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Are you daring greatly?
Saturday, August 29, 2015      6 comments

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat ... Read more
Onederland... I have arrived!!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      8 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning just before I stepped into the shower as I normally do. As I looked down with the sleep fog still in my eyes, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I tried rubbing the fog out of my eyes to make sure they we... Read more
The Lizard Brain
Saturday, June 27, 2015      4 comments

I recently attended a leadership course specifically geared to women. I learned many things and put several new tools in the toolbox to help me in my leadership journey. But as with most things, these tools can apply to many parts of our lives... Read more
When life no longer revolves around food, you discover a whole new life...
Saturday, June 20, 2015      5 comments

My whole life used to revolve around food. In fact for most people life is food centric. "Let's meet over lunch." "Let's meet over coffee." "May I offer you something to eat or drink?" A good, good friend recently lost her... Read more
It takes longer to form a habit than you think...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      3 comments

For those of you that are trying to form new habits, read this article! I am trying to seriously exercise and every second of it is a slog! Today I came across this article in my SparkMail from Gods_Temple, one of my Team Leaders. Now I feel so... Read more
I am back!
Saturday, May 30, 2015      7 comments

I have been absent for 2 years. 2013 was the year from hell but I have finally figured things out. Stress and weight loss are mutually exclusive! I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am stressed... I eat when I am bored... I eat when I am h... Read more
It's been 4 months... but the journey started 3 years ago!
Saturday, March 09, 2013      15 comments

November 6th is when my "rebirth" started. Wednesday was 4 months into the journey... There's been ups and downs during the 4 months but it's been an awesome ride! Let's look at the numbers since November 6th... Staying within calorie... Read more
Marooned!! And making poor choices!
Sunday, February 10, 2013      14 comments

I came home Thursday evening from work and have not been out of the house since. The blizzard of 2013, aka Nemo came with a vengeance! He dropped 36.5 inches on us an... Read more
The time to be awesome is NOW!
Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

They often say our best teachers are our kids. The following YouTube video was posted on my Facebook newsfeed today. It really resonated with me. I hope it resonates wit... Read more
Day 1... A Born Again Sparker
Sunday, January 27, 2013      21 comments

As we rang in 2010 I resolved once again to focus on my weight. Eh, it was a perennial resolution that I could ultimately fail once again. But each year I felt obliged to lose weight. So... on January 2nd I began an attempt at weight loss and ... Read more
What happens when life happens?
Saturday, January 19, 2013      12 comments

Sometimes life just gets in the way, doesn't it? Things deviate from the plan because life throws curve balls at you occasionally. You take a swing and you miss. You miss by a lot sometimes. Baseball is filled with so many wonderfu... Read more
Day 25... There's no such thing as fat OLD people
Friday, January 11, 2013      21 comments

My husband said that. Take a look around. Bet you dollars to donuts you won’t find any. That’s because fat people don’t get to be old. If they’re fat they die young. That’s the bottom line. It’s a sad reality. You die in the real physical... Read more
Day 17 - A&I Blog... Review of 2012, goals for 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013      16 comments

Today was a good day! Stepped on the scale and I lost another 1.7 pounds but SP rounds up! I like that! I had a follow up appointment with my endocrinologist. He was so pleased with the progress on my sugars. He stopped one of the medic... Read more
Goals? You don't need goals... you need commitment and perseverance!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      14 comments

It has been 15 days of my cardio exercise streak. That is half a month! Day by day I am getting there. Getting exercise has always been my biggest hurdle in my weight loss journey. But here I am at 15 days. I am not thinking about tomorrow.... Read more
Day by day... TRUST the process! Day 13
Sunday, December 30, 2012      9 comments

There isn't a full length mirror in my house anywhere. In the dresser mirror I can see waist up only because the bed is in the way. I can't back up. Bathroom mirrors allow me to see chest up. Never really thought about this before. I don't... Read more

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