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Owning It

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      10 comments

Owning It means taking care of myself and recognizing that I am the only one with keys to my place. I am responsible for feeding me good stuff, taking out the trash and knowing when I have had enough and it is time to stop: Eating Staying... Read more

Less Swelling

Monday, June 18, 2012      5 comments

Not much to say tonight, but I am revelling in have a smaller (less swollen) foot. My left foot tends to swell if I sit too long at night, and I have notably been moving around more tonight - including doing 35 mins of the wii and taking out the... Read more


Sunday, June 17, 2012      3 comments

Temptations all around. No wonder "they" say don't go to the store on an empty stomach! Temptations were certainly calling me. However, God all put other distractions in my way: the woman at the checkout line in front of me who could not get all... Read more


Saturday, June 16, 2012      3 comments

We went out to dinner tonight and as usual did the squeeze into the booth. It is STILL a tight fit, but it no longer feels like I am using a vise grip around my middle to get in and out of the booth. I ate too much, and I am still feeling overst... Read more


Thursday, June 14, 2012      5 comments

It's okay to have a meltdown. I was angry, sad, and cranky today. And oh, did I mention impatient? People got on my nerves today.People who you shouldn't snap at (like your boss, hubby, and um, God). For the sake of argument, I'm lumping H... Read more


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

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