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My impressions of my new 'sweat wick-away' shirt :D

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      1 comments

My observations and impressions of my new "sweat wick-away" shirt: #1 It is SKIN tight! emoticon So, if you ... Read more

What brought me to begin my weight loss journey

Monday, September 19, 2011      3 comments

I updated my weight loss ticker to reflect my true weight loss journey, which began last Nov. I was a poll worker and began having a dry and very sore throat. It was later discovered I had gotten a drug-resistant bacteria in my throat when my t... Read more

I bought my first new fitness thingy today.

Friday, September 16, 2011      2 comments

Today I bought myself one of those fancy-schmancy 'wick-away sweat' shirts. They were on sale at Walmart. $3. Looks like they are trying to clear away the short-sleeved style to make room for long-sleeved ones. I'm curious to see how it ... Read more

Emotional Eating

Monday, September 12, 2011      0 comments

This week I am to blog about the triggers to my emotional eating. STRESS! It doesn't matter what kind----relational, emotional, physical, financial, fatigue, spiritual, health issues, church issues, my kids' learning struggles, PMS... Read more

Spreading the Spark to my husband

Sunday, September 04, 2011      2 comments

My husband wants to join me on my Spark journey! The hard part...I have to restrict carbs and he is hypoglycemic. I have no idea how to help him lose weight except to encourage him to eat smaller portions. His blood sugar is touchy and he has... Read more

The hardest part of dieting for me

Monday, August 29, 2011      1 comments

I'm to blog the hardest part of dieting for me. That's easy......the part where the diet is over and the lifestyle begins. You see, I've dieted and exercised and lost substantial amounts of weight 4 times since I was 18 years old. Die... Read more

a victory to celebrate!

Saturday, August 27, 2011      1 comments

On Fridays for the past 5 years, we've been part of a homeschool high school co-op. I usually teach 1 class and either work in the nursery or do a study hall for another class period, but then go grocery shopping and run errands the rest of the... Read more

the scale

Thursday, August 25, 2011      1 comments

The scale moved backwards this week. 3 lbs. I gave it the raspberries and jumped off and smiled and got on with my day. I know I had exercised this week. I know I had eaten right this week. I have some great sparkstreaks this week. Most im... Read more

Interesting Bible Verse on restrictive diets

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      0 comments

I Timothy 4:1-5 "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical lairs, whose consciences have been seared as with a ho... Read more

purged my closet this morning

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      1 comments

This morning, after my walk and gardening, I purged my closet of all 2XL, XXL, 22W, 20W, and 18/20W sized clothes--winter colored, spring colored, summer colored, and fall colored jackets, dress pants, dresses, capris, jeans, sweaters, short-sle... Read more

12 weeks--time for a reward!

Sunday, August 14, 2011      2 comments

I've been working towards a new healthy me for 12 weeks. So for my 12-week reward, I bought myself a new lavender colored shirt (down 2 sizes!) so I can go out with my Red Hat Ladies group on Wed to a Garden Party Tea! My life-style strate... Read more

Flare up!

Saturday, August 13, 2011      1 comments

I've been working really hard to meet a goal and have depleted myself physically so I am having a Fibromyalgia Flare-up day: no energy, pain, brain fog. I will rest this weekend and eat right (no sugar for short-term energy) and get back at... Read more

A Major Goat met!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      1 comments

Today the kids and I hiked a 4 mile trail at Anderson Falls nature preserve! I have lost enough weight and gained enough strength to hike with my family again!!... Read more

A goal nearly reached!

Thursday, August 04, 2011      0 comments

I have lost 26 lbs with Sparkpeople since May 19th!! I will work hard to lose the 4 more lbs I wanted to lose by the start of Homeschool Co-op. emoticonRead more

schooling and exercise

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      1 comments

When my son and I finished his schooling today at 3:30, I first sat down and ate my afternoon healthy snack and then started doing what I usually do to unwind and get some ME time--I picked up a book. Then I started to think. I decided to make... Read more


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