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My First Binge Free Christmas
Thursday, December 27, 2012      22 comments

This year marks a huge accomplishment for me. I made it through Christmas without bingeing for the first time in more than 10 years? It's been so long I really can't remember. It probably has been even longer, but the important part is... Read more
Recovery During the Holidays
Saturday, December 22, 2012      15 comments

Hi to all my Spark Friends, A lot has happened since the last time I updated my blog. Something very life changing occurred while I was recovering from my hernia surgery. I finally was able to come to terms with the fact that I have bu... Read more
Sunday, November 18, 2012      17 comments

It's been over 3 weeks since I've updated my blog. I am slowly recovering from my surgery, and I am doing better physically. I can't say the same for my emotional health. The holidays are the most stressful time of the year for me. I hav... Read more
2 Weeks Post-Op and still side-lined
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      24 comments

Thank You! to everyone who has sent me get well wishes and who are still praying for me. I appreciate it sooo much. I had my surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow. My incision is healing nicely but I've had some other complications. I started b... Read more
Surgery Tomorrow
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      28 comments

Well it's almost here. Tomorrow I will get my hernia repaired around lunch time. I'm a wimp, and the thought of a 2 inch incision makes me cringe. But it could have been worse, and it wasn't. I have insurance, and I will have extra help... Read more
I Get By With a Little Help From My friends :)
Saturday, October 06, 2012      25 comments

Really it's more than "a little help." The support I have received from my SP friends and team-mates has been nothing short of incredible. I joined SP back in July looking for another "diet" to solve my "weight problem." What I found... Read more
I'm Getting Surgery
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      25 comments

Hi Spark's friends, I'm getting surgery 2 weeks from tomorrow. The surgeon confirmed that I have a hernia. I'm kinda embarrassed, but that's life and I'm trying to look on the bright side. Yes, there is a bright side. The reason I we... Read more
Another Detour
Saturday, September 22, 2012      23 comments

This hasn't been the greatest week, and I've had to take a detour from my fitness goals. I've been very upset about this, but my Spark friends have been cheering me up and rooting me on. I had to go for a CT scan yesterday. It appe... Read more
Goals for This Week 9-18-2012 to 9-24-2012
Monday, September 17, 2012      12 comments

The thing I love the most about my Spark's friends is that they challenge me to try a little harder. There has been a lot of talk about goals for this week, and well...uh..I've been slacking in my healthy eating habits; TOTALLY SLACK... Read more
Hibernation: Part 2
Sunday, September 16, 2012      6 comments

As always, I overwhelmed by the supportive comments on yesterday's bog, and I appreciate the great suggestions. Wow! My Spark's friends are awesome. I also don't feel so bad about the past winters after realizing how many others struggle ... Read more
Avoiding Hibernation this Winter: My Confession...
Saturday, September 15, 2012      16 comments

I have this problem, and I can already feel it trying rear it's ugly head. I hibernate in the winter. I eat too much, sleep too much, and I sit too much EVERY winter. It's been going on for the last 10 years or more. Winter will be her... Read more
5K: Probably Not :(
Friday, September 14, 2012      13 comments

I'm supposed to be entering my first 5K tomorrow to raise money for our local Senior Center. Unfortunately I have been having severe knee pain for the third day in a row now. It started Tuesday night after I threw in a few 30 second spri... Read more
Bigfoot is in the House
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      13 comments

Bigfoot...That would be me. And every time I go to buy new exercise shoes I am always reminded of the fact that I don't have dainty feet. I wear a 9D and it's been a long time since I've even had a pretty pair of gym shoes. I went shoe ... Read more
I Rocked at the Gym Today!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      12 comments

I know that my sounds kinda arrogant, but you have to understand... I'm not a jock, I'm not coordinated, and I trip over my own feet a least once a week. I was the kid in school who ALWAYS got picked last for a team in Phys Ed. So when I ... Read more
I Had a Better Day
Monday, September 10, 2012      5 comments

I mean...after yesterday, well anything is an improvement. My hubby took a vacation day and we played hooky today. We saw the original Raider's of the Lost Ark movie at the IMAX. It was good until the last 10 minutes. The dude that o... Read more

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