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JMARIES51
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Thursday 8/25/2011 - Feeling Very Motivated
Thursday, August 25, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I finished all my tasks on my list plus took a long walk with the dogs in the evening. I realized I can never catch up with all my favorite blogs on Spark, so I just have to be happy to hit the ones I can. On the drive to work to... Read more
Back To Work
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      5 comments

I have had one week off from work and today I start back to work. I am going to take this opportunity to: 1. exercise early - already done 2. clean out the refrigerator from all foods left over from company being here 3. go grocery ... Read more
I SURVIVED THE FAMILY PARTY!
Monday, August 22, 2011      6 comments

It wasn't that I thought that emotionally I wouldn't survive the party. You see in my family the get togethers are all about the food. But this time I planned a healthy menu of all of my favorite foods and guess what? It was fantastic. We ha... Read more
Developing My Positive Self Talk
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      7 comments

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NIGHT TIME EATING
Monday, August 15, 2011      6 comments

emoticon By night time eating I don't mean snacking or eating before going to bed. I mean waking up at 3 or 4... Read more
Emotional Eating -THE GAME PLAN- Please Add Your Opinions
Friday, August 12, 2011      7 comments

So because I know my biggest challenge is emotional eating, I am really focusing on ways to control my urges. In the past I have tried everything that I could think of - some of these being: 1. Never allowing myself the food that make me fall... Read more
My Secret Fears
Thursday, August 11, 2011      6 comments

I know I have a lot of them. Those secret fears that we don't want to talk about with anyone. Sometimes mine are so secret that even I don't know them - do you know what I mean? All of a sudden they just jump out and feel crippling. Tod... Read more
Welcome to the World Baby Anna
Sunday, August 07, 2011      6 comments

My first grandbaby was born 3 weeks ago and she is healthy and beautiful. I think she is another fantastic reason to recommit to taking care of myself. Welcome to the world,... Read more
The Catch Up Blog
Saturday, August 06, 2011      3 comments

Gosh, I have been MIA since the end of January. I am happy to come back here and find this beautiful picture to remind me of where I was in January before (let's just say for lack of a better description) ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. Well, I kn... Read more
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

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