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I'm Curious....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      11 comments

I spark stalk fitness and nutrition trackers. Do you? I like to see what people eat, and how they exercise. I have gotten several new ideas for meals by stalking trackers. I have seen people who work out with intensity, and others not so mu... Read more

Some Things I Have Learned over the Last Few Months

Monday, September 03, 2012      6 comments

I hit my lowest weight last November. I liked the way my new clothes fit, and I was excited to be 5 pounds from my goal. Something happened, however, and I really got off track. I have no idea what it was, but I just quit exercising, and I start... Read more

Something to Think About.....

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      8 comments

Or, maybe a better title: Words of Wisdom From Pinterest... I saw this in my Pinterest browsing recently: "Losing weight is hard. Maintaining is hard. Being fat is hard. Choose your hard."... Read more

I want to Spark like it's a marathon, not a sprint.

Friday, April 06, 2012      9 comments

I joined this site on November 4, 2010. Wow. Seems like yesterday. And nothing I have done in the last 20 years has changed my life so much (other than having children). I had dieted and exercised before, but I was really just bouncing around in... Read more

Renewed Motivation

Sunday, April 01, 2012      6 comments

To say that I have been struggling is an understatement. I haven't been making the wisest food choices lately. The week before my mom and grandmother came to visit, I had turned a corner, but when they were here, I made a u-turn and kind of mean... Read more

What in the World am I Doing?

Saturday, March 10, 2012      9 comments

Lately I've been hit and miss on SP to say the least. Sure, this is a busy time of the year for me, but not every day all day. I spent three days last week in the tractor before the welcome rains came. (We need MORE rain to fill our irrigation p... Read more

A Food Blog

Saturday, October 08, 2011      15 comments

I see food blogs all the time. I love reading about and seeing what other people eat while on their journey to healthier living. After I fixed my quick lunch today, I thought, "I should take a picture of that and post it in a blog." After I logg... Read more

What a Day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011      12 comments

Actually, what a week. Oldest DD had a volleyball tourney last Saturday. Monday she had a vb game an hour away. Tuesday a vb game at home, Thursday a game 30 miles away, and Friday a game 45 miles away. Then this morning we left at 7 am for a c... Read more

My 5% Fall Challenge Plan

Thursday, September 22, 2011      10 comments

I'm feeling more confident about this challenge. I've done one, and so I know what to expect. I've mentally prepared myself for what lies ahead. I know that losing the 5% of my body weight is the ultimate goal, but it isn't the only one. And rea... Read more

I Raided my Daughter's Closet!

Thursday, September 08, 2011      21 comments

Well, not really. She is 5'10" and weighs 130 pounds. BUT, she is the recipient of lots of hand-me-downs from my niece. DN went to Oklahoma State University, too, and we have boxes of OSU apparel that she can no longer wear. Yesterday DD was ups... Read more

Another Reason to Join the 5% Fall Challenge

Monday, September 05, 2011      12 comments

I saw this a few years back, different setting of course. Hope you don't think it is distateful, but it is kind of true!... Read more

#1 Reason Why I Am Glad I Joined the 5% Summer Challenge

Saturday, September 03, 2011      11 comments

About 8 weeks ago, THETURTLEBEAR invited me to join the 5% challenge. I had seen that she and Teresa159 were both part of the spring challenge, and thought it might be cool. Am I ever glad I did! And for several reasons. The top reason, however,... Read more

What's Your Weight Story? Here's Mine.

Thursday, August 25, 2011      15 comments

Answer "What's your weight story" with these questions! Feel free to respond on your own blog. 1.) How old are you? I am 44 years young. 2.) How long have you been overweight, obese, or unfit? I was thin until I went to college. I t... Read more

My Weekend Challenge

Thursday, August 18, 2011      9 comments

So this week is our little town's "homecoming," of sorts. I believe it the the 107th Sheldon Old Settler's Picnic. Our town of 500 draws in a crowd of alumni for the weekend activities. It started yesterday for me. As oldest DD and I were g... Read more

True Confessions of an Overeater

Friday, August 12, 2011      13 comments

Wow, I have had tons of success with this website. I have tried all sorts of diets, pills, and supposedly "magic fixes" because losing weight the right way is hard work. It takes time to cook, measure, and log my food, not to mention the hours s... Read more


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