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Today's Reflection

Tuesday, September 08, 2009      8 comments

Today I spent the morning cleaning out my garage. I didn't get started as early as I had planned but fortunately it didn't get extremely hot. I try and tackle it every Labor Day. For the last two years I have not been able to get to it. Two year... Read more

I Have Come A Long Way

Thursday, September 03, 2009      13 comments

Today I have come to realize that I sure have come a long way since I started on my weight loss journey. I have been given a opportunity to try out the local 24 Hour Fitness. Tonight was my first time ever to go into a gym. The trainer who was t... Read more

What I have Learned

Saturday, August 22, 2009      8 comments

As this summer began I set a goal of losing 20 pounds over the course of 3 months. Sounded reasonable if I lost 6 pounds a month. Well summer is over on August 25 because I returning to work. I did not reach that goal. I lost 10 pounds though. I... Read more

Changes Can Be a Good Thing

Thursday, August 13, 2009      8 comments

So after the shock of a pending transfer, I decided to get some answers as to why I am being moved to another school. I took a deep breath and made a call to HR. I was then refereed to the director of our district's special ed department. I am b... Read more

Sometimes Life Just Sucks

Monday, August 10, 2009      15 comments

Today I returned from a trip to see my friend in Arizona. I had a great time, but I was also glad to be home again. One of the first things I did when I got home was to go through a week's worth of mail. There was a letter from my school distric... Read more

About Reaching Goal Weight

Sunday, August 02, 2009      12 comments

I have been at my goal weight twice in my adult life. Both times it was after very strict dieting. The first time it was when I was planning a wedding when I was 21. I went on shots of women's pregnant hormones. As I remember I had to eat only a... Read more

Spreading the Spark by Example

Sunday, July 26, 2009      7 comments

Every day I work in a classroom with high school students. It is a special ed class so the students are with us all day long. In our program we form a close family like relationship. Most of these kids don't have any positive role models. We eat... Read more

My thoughts

Wednesday, July 22, 2009      9 comments

People ask me all the time how I managed to lose all the weight that I have. They usually go on and on about how hard it must be for me. Honestly, I can say that it has not been so very difficult. It was just a matter of deciding to do it. I did... Read more

Spreading the SPARK again

Thursday, July 16, 2009      11 comments

Today I spoke to a group of future GBS patients. There were two other speakers ahead of me. The first woman had surgery right around the same time I started my weight loss journey. She has lost 110 pounds. The next speaker had lost 187 pounds in... Read more

The Importance of Walking

Monday, July 13, 2009      7 comments

A good friend sent this to me and I wanted to share it with all of you ......Here goes.... The Importance of Walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an addition... Read more

Sharing My Weight Loss Story

Sunday, July 12, 2009      12 comments

On this coming Wednesday I will be sharing my story with my medical group's gastric bypass patient education class. These patients are required to attend meetings once a month for six months. I was in the program myself last year at this time. ... Read more

Thank You Dog Whisperer

Sunday, July 12, 2009      6 comments

I have been having a difficult time walking my dog. She get so excited that she runs and pulls. Now granted she is only ten pounds of fluff but she sure can pull this old lady with a bum knee down the street. So far it has sure been a test of wi... Read more

My Body Did Not Let Me Down

Wednesday, July 01, 2009      13 comments

Yesterday I was able to enjoy the results of all my hard work eating healthy and exercising. I was able to actually go to the beach with my daughter and granddaughter. It was great to be able to walk across the sand lugging beach chair, umbrella... Read more

A Good Time Was Had By All

Saturday, June 27, 2009      4 comments

Today was a time to Show Your Spark with rallies being held in many different places. I attended the LA rally in Redondo Beach. It was really alot of fun. The park is right in front of the ocean so you have fabulous view of the waves. I connecte... Read more

Preparing for the Spark Rally

Friday, June 26, 2009      6 comments

I spent the morning trying to figure out a way to change up my Sparkpeople convention t-shirt. I don't like to wear t-shirts because my arms are really flabby. I also get a choking sensation from the collar. So I decided to make some changes.... Read more


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