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A Picture is Worth...

Monday, October 28, 2013      7 comments

Let me state for the record: I HATE photographs of myself. Both of my two childhood photos (I was the fourth of four kids) show a skinny girl with frizzy red hair, freckles, and buck teeth. UGH! I could tolerate my wedding phot... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Exercise is another word for being good to yourself

Thursday, August 22, 2013      37 comments

It's been a long time since I've blogged on SparkPeople, but trust me, it hasn't been a long time since I've Sparked. Some days I feel like keeping my weight off is a second job. Watching every bite that I put in my mouth, tracking my food on SP... Read more

Want a real eye opener?

Sunday, June 19, 2011      17 comments

Try cleaning up your favorites list in your nutrition tracker! The other day I did a long overdue chore – I went through my nutrition tracker and weeded out all those foods that I am no longer eating or plan to eat. Many of them came from r... Read more

No More Cravings...

Sunday, June 12, 2011      12 comments

Stardate: Week II Well folks it’s been two full weeks since I started my own eight weeks to optimum health. It’s mostly patterned after the Andrew Weil, MD’s book entitled “8 Weeks to Optimum Health”. I say mostly because he doesn’t necessaril... Read more

Letter to self

Monday, June 06, 2011      7 comments

In my last blog I mentioned that I had gotten two books by Andrew Weil, MD: “Natural Health, Natural Medicine” and “8 Weeks to Optimum Health” They are both excellent books and I highly recommend them. His approach to good health is based o... Read more

The Seeds of Change...

Monday, May 23, 2011      12 comments

I'm here... I've had such trouble starting and restarting this blog. You know me -- I like to be eloquent with the words. Yet these days words are failing me. Not only can I not seem to write them, but I really can't speak them. I'm having ... Read more

The Big Easy

Thursday, March 31, 2011      10 comments

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful city of New Orleans while I attended a conference for the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates. Our hotel was right down in the heart of the French Quarter. Never havi... Read more

Forever Yours

Wednesday, March 16, 2011      18 comments

I dedicate this blog to my husband, Jim, to whom I will be forever yours… March 12th we celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary which some would consider remarkable in this day and age with a divorce rate of over 50%. I think that it is remar... Read more

Toots On Steroids

Monday, December 27, 2010      16 comments

First a little history: I am a compulsive eater. Every meal, every day, every occasion - I binged compulsively. I never purged. Not even tempted. I thought that "those women" were truly sick. I obsessed about food and would be thinking abo... Read more

On Getting Ready for Christmas....

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      12 comments

The other night I was putting the finishing touches on my homemade Christmas decoration for work. The contest: make a creative homemade Christmas decoration or ornament using at least one item from your work area. Tricky assignment for me who wo... Read more

November Challenge - My Personal Holiday Survival Plan

Monday, November 08, 2010      14 comments

Every year I start the holiday season with good intentions but fall apart somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Suddenly all those good intentions seem to go straight downhill like a giant snowball collecting the month of December in it'... Read more

November Challenge

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      7 comments

My status today reads "JCORYCMA says I'm ready to take on a November Challenge" and I've already gotten several inquires about it. I lead and co-lead two Spark teams -- The official Spark Des Moines team and the Poker Lovers team. Each month ... Read more

Letter to Jack

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      23 comments

My Dear Sweet Jack: Welcome to the world! AND - Welcome to our family! Born September 12, weighing just 7.2 pounds, looking just like your daddy with lots o... Read more

The Mouth is a Voluntary Muscle!

Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

As most of you know I am an "incontinence nurse". I work with all kinds of patients that have urinary issues including urgency, frequency, and urge related incontinence. This is am immensely frustrating problem for patients because they feel ove... Read more

The Truth is on the Ticker -- Or Is It?

Sunday, September 05, 2010      16 comments

So I faced the music the other day and changed my weight loss ticker to reflect the truth. My official goal is 130 pounds and honestly folks, I have been there. Not only was I there, but I actually stayed there for awhile. It would occasio... Read more


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