Self-Knowledge and Change
It's so easy to go through life with blinders on, not looking at what's going on around you; and, more importantly, what's going on inside of you. But, when you step back with wide eyes and take a look at it all you become aware of some truths t... Read more
Biopsy Results (w/ day 2 post-op pics)
I called the doctors office this morning because there is some puffiness in my eyelid, and was told that I needed to watch for swelling, so I was a bit concerned. I was informed, however, that the doctor isn't in today, so she would have to have... Read more
Eye Surgery (pirate photos)
Arrrr Matey, if ye be a scurvy dog I'll be makin ye do the plank. The times they are a changin'. It'll be no more walking the plank ~ now it's a series of 60 second planks.
Running Away From . . .
I learned from a Spark member that it's not only important to see where I'm running to, but to also know what I'm running from. What does it matter that I can see myself as a healthy woman with an athletic body who makes awesome food choices, if... Read more
Struggling with disappointment *enter w/ caution: I'm ranting*
I began here at SP (1/3/11) with so much determination and motivation, and was so proud of my accomplishments. Then I lost it all in the summer with the death of my dad. I have tried to get it together since then, but have been really struggling... Read more
BLC19 ~ 12 Week Goals
LONG TERM GOALS:
*lose 10 lbs.
*go from size 12 to size 8 pants
Drink a minimum of 64oz of water a day
Walk 8.3 miles on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Sat
Walk +/- 6 miles on Fri
Jog 2 miles on Sun
* each of the above... Read more
No Guilt Homemade Ice Cream
My biggest weakness, no holds barred, is ice-cream. I love it. I especially love to put a bowl in the microwave for about 10 seconds and mix it up to just about the consistency of a milk shake and eat it like that. Well, I can put away a lot of ... Read more
I'm Tired of Making Excuses
I joined Sparkpeople on January 3, 2011 and had been basically addicted to fitness and eating healthier, but then I began to hit a downward spiral that has plummeted my motivation to an all-time low - I think my self-esteem was lonely, so my mot... Read more
The Benefits of Grapefruit on Weight-loss
I am taking a class at school called "Shape Up" and I get to go to the school's gym 4 x's a ... Read more
Chef Kim le Spark Cookbook
Here's some pictures of my first attempt at being Chef Kim le Sparks:
The first is Spinach Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin ~ it is deliscious! It wasn't as hard to make as I thought it might be. And it was totally worth the effort.
... Read more
Learning to Listen
Learn to Listen
Midnight phone calls stir a mother's heart. We all know what it's like to get that phone call in the middle of the night. This night was no different. Jerking up to the ringing summons, I focused on the red, illuminated num... Read more
How to know if you're ready to have kids
How to Know If You're Ready to Have Kids
Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.
Obtain a 55 gallon box of Legos (or you may substitute ro... Read more
A Dogs Purpose - according to a 6 yr old.
A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old)
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and th... Read more
Calorie-Burning Activities LOL!
Proper weight control cannot be attained by dieting alone; however, many people who are engaged in sedentary occupations do not realize that calories can be burned by the hundreds by engaging in strenuous activities ... Read more
A Story about Getting Untangled
A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines.
She was weighed down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around h... Read more
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