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GOT IN AN EXTRA 10 MINUTES OF EXERCISE!

Thursday, April 16, 2015      5 comments

On Tuesday, I dared my Spririted Underdawgs team to do an extra 5 minutes of exercise a day. I am proud to say that today I got in an extra 10!! That may not seem like a lot, but due to an upcoming surgery and chronic pain, any exercise don... Read more

IS THERE A HAPPY MEDIUM????

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      10 comments

My doctor called the other day and said that he was concerned about my cholesterol levels and had some blood work done. My cholesterol is high, but manageable with diet and exercise. High cholesterol runs on both sides of my family which means I... Read more

SOMETIMES THINGS AREN'T WHAT THEY SEEM!

Saturday, December 13, 2014      10 comments

This evening a fellow Spark member and I were discussing a friend. The friend is having difficulty with self image and asking for help. My friend said that this person doesn't blog about her feelings so others aren't aware of what is going on. ... Read more

SPARK HAS SOME VERY AMAZING PEOPLE

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      6 comments

Today is one of rare days that I read through blogs. And boy did I learn some awesome things. I learned that looking at the big picture can make things seem bigger than they are. Member STEPH-KNEE said she needs to lose 32 pounds. But inst... Read more

WILL THINGS EVER LEVEL OUT???

Saturday, September 27, 2014      6 comments

OK, seizures dealt with, I have been working on my 4 very important life changes. Had my levels checked and only 1 needs to be tweaked. Now I am having to deal with some strange side effects to my new meds. I go from wanting to cry, to ve... Read more

SOME MAJOR LIFE-STYLE CHANGES I NEED TO MAKE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014      12 comments

This entry has taken a while to figure out how to write what I wanted to say. So here I go and I hope it comes out making sense. Many of you may not know that I am an epileptic and have 2 types of seizures. It's not something I generally sh... Read more

MY FALL 5% CHALLENGE COMMITMENTS

Sunday, August 31, 2014      6 comments

Ok Diane, I know that this will be a shock to your system. I am blogging!! This is so unusual for me. Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment: Minimum of 20 minutes of cardio daily. This will probably mean that I will be doing 2 10-minu... Read more

I AM OFF AND - - WALKING!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014      11 comments

I had my first cortisone shot on Monday and I almost danced out of the Orthopedic clinic! What a huge difference. No pain when I walk, go up the stairs, and even when I tie my Read more

FROM FEAR TO HOPE!

Saturday, April 12, 2014      11 comments

Fear can be a terrible thing, but when you let it control you it can be very destructive. And I learned this the hard way. In a previous blog, I learned that I was going to need hip replacement surgery very soon. I let this take over my lif... Read more

FEAR is something I never expected!

Monday, March 10, 2014      10 comments

Not in a million years. Now let me explain. In November I started having severe pain in my hip. It was effecting my workouts and getting progressively worse. So I went to my primary care physician and he sent me to a specialist. But s... Read more

I PROMISE. I WILL NOT QUIT!

Friday, October 25, 2013      7 comments

Special thanks to SPARKLINGHOPE & JBASKETT63 for this great pledge. I am signing this and hoping that you do the same. Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue o... Read more

DEPRESSION REALLY STINKS!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013      18 comments

For the past couple of months I have known that things weren't right, but last weekend things hit the fan. Depression kicked with a kick to the gut and it knocked me for a loop! Didn't want to get out of bed, didn't want to get dressed, had to p... Read more

I CAIN'T SAY NO AND I NEED TO LEARN HOW!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013      11 comments

Yesterday I missed something very important to me and I am so angry with myself. It has nothing to do with food, but a commitment to myself and my BLC22 team the Spies. I let them and myself down. Between volunteering in our Kiwanis food ... Read more

I TOOK THE BLINDERS OFF AND FOUND ME!

Monday, August 19, 2013      16 comments

Something happened the other day that helped me realize that for the past 55 years many of the things I did were to please others. From the cut of my hair, to grades in school, to in some cases my appearance! Wow! Is this really what I had bee... Read more

11 7/8" Gone - BLC22 is Awesome

Saturday, August 10, 2013      7 comments

Last night a friend of mine listened to me whine (no cheese with that please) about being "stuck". Well sort of stuck. I stress ate the other night and when I weighed-in for BLC22 this week, I had gained 1.4 pounds. The good news is that when ... Read more


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