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Disappointing my daughter
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      12 comments

Over a week ago my daughter Jacqueline, 12, heard on the radio that Disney would be in town on the 9th auditioning kids for a commercial. According to the announcement they only had audition slots for the first 200 kids. I promised myself ... Read more
What I'm struggling with
Monday, April 11, 2011      6 comments

My SparkDiet action items for this week are to write a blog about the goal that I'm having the most trouble with, to figure out why and how to turn it around, and to revisit Fast Break goals and do a mini-streak on one of them. When I first... Read more
Inchies, Ouchies, Yo-Yos & Chuck
Sunday, April 10, 2011      8 comments

Inchies One of my Spark Teams is Before The Landfill - Crafty Recyclers. Last month someone suggested we make "inchies" and trade them. I had never heard of these before but I'm all about trying new things this year so I said why not. THEN ... Read more
For the love of peanut butter & chocolate
Friday, April 08, 2011      5 comments

I have a new favorite food...I have discovered The Peanut Butter & Co. line of peanut butters. My local grocery store started carrying a few of the flavors. What could be better than peanut butter combined with chocolate?!! I'm not a big ... Read more
I'm Trouble Y'all
Thursday, April 07, 2011      10 comments

With the support & encouragement of my fellow Sparkers (and some divine white chocolate peanut butter) I am moving past my little meltdown yesterday morning. New Me has reasserted dominance and sent Old Me packing off to exile with the Scale Gr... Read more
I can feel the stress melting away
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      7 comments

My house has been an on-going project for over a decade. My ex-H was great at starting projects and never finishing...and woe unto me if I dared to think about finishing something he had started just to get it done. The ex-H is gone now bu... Read more
I've gone & done it now
Monday, April 04, 2011      10 comments

Reading the Community section of the paper last night I saw a little blurb titled "Lace up for the Let's Move races". So what did I do? I registered for the 5k race on April 30. After considering the half marathon. I really don't... Read more
April Showers Bring...Achy Joints & Random Musings
Sunday, April 03, 2011      4 comments

It's been raining here in SE Michigan since yesterday. Intermittent showers yesterday & today, with periods of sleet. My knees / wrists / elbows & shoulders ache like crazy. A dose of Bufferin Arthritis is in the cards before bedtime tonight.... Read more
Progress! & April SMART Goals
Friday, April 01, 2011      4 comments

Although I weigh myself daily I only do measurements once a month - I don't want to get TOO obsessive. So...year-to-date progress: Weight - 204 to 168, 36 total pounds lost although I'm a bit irked b/c for the last month I've felt like a y... Read more
So worried...and now so relieved
Thursday, March 31, 2011      8 comments

I mentioned before I have 5 cats (and I take care of them so I'm not quite the crazy cat lady yet LOL!). They are all house cats, no greater outdoors for them. One of them is Rocky Road, my little pudgy grumbly Alpha female. Last night I ... Read more
TODAY is the real start of spring with pictures LOL
Monday, March 28, 2011      7 comments

Yes, I know the calendar said spring started last week. It lied. Today is the real start of spring, at least here in Michigan. Today the first official sightings of the Michigan State Flower & Motto have occurred...right during morning ru... Read more
Goal Plan Progress, Week 1
Sunday, March 27, 2011      1 comments

So now that I have an official goal plan, time to start tracking progress. emoticon ... Read more
Bat poop & fish scales
Saturday, March 26, 2011      12 comments

My daughter's science class on Thursday was about bats (the flying "rodents", not baseball). The teacher brought in the "Batman" who brings in live bats and teaches kids about them. So that night she's showing me the pictures she took (no ... Read more
Scale War: The Charge of the Packzi Brigade
Friday, March 25, 2011      1 comments

OK, Fat Tuesday was a couple of weeks ago but genius takes time LOL! I will also note that the forces of the ever-shrinking Empire of Fangfacekitty were victorius and consumed not a single Packzi. With apologies to Tennyson's Charge of the Lig... Read more
Winners vs Losers
Friday, March 25, 2011      1 comments

Makes you think a little..... A WINNER is always part of the Answer A LOSER is always part of the Problem A WINNER always has a Plan A LOSER always has an excuse A WINNER says "Let me do it for you" A LOSER says "It's not my... Read more

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