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To my Spark Peeps...Sorry I've been MIA.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      8 comments

Dear Spark Friends, I'm so sorry that I've been MIA for a few months. I was under a lot of stress and it manifested into heart problem that I've been dealing with for a couple of months. Thursday I go in to have a procedure that will hopefu... Read more
Fun in the sun...well shade.
Sunday, June 30, 2013      12 comments

This weeks BLC challenge is to get outside every day. That is so not hard to do in Oregon once the sun comes out. We have to make up for lost time! I spend a lot of time outside in my yard, on our boat, and playing with my dogs. But for this cha... Read more
Sold! Now what?
Saturday, June 29, 2013      13 comments

3:30am on Saturday morning and I'm wide awake. Our house has been on the market for almost a year, and yesterday we got an offer that should work out. Selling has been the most emotional, stressful process. We had it sold once before ($20K highe... Read more
Emotional Eating Chapter 452
Monday, June 17, 2013      13 comments

I found this image on Pinterest this morning. The biggest part of my journey is recognizing my emotional triggers. I have come so far, but need to be ever mindful of my emotions so I don't try to bury my feelings in food...any more. I have been ... Read more
BLC Summer Challenge Goals
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      15 comments

I'm starting my first BLC Challenge this summer. I am determined to give the next 10 weeks my all and prove to myself that I can accomplish what I have set out to do...get healthy. My goals for the next 10 weeks are- 1. 250 fitness minutes ... Read more
Before Pics...OMG am I really doing this?!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      20 comments

So if you asked me a year ago if I would ever blog a picture of myself in a tank top and yoga pants AND in that same blog give out my measurements I would have said not in a million years! But then came SP, and all of the wonderful, supportive, ... Read more
Do Not Shortchange Yourself!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      5 comments

Most mornings I get up and jump on the treadmill. The only days I miss are if I'm sick or need to get to work early. This morning I was running a little late. On the treadmill I kept thinking of all I need to get done today. I was about to cut m... Read more
Planning to Succeed!
Thursday, May 16, 2013      12 comments

If you knew me you would not be surprised in the least that I have planned out my weight-loss for the next year and a half. I am a planner. I plan any and all aspects of life that are possible. I feel calm and relaxed when I have a plan, even if... Read more
Unhappy Mother's Day
Friday, May 10, 2013      10 comments

This is one of the hardest weekends of the year for me. I was never blessed with children. I am not a mother. I do however, love my life, just the way it is. My life is full of family and friends, and I know I am blessed. But this weekend is har... Read more
Each day is a new opportunity!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      6 comments

I have always been a positive person. There is rarely a time when a person will pass me and I will not have a smile on my face. I am a great cheerleader and friend. I believe that other people are worthy and deserving of praise and love. But her... Read more
One day it will stick!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      5 comments

I have been on (and off) SP for a year now. This morning I realized that I am back to exactly where I was a year ago. But really it's only my weight that is the same...the rest of me has changed. Now I drink water and prefer it over pop. Now I k... Read more
Stress and The peanut butter & jelly
Friday, August 17, 2012      9 comments

I haven't wanted to "dump" my stress on a blog. But I'm starting to think that is one of my biggest problems, not wanting to burden others with my feelings. But blogging is for me, right? This is to help ME through this journey. So here goes... ... Read more
A Big Difference in Me.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      10 comments

So I've been hovering around 230 for three to four weeks now. I've been under more stress than usual, and it is showing up on the scale. I have learned to recognize my emotional eating and hunger for what it is. That doesn't mean that I've learn... Read more
Please Don't Drink and Drive.
Saturday, June 16, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday afternoon someone drove up onto the sidewalk in front of my office and hit two of our plant workers who were on their break. I don't know for a fact that he was drunk, but based on the evidence so far I would say he probably was. When ... Read more
A Far Cry from Diet Coke & Cigs...
Saturday, June 09, 2012      10 comments

As I was driving home from the farmer's market in town today, sipping on fresh coconut water and chomping the most delicious, crunchy sweet snap peas when I was struck by the thought...Girl, you are a long way from diet coke and cigarettes. Was ... Read more

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