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Happy Happy Happy!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      3 comments

Today I saw a number on the scale that I have not seen in a while. A number that would mortify a 'normal' weighted person, but one I'm happy to see again. Those numbers were creeping up higher than I'd ever seen them this summer. Not pleasant... Read more

One Step at a Time

Monday, October 28, 2013      1 comments

It's been a while since I've made any effort at all to lose weight...much less exercise. Today marks one month of 'getting back on the wagon' so to speak. It started out with my stomach being just so huge I couldn't stand it anymore. Hard to ... Read more

A Lunch Idea - Not Your Normal Idea

Monday, June 07, 2010      8 comments

This is the first blog I've done in a while. I'd really like feedback. One of the things about dieting that I loathe is bringing my lunch to work. It's not the food I bring or the bag I carry it in. There is a nice refrigerator and a m... Read more

Making Fitness a Priority

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      5 comments

I laughed this morning when this was the weekly Spark Blog entry. I go in spurts with exercise. For months at a time I'll exercise nearly every day, then all of a sudden, something goes awry and I miss a day ... then two and three until I've c... Read more

Benefits of List Making

Wednesday, April 01, 2009      2 comments

Another one of my Fast Break goals was to start making a list of things I need to do on a daily basis. I tend to have so many expectations of myself that I either do more than I intended, or I get paralyzed with anxiety and don't do anything. ... Read more

A Goal is Something you Aim For ...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday I was in panic mode trying to get some paperwork done to send off to colleges for my son. I spent the entire evening filling out forms, etc. When I finally got the papers done (this morning!), I felt a bit relieved. What didn't make... Read more


Monday, March 30, 2009      2 comments

So, I started making a list of things I need to do. By doing this, I realized something that I sort of already knew in the back of my mind, but it just needed to be brought to the front of my mind. Does that make sense? I thought I had so... Read more

Feeling Overwhelmed

Monday, March 30, 2009      5 comments

Today I feel overwhelmed and I'm trying to talk myself through it. I restarted my Spark diet all the way back to the Fast Break stage. Lately, I've been overcome by stress and, being an emotional eater, that's not good. I am slowly trying to ... Read more

Analyzing the Progress (or lack thereof)

Friday, February 27, 2009      6 comments

Every now and again it's good to step back and really think of the progress, or lack thereof, you're making and why. I fell off the wagon in mid-January. I kept up the exercise, but eating healthy went totally by the wayside. I won't bore any... Read more

The Affect of Relationships on Healthy Lifestyles

Tuesday, February 10, 2009      2 comments

I can definitely say that for me being married makes it much more difficult to focus on a healthy lifestyle. Now, I do believe every relationship is different and this would not apply to everyone. When I was single with my kids I had a lot... Read more

A Farewell to a Special Person

Thursday, February 05, 2009      3 comments

Some people come into your life for a special reason. God sends them to bring you some sort of comfort or message - or maybe not to you exactly, but to someone close. When my daughter, Crystal, was in middle school she would stay with he... Read more

This is MY Journey!

Monday, February 02, 2009      3 comments

I've been through the highs and lows, watched numerous people come to SP weighing a lot more than I and already met their goals, seen people struggle to lose even a few pounds a month only to gain it back. I fall in the latter part of that stat... Read more

The Good and the Bad

Thursday, January 22, 2009      0 comments

Last week I had a GREAT week. I stayed within my SP calorie range, exercised every day and by Friday - lost 4 lbs. I love weeks like that. This week ... not so good. I've lost nothing - nada! I've battled cravings like crazy and had t... Read more

Back to Business Monday

Monday, January 19, 2009      0 comments

I don't know about everyone else here at SP, but I generally lighten up a bit on the weekends. Not as much as I used to, but I don't sweat it if I eat pizza or a gooey dessert. I made it through Friday without going over my calories at all... Read more

Stubborn Healthy Goals

Tuesday, January 13, 2009      1 comments

Along my weight loss journey there are several healthy goals that I strive to meet. The short list would be: Lower sodium Dessert only once a week (no cookies allowed!) Exercising at least 5 days a week The lower sodium seems to b... Read more

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