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Tri only 8 days away!
Saturday, July 10, 2010      4 comments

I am struggling this week, with self appreciation and admiration. I am finding it hard to see my past and present successes without noticing all of the faults that stare at me through a mirror or a picture. Last year was my first Tri. It took... Read more
Woman vs world
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      0 comments

sometimes I am just amazed at how far I have come and how everything I have learned over the last year and a half is really become a lifestyle for me. I create less excuses than I used to and that in and of itself is HUGE. So, over the last we... Read more
Outcome of my June 15 blog...
Sunday, June 20, 2010      1 comments

A new Spark friend, Michelle, was very supportive during my ranting over my issue with my therapist - (for more clarification, please read my last blog, which is date 6/15). She thought it would be helpful if I shared the outcome, so here it is... Read more
*insert emotion for the moment - here* eating...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      1 comments

...emotional eating...doesn't matter which emotion. I will find a reason to eat. And when I do succumb to the bad foods, some how that only makes me crave those bad food more and the healthy ones less. A taste, a tiny bit, totally ok for me, ... Read more
Family bickering causes excessive at 11!
Sunday, June 06, 2010      4 comments

Yup, it's official, today was "emotional eating" day in my household. Really, it's been more an "emotional eating" week, caused by - Excessive stress, family visits, old pains expressed and heard, old pains partially expressed and put on hold u... Read more
Finding inspiration in myself.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      4 comments

Taking the plunge and posting my before and after pictures was scary, for many reasons. It meant I had to really take note of where I was and I had to take note of where I am and where I want to be. Wearing a bikini is not something I really d... Read more
Before and After Pix (finally)!
Monday, May 17, 2010      10 comments

Ok, so I am going to consider these my "before" and "2/3 After" I have 30 more pounds to go and this is 50 pounds gone. So, 2/3 seems reasonable to me. My DH is a little uncomfortable with me posting these on the web, but I guess I need to d... Read more
Appreciating an unexpected moment.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      6 comments

I think it's important to find the positive things that happen in our lives. So often I find it's easy to get wrapped up in all the things that aren't going well and nitpik at my own faults. But the other night my husband and I were walking ou... Read more
Sparkpage revamped
Sunday, May 09, 2010      3 comments

so here is the old one!!! It's been nearly a year since I put my money where my mouth was. On January 16, 2009, I joined an 8 week "Biggest Loser" Challenge that my local gym was hosting. My goal was for it to jumpstart what I have promis... Read more
Tears done -
Sunday, May 09, 2010      0 comments

Yeah, yesterday I let the tears flow and by the afternoon there was more than tears flowing. ahhhhhh darn hormones!!! It was like I was a new woman by night time. Today, I was "free" (emotionally free - hormonally free) to breathe and enjoy ... Read more
Letting the tears flow today!
Saturday, May 08, 2010      1 comments

No present picture yet to compare with yesterday's blog! The mood is not there. For some reason I am an emotional dishrag today. Don't pity me though - I don't want or need any "awww...poor baby" comments. It is what it is and I'm embracing ... Read more
Which fear is more powerful?
Friday, May 07, 2010      4 comments

I've been wanting to write this blog for a while. It's been 17 months since I REALLY began my lifestyle change and lost some weight. January 2009. By July I had hit 50 pounds lost and to date I am still maintaining that weight loss. As wit... Read more
Competing in a Tri to raise $ for Alzheimers Assoc.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      2 comments

Well, it's now finally official. John and I are both signed up to compete in the sprint triathlon on our 23rd wedding anniversary, July 18, 2010. I will be raising money for the Alzheimer's Assoc in memory of my grandmother and my nieces' gran... Read more
Long time no write!
Monday, March 29, 2010      3 comments

March has been difficult in several ways and yet still positive. I have maintained. I really can't complain about that. At some point I am really going to want to focus on losing some more weight. My biggest issue lately is not eating properly... Read more
Sunday, March 07, 2010      2 comments

UGH!!! Drank too much, ate too much, feel cruddy!! I have come to realize that drinking alcohol (especially more than one or 3 ) will make my FMS flare. Not happy !!! Oh and if that isn't bad enough it also makes me want to eat. We celebrat... Read more

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