Dear Diary,
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      4 comments

Dear Diary, For my birthday this year, my daughter (the thoughtful dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me. Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ... Read more
The Dress of Glory
Friday, March 06, 2009      1 comments

My son is getting married this spring. I am thrilled that I won't be obese and can just be normal. It's the loveliest feeling! But, let's face it, I'm not exactly thin. I finally had to admit that I've become quite comfortable at the w... Read more
Friday, February 20, 2009      2 comments

Last night a friend and I drove to the next town and into adventure. My Sparkfriend, Barbie, had invited me to try out her Zumba class with her! Aside from the parts where I felt like a gigantic Frankenstein lumbering around, it was ... Read more
Victory of the Lumbering Menopausal Woman
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      1 comments

After my plank victory I set two more intermediate goals for myself. I want to run a mile and, for the first time in my life, I want to do a real pushup. A year ago these were both things that were in the same category as 'Be a Sports Il... Read more
Victory plank! ARRRRR!!!
Saturday, January 31, 2009      2 comments

When I took my first pilates class this month she put us into a side plank. Well, she instructed us to do one. My arm shook and swayed like a pillar made out of jello in the middle of an earthquake as my body crashed to the floor about six sec... Read more
The Spark Wheel hates me
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      4 comments

For the past few weeks it gives me the lowest available. Every day. Some days it taunts me with an available 500 or 1000 points. And then gives me 1. Pirates hate that. Arrrr. ... Read more
A Whole New World
Friday, January 16, 2009      1 comments

Wow. Who IS this person?! I think I like her! When I first joined the gym last year I looked at the list of classes and wished I could do the pilates class. I've always envied the lean, toned bodies of people who have mastered the myster... Read more
Oh my heck, I really can!
Friday, December 19, 2008      1 comments

We just made a two day trip home. What an adventure. Lots of driving and airports.. motel (a really swoopy one!)...restaurants, airport food, no workouts and no scales. I did my best although some of the things I ate I knew Jillian would stri... Read more
Never Give Up, Never Surrender
Tuesday, December 02, 2008      2 comments

I had not planned on doing any blog entries. I've been just plugging along, slowly heading towards my goal of better health and smaller body. But I finally realized that I was getting a great deal of inspiration and encouragement from the bl... Read more