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JMARIES51
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The Measuring of Accomplishments
Monday, November 15, 2010      5 comments

I have read a lot of blogs about people who do not use the scale as a tool for their weight loss achievement. For me the jury is still out. I get so obsessed when the numbers on the scale don't move downward that I tend to get discouraged. ... Read more
WAKE UP CALL or (WHY I LOVE SPARK)
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      11 comments

For the past few days I have been struggling with feeling like I want to binge on ice cream. On Saturday I even went to the store to find the perfect ice cream to binge on. It was like something in my head said, it is ok, you will have this ti... Read more
FEELING THE WINTER BLUES SETTING IN
Friday, November 05, 2010      9 comments

This past week I have really been feeling the winter blues beginning. I think it started after I got my flu shot on Tuesday. Every morning I have had to peel myself out of bed and just force one foot in front of the next to get ready for work.... Read more
BACK ON TRACK
Saturday, October 30, 2010      4 comments

After yesterday's donut fiasco, I am back on track today. I didn't lose any weight this week, but I didn't gain, so that is good. Will update measurements later and see how things are going. My Dad is doing much better. He is beginnin... Read more
CAN i JUST GO BACK TO THIS MORNING AND START OVER?
Friday, October 29, 2010      3 comments

emoticon Gosh, I have been doing so fantastic for ... Read more
BEING A PARENT AND A CHILD AT THE SAME TIME
Sunday, October 24, 2010      7 comments

These past couple weeks have been pretty much an emotional roller coaster. First my oldest daughter was suffering from extreme depression and she lives on the other side of the US. So the only thing I could do right now was send my son back to... Read more
Difficult Week, but doing good
Thursday, October 14, 2010      7 comments

I have been recovering from a terrible cold this week which always makes it a challenge to feel like exercising. But I had a 2 pound loss, which was really good. Having problems with my daughter that lives on the other side of the US. She... Read more
40 days back on Spark-
Thursday, October 07, 2010      3 comments

emoticon This week is my 3rd anniversary on Spark and I am now back for 40 days straight. Why is it different... Read more
WALKING ON A WONDERFUL FALL EVENING
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      2 comments

Tonight is one of those glorious fall evenings in the Pacific Northwest. Even though the sun goes down fairly early we were able to get a short walk in before nightfall. ... Read more
MOTIVATION? INSPIRATION? WHICHEVER IT IS - IT HELPS
Sunday, October 03, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday I was feeling really low energy and also like I was about ready to grab anything and everything in sight to eat. After being back here on Spark consistently for the past 30+ days and consistently exercising and counting calories, I ju... Read more
LOW ENERGY/ HIGH ENERGY DAYS
Friday, October 01, 2010      5 comments

I am sure there are a lot of articles written on this subject or why we have low or high energy days. Today I am feeling a really low energy day. So I started thinking about it, and I think almost every week I start to wind down on Thursday an... Read more
BIRTHDAY TEA
Saturday, September 25, 2010      4 comments

Today was my daughter's birthday and her friend made her an elaborate tea party. My Mom collected tea cups and saucers during her lifetime and my daughter inherited them. ... Read more
DAY 27 BACK ON SPARK
Thursday, September 23, 2010      4 comments

So when I started back on Spark at the end of August I blogged that I hate getting my picture taken. Since then I have read so many blog entries of fellow Spark people ... Read more
PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND
Friday, September 17, 2010      3 comments

Today we had a mountain of gravel delivered to our house in order to put it down where the mud forms during the winter. So I am going to be shoveling and moving the mountain all... Read more
HAWAII HERE I COME
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      6 comments

In January I am going to be 60 years old and my daughter and I have booked a vacation in Maui for one week. So this is my current motivation and it is really a good motiva... Read more

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