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Day 1: Is it still Monday?
I stayed up too late last night, so getting up this morning was more difficult than it should have been. I have to start taking better care of myself, starting right now. I packed enough good foods for the entire work day, so I absolutely no e... Read more
Week 1 in Review
Week 1 is done and gone. Overall I am really proud of myself -- I did very well. I managed to lose 6.2 lbs from Monday through today. I made my best effort to stay within my nutritional ranges, I got on SP every single day and tracked my food... Read more
What would it feel like to know that whatever I wanted to do, my body would respond? No matter what I tried, my body would go where I want it to, do what I ask of it?
I cannot raise both of my legs at the same time, from a lying position. ... Read more
Starting fresh means...
more than just words on a page. Sometimes it means acknowledging the accomplishments of the past and putting them where they belong...in the past. For me at least. I had been holding desperately onto the fact that I lost 40 lbs on Spark in 20... Read more
Aaaahhh, the feeling of starting fresh....
I have reset my overal weight loss goal (80 lbs), reset my timeline, and resest my thinking. I was talking to a friend, and then my mom as well, last night and saying the same things I have been thinking: "I know that if I lose weight I will ... Read more
Excuses...and my fat butt
So I've been thinking a lot about excuses lately. All the excuses I use in my life. I'm lazy. I'm tired. My Fibromyalgia is flaring up and I can't move, I've worked hard a... Read more
Back in the saddle....
This is not a New Year's resolution. Those always seem so temporary to me, so monumental-but-not-going-to-ta
ke-it-seriously. Unlike this. This is serious. This is me, sick of me, sick of feeling sick and blue so often these days. The di... Read more
I'm feelin' it
Here we go again! I am slowly but surely starting to feel like I can do this. I've logged onto SP everyday now since the weekend. I logged my food yesterday and today. I actually am doing the weekly and daily challenges. I am drinking my wa... Read more
Taking advantage of Tropical Storm Eduardo
The office was closed today, so I totally took advantage of the day off to catch up on housework, paying bills, etc. PLUS I organized my fridge, got all my fruits and veggies washed and packaged for easy access. No excuses not to make the righ... Read more
International MPS Awareness Day is tomorrow!
As many of you know, our dear friends' youngest son, Clay, has MPS 2 ... a rare genetic disorder that makes everyday life a challenge and that much more precious. Your continued prayers have been a comfort to Clay's family. Please read the bel... Read more
The missing piece to my puzzle
I think I may have found it. Helping others. I had gotten so busy in the last few months with work and trying to sell our home and everything else, I had given up my efforts to help others on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Don't get ... Read more
Wow, what a "break".....
Sure didn't INTEND to take a break, but I didn't do anything to avoid it either. I have never eaten so much junky junk food in one week as I did on this last vacation/house hunting trip. I ate Funions for goodness sake!!!! Ick. For the most... Read more
That old feeling....
I finally felt it again yesterday. You know the one.... you're in the middle of doing some mundane chore and you look around and realize that you are happy. Content. Satisfied. Strong. Capable. The feeling where you know you're going to be... Read more
I've fallen (literally) but I did get up...
I fell on the ice this morning and busted my butt big time. Ugh. I had to go to the office this morning for a meeting and was carrying my 4 yr old from my house to the neighbor that was going to watch him for me....because he was crying and re... Read more
Another miracle for Clay & his family
To all that have been so great about praying for our family friends, the Howards, whose young son has Hunter Syndrome, here is the latest update on Clay. This is such a huge blessing for his family, and I know we can attribute this to the power... Read more