LADYGSC's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LADYGSC LADYGSC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Walking Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784874 Today was the second time I have been able to walk since my illness. The first time I took a walk with my walking buddy, I had to cut it short because I was not quite ready for a long walk. I am so grateful that I have been healed from this last bout with pneumonia and I say thank you Lord!! I didn't think I would be walking today because when I woke up, it was raining and I thought it was going to last all day. But, God turned it around and the sun began to shine. I had a nice slow wal... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:58:47 EST A Day To Remember... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778045 Today is a day to remember and I shall remember all the rest of the days of my life. I was getting ready for work that morning and my son called to tell me about the towers. He had colleagues in one of the buildings. It was truly a frightening time! I made a choice to give my life to God that day and I have never turned back. It turned out to be the best thing I've ever done for myself. That day truly changed my life... God is the answer to all things and He is the answer for you! Be ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:01:53 EST God is good and His mercy endureth forever!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769666 It's been a while since I have written a blog. It's time I give my latest testimony. Currently I have Pneumonia I was released from the hospital yesterday evening (been there for a week). After fighting a summer cold for a week, I felt so bad last Friday I didn't know if I was going to make it. But God saw me through the night and on Friday I was planning to go see my doctor. I was barely able to get myself dressed and call for a friend to take me to the hospital. I was told I had Pneu... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:22:05 EST Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1205278123.jpg"> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:03:59 EST Spark 3rd Anniversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715287 Wow - June 6, 2014 marked my 3rd year Spark Anniversary! Since that time I have lost almost half of my goal weight by eating in moderation and exercising. I didn't go on a diet. Diets and me do not get along! I had to do something that I could live with for life, not a temporary fix. <BR> <BR> My goal is to reach 150 pounds or less and I have 70 pounds to go. I thank God that I did not gain back the weight I have taken off. It is taking me a while to get where I am going, but I am pr... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:47:48 EST I Think I Can - Can You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711505 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1029793332.jpg"> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:23:11 EST Plans don't always go as planned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707506 With all the encouragement I love to give (I even do my best to encourage myself) right now it is not working for me! Everyday I plan on doing better and every night it is easy to give up on the plan and to overeat. I have stayed the same weight for over a year now and today I can't seem to picture myself at a smaller size. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what is going on with me. I still have faith, I still track my food, I walk week days and usually exercise at least 5 times a week. I just se... Sat, 31 May 2014 13:40:28 EST 44 Hard 2 Believe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702707 Today is my eldest son's 44th birthday! That confirms it - I'm getting old, or should I just say I am old! I thank God that I'm still here and that my son is yet alive. God is good and He is good all the time... <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday - Andre', I love you! <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Sun, 25 May 2014 10:51:46 EST 44 Hard 2 Believe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702706 Today is my eldest son's 44th birthday! That confirms it - I'm getting old, or should I just say I am old! I thank God that I'm still here and that my son is yet alive. God is good and He is good all the time... <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday - Andre', I love you! <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Sun, 25 May 2014 10:51:42 EST Another WooHoo Moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678029 Yesterday I was feeling a bit down. It's really been hard taking this weight off and I always seem to compare myself with others. I know that I'm totally different and I have other things going on that make it harder, but that doesn't matter I just want this weight gone! So I decided I would weigh early and to my surprise I lost 4 pounds! I also lost 9 inches since I last took my measurements! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:00:04 EST Feeling Exceptional & Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653291 Today I feel exceptional; today I feel happy; today I feel like I have accomplished something and you know what, not much has changed. When I dressed this morning, my clothes felt looser and when I looked in the mirror they were! Perhaps that was were my feelings begun. I haven't weighed, now I weigh myself every two weeks instead of weekly. Last year, I lost interest in staying healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. I didn't totally let myself go, but I gained 15 pounds. I was so upse... