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To Sparkcoach or Not to Sparkcoach?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      5 comments

I have enjoyed my free trial with Sparkcoach! I think it's the PERFECT tool for those new to SP. Logging in each day is a little more rewarding and a lot more educational. I like the action steps and visualization! However, by day seven, I am wo... Read more

Maintenance Blogs Helped Me Realize that I Got Greedy!

Saturday, January 03, 2015      8 comments

A few years ago when I reached a healthy weight, after gaining a bunch in grad school, I was happy. I relished in being able to live my life without feeling self-conscious or inferior, because of my weight. I'm not sure if there weren't a bunch ... Read more

I'll Let My New Before Pic Do The Talking

Sunday, December 28, 2014      7 comments

The pic above is one year ago. The pic below is Christmas Day. Wow a picture truly is worth a thousand words, or should I say excuses? Read more

Whose Life is This, Anyway?

Saturday, February 23, 2013      10 comments

It's about time happy days came my way. The last few years have been tough, and the proportion of work to play has been grueling. I hate to complain, because it can always be... Read more

I WILL SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE THIS FAMILIAR TERRITORY!

Monday, September 03, 2012      8 comments

The tell-tale signs of impending doom have reared their ugly heads. First, it was the lack of sleep, followed closely by skipping early AM workouts. A few weeks later I skipped a weigh-in and slowly started to let crappy foods back into my diet.... Read more

FREE Books for My Classroom/Students!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      18 comments

Warning: This is not a fitness/health blog. emoticon I am in a class required for teachers to achieve tenure. T... Read more

Summer Break is Over for Me

Friday, July 27, 2012      15 comments

Friends, I can't thank you enough for welcoming me back with such open arms this summer! Today was my last weekday off and Monday it's back to my wonderful, rewarding, exhausting job. Last year at this time I blogged in idioms about the su... Read more

Love at First Lick

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      15 comments

I don't know how long this dream-come-true has been in existence, but it is now going to be a staple in my pantry! Really, don't even question it. The flavor will please you and so will the fat and calorie counts! Oooooh Baaaab... Read more

Fitness Assessment

Sunday, July 22, 2012      14 comments

Don't worry. I have not decided to become an elite athlete or a celebrity hottie, but I did go to a trainer and have a fitness assessment. It is part of my 'before' on this, my latest weight loss adventure. When I meet my new students this... Read more

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Part II

Saturday, July 07, 2012      15 comments

Welp; I stayed up late ‘cuz Hubby had his heart set on biking 60 miles; that won’t happen riding with me! Much to my surprise and in the midst of a dream, I wake to Hubby saying he doesn’t have 60 miles in him today, so let’s go ... Read more

Well, This is Awkward

Saturday, May 19, 2012      16 comments

Without going near a scale, I can tell you that I gained every one of the 30 lbs. I had lost. It feels good to be active again...went on a 24 mile bikeride with Hubby today. Not the 40 miles we were doing in the fall, but it's a start. ... Read more

Big Losses Caused a Big Gain

Monday, January 16, 2012      14 comments

"Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated." ~Lamartine Yes. I know, life happens. Sometimes, it's too much. Yes, I know it could have been worse, but it felt pretty awful, while it was happening. To sum thing... Read more

The Past Two Months have been Too Much

Thursday, November 17, 2011      19 comments

Weird. I feel like I owe you an explanation. Seven weeks ago my MIL passed away. It was a peaceful death and she was surrounded by family and friends, in her home, being cared for by her sons and husband. She died with a beautiful, natural smile... Read more

I'm In the Clear, While Mom is Losing Her Battle

Saturday, September 17, 2011      19 comments

Wednesday, they did a thorough biopsy, taking five samples from the tumor. Today, I got the results. NO CANCER and NO ABNORMAL CELLS! This is a relief, as I couldn't imagine telling my kids I have cancer while they are losing their grandma to ca... Read more

Biopsy Complete

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      14 comments

I apologize for the lack of health/fitness/weight loss blogs. Truth be told, I'm eating OK, not exercising AT ALL and basically in survival mode. The past couple weeks have been a downward spiral for my MIL. My FIL hasn't been well and has lost ... Read more


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