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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
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

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