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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

Meditations for the New Year - God's Word

Monday, February 04, 2008      2 comments

I found this online and thought I'd share: Begin the New Year meditating on these encouraging Bible verses chosen to inspire a fresh new walk with God and a deeper commitment to living the Christian faith. New Birth - A Living Hope ... Read more

I am so motivated!

Sunday, February 03, 2008      7 comments

I feel so motivated and happy! I am walking on air today. Things are coming together in my life - emotionally, spiritually and physically. I feel content, and as far as my weight-loss journey goes, I'm not even halfway there. Yet I am HAPPY.... Read more

A New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2008      2 comments

I am excited for the New Year. I know that resolutions are so easy to make, and harder to follow through on. But this is my year. I won't have forever to count on to make these changes. The time is now, and I can't avoid it any longer. I wo... Read more

Feeling good!

Thursday, October 04, 2007      0 comments

I have been feeling so healthy lately, it's awesome!!! I have been only eating my 3 meals a day with a snack inbetween, and trying to eat more fiber and my goal is to move every day. ... Read more

Day 7 of Abstinence

Wednesday, September 12, 2007      1 comments

I am working the 12 steps and am on Step 1. I am looking for a sponsor. I am proud to say I have 7 days of abstinence behind me, and with the grace of God, I will remain abstinent tonight, tomorrow, and the next day. But I am getting ahead of... Read more


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