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Really Bad Analogies

Sunday, December 02, 2012      6 comments

It's been several months since my last blog, and while I'm hoping to catch up soon, today I'm just here to share a good laugh. A dear friend posted this on Facebook. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! It is called "Really Bad Analogies by ... Read more

Comments from Personal Trainer Chris Powell

Friday, August 31, 2012      5 comments

I read this article and wanted to share as I feel he has some really helpful insights... Chris Powell, a trainer on the television series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, encouraged students to live with a purpose and believe in th... Read more

Another day, another challenge

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      2 comments

I started off the Summer challenge pretty strong, then dropped the ball (yet again) as I let illness and other distractions take center stage. Here I am, four days into another new beginning. Will this finally be the one, the time when everythin... Read more

Rocky Mountain High

Monday, June 25, 2012      5 comments

I do not remember exactly when I stopping truly living and began to just exist, but throughout the past decade or so, I feel as though I've been sleepwalking through the majority of my life. There have been moments here and there where I've snap... Read more

Hammer time

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      5 comments

It is so encouraging to see so many of my fellow Sapphires posting a loss on Week 1! This morning, I felt excited as I pulled out the scale. I'm back on track, I worked out every day (nearly), I watched what I ate and most of all, I remained pre... Read more

5 Things I have not taken time to do for myself

Monday, April 18, 2011      6 comments

This week's challenge really gave me pause: List 5 things you haven't taken time to do for yourself and do one. I was surprised at how hard it was for me to think of 5 things. Since December, our life has consisted of one small crisis after anot... Read more

I'm a Grandma!

Monday, December 27, 2010      7 comments

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! I should be returning home & rejoining the team online the week of the 21st. In the meantime, I just wanted to take a moment to share some amazing news! Our first grandchild, Christian, was born on Christ... Read more

Feeling Flake-y!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      3 comments

I just finished sprucing up my sparkpage for our team's pre-challenge in the Great Winter Meltdown and am so ready for snow! A nice dusting over the weekend that will melt away by Monday would be perfect! haha I had a happy moment today wh... Read more

Falling in love with where I am

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      3 comments

My beloved treadmill passed quite suddenly three weeks ago. The first week was spent in a stunned stupor, the second in total denial, and the third...well that's when I decided to actually do something. A bit of internet research (I found the t... Read more

Reality check

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      3 comments

With three recent road trips and one more to go, I feel like I've been going non-stop for the past five weeks and true to my nature, my needs have taken a backseat yet again. I set a goal loss of 50lbs by January, and here I am, just RELIEVED th... Read more

Things I feel great about (albeit a bit of a slow start)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      3 comments

It has been a busy & exhausting week filled with lots of strenuous activity and a bit of stress. Just getting through our out-of-state move a few months ago was pretty taxing, and many boxes went into the extra bedrooms to be unpacked "at a lat... Read more

Finding balance & moving forward

Monday, August 23, 2010      3 comments

Hoping to find a balance between having goals to aspire to without placing myself on yet another performance treadmill, I've been pondering how to best support my body, mind and spirit while not falling into my old trap of setting myself up for ... Read more

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change"

Sunday, August 15, 2010      3 comments

Summer's nearly over . It's been a busy one with moving to a new state, preparing for our new grandson, and dealing with several health issues that arose as a result of so much activity and stress. I've found myself repeatedly pushing back my co... Read more

5 things that motivate me to lose weight

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      3 comments

I've been thinking about this assignment all week. There are lots of reasons I want to lose weight, and it's easy to list most of them. But when asked about what actually motivates me, I had a much harder time coming up with the answers. The on... Read more

Another "Ah-ha" moment

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      3 comments

Regardless of what the scale reports, this challenge has helped me in so many ways. Today's ah-ha moment came while tallying up my fitness minutes for the week. Two big number days, then four days of nothing. Once again, I'm reminded to pac... Read more


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