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Valentine's Day-Celebrating My Son's 25th Birthday!
My youngest son ws born on Valentine's Day, 25 years ago yesterday! It has always made the day even more special for us. As part of our celebrating, we went out to eat at his choice of restaurants last night. Since he is trying to lose weight no... Read more
I can't believe this body is ME!
I know I'm not much to look at--never have been. But sometimes I look down at myself, while sitting in a chair, or yesterday while I was driving around town (shopping for new smaller clothes), and I think, "WOW--I can't believe this is ME!" I st... Read more
Walden Farms Products?
Someone mentioned these Walden Farm Products. I went to their website, they have all kinds of sauces, syrups, salad dressings that are 0 calories. NADA! ZILCH! NOTHING! I found them at my local Hy-Vee grocery store yesterday and bought some rasp... Read more
Comparison Picture---From 150 Pounds Ago--and Today!
Back in 2009, my husband sent me roses for the 40th anniversary of our first date. Last year, we celebrate... Read more
150 lbs. later--Hubby still sends me flowers!
My "before" picture (one of the few I could find from THEN that showed how HUGE I was) was taken by a co-worker. I asked her to take it. I am holding a bouquet of roses that my husband sent to me at work, for the anniversary of our first date. H... Read more
A Milestone--150 lbs. GONE FOREVER! (Photographic Evidence Included)
Been wanting to see the scale say 178 for a couple weeks now. I was stuck at 180 for a while, but after I blogged about it and got suggestions and encouragement from my Spark friends, I upped my exercise (walked 2 miles with Leslie Sansone TWICE... Read more
Am I off my plateau???
I got lots of tips and hints and encouragement about how to get the scale to move off 180, after my last blog post. THANKS! I think it's working, cause this morning the scale said 179.0, after about four days of 180. Yes--last Sunday (which is m... Read more
STUCK at 180!
I am stuck at 180. The Sunday before last (Jan. 23), I weighed 179.6, then went up to as high as 184 during the week, but by the official weigh-in day last Sunday, I was back down to 179.4. I guess I should be happy that this week my interim wei... Read more
Pictures of my new clothes from the regular-sized Women's Department!!!
Did a little shopping yesterday, one of our local chains had a 60-80% off clearance sale on their winter merchandise. WOOHOO--did I go to town. I perused the regular sized women's department first--finding several sweaters. Then went to the Plus... Read more
This has happened before......
....but it's still frustrating. On Sunday, my official weigh-in day, I was down to 179.6--a new all-time low. On Monday, it was the same. But on Tuesday it went up and every day since then, and today, it was 182.6, which means a 3 lb. gain. Now ... Read more
Still Obsessing over Maintenance
I can't quit worrying about the effort it is going to take to maintain this weight loss. I know SO MANY people (myself included) who have regained at least part and sometimes ALL of the weight they worked so hard to lose. Every day is a struggle... Read more
It Drives Me Crazy
I do a lot of things wrong, I admit it. I screw up from time to time. BUT...when I have not screwed up, yet get blamed for making an error, or worse yet, made to look like it was my error when it was not, I get UPSET.
Yesterday my supervis... Read more
WOW--I was named a Spark Motivator!
What a nice surprise on a Monday morning! And I have had so many notes on my page from complimentary people. I read someone's blog yesterday about how GREAT Spark is--no one is nasty or condescending here. There is no need for a moderator on thi... Read more
People are Talking About Me BEHIND MY BACK!
Twice yesterday, someone told me that people were talking about me and my huge weight loss. At work, during their potato chip tasting, one of the ladies told me they were all asking how I had lost so much weight SO FAST! She said she told them (... Read more
Why does food have to taste so darned good?
The department where I work (at a major state University) shares the building with the Food Science Department. This morning there are signs up all over the building to come to their food tasting survey at 10:00 this morning. They have a Food Pr... Read more