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The Twelve Days of SPARKNESS!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      9 comments

I wrote this alternate version of the 12 Days of Christmas to summarize my time at SparkPeople so far. I hope you like it!! I am so thankful to all of my Spark friends an... Read more

Progress Report Results - 12 wk. Boot Camp!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      13 comments

Here are the results of my 12-week boot camp. (9/22/09 - 12/8/09) I lost 12 lbs in 12 wks.! The first 6 weeks I was in a major plateau that I just recently broke throug... Read more

100 Reasons...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      10 comments

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." ~James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet I have a wonderful life. I have a loving husband of ten years, two beautiful, healthy daughters, Iíve... Read more


Tuesday, November 17, 2009      10 comments

I just completed a mini-triathlon at my gym. Me! I am so proud of myself! It was a grueling 2 hours, but totally worth it. First we did 30 minutes spinning and did lots of jumps and stood a lot. I pushed myself to the max. Then we did ... Read more

A strong woman...

Saturday, October 31, 2009      16 comments

I woke up this morning and was feeling like sleeping in. It has been raining here in Chicago for at least a week straight and the wind was howling, the covers were warm, I was cuddling with my two daughters and my was tempting to s... Read more

Gettin' my Skinny Jeans ON!!

Friday, October 23, 2009      18 comments

Since starting Mommy Boot Camp toward the end of September I have been working really hard. I feel thinner and have lost about 5 lbs. My clothes have been fitting looser, es... Read more

It's a Beautiful Day

Friday, October 16, 2009      10 comments

I live in a suburb of Chicago. It's been cold, rainy and generally miserable all week long. We've gotten out the fall coats, the warm cozy socks and the hot tea. My 3 yr. old daughter, Lucy, is an outdoors girl and in the summer is outside al... Read more

Wrap Your Love Around Me

Thursday, October 15, 2009      12 comments

Last night I was wiping the counter top in our kitchen down and my husband came up behind me, like he often does, and he said "Wow!" I asked him what had happened, wondering if perhaps our 3 yr. old daughter had spilled yet another drink, or if... Read more


Thursday, October 01, 2009      4 comments

" Competition is easier to accept if you realize That it is not an act of aggression. I've worked with my best friends in direct competition. Whatever you want in life Other people are going to want it, too. Believe in yourself enough ... Read more

Thank you, Lord

Wednesday, September 30, 2009      3 comments

I am so thankful now more than ever for the many blessings in my life that the Lord has bestowed upon me. Most recently the birth of my beautiful daughter, Marlo, who will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. He has also gifted me with the most wonderful ... Read more

Is "Diet" a Dirty Word?

Thursday, November 13, 2008      1 comments

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." ~ Psalm 20:7 This comes from "The Dieter's Prayer Book" by Heather Kopp. ... Read more

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

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