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Really Feeling Motivated and Excited

Friday, August 14, 2009      4 comments

Today I am finishing up day 3 back on Spark. I feel so good and already feeling healthier and happier. It has been a long time since I felt this motivated. And I still am working many long hours and have no let up when I get home from w... Read more

MIA - Gosh where have I been?

Monday, August 10, 2009      3 comments

Where have I been for the past few months? Wow, I guess I have been on a backslide spiraling out of control. Has it been fun? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Do I want to stay stuck? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Am I ready to get my life back in control? This i... Read more

Getting Ready for the Weekend

Friday, May 15, 2009      1 comments

It is suppose to be nice weather this weekend here in the Pacific NW. It was beautiful last weekend too. However on Sat I worked out in my yard for 6 hours straight and got kind of dehydrated and exhausted and it took me till Tuesday to recove... Read more

What is working, what isn't, and how am I going to change that?

Thursday, May 07, 2009      4 comments

Things that are working: 1. getting up and exercising in the am 2. getting a good night's sleep 3. not snacking in the evening 4. tracking exercise, food intake and reading other blog entries Things that aren't working: 1. Be... Read more

Starting Strong

Monday, May 04, 2009      2 comments

Today I started the sweatsuit to swimsuit Bootcamp and had a good strong day. Here is to the start of a good month.... Read more

One year later I am back to the beginning again.

Saturday, May 02, 2009      5 comments

Today I weighed in at 200, which is what I weighed when I started on Spark. I feel like I am joining Kirstie and Oprah in what not to do to keep your weight off. OK, so here it is. I fell into a very deep depression after my Mom passed ... Read more

PULLING MYSELF BACK TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN

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

REPROGRAMMING THE BRAIN

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

WHY CAN'T I JUST WIN THE LOTTERY?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009      7 comments

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


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