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A new month to get things right

Monday, October 01, 2012      3 comments

If ever there was a good day to resume a healthy diet, I would think that today would be it. It's Monday, October 1 and it marks the start of a new week and a new month. It's been about a month since I blogged, and while I'm trying to eat h... Read more

Refocusing After a Vacation Weight Gain

Sunday, August 19, 2012      4 comments

This morning I did my weekly weigh in. The first since my vacation. It was horrifying to see a 3 pound gain on the scale, but I was expecting it. I have accepted it and will be doubling up my weight loss efforts to get back on track. In a we... Read more

Don't want to weigh in

Saturday, August 18, 2012      1 comments

Tomorrow is my normal weigh in day and I really don‘t want to get on the scale! I have been weighing in on Sundays since I started back up again with Spark a few months ago. I just got back from vacation a few days ago and am cringing at the ... Read more

Back to the daily grind

Thursday, August 16, 2012      1 comments

Today was my first day back at work after my vacation. I'm a little bummed to be back, but I felt supercharged up. It is amazing how well rested I feel and just how much I really needed that vacation. I think a big chunk of why I am feeling... Read more

Riding Solo

Thursday, August 09, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday I blogged about how busy my vacation has been.  My inlaws arrived for the second half of our vacation at lunch time yesterday and the trip has taken a more relaxed turn. This morning my hubby took his dad and our son fishing for a... Read more


Wednesday, August 08, 2012      5 comments

Today is Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that it's actually the first opportunity I've had on my vacation to sit down and write a blog entry.  Our vacations are usually jammed packed with activities, but this vacation is doubly so. ... Read more

The choices that we make

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      2 comments

At 10:45 PM tonight, I was down in the basement doing laundry. I had about a half hour to wait for the load in the dryer to be done so I could switch out the load and call it a night. I thought about running upstairs and turning on the TV, ... Read more

Finally Hit A Runner's High

Saturday, July 28, 2012      0 comments

When I was in college, I used to run a few times a week. Back then I also walked all over campus, rode my bike to get places faster, went to gym a few days a week for exercise classes. Whew! Just rattling off the list of things I used to do is... Read more

An apple a day

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      5 comments

It has been a little more than a month since I made my last blog post. I thought I'd report back on some of the progress I've been S-L-O-W-L-Y making. The weight isn't coming off nearly as quickly as I had hoped, but I am seeing real progre... Read more

When things don't go as planned...

Saturday, June 09, 2012      0 comments

I had the best intentions for a hard workout tonight, but it felt like fate had other plans. When I got home from work tonight, I got dressed for a run and came downstairs to get my son. I looked out the kitchen window at skies that had been sun... Read more

Reset and refocus

Sunday, June 03, 2012      1 comments

This morning when I got up, the house was quiet.  My husband was out, my son was asleep, and I decided to do something that I've been avoiding for a long while. I got on the scale. For a while my progress ticker has been showing that I lost... Read more

Getting there, but slower than I would like

Sunday, May 20, 2012      0 comments

So today was the long awaited First Holy Communion. I was so proud of my son Mikey today, he looked cute in his dark suit and took celebrating his First Holy Communion very seriously. A little over 2 months ago, I had written that my goal w... Read more

That Spring wardrobe

Thursday, March 08, 2012      0 comments

Today is supposed to be in the 70s here in lovely New Jersey. While sitting outside at lunch today, I was struck by how gorgeous the weather is.  Having a day like today is truly a blessing to have the middle of March. It did wonders to lift my ... Read more

Getting Started

Saturday, March 03, 2012      1 comments

I've never made a blog post of any kind before, but I thought I would try to use my Spark blog and see if it can't help keep me motivated to try to reach my weight loss goals. I am a working wife and mother of one.  It seems like I am alway... Read more