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On the road again.......
Tuesday, October 30, 2007      3 comments

I'm back on the road again for work. That means strange bed, bad food, no exercise and 14 hour work days. By the end of the day, you're eating dinner at midnight, blogging to get your SP fix for the day and wondering why the only place to eat ... Read more
I can walk again!!
Thursday, October 25, 2007      5 comments

It is never a graceful thing when a fat chick hits the pavement. I am no exception! I apparently misjudged where the edge of the walkway was in comparison to where in the yard I was as I turned around. Instead of stepping on the walkway, I tr... Read more
My Time Capsule
Saturday, October 20, 2007      3 comments

TIME CAPSULE DESCRIBE YOURSELF. I'm 5' 1", blonde & blue eyed. Shaped like a pear. Heart of gold. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR BODY? My ankles. For being the size I am, they are actually well defined. WHAT DO YOU LIKE L... Read more
Basic Training at Boot Camp
Friday, October 19, 2007      1 comments

Monday kicks off the first day of the FSC's Back-to-Basics Boot Camp! This is a new feature for the 100+ First Steps Club. We have a mixture of new members and veterans who all can use a self-guided program to keep ourselves on track through t... Read more
A fresh start -- looking for my missing Spark!
Saturday, October 13, 2007      3 comments

What a difference a day can make when you approach it with a different mindset. After my meltdown yesterday, I spent the day having myself a good cry and started listening to the positive self-talk instead of the negative self-talk that has dom... Read more
Fighting the urge to leave SP
Friday, October 12, 2007      9 comments

I have been on an emotional rollercoaster this week. Not because of any one thing, but because of everything. I have been frustrated more than once with the slow progress I'm making, but today was the first day where leaving SP came to mind. ... Read more
I'm going Pink for October
Wednesday, October 03, 2007      1 comments

As part of the fun for our October BIO challenge, our team has become the Pink Ladies. We are getting up in our finest poodle skirts and going to dance our way to victory. Just a little Sock Hop * Boogie Bop! However, besides having fun a... Read more
I'm not fat, I'm fluffy!
Saturday, September 22, 2007      4 comments

While I was babysitting my 3 year old nephew, he game me a hug and uttered, "Aunt Laura, you're not fat, you're fluffy!" Despite all of feelings that phrase stirred up in me, the huge hug of love I received from my nephew melted my heart. Tha... Read more
Food on the lips -- forever on the hips!
Sunday, September 16, 2007      2 comments

I had a travel week from hell! 16 - 18 hour work days & fast food meals grabbed while on the road. Major lack of sleep. It took its toll on me in more ways then one. I'm exhausted! I have no energy because I have been putting junk in my... Read more
My first birthday
Monday, September 10, 2007      6 comments

I turned 45 years old today. I had a great birthday. Brian and I went camping with my brother's family over the weekend, we went out to eat tonight with my mom and step-dad, the weather was perfect and I'm feeling better. This is my FIRST... Read more
My Superhero Identity (Just for Fun!)
Monday, September 03, 2007      5 comments

Name: Mystic Thunder Thighs Secret Identity: Laura Abney Special Power: Bionic Lips Transportation: Nuclear Skateboard Weapon: Electric Silverware Costume: Kevlar Spandex Sidekick: Bobo Nemesis: Eric the Flatulent Tragic F... Read more
I'm at a loss.....
Sunday, September 02, 2007      4 comments

I know what needs to be done. I know how to do it. I know why I should do it. But it seems like I just can't do it! How do you get your body to put into action what your mind knows will be good for you. Losing weight is the hardest thin... Read more
Weekly Game Plan for Sweet T Challenge
Sunday, August 26, 2007      1 comments

Here is my post for the Sunday Sweet T's Sunday challenge. I can't be more specific about meal planning since I will be traveling all week and at the mercy of which resturant I go to. Today, I'm making some homeade chicken noodle soup, turkey ... Read more
Things that we notice.....
Sunday, August 26, 2007      0 comments

I don't know about anyone else, but this weightloss journey for me has been one of self-discovery. I have a lot of things I need to work on, but I'm also seeing a lot of small improvements that sometimes surprise me. Since I have become de... Read more
Putting up a fight!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007      2 comments

This little saga started about a week ago. I caught a movement out of the corner of my eye, but when I turned my head to look, nothing. A couple of days later, Brian tells me that while he saw a mouse scurry out of my laundry room and head for... Read more

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