Spectacular September---Part two
Starting over, all over again. The first half of September was a bust....sick hubby, doctor visits, hosp... Read more
Good Morning all you Happy (and even not so Happy) Sparkers! In case you missed it, it's September 1st. I'm just coming off of my first good "unassisted" night's sleep in probably the last 6 months and I'm feeling good. Started the day off wi... Read more
My Ultimate Goal
See this dress? Okay, I know it's not the best pic, but trust me, it's a strapless dress. No, it wasn't my senior prom dress, it's the dress my sister made me wear as a b... Read more
I'm sure by now my friends are wondering "what is up with that woman?" Two username changes, but yet, not much in the way of activity. Well, that's going to change. The name changes come from not being able to identify with the name. Yeah, I... Read more
Going away for a while...
I still don't have a definite answer about my knee injury, even though the ER doc said there was a fracture, the ortho guy says no. Will be having a MRI done in the very near future to determine if there are any soft tissue injuries. I'm still... Read more
Jumpropes and broken knees
Jumpropes and I do NOT get along. How do I know this? Well, after watching Coach Nicole's jumprope video yesterday, I decided to try it. Thought that I would start out slow and build up to her rountine. So, went to the gym at my hubby's offi... Read more
Two Steps Forward, One Back and the Value of Positive Reinforcement
My slo-cooker died. I'm grieving it's loss, it was so young.....
Ok, so maybe I rely on my slo-cooker just a little too much. But since hubby works until 7 or 8, sometimes 9, being able to prep dinner and put it in the pot to simmer all ... Read more
Idols & Changing Goals
Strange title I know, but I think it will make sense by the end....
Since the day I first encountered Queen Latifah, I have idolized her. Here is a gorgeous plus size singer & actress who is proud of who she is. She seemed to be so comfor... Read more
Long Thoughts of an Evening
"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they don't have half the strength you think they have."~~Norman Vincent Peale
I found this quote today quite by accident, but it has stuck with me all day. It act... Read more
Chapter four~~the breakthroughs....
Chapter four talks about breakthrough moments, your aha & woohoos. Didn't truly understand them until this evening. My aha moment was pretty straight forward. I was thinking about going and hunting up a snack. The aha came when I realized th... Read more
Confessions from a
"You aren't leaving that table young____________(insert gender here), until you have cleaned that plate!"
Sound familiar? If so, I feel for you. I've been there. Our parents believed that they were only doing what was best for their ch... Read more
"You're not getting enough calories today to choke a gnat," says my husband, goggling at my veggie laden dinner plate. I nearly choked myself, laughing at him. Yes, today my caloric intake is lower, but I allowed myself a rare day of sleeping ... Read more
What a day!
Ok, so I screwed up today. I can't even begin to list how much chocolate I ate today, because I just do... Read more
Just finished my nutrition tracker for the day. OMG! It's no wonder I'm where I am today. It's no ... Read more