Ah, we have reached the time of year that insanity reigns. Everything is OVER the top. We buy too much stuff, cook and bake too many goodies and boy, oh boy, do we eat too much.
I enjoy giving things to others that have less. I volunteer at... Read more
I am the elephant in the room and it's okay to talk about my, er, trunk AND my saggy skin.
WHY is it so taboo to talk to someone about their weight? We can talk about their sex life, their alcoholism and drug problems, their financial situation, family issues, being a workaholic, but weight - nope, that's too personal and offensive t... Read more
I know the glass is half full. I drank the other half!
Part of my Spark journey has been to include becoming more positive. The negative voices in my head predicting doom and gloom and focusing on failures in every area of my life have been part of the reason why the scale says what it does. So, a... Read more
PROUD of me!
Events like yesterday are always hard for me. . . the ALL day party. How are you supposed to survive those without weight gain?!?
I did great. I just had some grilled chicken and fresh fruit. I avoided the chips, the drinks, the dessert tab... Read more
Surviving Birthdays and Changing Taste
I am proud of myself for getting through the birthday gauntlet intact!
We went to the Aquarium and on to ... Read more
Dog Gone it!
My husband has disliked my dog from day one. I wanted a dog since we got married, but due to apartments and circumstances until two years ago it didn't happen. Anyway, dog was banned from the house by hubby, which isn't horrible normally. All... Read more
I ate cookies and the world didn't end!
First of all, husband should die for bringing chocolate chip cookie dough in the house. I don't have the kind of self-control to resist. Raw is good for me, but the smell of baking cookies. . . oh, man!
So, I ate two tonight. I was beating ... Read more
Reboot. . . emphasis on the boot!
My last real blog was about my victory trip for loosing 100 lbs. Sadly, I've had to remove that badge of honor. I had to have surgery shortly after that trip and due to pain (can you say comfort foods?) and bed rest (more food in, less activit... Read more
Somebody wanted me to put this here so, I am. . .
4/16 Okay, I have to share because it is in my head and it won't STOP! My kids love the original Shrek movie and I am part of the Pink Shrinkers BL4. It started with me thinking of the end wher... Read more
I am NOT an Elk, I'm a monkey!
For those just joining this blog, I am debriefing after my 100lb victory celebration trip to the Oregon Coast last weekend-YIPPY!
I was SO excited to go! Obviously it would defeat the whole purpose of this trip if I ate everything in sight wh... Read more
The Victory Trip
I got back from my celebratory weekend at the coast for loosing 100 lbs. It was quite a trip and I don't know that I will have time to blog right now about all my experiences because it is going to take a LONG time to fill in my nutrition track... Read more
Some mothers eat their young. . .
I keep asking myself why I let it bother me. I have lost almost a 100 lbs since my mother saw me last and she has not said a word about it. No, I am not doing this for her, but geez you would think she would say something. I keep telling myse... Read more
Over 1000 miles. . .
I am sitting here shaking my head because I can't believe it. My husband bought me an elliptical machine in October. He loves me and wants me to be in better health, but has never been a nagger (thank God). He knew I was wanting some way to e... Read more
Oldie, but goodie
Whew! I feel SO great! The endorphins are pumping and I am stoked. I just dug out an old ST workout that used to be a favorite of mine. Granted, I couldn't do even half the weights that I used to, but I did the reps and I can certainly tell ... Read more