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Stressful Life Situations

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      7 comments

For the past month I have been dealing with a very stressful family situation. It isn't one of those things that has an easy solution. So just like living with a job loss, or someone with a dreaded disease, life just has to go on. Everyday I ... Read more

2011 = ANOTHER YEAR OF HOPE AND CHALLENGE

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      6 comments

Since I was away for a vacation at the beginning of this month, it has taken until now to get myself on the Spark track for 2011. Happily I did not come back from Hawaii w... Read more

ALOHA - WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      6 comments

8 DAYS IN MAUI - A trip of motivation My daughter and I took off for our dream trip. We were on our way to celebrate my 60th birthday. And what I found in Maui was 8... Read more

BE BACK SOON

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

I am off to Hawaii to celebrate my 60th birthday. When I get back I am excited to get back on the Spark bandwagon. I just order my copy of Read more

DEC 23, 2010 HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thursday, December 23, 2010      5 comments

Just like everyone out there in Spark land, December has been incrediably busy for me. I have worked alone most of the month and when I get home from work I am just exhausted... Read more

LIVING WHAT I HAVE LEARNED

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      6 comments

This past month I have really been trying to just live what I have been learning and not being too preoccupied with weight loss/gains, etc. What this looks like is getting up most mornings and working out. Sometimes I take a walk in the aftern... Read more

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


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