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McDonald's and the SAT

Saturday, June 05, 2010      3 comments

So this morning I am sitting in McDonald’s doing my Sparking while I wait for my son to take his SAT. I drove him to Akron U because the parking is miserable, construction makes directions impossible AND I don’t want him to be traumatized by ge... Read more

I had a great Saturday!

Sunday, May 23, 2010      2 comments

I participated in a 5k Saturday morning. At the end, as I approached the finish line, out of the crowd ran 2 of my coaches from the Y to run with me! I finished strong and fast!! I’m in the walker/weight loss division and conform to a... Read more

Taming Triggers

Friday, May 21, 2010      0 comments

Like every warm-blooded American woman, the word sale makes my heart race and mouth salivate. Food marketers know exactly what they are doing when they package foods a certain way, time their sales promotions, distribute coupons, and so forth. ... Read more

Passivity IS an Action…

Thursday, May 20, 2010      1 comments

And it has consequences. Sparkpeople quote for today: “When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternal... Read more

True Story & Funny: Mom's Little Pot Stash

Monday, May 10, 2010      3 comments

“Mom’s little pot stash in the glove compartment…” I drove my minivan from Ohio to Florida to pick up my son in Ft. Lauderdale from an around-the-world cruise. To keep myself consistent with my new healthy habits, I brought along a ziplock... Read more

Roseanne Rosanna Danna

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      2 comments

“it’s always something!” - Roseanne Rosanna Danna In what order have you lost weight? At 232, I didn’t like how big my boobs were. They were the first thing to shrink. I took up weight lifting and my fat arms that bugged me after m... Read more

Reforming My Purchase Habits

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      1 comments

Pay attention when and old dog is barking.—Old Proverb I loved seeing this quote in my email this morning! I had just commented to someone that I learn a lot reading old blogs of successful SPers. To all you “old dogs”—no, I don’t really ... Read more

Does This Keep Me Consistent or Motivated?

Monday, April 26, 2010      4 comments

This is the question I ask myself to determine my weight loss activities. The trackers both help a LOT for consistency and motivation. All other activities on SP sometimes help depending on my day. Sooooo, I will always ask myself the qu... Read more

Patience and Success!

Friday, April 23, 2010      3 comments

Patience in this lifestyle change to me means to be consistent and keep motivated. Today, I was successful. I have been working out daily with weights and/or cardio and give myself A+. I am tired after weight lifting class this morning a... Read more


Friday, April 23, 2010      1 comments


Today is My 51st Birthday

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      10 comments

I scheduled today for assessment. emoticon232-219= 13 pounds lost since Nov 7, 2009. My little counter says 2... Read more

Nutrition Tracker is Fantastic

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      4 comments

emoticonYesterday, while driving around on my motorcycle, I passes a local ice cream stand with a person outside car... Read more

“Don’t Wear Your Shoulders Like Earrings!”

Monday, April 19, 2010      6 comments

emoticon I had never heard the expression until today. I had a substitute strength training coach today who po... Read more

Dopamine Receptors and Behavior Streaks

Friday, April 16, 2010      5 comments

“After someone dependent on a substance stops using it, however, it often takes time for depleted dopamine receptors to return to baseline levels. For mice addicted to cocaine, it can take two days to regain normalized levels. The obese rats ... Read more

I Am Worth It

Thursday, April 15, 2010      2 comments

emoticon I am worth it. I am destined to be brilliant, beautiful, talented and fabulous. I am a child of God. ... Read more

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