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All it Takes is a Little Effort

Friday, January 21, 2011      16 comments

I have just come inside from an hour of snow shoveling and cleaning off my car. 60 minutes of moving is MAMMOTH for me. I am stunned that I had not collapsed in a heap in the driveway. Maybe my version of shoveling, is the lazy man's version of ... Read more

Two Cupcakes and a Banana

Friday, January 07, 2011      21 comments

Be ready for joy to appear in your life and it may surprise you. Yesterday was one of the those cringing 12 hour days. You know the kind when people are constantly pressing your buttons all day. We had some really difficult customers yester... Read more

You Don't Need A Reason

Thursday, January 06, 2011      18 comments

You don't need a reason to go for a walk. Just go. I had a morning meeting across campus, so I had to go, and I was psyched that although I couldn't really wear sneakers on my walk - I could add it to my fitness minutes. The first meeting ... Read more

No Hiding

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      14 comments

Did you ever have one of those moments where you thought, "Oh man, I hope that never happens..." and then it does,,,,and you wonder how you are going to live past it? Once at my last job, I was reporting sales figures to my boss, and I acc... Read more

Time to Roll

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      13 comments

The handwriting is on the wall, as they say. If I don't start taking care of myself PRONTO, I can expect to live the life my father has lately. He is back in the hospital, having suffered another heart attack on Christmas eve. I had a doc'... Read more

Guilty Pleasures

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      7 comments

I've been savoring silly moments lately and I've been thinking about some personal guilty pleasures. Here's some I don't mind sharing; :) 1. Reality TV - Bethenny Getting Married, Millionaire Matchmaker (sometimes), Top Chef, Survivor, Am... Read more

Joy in My Heart

Monday, December 20, 2010      11 comments

It's bliss. I recognize right where I am and I am loving my life, and I am loving who I am. Five-ish years ago, I moved from a job I loved, to a new city where I did not know how I would fit in, and how things would be. I left for 2 re... Read more

Jump Started

Friday, December 17, 2010      10 comments

My crazy low carb kick start has helped me to lose about 15 lbs in the last 2 weeks. I am thrilled about it and while I wonder if the weight loss will last, I know I just need to forge ahead with the plan regardless. I'm not doing it for th... Read more

I'm Buying Beads today

Wednesday, December 15, 2010      13 comments

I hit my 25 lb weight loss milestone today! Woo hoo! I know if I had not been diagnosed with diabetes a couple of weeks ago, I would still be spinning my wheels. I was re-gaining and losing the same 10 pounds over and over. Now, I have just... Read more

My Sapphire Sparkbuddy - Larijoy

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      7 comments

My Sapphire sister and sparkbuddy - Larijoy - is well named -- she is JOYFUL! This Wisconsin-born cutie pie is ready to let her inner athlete shine! This girl has a great can do spirit and impressed me with her ability to change her own oil... Read more

Turning Point

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      15 comments

I can't help but think a conversation with my mother is behind my recent weight loss. On a trip home during Thanksgiving weekend, my mom had a few mins alone with me. Initially she was pumping me for info about a rough time I had with my DH. I d... Read more

Mobilizing the Troops

Thursday, December 09, 2010      12 comments

I'm still dealing with Cap'n Kidney Stone and will go today for ultrasounds (one for kidney, one for gallbladder) and tomorrow I will meet with a urologist. I thought Mother Nature was being a little b*tchy when she sent me "shark week" th... Read more

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Friday, December 03, 2010      13 comments

Ring, Ring. Pick up telephone. Nurse calling from the Doctor's office. We got your blood work back. Do you have diabetes? "no." Response: Oh yeah,...you do. I did a good job of not going "aaaaaah" into the ph... Read more

Back in Step

Thursday, December 02, 2010      14 comments

Recent news made me take a minute to pull myself together, but I am there now. I unloaded it in my last blog and now I am ready to move on. Sure, there will be challenges, and adjustments, and in some cases, just acceptance, but that does ... Read more

ignorance is bliss (or is it?)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      15 comments

I'm not going to lie to you Sparkies. I don't like going to the doc's. In fact, I stopped going last time the doc mentioned WLS and then she conveniently went on Maternity leave, and I didn't go back until this Monday. Since then I learned:... Read more


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