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LOTUSFLOWER
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Goodbye, it's been fun!
Saturday, January 09, 2010      69 comments

Today I gathered all of my clothes that are too big and piled them up to donate to a local resale shop where 100% of the proceeds go to a local women's shelter. Just look at this pile! ... Read more
My pants fell down and my face shrunk! (Pictures)
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      45 comments

Here is a picture of my face from my highest weight compared to 40 lbs. down. Can you see a difference? I actually have cheekbones!! Yesterday as I walked into my house... Read more
Making a Way out of No Way and my January Movement Plan!
Saturday, January 02, 2010      8 comments

MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! Yesterday a friend of mine posted the following to my Facebook page: "Sometimes you just need to hear, YOU are a beautiful woman, inside and out. ... Read more
My Goals for 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009      13 comments

"For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." ~T.S. Eliot, "Litt... Read more
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
Tri-WHAT??
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 husband...it 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
Competition
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

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