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18 Years Ago Today

Sunday, June 27, 2010      6 comments

I was running around getting my hair and make-up done and trying to tie up all the last minute details of a wedding. It was a frantic morning, filled with laughter (and the occasional argument over something inane), friendship and family. ... Read more

A year of Sparking

Sunday, June 20, 2010      8 comments

It seems that I am in good company with all those who started with SP in June of 2009. Like the others who have posted about their first year of SparkingI have decided to post about what a difference a year has made for me. In December 200... Read more

Where did my children go??

Sunday, June 20, 2010      5 comments

So on June 10th I celebrated that my oldest daughter has been in my life for 15 years. So much has changed in that time. Not just in her physical appearance but also in her attitude and outlook on life. I remember reading to her from the ... Read more

Things to be proud of.....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      5 comments

Ok so today I was thinking about things that make me proud. Here is my list in no particular order: 1. My hubster for completing things even when people think it is a "waste of time". Most notable was his graduation with an "Adult Dogwoo... Read more

Got a new reel mower...

Saturday, June 12, 2010      6 comments

I've been using one that the hubster got on deep discount about 8 years ago and we found out too late that it was put together wrong and a few pieces were missing but it was preassembled so I made due. Well over the course of the last 2 years i... Read more

Who knew that lint could compost??

Sunday, June 06, 2010      5 comments

Ok so for several months now our dryer hasn't been drying well and after watching a lot of DIY Network and in particular "Finders Fixers" I decided to check the hose that vents the dryer. Low and behold it was FULL of lint (of course it is one ... Read more

Got a new do and I'm loving it!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010      10 comments

My girls really wanted to get their hair cut before the school year ended and I really needed something done with mine. So I took the plunge and went from this: Fron... Read more

Rewards and my journey

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      6 comments

I just thought about this after reading a few SP emails and other blogs about rewards people have given themselves for their accomplishments. I started thinking, "I've been on SP almost a year and have lost almost 40 lbs BUT I have not given my... Read more

Checking in with my own reality check

Sunday, May 23, 2010      8 comments

So I've been in maitenance mode for about 2.5 months now and while some days are better than others I am definatly maintaining between 117 and 120 lbs. which is a pretty comfortable weight for me. I have not lessened my activity level because I... Read more

Ok all the other dorks were doing it so here goes

Sunday, May 16, 2010      7 comments

Here are my answers for all my fellow Dorkville residents: If you read it ... you have to do it :) ... have a little fun A - Age: 38 B - Bed size: Queen C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the litter box D - Dog's name: Don't ... Read more

Watched my daughter have fun...

Thursday, May 13, 2010      6 comments

for the most part today. It was another milestone in her life for me and made me realize that the time is just racing past much like she ran past me during her races. Today marks the last Sports Day she will ever have, she is leaving grade 6 t... Read more

Happy Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010      6 comments

I was asked this evening by my nearly 15 year old daughter what I wanted for breakfast tomorrow morning (since my kids learned to pour a bowl of cereal with milk and operate the toaster this has been a tradition for both Mother's and Father's da... Read more

Did you hear the "CLICK"??

Saturday, May 01, 2010      12 comments

I was having a conversation with the hubster on MSN (yes we are dorky that way and rather than actually speaking we IM each other), and I just realized that something "clicked" into place for me when I started my weight loss this time. I ha... Read more

The mirror is my friend??

Saturday, April 24, 2010      6 comments

Who'd have thought that I would actually want to look in the mirror? When I was a teenager I looked in the mirror to do my hair and make sure I looked presentable but never really admired myself in the mirror. I know many of my friends who spe... Read more

My progress and my feelings on it

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      7 comments

I have been on SP for 10 months now and it has taught me how to eat better, how to enjoy exercise and slowly how to get my family involved in the fitness regime as well. I have reached my goal weight and am now learning how to maintain it and t... Read more


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