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Where Can I Find a 36 Hour Clock?
Saturday, October 03, 2009      13 comments

Tired. That’s how I feel. I can’t remember the last time I was so happy to see the end of the ‘work week’. On Wednesday, Kristy asked me when I am going to stop pacing around. I told her, ‘when I have a routine’. Friday I came home an... Read more
It's In Those Times
Saturday, October 03, 2009      10 comments

Thirteen-year-old Jordan Romero. He’s my idol. And if you don’t know his story, hold on to your pickaxe. I just finished reading an article on him in the September issue of Backpacker magazine. I somewhat recall seeing his story on a TV news... Read more
In Brief
Friday, September 25, 2009      17 comments

If you didn't already know, I am starting school this fall in the Exercise and Movement Science Program at Lane Community College. It is the only community college or university in Oregon whose program is endorsed by the American College of Spo... Read more
Of Markers and Measurements
Friday, September 18, 2009      20 comments

I have been thinking about other markers and motivators lately. Maybe it’s a summer time thing. It seems that I, as well as many of my spark friends, have had a rough go of it the last couple months. Nutrition has been a battle for some, exer... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One Year Later
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      53 comments

In August of 2008 I turned 45 and made a final resolution to myself to get fit. I knew there was no quick fix and that the right way to lose weight was the ‘natural’ way-the slow way. No pills. No liquid diets. No ‘diets’, period. But I did... Read more
If Today Was Your Last Day
Friday, September 11, 2009      13 comments

Earlier this summer I was introduced to some of my boys' music. I have since become a HUGE Nickelback fan. These lyrics are a perfect example of why. And they just happen to be appropriate for this date in history. If Today Was Your Last... Read more
A Creature of Habit
Thursday, September 10, 2009      10 comments

Friday. What’s the point of that? That’s when the boys start back to school. I’m looking forward to it; don’t get me wrong. It’s not because they drive me crazy with random complaints of ‘nothing to do’; I am a creature of habit and I can’t ... Read more
If You Don't Manage It...
Thursday, September 03, 2009      14 comments

Are you experiencing a plateau? If so, I can tell you why, without ever looking at your program. You are eating as many calories as you burn. But you already know that. Losing weight is NOT rocket science, contrary to how difficult we ma... Read more
The Object I Face
Thursday, August 27, 2009      14 comments

I was told that I was over thinking it. I received a questionnaire from the program coordinator at school. It was kind of an ‘about me’ form and it covered things like first term goals, first year goals and career goals. The very last item th... Read more
A 'Moderate' Hike
Monday, August 24, 2009      20 comments

We’ve gotten into hiking more and plan to make it part of our regular routine. Kristy wants to see all of the waterfalls in Oregon, or at least the ones other than roadside. The guidebook we are using lists over 200 waterfalls in Oregon and Wa... Read more
The Way It Makes Me Feel
Thursday, August 20, 2009      17 comments

This blog originally started as a list to motivate myself to stay focused on exercise. Suffice it to say, it snowballed. Other than the obvious health benefits that I have blogged about before, here are some of the things I love about my tran... Read more
An Excellent Finish to the Week
Sunday, August 16, 2009      15 comments

The week ended with a relaxing drive in the coastal mountains near Mapleton. Well, actually we were lost for a good amount of time. We started out to hike the Kentucky Falls trail near the same area as the Sweet Creek Falls trail that we hiked... Read more
An Eventful Week
Sunday, August 16, 2009      11 comments

It’s been an unusually busy week for me. The week was full of personal growth, which one can never fully explain. I will say that it feels great! So, originally I planned to blog about a few things separately, and I may still, but at this poi... Read more
A Matter of Convenience
Thursday, August 06, 2009      17 comments

It’s not really convenient to plan your meals in advance. It takes a lot of work, including research, depending on your goals. Then you gotta make a shopping list of needed items. If part of your planning includes lunches, you may pre-slice s... Read more
Hidden Lake
Monday, August 03, 2009      21 comments

Well it's taken my three tries to find it again. I was last there about 20 years ago and I've tried to find it again, yesterday for the third time! Tucked away near Cougar Reservoir, there's room for a couple cars to park out of the way on the... Read more

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