It's not time to feel guilty
I feel like the kid whose mother is confronting her about whether or not she ate the last cookie in the cookie jar. I wanna just hang my head and shuffle my feet. I feel guilty.
There's a good time for guilt and there's a time where it ... Read more
Back to the drawing board...
Over the last 2 months, I've had to work more, went to visit my family in Detroit and got sick. Prefacing all of that, I had a big life change at the end of last year. It was a positive change, but nevertheless, a change.
All that has d... Read more
I can't go on without you!
Here's the thing...I had all these life changes, see? And, you know...sometimes success makes you think you can do it on your own, right? Well, I was wrong. I'm admitting my error. I've been on this stinkin' plateau (which I do cherish havin... Read more
Just wanna let you know I haven't forgotten you
This blog is just a hello. I just wanna let you all know that I haven't forgotten you.
I've had a lot of changes in just a few months. Whew! What a whirlwind! It's been great! So, of course, trying to keep up with the blogging and all,... Read more
I Amaze ME!
Repeat this with me fellow Sparkers: I amaze ME!
I've lost 80 lbs. If this weren't awesome enough, I've maintained a healthy lifestyle for over a year with no sign of stopping. I've had a lot of changes during that year. But, through ea... Read more
For women only: I sweat! No, I mean, I really sweat!
Our genetic inheritances often possess a certain undeniable charm. Some of them, that is. As a child, I thought it was cute that I would sweat on the tip of my nose like my mother and my older sister. Little did I know what this genetic inher... Read more
What I did right when I went on my Mediterranean Cruise
Before I left on my cruise (which was lovelier than words can describe), I was given all kinds of advice from expert travelers. Get a prescription for Dramamine, buy a neck pillow from Wal-mart, make sure to try the Karaoke, you gotta try the f... Read more
Another confession from the compliment junky
I was at a Wal-mart store trying to purchase socks and footwear for another surprise invitation to play soccer. The soccer game didn't go so well this time. But that will have to be another blog. For some reason, the socks were not available f... Read more
I Played Soccer!
Yesterday, a friend invited me to play soccer. I thought, I don't know, I don't think I can do all that running. While making progress and gaining good strength, let's face it, I'm still a hefty 225. But, I thought about it and really, I like... Read more
And, then what?
How can you tell just how good a plan really is? By it's outcome, of course. How can you tell if the outcome is a desireable one? As far as I'm concerned, it's as simple as asking myself, "And, then what?" Did I like the answer to my questio... Read more
Now, I absolutely love to dance. So, I've wanted to try Zumba for some time. I just couldn't find a class that fit in with my schedule. Finally, it was offered as a workshop at school. Talk about fun!
Most of the participants, having ne... Read more
What to wear? What to wear?
I don't have a winter wardrobe because the clothes I had last year are too big. Time to go shopping! I don't have the funds to buy a new wardrobe in every size I hope to pass on my way down. So, I shop in other people's closets. Love doing t... Read more
Butt-scratchin' and Toe-pickin'!
I'm particularly guilty of this thinking error: I think I can schedule something into every second of every day. Scheduling, of course, is a necessary element for staying in control of the direction of your life. It's an important aspect of b... Read more
Maybe I'm not as good as I think I am!
Don't worry. My self-esteem is not starting to wane. It's just that I've become a frequent visitor to the flat lands. What I'm saying is, I frequent plateaus. You know...where you don't lose weight? So, I've been the checking inches I've lo... Read more
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I've got something old, borrowed and blue...need something new!
Nope! I'm not talking weddings. I'm talking fun!
Occassionally, I do a mental assessment of where I'm at on my journey to healthy living. I require of myself that I am able to answer the following question affirmatively: Can I do this ... Read more