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KICKINGIT@56
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Birthday Blues
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      7 comments

Here comes yet another birthday, and here comes yet another weight loss goal unrealized. It would have been a really nice present to myself to get back into my size 8 red dress to celebrate. Instead I have a size 14 two-piece outfit (black to... Read more
One More Birthday
Thursday, June 02, 2016      4 comments

Every year when my birthday rolls around I do a little personal inventory. I look at the goals I've set over the past year and measure the progress I've made. Over the years I've learned to set aside my perfectionist tendencies and give myself ... Read more
Making The Case For New Year's Resolutions
Saturday, January 02, 2016      4 comments

New Year's Eve has an extraordinary way of making otherwise calm, rational people put on funny hats and jump up and down shrieking at the top of their lungs "Happy New Year". In past years I'd strive to have the house clean, the laundry done and... Read more
Seven Sparking Years Young
Saturday, August 22, 2015      4 comments

Hello Sparkers, Hard to believe it was 7 years ago this week that I joined SP. SEVEN YEARS! This should be a good time to take the opportunity to look back on the past 7 years and count up all the successes and progress I've enjoyed as a ... Read more
TALK THE WALK AND WALK THE TALK
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      3 comments

Spring is just around the corner (I can tell because my allergies are starting to act up). The days are getting longer and warmer. Yikes! Soon I won't be able to hide under all those layers of clothes. Can you believe bathing suits are alread... Read more
COLD TO THE BONE!
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      2 comments

Brrrr! I won't say I "hate" the cold. Hate is too strong a word. But I definitely dislike it. I used to live "up North" in NY and dreaded the coming of winter. How much snow will we get this year? How cold will it be in the morning whe... Read more
SHARING MY FEARS
Monday, January 05, 2015      4 comments

OK, I know I said "no resolutions" in my last blog, but I would like to make this one. For 2015, instead of letting my mind marinate in thoughts of anxiety, guilt, frustration or fear - I'm going to share. For too long I've attempted to figure... Read more
New Year Revolution - not Resolution.
Monday, December 22, 2014      5 comments

Joined the Winter 5% Weight Loss Challenge due to kick off on New Year's Day. Seems like such a cliché - that's one of the top resolutions for most people - and the first to broken long before the first buds of Spring open up. I wasn't goi... Read more
SHORT AND SWEET
Monday, December 15, 2014      3 comments

2014 has not been the best year. I've regained most of the weight (actually all of the weight) I lost., and was feeling very discouraged until I got an invitation to join a new team next month with the goal of losing 5% over 8 weeks. I k... Read more
Six Year Sparkversary
Thursday, August 21, 2014      1 comments

I joined Spark People in 2008 and -SURPRISE- I'm still here! The surprise is for myself. I am not noted for longevity on any site. Usually after 2-3 years interest wanes and I move on; so there must be something really special about SP. ... Read more
Not a Good Time For A New Challenge.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      2 comments

I started round 2 of the "Tame Your Sweet tooth Challenge" about 2 weeks ago but my life has gotten so hectic of late that I haven't been able to give it much attention. So I've decided to defer it to a later date when I can concentrate and foc... Read more
Fudge, anyone?
Monday, July 14, 2014      2 comments

I am 5 days into round 2 of my "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" (I took this challenge about 1 year ago with pretty good success). At home I did not have any problem staying away from sweets. Away from home it was a different story. Meals i... Read more
TAMING MY SWEET TOOTH, ROUND 2
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

It has been a rather disappointing year. I had hoped to be at my goal weight by now. I've been a member of SP for almost 6 years but my weight continues to fluctuate as does my motivation. One big problem has always been my consumption of swe... Read more
CAN SERIOUS EXERCISE ALSO BE FUN?
Monday, April 28, 2014      4 comments

I came across an interesting thread today. Someone wanted to know if "serious" exercise could also be "fun". It started me thinking about my own views and attitudes about exercise. It has undergone quite an evolution since I joined Spark Peopl... Read more
LENT: A TIME TO ADD AS WELL AS SUBTRACT
Monday, March 03, 2014      1 comments

The season of Lent is about to begin. In the Catholic Church the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is dedicated to prayer , fasting and setting aside money to give to the poor. It is a period of deep reflection and self-denial whi... Read more

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