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I joined the 2013 Winter 5% Challenge Community!!!! 1. Assignment
Saturday, February 09, 2013      4 comments

****I joined the Winter 5% Challenge Team. The first assignment is to post my goals and how to achieve them on my SparkPage: I commit to at least 10 minutes of exercise 7 days a week, which could consist of cardio, strength, yoga. Once I st... Read more
30 minutes because the Treadmill didn't work :)
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday I decided to dust off my treadmill again. I need more cardio on my life, but don't want to make my knees suffer for it. And alas, I had not used it in a year.... it didn't know me anymore and wouldn't talk to me. Not one little bit. I ... Read more
Minor meltdown at work yesterday
Saturday, February 02, 2013      1 comments

I work with dogs in the kennels of a big veterinary clinic. I chose animal care over continuing with what I had been doing for 10 years.... accounting. I knew that due to the nature of the work, which is extremely physical I would not be able to... Read more
Watching my Sodium in the snow storm.....
Monday, January 28, 2013      2 comments

Since I really was so happy about the end of my day, I am now stealing my post I posted on the Mini Challenge Team just now. We are watching our Sodium intake this week, so that gave me a lot to reflect upon and this is what I had to say about i... Read more
Sunday evening reflection....
Sunday, January 27, 2013      0 comments

I did well last week. I made some very good, some mediocre and some interesting choices. But I was focused on improvement all week, and made conscious efforts to move forward. Now I am ready to greet the new week ahead. I will curl up in the mos... Read more
It's all about choices......
Saturday, January 26, 2013      6 comments

What I learned this week..... I make choices every day, and every day, I get to decide between good and bad choices, or the lesser of two evils ;) I found out that I can eat pizza and cupcakes and chocolate, I eat one instead of two, I take smal... Read more
10 Minutes a day makes a difference!!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      5 comments

So I took the challenge of doing 10 minutes of exercise each day. Since I committed to this, I have been inventive how to fill those 10 minutes with movement..... here are a few I have done..... - 11 minute Spark People Cardio Chair Workou... Read more
What motivates me? Reflections from Mini Challenge Team
Monday, January 21, 2013      0 comments

Well, L. posted a great Challenge for this week. We get to post a reward by midnight tonight that we are willing to work for all week, because it motivates us. It can't be food and it can only be for us, not for anyone else. Talk about hard chal... Read more
I would like to belong to a church....
Sunday, January 20, 2013      2 comments

I have numerous failed attempts to become a church goer. Over the years I went to different churches, Catholic, Non-denominational etc. The best church I ever went to was just 10 of us meeting every Sunday in the pastors house and it was more li... Read more
Ginger tea and God's great sense of humor ...
Saturday, January 19, 2013      3 comments

I woke up with an inquiring mind. I know that God put everything on this earth to work for the good. Soooo, I thought what about the herbs and stuff he threw at us. I pulled up a few herbal and natural remedy sites, and found out that there is a... Read more
I used to be a Shooting Star
Friday, January 18, 2013      1 comments

I faintly remember being on a Challenge Team that was called the Shooting Stars. And I remember the sign up time and waiting to be selected into a team, learning the name of my team and then meeting my Shooting Star Team mates. And when I didn't... Read more
Lovely day!
Monday, January 14, 2013      0 comments

Had a very successful day. Woke up and did my 5 Sun Salutations. I passed right by the sweets and goodies in the staff kitchen. And I had my healthy lunch before the meeting, where Olive Garden food was served. I didn't eat anything from that, ... Read more
Making good choices :)
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

I am tracking my food, making dinner plans and preparing lunches for next week that are healthy and very easily trackable. I made a pot full of bulgur to divide into Mason jars for healthy salads for the week. My main focus for the next weeks wi... Read more
So nice to be back
Saturday, January 12, 2013      0 comments

I like to Spark again. This time a new focus, not losing weight so much as lowering bad cholesterol and raising the lower cholesterol along with finding workouts fitting to my busted knee. Strengthening exercises so the muscles around my knee ca... Read more
Happy Birthday Twin Babies!!
Monday, May 16, 2011      6 comments

My twin babies Sarah and Julia are turning 19 years old today. Sarah is visiting Julia at College in NYC, and they are seemingly having a fantastic time. Today they are visiting the Museum of modern Art (Sarah is an artist) and then going for di... Read more

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