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The Gift Of Picking Up The Pieces

Wednesday, November 12, 2008      5 comments

Well I earned my 15 Pounds Lost on SparkPeople icon today! The past two weeks I've had small gains, a pound there, a half pound there, and they were the best two weeks I'd ever had - working out every day, tracking my nutrition, etc. I felt de... Read more


Wednesday, November 05, 2008      2 comments

THIS IS A POEM WRITTEN BY MY MOTHER TO ME (10.11.08) Klutz and Clumsy Ugly and Hurtful names she had been called by others, and associated with herself As she thought about her life, and those titles given her, a smile started t... Read more

November DONE Girls Goals

Saturday, November 01, 2008      1 comments

I am going to do as many of the following as I can daily. I'm posting in my blog so that I can have easy access to my goals. The picture is my with my family from Halloween - to remind me that I'm doing this for myself - and them, too. GO... Read more

My November GOYAAM Goals

Saturday, November 01, 2008      3 comments

My November GOYAAM goals are: 1. Check in with my Spark Teams daily on challenge progress. 2. Do 20 - 40 minutes of walking every morning. 3. Do 20-45 mins. of Wii 3 days a week. 4. Write for 30 minutes a day. 5. Get in my fruits an... Read more

My Goals for 2008 - 2009

Thursday, October 30, 2008      0 comments

Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. Ė Unknown GOALS FOR 2008 To lose 20 lbs. by the New Year. This is at a rate of about 2 lb. per week. I am aiming high so if I donít make that hopef... Read more

Keep the compliments coming!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008      3 comments

"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip." ~ Arnold H. Glasgow I have been getting lots of compliments this week about how my clothes are fitting looser and people at wor... Read more

I lost a microwave!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008      3 comments

I posted this on my DONE girl's spark team and wanted to post here in my blog so that I could look back and see how much weight I've lost. So far I've lost 36 lbs since the start of my journey. What equivalent have you shed and what will y... Read more

The correct way to weigh yourself...

Friday, October 24, 2008      6 comments

TO ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS I'M SO GLAD I FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS! It turns out that this is the correct way to weigh yourself. I can't believe I was doing it wrong all these years. WE MUST SPREAD THE WORD. (I received this email tod... Read more

12 Pounds Lost!

Friday, October 10, 2008      4 comments

Since my post entitled "Frustrated" I have let go of 12 lbs. 12!! This sort of weight loss never happens for me. I've been on a plateau roller coaster for almost a year, and have finally busted through!! On 9/12 I weighed 275 This m... Read more

Faith and Hope

Friday, September 19, 2008      2 comments

Just for Today... Just for today I will adhere to my food plan and know that having this plan makes me free - it doesn't confine me. Just for today I will let God do as he sees fit, and stop trying to control every aspect of my life. ... Read more

A little frustration

Wednesday, September 17, 2008      4 comments

I had my first weigh-in today since starting back, and of course had weighed myself throughout the week. My weight fluctuated so much that I feel like I'm back where I started. I was 169 early last week - OK, only 2 lb. gained since my last we... Read more

I am back

Sunday, September 07, 2008      0 comments

"Take the First Step, No More, No Less, and the Rest will be Revealed." I am surrendering myself to this process, and recommitting to my health. I feel like I am treading water, just doing enough to keep my head above the water and not act... Read more

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Saturday, May 24, 2008      5 comments

I signed up for the "Late Ride" in Chicago, which is basically a couple hundred of people driving down the lakefront at midnight to 6 a.m. for a 25 mile bike ride. My sisters all do this ride every year, and each year they ask me and I always r... Read more

Shamrock Shuffle - 5K

Sunday, March 30, 2008      2 comments

Today I walked a 5K (in Chicago called "The Shamrock Shuffle" around the lakefront). Last year I barely made it. This year I could tell the difference in my health and walked much quicker. I was actually passing people up! I walked with ... Read more

So Inspired!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008      3 comments

The past week or so I had been a little depressed. I think the weather was getting to me - the cold, the snow, etc. Maybe I was going through Seasonal Depression. That and the onset of the flu that has infiltrated my family a few times now. ... Read more

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