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Fruit and Veggie Serving Sizes
Monday, March 07, 2011      11 comments

I'm stealing this from Oilpainter with many thanks Many people are not sure what size a 'serving' is of fruits and vegetables. I saw this chart posted somewhere and thought it was brilliant so I'm sharing it with all! VEGETABLE ... Read more
How have I lost 13.2 pounds since December 5?
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      20 comments

Anyone reading my blogs over the last years here at Spark knows that I can NEVER lose weight. It hasn't seemed to matter what I do, my weight comes off by the ounce, if at all. So, how have I lost 13.2 pounds since December 5? I think t... Read more
I think I'm on the right track now using personal training
Sunday, December 12, 2010      7 comments

Four sessions with a personal trainer in less than two weeks and I have lost 3 pounds and reduced pain immensely. We’re doing a lot of really slow yoga stretching (it’s harder than you would think) and some swimming. I do the yoga moves when I... Read more
I found some inspiration
Sunday, November 21, 2010      4 comments

hero-therapy-18 I love the last photo with the treadmill.... Read more
Whining and complaining...
Thursday, October 28, 2010      9 comments

It’s been a weird fall, so I thought I would post an update. I need to get back to sparking, and that’s for sure. 1. I had sun poisoning for almost 1 month throughout August. It took forever for all of the blistering to heal. I think th... Read more
Working too much - Sparking not enough
Monday, September 20, 2010      13 comments

I have a couple of massive deadlines this week for some work projects. for the last 3 weeks, all I've done is work and sleep. No groceries, little exercise and not enough Spark! I will get on the scale one day this week. I'm back to my f... Read more
Resetting Goals for the last third of the year
Friday, September 03, 2010      10 comments

Where do I want to be in 2011? How do I want to start the year? Compared to this week’s weight and measurements, where do I want to find myself in early January? By that time, I’ll be looking ahead to the Bridge Walk again which will be ... Read more
Finally back to Arthritis Swim Class
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      8 comments

Today was my first day back in the pool and I am so, so happy to be there. I could tell a huge difference since I missed two weeks, and I am sure I will feel it tomorrow. My flexibility, strength and endurance were all reduced. Another vote f... Read more
Sun Poisoning is not fun
Thursday, August 26, 2010      22 comments

I've been sick since last Thursday. That means 1 week. I was on a high dose of antibiotics for an infection, and swam from 9:30 to 11:00 am Thursday morning. As soon as I got out of the pool, I knew something was wrong. Looking back, I can s... Read more
Monday, August 16, 2010      13 comments

Yes - that is what I'm going for. I need to workout every day and eat well every day and Spark every day in order to be successful. I started reading "The Spark" again at night before bed and it is very inspiring to read the small simple ideas... Read more
More Thoughts on the Pool
Friday, August 13, 2010      9 comments

I watched a guy transfer from a wheel chair - to a lift - to the pool this week. it was a very humbling experience. It puts all the "what should I wear" and "do I look fat" questions to shame. Once he was swimming, you would never know he ... Read more
Road Trip and Swimming Update
Sunday, August 08, 2010      10 comments

I spent the day on the road to visit my son at art school in Idyllwild yesterday. We had a great visit and ate lunch with another family in the town. All told, I was driving for 7 hours and at altitude of about 6000 feet for almost 3 hours. B... Read more
August Update
Monday, August 02, 2010      18 comments

I am going to focus on exercise this month. I want to increase my intensity - not necessarily my time spent. I'm averaging an hour a day of exercise, and that is where I want to stay. Last night I took a walk after dinner and pushed it ... Read more
More Swimming Info
Friday, July 30, 2010      15 comments

Today my 6/14 Bathing Suit blog was sent in an email from Coach Jen to all Sparkers and a miracle happened. Over 1500 people responded to me today. My email was overwhelmed, and so am I. I never saw that blog post as something so specia... Read more
Update for Mid Summer - Semi-Consistency is Continuing
Sunday, July 25, 2010      10 comments

I'm getting ready for an all day drive tomorrow. 7+ hours taking my son to an art school where he will be living and working for the next 4 weeks. It was a big commitment of money and time for me, but hopefully will pay off for him. It's kind... Read more

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