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Tuesday, April 21, 2009      2 comments

Hi Spark Friends, With my computer out of service at home and work being crazy, it has been a challenge to get back to Sparking. I hope that I am able to be more consistent now. I am a bit afraid to step on the scale once again. Howev... Read more

On a Spark Break

Friday, March 27, 2009      3 comments

Computer Broken. Be Back Soon... Read more

Starting Right Where I Am

Saturday, March 14, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday I decided to start the Fast Break over again and see if there is something that would motivate me more or perhaps something I had forgotten in the time since I started the Spark Diet. Well, to my happiness and I will even say, to ... Read more

My Biggest Eating Accomplishment So Far

Friday, March 13, 2009      3 comments

I think my biggest eating accomplishment so far has been really becoming aware of the amount and type of food choices I am making. Even in the days that I am not able to get online and chart calories, I am still extremely aware of the food I am... Read more

Rolling With Life Punches

Sunday, March 08, 2009      3 comments

Hi to all my Spark Friends - Just wanted to let you all know that everything is fine here. My computer and internet have both been challenging and I have been having some very stressful time at work. Add on top of this that my eldest daug... Read more

Spring is Just Aroung the Corner

Monday, February 23, 2009      2 comments

It is happening again, spring is in the air. Yes, I know it is still February, but we had sunshine in the Pacific Northwest. When the sun comes out for a few days in a row I get very excited about the flowers blooming, working in the yard and ... Read more


Monday, February 16, 2009      3 comments

Working on retraining my brain to accept new good habits is really exciting. I have never really looked at how fun it really can be. I just realized that accepting new healthy habits and exercising doesn't have to be a "death sentence or life ... Read more

Feeling The Stress from People

Friday, February 13, 2009      5 comments

Since I work in insurance I see a complete overview of people from all walks of life. One thing that I can say that is true for everyone, they are all stressed right now. The stress level has multiplied by at least 2 if not more. One of... Read more


Wednesday, February 11, 2009      7 comments

Don't you ever just feel this way?... Read more

I had to have a vision of my future

Monday, February 09, 2009      2 comments

Get ready, here she comes, the latest star of Sex and the City..... Oh and she is looking good. Just couldn't help it, had to have the body to match the mind. ... Read more

Day after Day, stay consistent

Sunday, February 08, 2009      4 comments

It isn't very exciting, but I think I have found the secret of success. Stay consistent day after day. One foot goes in front of the next. Don't waiver from what works. It will not always be exciting, but it will bring results.... eventually... Read more

February The Month of the Heart

Wednesday, February 04, 2009      3 comments

After starting off the year with the New You Boot Camp and I am happy to continue February with working on my heart. I plan to continue my cardio workouts and hope to lose more pounds this month. My goal is to lose 5 pounds by the end of... Read more

Struggling inside my Head

Wednesday, January 28, 2009      5 comments

It started so innocently, those voices telling me it was ok to sleep in and not get up to exercise. After all, I have gotten up at 6am or shortly thereafter all of January. But I pulled myself out of bed and started walking on the stair steppe... Read more

What Results am I Seeing from the Boot Camp

Wednesday, January 21, 2009      3 comments

January 21, 2009 Since I started the Boot Camp I have: 1. lost 1 pound 2. lost 7 inches overall off my body 3. gained a huge amount of energy and vitality 4. feel like I am gaining momentum each day (the snowball is growing) ... Read more

Saying Goodbye to Emotional Eating

Wednesday, January 21, 2009      1 comments

Sometimes emotional eating isn't about being sad, depressed, or lonely. Sometimes it is about celebrating, being in connection with other people, and feeling joy and happiness. Today I woke up thinking, oh I would love to go to Starbuck'... Read more

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