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8 year Sparkversary!

Friday, October 23, 2015      24 comments

Wow. Has it really been 8 years? I guess so. Overall, I'd like to consider myself a success story. I didn't lose a remarkable amount of weight (about 40 pounts). I didn't lose it quickly (it was about 3 years before I made any progress at... Read more

Streaks, Obsessions, Big Round Numbers, and Magical Thinking

Thursday, March 12, 2015      24 comments

Streaks, Obsessions, Big Round Numbers, and Magical Thinking I've read blogs and status reports from SparkFriends who've been frustrated over breaking a login streak. Thi... Read more

Thank you all for 2014!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      18 comments

2014 will be gone in a few hours. It was an interesting year with some new challenges for me. I regret that I didn't handle them all with class and grace. I certainly did learn a lot, though. The best thing I learned is I can always coun... Read more

A Little Help from My Friends

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      19 comments

I don't let my homelife spill into my worklife very often. Yesterday was an exception. I mentioned to a co-worker that I'll be out of the office for a few days due to my Guy's back surgery. She said, "When you go to pick him up from the hospital... Read more

Little things with big value

Friday, February 21, 2014      29 comments

Okay Friends, Iím looking for some input. Let's hear about little things with big value. For example: Several years ago, I used to spend a lot of time and energy looking for my keys. It stressed me out and drove me nuts and a couple of day... Read more

All things being equal....

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      18 comments

Iíve been thinking of my Mom a lot lately. I guess it was back in the late 70ís when artificial sweeteners were first gaining popularity. We were discussing the mathematics of weight loss. Mom: So if I just use this stuff instead of ... Read more

Looking ahead to my new year

Friday, January 17, 2014      21 comments

My New Year is fast approaching. I was thinking of making 2014: My Year of Sanity. Mind you, Iím not clinically insane, itís just that I sometimes I step back and find I canít make sense out of what Iím doing. I consider myself at goal f... Read more

Good-bye 2013

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      21 comments

Just out of curiosity, I checked a SparkReport to see where my weight was at this time last year. I was about 5 pounds heavier than I am today. I'm currently about 5 pounds heavier than my lowest point for the year. I'm at a healthy weight and ... Read more


Monday, October 07, 2013      21 comments

I feel bad. The neighbor's dog attacked again. No serious injuries, but this is a very serious situation. There can't be a good resolution when people just won't be reasonable. My best hope is they'll move the dog to another home and I'll p... Read more

My $50 run!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      25 comments

It happens. It was the day after a holiday weekend. We were running around getting ready for our mini-vacation. My car was having a catastrophic failure. Our day was chaotic. My guy had parked his car on the WRONG side of the street. We were wal... Read more

Lola is wagging her tail!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013      29 comments

Lola is feeling better. She's wagging her tail! I initially wrote a long blog about the horror of it all. Thank goodness for the delete key! No gory details here. Jus... Read more

One Million Steps of Summer

Sunday, June 02, 2013      23 comments

I track my steps in several different places in addition to SparkPeople. On one of these other sites, someone suggested a One Million Steps of Summer Challenge. My first thought: That's INSANE! Then I did the math. Summer is ... Read more

Am I doing this thing backwards?

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      25 comments

This morning I came upon a Spark Poll question that I've seen before: Would you exercise if you didn't have to? Huh? I lost weight so I could run -- not the other way around. I WANT to be fit and active. I WANT to run. If I coul... Read more

Reward or Reality Check

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      20 comments

Some of my SparkFriends were talking about rewards and that got me to thinking.... I don't reward myself very often. I started taking my inventory to see if I actually deserve a reward: I'm not perfect, but I'm pretty darn consistent... Read more

Sparkperson vs. S.P.A.M. (actual workplace conversation)

Friday, January 11, 2013      25 comments

Me (SparkPerson): Hi Nancy! Nancy the Super-Proactive Administrative Manager (SPAM): Are the printers on the second floor broken? SparkPerson: I donít know. SPAM: Jammed? Out of paper or toner? SparkPerson: Uh, I donít kn... Read more

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