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:12:16 EST Special Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622960 Today is my child's birthday and this poem is for his memory... <BR> Mike's Day <BR> My child is gone <BR> But in my heart he still lives on <BR> Today is Mike's birthday <BR> I thank God for the time he was here to stay <BR> You know God wants the best <BR> and with God my child now rests <BR> He is at peace, he's walking now <BR> Just ask the Lord and He'll tell you how <BR> Mike was healed by God's saving grace <BR> and no longer suffers in this old place <BR> One day I will see him again ... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:29:41 EST 2013 Ends & The Journey Continues... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589388 Last year wasn't the best. I remained the same weight and I had a hard time getting back on track. My plan is to do better this year. I have decided it doesn't matter how long it takes, I have to be patient with myself and continue to work on me and not give up. <BR> <BR> It really isn't surprising how easy it is to return to bad habits even after being faithful for two years to exercising and eating in moderation. I know because I have done just that this past year. I thank God that ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:56:31 EST A Woo Hoo Moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548550 It's been so long since I lost any weight, I forgot what it feels like! I stepped on the scale this morning and was down four pounds. The thing is, I've been down with a cold for about a month. <BR> I still can't seem to get over this cough and the mucus! You know how you just get sick of being sick? Well that is where I am right now. I'm pretty sure my weight loss has to do with me being sick, regardless I'm glad about the loss. <BR> I haven't been able to exercise, I been so weak and... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:34:58 EST It's My BD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485803 I thank God, I made it yet another year! This year I turned the big 60! God is good and He is good all the time! I'll never get too old to tell my age for every year I live, it's God's will!! Be blessed sparkers and spark on!! Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:25:40 EST At a stand still! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463130 I've been at a stand still since April! Ugh! I can't seem to get back into exercising and eating in moderation. I haven't gained weight, but I'm not taking any weight off! I am so discouraged! I try to encourage myself and I've been trying to talk myself back into exercising. So far this has not worked. I'm not sure what is going on. I still walk, but that is just not enough to make a difference. I have strong faith and right now that is not getting me through this! What to do - wha... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:37:07 EST My Fitbit Part II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443351 I ordered a new Fitbit and received it last Thursday. That same day I washed clothes and sat the basket down near my laptop. I noticed that my fitbit had synced with my laptop (by this time I had not received my new fitbit). So I started looking for my lost fitbit again - to no avail. That evening I was putting away laundry and found my lost fitbit. It was on one of my pajama tops! So that means I washed it and dried it and it still works. <BR> <BR> I felt bad about accusing my nephe... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 14:30:08 EST My Fitbit... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433210 I purchased a Fitbit in June and simply love it! It motivates me to walk more. Walking with it I should walk a total of 10,000 steps a day. I haven't made that yet, I made my first 5,000 steps a few weeks ago and to start with I am suppose to walk at least 6,000 steps a day. I'm just happy with what I can do right now. Anyway once I sync my steps on my fitbit on my laptop, I generally lay my fitbit on top of my laptop. I did this on Saturday afternoon after attending a women's retreat. ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:15:08 EST Yet Walking In My Healing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430886 I thank God that I am yet walking in my healing. Since I stopped wearing oxygen 24 hours a day, I have been able to take walks for up to 2 miles without oxygen. God is so good! When I exercise on my treadclimber, I do need to wear my oxygen because I get so out of breath. A few weeks ago I noticed some spots on my legs and that is a sign that I was not getting enough oxygen. I know when I need to put on my oxygen and so I do. I realize that I am still in the healing phase, but I am sti... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:59:26 EST GOING THROUGH... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406724 I am going through. When I was sick with pneumonia for a month, the doctor had me taking steroids to clear my lungs. My appetite increased and I started slipping into my old ways, snacking before bedtime and just eating; eating in moderation went out the window. Now I am stuck and have not lost a pound for two months. I exercise faithfully and walk as well and I've gotten my appetite back in control, still nothing. I'm not willing to give up, I know I've come too far to quit and my plan ... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:18:25 EST HEALING!