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A Refresher Type of Start
I HATE resolutions for the New Year. My mother used to say about Mother's Day, "If you can only show me for one day a year that you love me, and not the rest of the year, then don't waste your time on Mother's Day." I feel the same way about N... Read more
My 12 Days of Christmas and a NSV
My sweet, wonderful, loving husband really treated me like a queen this Christmas season. He did a "12 days of Christmas" theme and had something planned for me each night for 12 days. Some of the things he did included, taking me to a local p... Read more
I'm Dreaming of a BROWN Christmas??? What?! (pics)
Yesterday was absolutely, utterly disgusting. It was one of those days that leaves me scratching my head and looking around at my surroundings and questioning, "Why is it that I chose to live here?" I have lived in some beautiful places in my ... Read more
Coping with Yesterday's News
Good morning all and thank you for all of your positive feedback on yesterday's blog. I'm actually very glad I wrote those things down yesterday and got the encouragement, because, boy did I ever need it! After writing down all my goals, feeli... Read more
I Refuse to Give up Now
I am not going to let this weight loss stagnancy thing get me down. I have come too far. Thank you all so much for your encouraging words, helpful tips/advice, and just being there for me. I have to say, if it were not for spark friends, I th... Read more
Discouraged--I need some help friends
I have to admit something very embarassing that happened this morning. I'm sure it was just a PMS fit or something, but I put on a pair of jeans this morning that have always fit me just fine. Excitedly, I pulled them on thinking, "Yeah, with... Read more
Swimming=HOT (with pics)
I just wanted to share with anyone who will read this: SWIMMING CLASSES ARE AWESOME!!! I feel invincible in the water!!! ... Read more
I just want to vent for a minute. I need a good Monday morning rant! I had a wonderful weekend, but it was indeed void of sleep. I am completely exhausted from lack of sleep. For TWO nights now, I have been up the better part of the night, a... Read more
Sleep Challenge Days 3, 4, 5, and yeah, I lost track...
Oh goodness! I am finding out how difficult it is to keep a journal especially when you don't get the rest you need. ... Read more
Sleep Challenge Day 2
Morning! I have to share that this morning, when my alarm clock radio went off (it's only one in a myriad of other alarms), Bing Crosby's version of "White Christmas" is what woke me. I have to say, it put me in the BEST mood! I just had the w... Read more
Sleep Challenge Day 1
So, I finally joined the sleep challenge. During this month, I am supposed to start out by keeping a sleep journal everyday. So, I will probably just add it to my blog each day so I can keep track easier and be held accountable. Which MEANS t... Read more
My Husband IS my Strength!
Many of you may know of the struggles I faced a few weeks ago when I believed my husband and I were not on the same page in the ways of physical health and fitness. Since that time, he has shown me just how dedicated he is. He has been the one... Read more
Thankful...(with lots of pics!)
As I reflect on the important things this week, I have to stop and think about just how blessed I am! I was looking through some old pictures the other night and I ran across one that really struck me; it's an old picture of me, probably a good... Read more
$2.50 a Week or $250 a Week? Hmmm...
So, on Friday, I went to cash in on my consultation at the physical therapy place and see about getting set up with my underwater treadmill and dietitian consults. They didn't tell me too much, except that they would check out my insurance to s... Read more
Good Experience and Bad Experience: All in One Day!!!
So, yesterday had all the appointments. The dreaded follow up from the nightmare visit with the man who wanted to put me on the birth defect making, seizure causing crazy med. After coming off the dreaded blood pressure medicine that my doctor... Read more