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Hump Day Happenings
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      13 comments

The week started with news my mom fell, cut her head open on the wheel brake on her walker, took six staples to close it and was admitted in the hospital since the cold she thought she had was pneumonia and her heart rate kept spiking. Dad ... Read more
It's Friday Baby
Thursday, February 06, 2014      13 comments

Okay, not for a couple hours but close enough. When the alarm went off Monday morning, I thought it was Sunday and I had set my alarm by mistake. As I rolled over to go back to sleep, it hit me, UGH, it's Monday! Cue Bruno Mars... ... Read more
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      22 comments

Good morning Sparkers! I woke up to another abysmal forecast this morning but tried to keep my attitude in check, as I've been trying to do for the last several weeks. All the way to work this morning, I had Gloria Gaynor in my head. ... Read more
Dancin into February
Friday, January 31, 2014      18 comments

Good riddance January. I'll skip the stats on this past month here in Chi-beria! I am dancing into February. Tonight I fired up a dance song play list, went in the spare bedroom and danced like nobody was watching. What a FABULOUS feeling ... Read more
Two For Tuesday
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      15 comments

Hello from Chi-beria and welcome to another installment of Two For Tuesday. It's been a while since I did a two-for-Tuesday blog. Radio stations do it so here we go. Two thoughts rambling around my head today...... Squats and Lunges ... Read more
The Bare Necessities
Saturday, January 25, 2014      16 comments

So I'm struggling but I'm also fighting. I've never had such a hard time with winter but this has been a more challenging winter. I reached my weight loss goal the end of November2012, maintained through the holidays and have continued main... Read more
Random Sunday Thoughts
Sunday, January 19, 2014      16 comments

So winter. What do you think? Yeah, I know. I'm with you. The polar vortex we had a couple weeks ago is moving back in tomorrow and I have a few choice words for this roommate for which I have no use. But I have lived in the Chicago area fo... Read more
Lessons Learned and Thinking Spring
Friday, January 10, 2014      15 comments

This was the first full work week in a while. A major system upgrade thrown in for extra fun! Way to start off a new year. There was overeating and a little lack of sleep this week but there was walking and yoga and the elliptical. I ... Read more
Walkin Through My Town in the Snow
Sunday, January 05, 2014      21 comments

This walk was brought to you today by inspiration from spark member BIGPAWSUP and further fueled by fitbit! I was sipping my coffee this morning, watching the news w... Read more
Thursday, January 02, 2014      13 comments

I do not make resolutions. I just participate in the monthly spark challenges to keep improving my health and wellness. My January challenge is to work on flexibility. I checked out a great yoga DVD from my library a couple weeks ago to get star... Read more
Love is everywhere
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      18 comments

From the movie Love Actually.... "Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't ... Read more
Another day
Monday, December 30, 2013      9 comments

Thought for the day..... Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland I used to get quite down around New Years. I would play my failure reel in my hea... Read more
Feel Your Moment
Thursday, December 26, 2013      14 comments

Christmas 2013 is in the books, well almost. I still have a celebration with my parents, sisters and their families this Saturday. We are meeting for breakfast at a local restaurant and then back to my house to open gifts. My kids are adult... Read more
Sunday Wishes
Sunday, December 22, 2013      15 comments

The Chicago area has been covered in a pretty layer of snow this morning. I took my walking buddy (yellow lab) for our one-mile walk this morning. It was so pretty and peaceful. It made me feel slightly like a little kid looking forward to Chris... Read more
All Fired Up
Friday, December 20, 2013      15 comments

It's been a week of holiday celebrations at work. Treats everywhere. My Monday resolve you may have read about..... dissolved. The scale is up again today BUT, I'm still under goal which became the new goal when I hit goal weight last year. ... Read more

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