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403644 God is yet in the miracle business!! I pray for healing constantly, God's word states that we are healed by His stripes. My understanding of that scripture is that we are already healed. On Saturday my sister was cleaning the kitchen and accidently unplugged my oxygen machine. As she was plugging it in, God spoke to her. He said tell Glen I have already healed her and she needs to walk in her healing. Some time ago, I had told my sister that I was not going to stop using my oxygen until... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:28:55 EST TREADCLIMBER IS ALL THAT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391074 First let me say Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there! Well received the treadclimber on Friday and I have been using it since. It is like climbing a hill and it really gives you a good work out. So far I can only do five minutes at a time. I get my 30 minutes a day in. Hopefully my legs won't get sore - we'll see. Anyway I love it and so does my sister and my niece. We are working this treadclimber out - one on, then off and the next one on and this treadclimber is workin... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:49:22 EST I CAN'T WAIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387442 My sister and I ordered us a tread-climber and I can't wait to receive it! My son told me it is really a good workout. I also ordered a new exercise DVD and I am anxious to receive it. I try to keep my workouts interesting. It has been so hot outside and I haven't been able to walk outside because I have a breathing disorder and can't take the heat. I plan to start walking in the mall tomorrow so I can get back to my walking. Be blessed sparkers and spark on!! Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:33:26 EST FINALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361342 I'm back!! Although I am still struggling to get back on track, I haven't given up. During my time out, (illness) I had to take a steroid to help clear my lungs and it made me hungry all the time. I gained eight pounds and I have not taken it off yet. I am a little disappointed, but I am still not giving up. I remind myself of where I once was and where I am today and that is incentive enough to keep on pushing!! So I thank God for bringing through pneumonia and I still believe I can do... Sun, 19 May 2013 17:45:34 EST AWOL or Missing in Action?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323236 Just a quick hey - not feeling my best lately. I've been in the hospital and quite ill with pneumonia. I was released from the hospital today and have a long way to recovery, it is in both of my lungs. I know that God is able and has brought me thus far. Be blessed and spark on sparkers!! Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:25:42 EST IT'S NOT OVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297525 Well I won't say that I can't believe I haven't lost a pound since February 23. I know its not a plateau - I can't expect to loose weight if I don't do all the things needed to loose weight. I've overeaten too many times and my workouts have slowed. I can say that I am maintaining the weight I have loss. The thing is, that is not good enough! I've got to do better! I have to eat within my calorie range; I have to stop keeping unhealthy snacks in the house; and I've got to workout more. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:07:56 EST Good Feelings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272970 Yesterday we celebrated my niece's birthday. Nette is 43 years old. My sister and I are so blessed and thankful that she is yet alive! In May of 2011, she had a stroke and the doctor's immediately gave up on her. They went so far as to ask my sister to donate her body parts! She told the doctor, God had spoken to her and told her everything would be all right and that He was going to restore Nette totally. Anyway thank God, He is true to His word. Nette is coming along marvelously!! <B... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:42:24 EST 24 to 18!! WooHoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220836 I am so happy that I kept so many of my jeans! I can now fit several pair of them and I have not been able to fit them since 2001!! I didn't mind giving my 24's away, for with God's help I will never be that size again. One of my sister's from church gave me so many clothes - designer pants, skirts and a very nice dress and jacket that has never been worn. The thing is that they were size 18's and they fit!! I am still working on me. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:15:50 EST Down with a cold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193993 So I've been a bit down with a cold since the day after Christmas. I haven't been able to exercise for a few weeks. God granted me my desire and returned my strength, there have been times when I was so weak from a cold that I didn't get well for months. I am so thankful for that. This week I will start back on my work out regimen. <BR> Today when I returned to church one of my church family asked me if I was loosing weight and I proudly told her I had lost over 50 pounds. She said she... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:32:11 EST I Did It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173687 I did it!! I have officially lost a total of 51 pounds! I am ecstatic! My glucose level is good, my blood pressure is excellent and my breathing is improving. I give thanks to God and I am so glad that I joined sparkpeople it is just what I needed! