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One weekend
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      4 comments

I had a magical weekend. It was an amazing weekend. It was my birthday weekend and not just any birthday weekend, one of my best birthdays ever. It was fun filled and action packed and I have a lot to share. This weekend my husband and sister ga... Read more
Set back not Surrender
Friday, June 23, 2017      2 comments

I received some disappointing news yesterday. I have to get a second ankle surgery. This came as a horrible blow. I've been trying so hard to stay positive during every set back and every delay in my recovery and just to be told that the procedu... Read more
I Can Learn
Thursday, June 15, 2017      4 comments

So I grew up in a meat and potatoes kind of house. Our veggie was usually a can of corn, peas, or green beans and that was what we ate. So I've had a lot of things to learn about nutrition and meals. I also had to learn to like veggies. I ... Read more
Make the most of it
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      3 comments

I am going to share a story about me weekend. Due to some complications in my recovery from my leg surgery, I was sadly confined to bed all weekend. *tears* It was disappointing because it was my husband's first weekend off in a long time and my... Read more
I'm awesome
Thursday, June 08, 2017      4 comments

Pardon the arrogant title, but I really need to declare that to the world today! Here's why. Yesterday my husband got some bad news, he was being passed over on a job that meant a lot to him. He really wanted pizza for dinner. Well I was to... Read more
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      2 comments

I'm learning about balance after this weekend. I managed to stay on target Saturday, Sunday Monday over my weekend (I work 4 10 hours days to get three day weekends). I struggle with perfection as I mentioned previously. This weekend I really le... Read more
Changing Perspectives
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      2 comments

I had a crazy eye opening moment today and I just had to share! So for those of you who don't know. I only weigh in monthly and my husband has hidden the scale somewhere in the house. I weigh in at my weight loss clinic in my doctors offic... Read more
Each Day
Friday, May 26, 2017      2 comments

For the people who may struggle with perfectionism: Today in my Positive Sticky Note pad, it says, "I need to stop trying to become perfect and just try to become better." -Sasha Cohen. and the personal affirmation states, " Each day I am g... Read more
Pay Attention!
Friday, May 12, 2017      3 comments

A few weeks ago, I was bummed and a little whiny that no one apart from my husband had noticed any of my weight loss. I'm down 18 pounds, which has been a slow process because my activity is extremely limited due to my leg surgery. I mean for tw... Read more
My Visual Jars!
Thursday, May 11, 2017      5 comments

I kept seeing these visual aid ideas for weight loss on pinterest. I wanted to make some, but I really wanted to avoid focusing on numbers. I have let myself be defined so long by the number on the scale or the size of my jeans. I kept pondering... Read more
small steps
Friday, May 05, 2017      3 comments

So here's the thing... I only lost 1 pound last month, but when i stop and thing about it... I LOST 1 POUND LAST MONTH!!! Okay here's why that is 100% awesomeness. I had a bad month. I wasn't really logging consistently. I ate god only know... Read more
5 Pounds
Friday, March 31, 2017      4 comments

This month I lost 5 pounds! That makes 17 pounds since my pre- ankle surgery physical. Weighing in monthly seems to be super helpful for me. I can ignore the numbers and focus on my eating. My mobility has been steadily increasing post surgery. ... Read more
Learning to Walk Again
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      1 comments

I took some time off to get some surgery. Well to be truthful, I fell off the wagon in October when I learned surgery was no longer avoidable. I had so many other things to worry about. Not that my weight isn't a worry, but when a doctor tells y... Read more
The good, The Bad, and the Painful
Thursday, August 18, 2016      1 comments

So I've been back on spark since July 24th. I'm down 3.5 pounds since then! I'm super excited about that. That is the good. Focusing on me and my emotional status through my journal entries seems to be working. I am fighting trying to be perfect... Read more
Checking back in
Thursday, August 11, 2016      2 comments

So if you read my previous blog, you'll know more of where I'm at, but here's the shortest version. I've struggled with negative self talk for years. I also am focusing on just logging my food and journal entries. The goal is to focus on the per... Read more

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