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Canít Believe I Missed It!

Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday was my 6-month Sparkversary. I canít believe that I forgot, until I received a SparkGoodie from my now-friend ASHL_84. [Thank you!] But maybe thatís 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 ďfat jeans.Ē I have always hung on to a variety of sizes of jeans, since I knew that eventually I would ďneed themĒ 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 Iíve been a Spark Slacker. Iíve been logging on and tracking my food and fitness, but not as diligently as I was, and sadly, I havenít been very good about keeping up with my Spark friends either. But Iím 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!! Thatís 20 pounds lost!! Iíve been using the Leslie Sansone ďWalk Away the PoundsĒ 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... ďMissed it by that much!Ē Iíve 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). Iím 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. Itís 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

Iíve been using Wii Fit for almost 3 years. Iím not always consistent, so I sometimes can go a month or more without doing the body test, if Iím 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 Changís for lunch. My favorite. I took a very long time studying the menu, even though I always order the exact same thing... Changís 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 Iíve learned from SparkPeople the past few months, I have survived 3 days of house guests without gaining any weight! I canít imagine that would have been the case a year ago. Although I didnít 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 Iíve lost some weight. I finall... Read more


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