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Inauguration Day

Monday, January 21, 2013      5 comments

Today I am inaugurating my eating and exercise plan. I feel inspired as the President is inaugurated with all the pageantry of Washington, D.C. that it is a great time for a new beginning. I will not be greeted by a million admirers, the sound... Read more

Coming Home!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      6 comments

Today I am very thankful. After moving out and trying to move on--I got the opportunity to come back and make a fresh start at home. It has been a difficult journey, but I am very glad to be reunited with home and family and am now determined ... Read more

Moving on

Saturday, April 21, 2012      2 comments

There is a lot of discussion of the importance of moving--moving physically, spiritually and in relationships. The philosopher Heraclitus proposed that life is all about change, such that to put one's toe in the water flowing by in a stream is ... Read more

Going it alone

Friday, April 20, 2012      5 comments

Well--here I am--somewhere I never expected to be--on my own. I was lucky to find a nice apartment and am finally getting things set up--including getting my internet connection back! The great thing about this change is that I am close to the... Read more

Falling apart while pulling it together.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      3 comments

The past two years in my life have been a real roller-coaster ride. Dealing with personal issues, illness, weight losses and gains, gaining fitness then losing it. I recently wrote about pulling myself together to begin again--little did I kn... Read more

Pulling it back together again.

Saturday, April 07, 2012      5 comments

In many ways a restart is harder than starting the first time. But, on the other hand, one has a store of knowledge to draw upon, plus a great reservoir of favorites and groupings to use on the food tracker. After a year fraught with diff... Read more

Enjoying the fruits (and veggies) of Summer.

Thursday, August 04, 2011      7 comments

Recently I have been enjoying the lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Since I was a child I have loved fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, I loved a lot of foods in addit... Read more

My response to Coach Nicole's tribute to her diabetic grandad

Saturday, July 09, 2011      23 comments

I can only speak from my perspective as a type 2/1 diabetic for the last 24 years(I have been on insulin for many years now so that makes me type 1 I guess)--a lot of it is a lack of hope. Diabetes is a minute-to-minute struggle. One min... Read more

Lawn Mowing and New Commitments

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      7 comments

When I started SparkPeople a little over a year ago I would never have considered purchasing a push lawn mower. The only mowing I was up for was what I could hire done or if I could find a very large, sturdy riding mower to borrow. Yesterday, ... Read more

Reconfiguring--Again

Monday, June 20, 2011      10 comments

Today is the first day of my (hopefully) recovery and reconfiguration of my program here on SP. After dealing with DW's life-threatening illness for the past 5 months, I had arrested my weight gain and was starting to get on track when my mom's... Read more

Belated First Sparkversary and Recent Stress!

Saturday, April 23, 2011      17 comments

I had planned to do a blog on my first sparkversary (April 8) but as is often the case, life intervened! I am a stress eater--I don't handle stress well--even with a regular antidepressant. The last 3 months have been some of the most stressfu... Read more

5% Challenge Days Six and Seven! Keeping on through thick and thin.

Friday, February 25, 2011      13 comments

This will be my last blog for awhile. I have been blogging (almost) every day this week to help my team, but I like to keep my blogs less frequent and write them when I think I have something significant to contribute. Over the last month ... Read more

5% Challenge Day Five--Teetering on the Brink

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      15 comments

So--I woke up late this morning and thought to myself "here's my opportunity--maybe I will break through the 300 mark since I always weigh less if I weigh a little later." ... Read more

5% Challenge Day Four--Keeping Perspective--Losing "Woe is Me" attitude.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      11 comments

Our resolve to gain a healthier lifestyle and lose excess weight is often tested, before, during and after we reach our goal. I have been up and down the diet yo-yo many times and had really despaired of ever having permanent weight loss and im... Read more

5% Challenge Day Three--Back in the Saddle Again.

Monday, February 21, 2011      7 comments

There has been a long stretch now when I have not been able to make it to the gym. I have substituted my weekly yoga class, taken some walks around Walmart and shoveled snow. But---none of these is a good substitute for my cross trainer at the ... Read more


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