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From Slave Driver to Compassionate Mistress...My Greatest Personal Accomplishment

Thursday, April 18, 2013      1 comments

I think I'm doing well. I am pretty sure I have already reached my first goal of 5 pounds and will be starting another weight loss ticker when I weigh in on Sunday. My greatest accomplishment, though, has been in my ability to love myself a... Read more

Turning Tears for Boston into a Party of Love

Thursday, April 18, 2013      2 comments

As I said in my last blog, "This party needs more depth of character...a purpose...because a party for the sake of a party isn't enough to carry me through this weight loss. " And then came the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing. I ... Read more

You know if you start something, you are going to be tested!

Sunday, April 14, 2013      2 comments

This past week was... an obstacle course. My grade: C (not a total failure, but far from an A student!) emoticonRead more

Keeping the Party Going Among Concerns About Online Privacy

Sunday, April 14, 2013      3 comments

This week I had concerns about my privacy online and I canceled a few of my online accounts. I don't feel completely safe online but at the same time, I don't want to be totally paranoid either. Therefore, I decided to dial back the things I ... Read more

Spark Streaks and Consistency

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      6 comments

I've been forgetting to keep track of my spark goals. I guess it's a good thing I've been learning about consistency. I think it's time to take a look at the Spark Planner to plan my daily trek through SP so that I move from one thing to ... Read more

Consistency: What I've Learned So Far

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      0 comments

I've tried to lose weight and keep it off since I was in my teens. And I have so far been inconsistent with my weight. Here is what I learned from my efforts and from reading so far. (I'm still trying to figure out the order of the first ... Read more

A Rough Night, Feeling Sick, and Sad News

Monday, April 08, 2013      5 comments

I had a really bad night of sleep last night. I went to bed with the beginning of a headache and woke up in the 1 o'clock hour tossing and turning, unable to sleep. I finally got up around 2Am and went into the living room and prayed for awhile,... Read more

Screwing My Head On Straight

Sunday, April 07, 2013      0 comments

So today I am trying to get my head screwed on straight. My weight has been like a yo-yo for decades and I have had 5 sizes of clothes in my closet for a long, long time (well, that is until I got Fibromyalgia and decided to keep only two s... Read more

I'm laying on the sofa like a bloated PIG!!!!

Sunday, April 07, 2013      5 comments

Today bunch of us decided to go out to eat after church this afternoon. I thought to myself, "Hmmm...Maybe Fajitas will be the best choice because the meat is lean and then there is rice, beans, lettuce, a little bit of guacamole, and some ... Read more

My Ticker is AWESOME!!! LOL

Sunday, April 07, 2013      6 comments

I weighed in this morning for the first time and saw that I had lost 3 pounds. My first weight-loss ticker, when I was named FIGHT4NEWLIFE, was set for my entire weight-loss goal (80 pounds). When I changed to my new name, I also changed the... Read more

I screwed up

Saturday, April 06, 2013      2 comments

Today I worked cattle on a friend's farm from 10AM until 7PM. When I was trying to figure out my fitness points, I accidentally put in the wrong number and got a trophy I'm not sure I deserve. I was trying to approximate my time because I ... Read more


Friday, April 05, 2013      4 comments

OK...I'm STILL going to find a way to make weight loss a party! Even if it is a party in bed or on the sofa for a day or two! I will stay upbeat and not get discouraged by my body's reaction to two days of dancing for 12 minutes. Fibrom... Read more

Aha! A Plan! (*)

Friday, April 05, 2013      3 comments

I finally have a plan. My plan is to add small changes in my daily routine until I get the hang of taking care of myself. I'll do this until I get into the groove to the point that I even WANT to exercise every day, and choose nutritional f... Read more

A New Look and a New Name

Thursday, April 04, 2013      2 comments

After writing the blog called My Makeover, I decided to revamp my SparkPage because it just seemed like a bummer. I even decided to change my user name from Fight4NewLife to HappyDOES! (I was thinking to myself, "Happy is as Happy does.")... Read more

My Makeover (*)

Thursday, April 04, 2013      0 comments

I need a makeover. More to the point, my LIFE needs a makeover. I miss the old me...the one who was fun and interesting and full of life. Being fat has drained the fun and confidence right out of me. I have decided that I am going... Read more

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