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LOVEHANDLES

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      7 comments

Lovehandles. Hmmm. Lovely lovehandles? Really? YES! I am delighted, doing a happy dance, shake it here, shake it there, happy dance! Lovehandles. I have them. My waist is whittling, slowly but surely and I have a place to ... Read more

Fun in the SuperMarket

Sunday, June 10, 2012      6 comments

Hubby and I did the bulk of our grocery shopping yesterday, but I had a few items to pick up today. I am using a calories in and calories out guideline and it feels good to me to just have a number and aim to get it in a healthy, manageable and ... Read more

Fast Food Success

Sunday, June 10, 2012      6 comments

We batted around endless suggestions, and oddly decided on our cheap dinner would be at Wendy's. We were on the tail end of our errands and I noticed another stop - and tossed out, "If you have no preference, I would rather got to Chick Fil A. "... Read more

With a Different Eye

Friday, June 08, 2012      7 comments

Today I told my boss I was the best person for the job. Not just any job..A BIG JOB! A job that see myself worthy of handling and managing quite well. He agreed with me. Hmmphh! I've come a long way, baby! I USED TO BE a person who... Read more

Reframing the Question

Thursday, June 07, 2012      4 comments

The question is not CAN YOU? The true question is WILL YOU? and by you, I mean me, and only I can answer that. The answer is yes. A Resounding yes. Hundreds (if not thousands) of successful sparkers have gone before me, doing ju... Read more

Just As I Am

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      8 comments

NEWSFLASH! I am okay just as I am. In fact, I am downright beautiful. Sometimes, you might have to squint to see it, (Lord knows I do), but if you look in just the right angle, and with the right filter, you will see that I am a beautiful p... Read more

Looking for Personal Trainer/Online Coach

Thursday, May 24, 2012      2 comments

Hello Sparkies! I have been working (semi) hard and getting results. I had stronger success in the past (now 7 years gone by) where I saw very good results. I had a 3 pronged approach back then - me (I was an advocate for myself), my doctor... Read more

The Big Swap

Sunday, May 13, 2012      11 comments

If you hear excessively loud clapping, it is just me, patting myself on the back. Hubby and I made bfast plans out at our favorite diner. I was jonesing for a breakfast burrito, which is just glorified egg mixture put in a tortilla and gri... Read more

Heck Yeah

Thursday, May 10, 2012      13 comments

YEAH! I got up 30 mins early and whipped out my new indoor peddler to get some bike time in., Um, I could not get it to open up right. What? Crimp in my style. I was pumped up, and then deflated. and then... I MOVED ON! Wii! This ... Read more

Reclaiming What is Mine

Monday, May 07, 2012      10 comments

I dropped the ball. I gave it up for a while. i did not even bother to see where I might have put it. I lost my will to compete. I just plum gave up. For those of you who know, you could let me off the hook, and let me off by saying it has... Read more

Find Your Joy

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      4 comments

What makes you feel like bursting from excitement? I saw an actress kickboxing on tv today and it reminded how much I freaking loved the boxing class I used to take. It did not hurt that this particular actress (character Fi on Burn ... Read more

Retirement Plan

Friday, March 23, 2012      15 comments

Sure, I got a few bucks in the bank (thanks to my 401K), and I know I have a few good work years left in me (unless Powerball comes through I'd say about 20), but my new focus is on HOW I AM GOING TO BE IN RETIREMENT. Just watched an episo... Read more

The Domino Effect

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      9 comments

For me, once I get that kickstart, I am just rolling. Once I can muster something good into place, it is easier to meet the next challenge, and the next, until the tide is turned, and I get some really good momentum going. I have been count... Read more

X Marks the Spot

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      15 comments

Here it is. My re-entry into success. Right here. Today. Now. I just did it. My last BIG success came when I committed to walking just 20 minutes a day. That was it. That was all it took to put my rear in gear, challenge myself TO DO SOMETH... Read more

Even When You See it Coming

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      19 comments

You can be prepared for it, see it coming from a distance, and still be bowled over by it. It's not just the death; it's the wave of emotion that comes with it, There's no point in trying to stop that part of it. It's coming, whether you are rea... Read more


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