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EARLY Friday Morning - Jupiter and Mercury Meet-Up!
Thursday, March 04, 2021      9 comments

I MUST get in bed on -time if I have any hope of catching a glimpse of Jupiter and Mercury crossing paths on tomorrow morning. The smallest and the largest planets are gonna have a playdate and I wanna be in attendance. Apparently, you don't nee... Read more
Meet Mr. Most Improved
Tuesday, March 02, 2021      18 comments

I met my spouse when I was 17. I went away to college and we remained friends. After 8 years of friendship, we decided to make it official. We are t... Read more
Lab Results
Monday, March 01, 2021      21 comments

I didn’t get my run in this morning because I had to go to the doctor for my lab results. This is like getting your report card from school.I ACED everything! My cholesterol and diabetes test are in the healthy range. He still isn’t taking me of... Read more
Food Labels
Sunday, February 28, 2021      16 comments

I’ve been reading food labels since I’ve started Sparking pretty religiously. I’m mostly focused on protein, fat, calories and sodium due to my blood pressure. What I have not done consistently is any real comparisons. I usually know what I want... Read more
March Winds
Saturday, February 27, 2021      12 comments

Chores are over. I usually spend my entire Saturday sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming and whatever else needs to get done. If you add grocery shopping, exercise and the inevitable work of my employer that bleeds over into my weekend, I have ... Read more
Friday, February 26, 2021      18 comments

COVID may have me stuck in the house but it will not keep me from CRYFEST 2021! One of my BFFs lives in DC and I’ve only seen her on video conf... Read more
Thankful Thursday
Thursday, February 25, 2021      16 comments

I am a mentor at my place of employment and it just so happens that my mentee is a female bikini bodybuilder. GORGEOUS. My mentee suggested I wear a waist trainer for my stomach. I've done this before in my youth but quickly gave up because I li... Read more
Never too late
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      19 comments

I know it's the end of the month and it's not been my best. I have struggled in a lot of areas. I think I just have a lot of different stressors and the regular tools just ain't working. I am functioning and getting through the day but, I haven'... Read more
Random Acts of Kindness
Monday, February 22, 2021      19 comments

There is still goodness in this world. I always speak or smile whenever I walk into a store if I make eye contact with the security guard or cashier. I went to CVS to pick up my prescription this morning and as I headed back up front to pay for... Read more
Winding Down
Friday, February 19, 2021      16 comments

I’ve struggled with getting in bed at a decent time. I know this is important for overall health, my ability to perform workouts better and weight loss. It keeps me from eating late at night. For the 5% challenge, not eating at night was a... Read more
Focusing On What's In Front Of You
Wednesday, February 17, 2021      18 comments

I don't know what made me decide to finally try to get my life together and start taking my health seriously - maybe my brush with death last year was a motivator. Whatever it was, I have been going to the doc regularly or as needed. I try not g... Read more
Fat Tuesday!
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      22 comments

I love and miss all my family in Nawlins’! I usually go every other year for my birthday. Thanks to COVID, this will be another Mardi Gras I have to sit out. Being relatively new to sobriety and having not even celebrated a full year yet, it’s p... Read more
Dance Break
Saturday, February 13, 2021      17 comments

It’s been a long week. Last night I stayed up late doing what I do when I stay up late. I started snacking. I am not going to wallow all day because it’s cold, an ice storm is coming and my weight is up thanks to my poor choices and the help of ... Read more
What Will You Be Remembered For
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      23 comments

I had the honor of being asked to write and read my father in love’s obituary today. As much as I knew about him, I learned that he’d started a Coffee Club on weekends with just the great grandkids. They got to share a cup of joe and danish with... Read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      12 comments

It has been a busy few weeks. I am finally getting my strength back since my COVID diagnosis and pneumonia. My father in love who passed away on 1/25 will finally be laid to rest tomorrow. The insurance market is still in turmoil from this pande... Read more

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