My journey continues
It has been almost two months since my last blog. So much going on in life. I appreciate all the well wishes from my SP friends. A close family member passed away in June and it was a shock to my family. Have been taking care of my family, e... Read more
Letting go . . . not!
So, I may have let go of SP for the last 18 days and although the scale has gone up a bit, I have missed out on connecting with my SP friends. I have missed my daily check-ins, my exercise tracking, and reading the blogs. Life has taken over t... Read more
Not letting go of "good"
My first year of maintenance has had its ups and downs, but mostly ups. So many hurdles and so many goals, but always baby steps. Setting small goals for myself – higher speed on the treadmill, more burpees in my bootcamp class, a new SP recip... Read more
It's been awhile . . .
since I have checked in with a blog. I have been very busy, but I have been sticking with the plan. Very proud of myself for sticking to the plan these days. I have missed my maintenance team friends as I have been away from my daily check in... Read more
My 40th birthday SPARKle dress
What a way to usher in my 40th birthday . . . in Las Vegas. As many of my spark friends know, DH surprised me with a trip to Vegas last week. We had the best time together. He is my best friend and I am blessed to have him as my life partner.... Read more
Out for Lunch or Not?
Since it is supposed to be Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, I wanted to share a few moments with you from my day today. I realize how precious these moments are and they make my life so meaningful.
So, thought I would t... Read more
My First Christmas on Maintenance
I survived, and it wasn't so bad. I was able to stay under my goal weight after a few days with the family and a ton of yummy traditional food. (Gained three pounds, but that is what the goal range is for, isn't it?) I had so many family memb... Read more
Back to It
So I am reflecting on my week and I need to take it up a notch next week. Since I am hosting an open house on Sunday, I have been baking and cooking all week. It has been alittle crazy. With all this cooking, I have not been able to do my nor... Read more
Two Weeks Post Cruise
Just a quick post to keep myself accountable with my post cruise weight. Still not where I was prior to the cruise, but since I celebrated two holidays with alot of yummy food and weigh below goal, I can breathe a sigh of relief. A few more we... Read more
Follow up from my first Disney cruise
Now, that I have been home for a week and have caught up with life after vacation, I feel like I can update everyone about the trip. It was truly a fabulous vacation and I highly recommend it for those of you with young children or granchildren... Read more
Ice Cream and Pina Coladas Everyday!
OMG! That is what I consumed while I was away on the Disney cruise for one week! And wine with dinner every night! And drinks on the dance floor. Good thing I ran 2 miles everyday because I probably would have gained more than 8 lbs. Yes, I... Read more
Tempted by the "food" of another (while maintaining) . . .
Tempted but the truth is discovered. . . Remember that song by Squeeze?
These are the lyrics I am thinking about as I embark upon my Caribbean adventure. It's my first day on vacation and I am in bed in my hotel room sparking and tracking. W... Read more
My One Year Sparkversary
I celebrated with a piece of crumb cake from the bakery that my husband brought home this evening. It was not in my plan for today, especially since this morning I weighed in at my lowest weight yet, but I decided that I wanted to have piece of... Read more
Ugh! That time of year again!
Halloween! All the twixes and twizzlers in the bowl from the parties and fun nights that have already started two weeks before the holiday is here. I was doing so well and then I started to take a small piece here and a small piece there and b... Read more
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My second 5K . . .
and I remembered my friend and colleague, Renee. She never gave up and I ran with her in my mind today beating my time from my last race in April!
Got up at 6 am this morning to get the family ready for the Central and Southern New Jersey ... Read more