjustment." But I made some crucial errors and I feel the need to 'fess up. Yesterday I was asked to join my coworkers for lunch and I agreed, knowing it would be the las... Read more
The Thought Process Has to Change
Friday, January 07, 2011      10 comments

I got home from a crappy day full of irritating meetings and that's exactly what I put on my status. Then I read Vandal's blog with the title, "The Thought Process Has to Change", and I knew the same was true for me -- and so I changed my s... Read more
Day 11, a Great Article and ... Chugging Along
Thursday, January 06, 2011      7 comments

Here's the first paragraph: According to recent research, the average person makes 200 decisions every day that will influence his or her weight. And most of these decisions aren’t monumental choices, like “Should I become an elite marathon... Read more
Day 10 - Standing Up
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

I had a great day today. I didn't have to be into work until noon because I was scheduled to work late. TC and I did an interval podcast on our favorite walking trail. We did 3.5 miles at in 51 minutes, and a cool-down mile in 17 minutes.... Read more
Successful First Day Back; Day 9 on plan
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      7 comments

First day back for Spring semester. Long day, lots of meetings and sitting around. Yuk. Tomorrow will be shorter and more interesting. BUT I did really well with my goals. I knew we'd go out for lunch but I took a page out of MSSUNBUG... Read more
Goals for 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011      9 comments

Ever since we've been married, my husband and I have crafted goals between Christmas and New Year's Day for the new year. They usually include the following categories: personal, house, financial, and other. During this week we also revie... Read more
Did you gain over the holidays? SO WHAT!?!
Sunday, January 02, 2011      9 comments

I am reading "Thin for Life" by Anne Fletcher. It is not a new book, but a timeless classic. For the book she interviewed 160 "Masters" of weight loss to discover how they did it, and more importantly, what they do to to keep it off. In c... Read more
New Year, New Beginnings
Saturday, January 01, 2011      6 comments

This morning I walked up the road to the top of Mt. Nebo (elevation 1800 ft.) with my husband & his hiking club. It's 2.5 miles up and 2.5 miles down. Do I need to tell you that it is HARD HARD HARD??? Lots of people do this, but mostly a... Read more
What are you doing for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?
Friday, December 31, 2010      6 comments

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in America that doesn't go out for New Year's Eve! Most of the time we don't even stay up until midnight! How about you? Big night tonight, or the usual? Whatever you do, have fun and BE SAFE... Read more
What you say is what you get
Thursday, December 30, 2010      5 comments

Saying you "should" do something, like exercise, immediately implies that you feel the activity is a burden, says Michael Sachs, PhD, an exercise psychology professor at Temple University in Philadelphia." How true is that? In addition... Read more
Interesting Article - You'll Never Eat a Fast-Food Hamburger Again!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      10 comments

I read a lot about food and nutrition, but I definitely learned a lot from this article. I was totally disgusted and bet you will be too. I feel like we are all victims of the processed food industry! health.yahoo.net/experts
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On the Spark Road Again!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      2 comments

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome back! I absolutely DO feel renewed and refreshed, and ready to return to the real (Spark) world. Since we don't do anything for New Year's I'm mentally already in the new year! We walked 4 miles tod... Read more
What Happened on the Cruise, STAYS on the Cruise....
Monday, December 27, 2010      7 comments

Hey, we had a wonderful, wonderful vacation. TOTALLY relaxing and awesome. We loved our shore excursions in Panama and Costa Rica the best and met some really interesting people. Unfortunately for my weight management, this was a differe... Read more

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