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If Not Now....When?
Friday, April 06, 2012      3 comments

It's got to happen sometime....or not. We constantly think we have time to accomplish goals and use this mindset to allow ourselves to push back what we should be doing NO... Read more
Monday, April 02, 2012      7 comments

My dad will be 78 years old in July. We nearly lost him over the Christmas holidays. An enlarged prostate created blockage that caused his system to back up to the point his kidneys failed. He spent days in ICU and had to undergo dialysis tre... Read more
April Physical Fool's Challenge - An Idea for EVERYONE
Sunday, April 01, 2012      0 comments

I've noticed that while some teams do monthly, weekly, even yearly team challenges...a lot don't. Here's the challenge the San Antonio Spark Team is doing. It is self motivational and has a very easy point system. No division of teams, one winn... Read more
The She Beast Roars...and Whimpers...and Roars Some More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      5 comments

I rarely whisper. I am not quiet, nor am I shy. I speak long (as you well know) and I speak loud. I speak up. I get in your face. I roar. I advocate for self esteem, self respect, and self love. I tell you all the time that you are worth it, bec... Read more
Where Is Everyone?
Thursday, March 22, 2012      6 comments

I know the nature of sparkpeople is transient...people come and go. Some stick for years, some get super active on the site and then taper off and disappear for a while. They usually come back after a period of time with renewed commitment to th... Read more
March 19, 1932 - For Mama
Monday, March 19, 2012      6 comments

I beg your indulgence as I use this blog selfishly to pay tribute to my mother, Shirley Horn Thomas, who left us to live forever in Paradise eleven months ago. Today would have been her 80th birthday. The pictures below was taken on the day my g... Read more
Bursting into Bloom or Withering in Drought Stricken Soil?
Sunday, March 18, 2012      3 comments

The days are getting warmer and longer - thank you, Daylight Saving Time for messing up my sleep schedule yet again! The wildflowers are in bloom EVERYWHERE thanks to the abundance of rain we have had here in South Central Texas. We better enjo... Read more
Recipe So Good and Healthy I Had to Share!
Sunday, March 11, 2012      6 comments

I just made the best chicken taco filling I've ever eaten...plus it is low cholesterol, high fiber, and low sodium as well! It is called Salsa Chicken and has 4 easy ingredients - chicken breasts, jarred salsa (I found low sodium salsa at H.E.B... Read more
Why I Don't Give Up
Friday, March 09, 2012      4 comments

I've been struggling lately, really stretching my "fake it until you make it" philosophy of just staying positive and upbeat to the very limit. The chronic pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia has gotten worse. The aches and pain in my hips, low... Read more
Playing in the Street! (lots of pics)
Monday, March 05, 2012      4 comments

Siclovia! What an awesome concept and what an incredible day of fun and fitness San Antonio provided yesterday. Over two miles of one of the main streets into downtown SA was literally closed to cars and opened to people-powered means of transp... Read more
Daddy's "Training Wheels"!
Saturday, March 03, 2012      3 comments

This morning's 13.1 Half Sparkathon training was not what I expected. First we encountered a huge crowd of people doing a 10K scholarship walk/run. The parking area was packed. The pavilion was filled. My husband Charles (GPA-HONEY) and I finall... Read more
Feel Like Throwing in the Towel
Sunday, February 26, 2012      12 comments

Yes, since yesterday I have actually felt quite down and discouraged. It's true that I really DO feel like giving up...but of course I won't. No matter how much I've been feeling it, I won't. I'm just hurting, sad, and feel like I keep getting... Read more
What's In Your Motivational Wallet?
Thursday, February 23, 2012      3 comments

I am a quote kind of gal. Words move me, motivate me, inspire me. I have many favorite quotes, I could fill a small book with them...and someday I might! I have selected my top five to share with you today. Below each quote is my take on it; I... Read more
Give It Up!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      4 comments

What's up, Spark? You are so quiet. If I were a pessimistic person, I would assume that the lack of posts and comments meant back sliding and not a lot of health going on...but I'm an optimist. I am going to assume you are so busy with working o... Read more
But I Want That YOUNG Dress! Opinions, please?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      7 comments

I know it is still 14 months until my son's wedding. In my last blog I showed pictures of bodies that were close to my height and shape at different weights trying to see how I would look at each weight. Yesterday I spent several hours going thr... Read more

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