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9-11-2001: Where were you?

Sunday, September 11, 2011      7 comments

I was twelve years old. My pregnant mother, three siblings & I were on our way to keep the nursery at church for a ladie's Bible study. The sky was the most magnificent turquoise blue color, and I remarked to my mom, "isn't this just t... Read more

Week in Vegas (pics) + 4 days into JE 12 week challenge

Thursday, September 01, 2011      7 comments

I spent last Tues-Sat in Las Vegas, NV with my mom & aunt. We had a blast & I am proud to say that I ate clean & healthy 90% of the time!!! We stayed at the MGM Grand, and like most Vegas hotels, a refrigerator is not included. SO, we got creati... Read more

Productive weekend & great kitchen discoveries!

Sunday, August 14, 2011      5 comments

It's been a very nice weekend here, with lots of time to play in the kitchen. Yesterday, I baked some whole wheat honey bread (yumyumyum!) and in the midst of reading different recipes, I came across this simple little recipe for homemade peanut... Read more

Love & hate with SUGAR (ideas for cutting back)

Friday, August 12, 2011      6 comments

This week has been pretty good as far as activity & exercise go, but not as great when it comes to what I've eaten. My days have all started off great and gone well until after dinner when almost every night this week I have decided to get ... Read more

1 month progress (w/ pics)!

Friday, August 05, 2011      18 comments

Hi friends! Hope you all have been having a wondermous-sparkly-spark week! emoticon This week has been busy & I... Read more

Why say "NO" when you could say "compromise?"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011      8 comments

I have been trying something new in this phase of my healthy lifestyle journey. Since I am no longer looking at it as a short term weight loss program and have embraced the lifelong health objective, I know that if I say "no" 100% of the time, I... Read more

My Happy "Off" Day

Monday, July 25, 2011      1 comments

Off. Isn't that a funny looking word? An "O" followed by two "FF's" and rhymes with scoff, goff, doff, cough, and other words frequently used in discouraging context. Well, that's what I had yesterday. A very "off" day. But I am here to tel... Read more

Perfecting the Profession of Properly Portioned Plates... and other tips for staying on track!

Saturday, July 23, 2011      5 comments

Lately I have been craving HEALTHY food. Imagine that! Once I started eliminating junkie processed items that we call "food" from my body, it's no longer what I'm wanting all the time. Of course, this takes some time. It requires resisting junk ... Read more

2 week progress update! WOOHOO!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011      5 comments

Hi SP friends! I haven't blogged much lately because I have been working 12 hour night shifts and sleeping all day. Tonight is my last night shift & then I am back on a day schedule next week, so hopefully I can get back to blogging more than on... Read more

Back to night shift!

Saturday, July 16, 2011      1 comments

Well, I am back to night shift. I will be working 12 hour shifts every night (except one) between now & next Friday, then I flip back to days the following week. I am going to try to stay as active as possible, but when my body gets out of whack... Read more

Well, hello there, ZUMBA, old friend + goals for living!

Thursday, July 14, 2011      3 comments

This morning I said heck with the shred and did Zumba for Wii instead. Sometimes we need a change in routine, right? I did my favorite routine set and when it was over I was soooo surprised at how fast it went and how easy it was... well, except... Read more

30 DS Level 1, Day 5

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      4 comments

Last night I went out to dinner with a bunch of girl friends, then we came back to my house and talked for a long time & some of them stayed the night (hubby went for a guy night with his brother). My SIL & I stayed up talking until 3:00am, but ... Read more

30 DS Level 1, Day 4 & my "big" accomplishment!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      5 comments

First off, I have to tell you all that I am SUPER excited about one small thing that is a big achievement in my life: ******* I did not have ANY type of dessert yesterday!!!! ******* Ok, so that probably sounds really lame, but for som... Read more

30 DS Level 1, Day 3 + weekend recap...

Monday, July 11, 2011      4 comments

I pushed through level 1, day 3 this morning. Today's accomplishment was that my legs weren't shaking and wobbling by the end of the workout, woohoo!! I really want to get through all 30 days this time, but it's only day 3 & I am already bored w... Read more

30 DS Level 1, Day 2!

Friday, July 08, 2011      3 comments

Why are the first few days of getting back into an exercise routine soooooo hard??? I am determined! I just finished 30 DS, Level 1, Day 2. The difference between day 1 & day 2 is that on day 2 your body is still sore and aching from day 1, so ... Read more


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