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:43:00 EST Thankful!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160112 With every pound I shed, I am thankful! I thank God for giving me the desire to live a healthy lifestyle and for helping me to succeed. I thank God for sparkpeople.com. With the help of this wonderful internet site, I am reaching my goal! I am one pound short of having lost 50 pounds. When I started I felt in my heart I would make my goal and I am on my way. Since my doctor put me on pills and stopped my evening insulin injections, I have been doing well in reducing my weight. It is s... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:19:02 EST Thanksgiving - same, no gain!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145005 Thanksgiving was a good day with family, lots of food and plenty of thanks!! I am glad to say that through it all, I did well by not overeating and today when I weighed I stayed the same. I will gladly accept that - stay the same and no gain!! I pray all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 10:44:13 EST I'M HAPPY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138638 I still have 79 pounds to go and I know it's going to be a while before I get there, but I'm still happy! I'm happy about all the pounds that are now gone. I'm happy for the encouragement from all my spark friends. I'm happy every time the scale goes down a pound or less. And oh yes, I did drop another pound this week!! But most of all, I'm happy for the help my heavenly Father is giving me to make this healthy lifestyle change! Thank you Jesus!!! Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:48:00 EST Going Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131841 Saturday - that is my weigh in day. I am happy to say that I lost 2 pounds!! That makes a total of 45 pounds gone. Everytime I see my scale is lower than the previous week I am elated!! I'm going down! <em>244</em> <em>224</em> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:38:59 EST Atlanta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126247 This past weekend my sister, niece and I flew to Atlanta for a friend's wedding. I was her and her siblings babysitter when she was a child. We hadn't seen her and her siblings in over 20 years and it was so wonderful to see them all and be there for her wedding. I really have to toot my horn - I didn't overeat, I did have a small piece of cake, you know everything in moderation. I was concerned about missing my workout session, I missed Saturday, I take off on Sunday but I was right back... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 13:59:48 EST Weigh Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106159 Today is weigh in day. I know we shouldn't put a lot of emphasis on what the scale says, but face it - most of us do. So I was thinking to myself - Lord let me loose two pounds this week, I didn't loose any weight last week. Then, I stepped on the scale. My batteries were dead. So I had to try it again. I lost one pound. I'll take that! One more pound of fat gone! Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:31:39 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100224 When I think about motivation I think about my son Cameron. He lost a total of 65 pounds last year and has kept it off by exercising and not eating everything he thinks he wants. I was so proud of him and still am. This month, when I told him I had lost 40 pounds, I let him know that he had motivated me. Anyway, that's when I got serious about my weight and started looking for help. I found sparkpeople through a good friend and I've been working on living a healthy lifestyle since that ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:12:39 EST Any loss will do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089470 This morning I had thought about skipping my weigh in this week because I hadn't lost anything for a couple of weeks. Then, I told myself well I'll be happy with two pounds and then I stepped on the scale. I was pleasantly surprised, I lost four pounds!! I kept looking at the scale to make sure I was seeing it correctly and I was! I immediately thanked God for without Him, I could do nothing. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:40:21 EST Good News! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085488 Well yesterday I went to see my doctor. Since I've been exercising and loosing weight my blood glucose levels have been low. I've adjusted my meds and still have lows. My doctor has taken me off of insulin injections for bedtime and I'm on a sliding scale taking injections during the day along with pills. Depending on how my body adjust to the pills, it is possible that I may be off of insulin injections in a month!! Now that is good news. I've been looking forward to this day for a lon... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:53:02 EST I Was Disappointed Until.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070751 So for the past two weeks on weigh day I didn't even loose one pound! I was a little disappointed. I have been exercising more and I always find new exercises to keep my body guessing. I've been staying in my calorie range, so ... Anyway I bought me some new clothes, everything is getting too big and I've given those things away. Instead of a size 24, I bought size 20 - since I ordered them I didn't get to try them on. Guess what, they fit!! The pants were not made of a stretch material... