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One year makes such a difference!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      9 comments

I had such a wonderful birthday yesterday. It has made me look at what a difference a year makes! One year ago, I was just getting back to eating solid foods and relearning how to swallow after a drug-resistant bacteria attacked my throat,... Read more

Thoughts on worry.

Friday, November 25, 2011      9 comments

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." - Corrie Ten Boom, author Corrie Ten Boom is one of my spiritual heros of faith. What an amazing woman! What an amazing depth of faith! What an amazing... Read more

What I have learned doing the 8-Week Diabetes Weight-Loss Challenge

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      6 comments

My dad has Type 2 Diabetes. I have watched him for the past 20 years go from the diet, to a pill, to pills, and now to insulin shots. He has issues with his feet, skin, and healing. My mom has had to call EMTs when she found him unresponsive ... Read more

6 Month Sparkversary and reflections on my journey

Saturday, November 19, 2011      5 comments

Whoohooooo!! I've made it 6 months!! Definitely time to look back and celebrate how far I've come, how I've done on my goals, and time to set a new ones. So here are the goals I have posted on my SparkPage. My Goals: **I wa... Read more

So this is what Healthy feels like!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday I worked the election polls. I do this every May and November. I know it will tax my body so I schedule my bedtime the night before around 8pm in order to get up at 4am to be at the polls at 5am before they open at 6am. I usually pa... Read more

Going to do a marathon in November...MY way

Monday, October 31, 2011      9 comments

IndyGirl has inspired me! I've decided to walk a marathon MY way for the month of November. Each day I will wear my step counter. Each day I will enter my steps into the fitness tracker When I get to the 26.2 miles, I will celebrate... Read more

Fit, Firm, and Fired Up!

Saturday, October 29, 2011      6 comments

emoticon I got this by FedEx today!! I am so excited! Happy Early, Early Birthday to me! (my real birthday isn't u... Read more

Fall gardening!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      7 comments

I am thrilled! Today a huge greenhouse near me had an awesome sale on large hardy mums.....$1 My dear husband called me from work with the news which was brought to him by a lady who works for him. He called me and told me hurry and... Read more

Time to celebrate!

Thursday, October 20, 2011      10 comments

Today is my 5 month Sparkversary and I have much to celebrate! As of today, I have lost 50 pounds! emoticon ... Read more

My Rejoicing List

Sunday, October 09, 2011      6 comments

Here are a few things I've noticed since losing 45 lbs. and eating healthier and exercising. Some of these things I noticed at 10 lbs or 25 lbs. and put them on the Community Boards, but now I am going to make a list and put it all in one place... Read more

Personal Plateau Breakers

Sunday, October 02, 2011      7 comments

I've been on a weight loss plateau for about a month....up 2 lbs, down 1, up 3, down 2, up 1, down 1, up 2, down 3. Here's my Top 10 of what I have learned... #1 the number on the scale does not define me (a cliche, I know, but still...) ... Read more

Saturday evenings are my biggest challenge

Sunday, September 25, 2011      1 comments

Saturday evenings are my biggest challenge to my new healthy lifestyle. The old, fat, lazy me liked to eat tons of popcorn with butter and cheese and drink an orange juice/sprite drink and either watch a dvd with my family or read a book.... Read more

Stopping but not defeated

Thursday, September 22, 2011      3 comments

I had signed up for the Trick or Treat Trot 5 k walk. I was enjoying getting outside in this fall-like weather and walking. Sometimes my 20yo daughter joined me. Sometimes my 14yo son. Sometimes just Jack, our golden/black lab mix dog. ... Read more

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


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