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WHAT?? It's August already??

Friday, August 02, 2013      2 comments

I knew this year had been flying by, but didn't realize how fast until I looked at the last time I blogged: January! What happened to faithfully blogging each month? What happened to checking in with my Spark Friends? Where on earth did the... Read more

January goals met!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      7 comments

I realized today that January's as good as done. This is the first time I've written out my goals (I am not calling them New Year's Resolutions because that will make me forget about them!), so I thought I'd take a peek at my "reports" section h... Read more

Happy Sparkiversary to ME!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      5 comments

Today marks one full year of SparkPeople in my life. Of course I felt the need to blog about it, even if it's just a short bunch of thoughts. Even with today's Wednesday weigh-in showing a gain (Boo, I say!), I weigh 29 pounds less today t... Read more

The Opportunity to Begin Again

Thursday, January 03, 2013      7 comments

I got a fortune cookie a while ago, and I saved the little fortune so I could put it on my Spark Page. It just made so much sense: "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." I've always thought of myself as a fair... Read more

Old is out, new is in

Monday, December 31, 2012      4 comments

For all the talk of New Year's resolutions over the years, I have to admit that I've never really made any. Not real ones, anyway. The ever-present, yet ever-vague "lose weight" was always in the back of my mind, but nothing was planned or spe... Read more

The Anticipation is Always Worse...

Friday, November 30, 2012      6 comments

So I finally got myself on the scale this morning after a little more than a month of not doing my weekly weigh-in. Around mid-October, I started falling off the SparkWagon here and there, eating poorly -- either too much junk or simply too... Read more


Sunday, August 26, 2012      8 comments

Hope I wasn't too subtle there...yes, it's true, I got a new bike. I wanted to give the old bike a fitting tribute on its own before bragging up the new machine. No hurt feelings and all that. But now it's been two whole days and I just c... Read more

An Honorable Death

Friday, August 24, 2012      5 comments

Can you tell I'm excited? The other day, my status update was a cheery, "My bike is getting overhauled!" Well...the day after we dropped it off at the bike shop, the owner called and told me it simply wasn't worth putting the money into al... Read more

A Fortuitous Ride

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      6 comments

Warning: I write the way I speak...lots of meandering, tangents, and backtracking. Most people get used to it after awhile. I do have a point, and I do eventually get to it. I tried a new bike route today to see how difficult it would be... Read more

Destination v. Journey

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      3 comments

I'm thankful today for PINKHOPE's blog entry, "Why it matters." She reminded me once again that eating healthy is not simply for the end result of losing weight. I believe she called that type of thinking the "temporary deprivation for des... Read more

Who knew?

Monday, June 18, 2012      3 comments

I am absolutely the LAST person in the world anyone would accuse of enjoying exercise. Those who know me well will tell you flat out -- I am much happier at home, sitting and reading a book (indoors or outside), than anywhere else. However... Read more

It's a Start!

Monday, May 21, 2012      2 comments

I'm pretty proud of myself. Last week was the first week I've consistently exercised in a long, long time. I've long been a proponent of the "object at rest tends to stay at rest" philosophy. But last week...The weather was cooperative ... Read more

The First Twenty

Thursday, May 03, 2012      1 comments

I've never written any blog entries -- anywhere -- before, but today seems like one of those days where I should be writing _something_ to commemorate this personal event. Today I got on the scale as I do each Thursday. I knew I'd lost wei... Read more