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Can’t Believe I Missed It!
Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday was my 6-month Sparkversary. I can’t believe that I forgot, until I received a SparkGoodie from my now-friend ASHL_84. [Thank you!] But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it means that the Spark People healthy lifestyle has become so sec... Read more
Made my day!
Thursday, November 10, 2011      9 comments

I witnessed the nicest thing today, that absolutely made my day! I was working the cash register at the Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store, and was ringing up a young mother who had a 6-month-old baby with her. She was buying some clothes for the... Read more
Letting Go of the Safety Net
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      10 comments

Today I finally took the big step of giving away all of my “fat jeans.” I have always hung on to a variety of sizes of jeans, since I knew that eventually I would “need them” again. Well, no more! I decided that keeping jeans that are several si... Read more
Slacking on Tracking Leaves Weight Loss Lacking
Friday, November 04, 2011      6 comments

I have to admit that lately I’ve been a Spark Slacker. I’ve been logging on and tracking my food and fitness, but not as diligently as I was, and sadly, I haven’t been very good about keeping up with my Spark friends either. But I’m determined t... Read more
Spreading the Spark
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      6 comments

On Fridays I volunteer at Habitat for Humanity with a wonderful 76-year old gentleman who has a lot of pain in his knees because of arthritis (he is also rather overweight, which doesn't help). I have been telling him about Sparkpeople for a whi... Read more
Goodbye 160s! Hope I never see you again!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      13 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning, and FINALLY saw a number below 160! Woo hoo!! That’s 20 pounds lost!! I’ve been using the Leslie Sansone “Walk Away the Pounds” DVD for over a week now. Looks like it may be paying off. I know that I really b... Read more
The elusive 2-0
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      7 comments

In the words of Maxwell Smart... “Missed it by that much!” I’ve been steadily losing for the past 3 months, although s-l-o-w-l-y (usually a pound or less a week, but at least most weeks I am actually losing). I’m a rather instant-gratification p... Read more
Update on Buddy's poison ivy
Sunday, August 14, 2011      6 comments

Just wanted to let everyone know that Buddy is almost over his case of poison ivy. The Benedryl was a real lifesaver. It kept him from itching (and therefore scratching) long enough for the rash to go away. It’s almost completely gone now. The b... Read more
Poor little Buddy!
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      10 comments

Who knew that dogs can get poison ivy?! Poor little Buddy went down to the dock with us a few nights ago and had a great time running through the woods next to the house. I noticed yesterday that he had places on his legs that looked almost like... Read more
That's normal!
Saturday, July 30, 2011      8 comments

I’ve been using Wii Fit for almost 3 years. I’m not always consistent, so I sometimes can go a month or more without doing the body test, if I’m doing other kinds of exercise instead. Today I decided to go back to the strength training in Wii Fi... Read more
Phew! Just squeaked in under the limit!
Monday, July 25, 2011      6 comments

Today we went to PF Chang’s for lunch. My favorite. I took a very long time studying the menu, even though I always order the exact same thing... Chang’s Spicy Chicken. My all time favorite. No matter how many other things look good... great, ev... Read more
Made my day!
Thursday, July 21, 2011      7 comments

Just wanted to share something funny that happened on Tuesday that really made my day. We went to the Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park and were walking around one of the scenic overlooks. I walked by myself down to the end of a stone walkway to take so... Read more
I Survived 3 Days of Houseguests!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      7 comments

Thanks to the good habits I’ve learned from SparkPeople the past few months, I have survived 3 days of house guests without gaining any weight! I can’t imagine that would have been the case a year ago. Although I didn’t do as much exercise as I ... Read more
Halfway there!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      9 comments

Well, this week is my 2 month Sparkversary (actually it was on the 10th), and as of my weigh-in this morning, I am halfway to my goal of 30 lbs. The amazing thing is that I no longer get on the scale and hope that I’ve lost some weight. I finall... Read more

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