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:02:49 EST September is My Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058137 I'm happy to say that tomorrow, I will be 59 years old! No, I'm not ashamed of it, I'm grateful that God has allowed me to see another year! My God is awesome and He has truly been good to me. I live each day as if it were my last day, I live for the Lord. I celebrate life, there is nothing like the joy and peace I have through God. Thank you Lord for all things great and small!!! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:20:50 EST Moving downward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041420 I did it!! I am now in the 230 pound zone. I am elated about it!! I couldn't wait to get out of the 240's and now I've made it. The thing is, not only am I a slow loser - but when that is combined with diabetes it really does take longer to take the weight off. But, with God all things are possible!! I give Him the praise for where I am today and I am so happy that God is on my side. He is taking me through this journey and He will be with me at the end! Praise God, I moving downward.... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 16:53:04 EST Sparkpeople.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028462 Well I had a doctor appointment on Monday and I told my doctor about Sparkpeople. He said that he noticed that my weight has been decreasing with every visit to his office. I let him know that sparks is free and how it is really helping me to take the weight off. He said he would look at Sparkpeople and then make a decision about telling other patients about it. Once he looks at sparks, I have no doubt that he will let other patients know about it. I love sparks!! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:15:43 EST MOVING W/SPARKCOACH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020919 Well today I weighed in and loss another pound. It may not seem like much to some, but I will take any pound loss that comes my way! After all have you ever looked at a pound of lard or fat?! Thank you Lord for the help you give because all my help comes from you! Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:55:41 EST SPARKCOACH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010950 My weight loss has been slow (I haven't lost a pound in months). But I've vowed to do better and to do what is needed to reach my goal and continue my healthy lifestyle. I decided to take a trial run of SparkCoach. This week I have made some changes in my exercise routine, my eating habits and I asked God to help me (I never leave Him out, He is my strength). Today I weighed and loss 2 pounds, I've been struggling with these 2 pounds for 4 months!! I'm overjoyed to see them go <em>198</... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:25:15 EST NOT WHERE I WANT TO BE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002431 I'm not where I want to be, but I'm a far cry from where I used to be! I'm not giving up on me. I'm going to reach my goal and I WILL continue to eat in moderation, exercise daily and walk my way to good health! I'm on my way... watch out now!! Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:16:24 EST My Moderation Is Waning (lacking or whatever)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985040 So they say it takes 21 days for change and if you stick to it for at least 30 days you got it made in the shade! Well I believed that, now I know it is not the case. I am having a hard time sticking to moderation in my eating. I was doing so well and some how I have gotten off course! I keep encouraging myself to begin again and I have been asking the Lord to help me to start over. Thus far, I have not accomplished getting back into the habit of eating in moderation. I am not giving up... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:21:48 EST UPDATE ON COLORADO SPRINGS FIRE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948045 I spoke to my son today, a list of the homes that burned was on the news and their home was not one of them! I give God all the praise and glory, He is worthy! Thank you to all for your prayers, the prayers of the righteous availeth much! Praise God! They still have not been allowed back in the area due to smoke, but all is well in Jesus name. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:14:07 EST FIRE IN COLORADO SPRINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945137 I am visiting my oldest son in North Carolina. I was born in Colorado Springs and now live in the Denver area. I just heard about the fires in the Garden of The Gods area the day before yesterday. I had no idea that the fires are as bad as I am seeing in pictures on Facebook. I looked at the pictures after I heard from my son. He called me this morning from Colorado Springs and asked me had I heard about the fires. I was literally in shock when he told me that him and his girlfriend had... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:10:42 EST ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913596 Well tomorrow is my one year anniversary with sparkpeople. I have lost a total of 36 pounds since I began my journey. I am so grateful that my friend Paulette introduced me to spark. Although I have niot reached my goal yet, I'm on my way to success! I've made many changes in my life since starting sparks. The most important thing to me, is that I have changed my lifestyle to a healthy one. I walk and exercise almost daily, I generally take one day off on the weekend . I just love the ... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:37:05 EST