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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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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