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5% Exercise & Diet Commitment
Monday, December 18, 2017      3 comments

Why does the word commitment scare so many people? Why is accountability so difficult for so many of us? I think for many of us, it's because the behavior wasn't modeled in our own lives. Or if the behavior was shown, but never explained, we did... Read more
347 days
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      4 comments

Yes, I had to know. It's been 347 days since I was actively losing weight & watching my body change. I have hit a plateau which turned into a full blown rut & is about to become my launching pad. Unfortunately, my summer challenges have not move... Read more
Rest Day(s)
Monday, July 31, 2017      5 comments

I couldn't decide if I wanted to call this "Cheat Day" Or "Rest Day" & I decided it was much more appropriate to call it "Rest Day". Yesterday I gave myself almost a complete rest day. I had worked at one job or the other for 13 days straight. T... Read more
August 27, 2016
Thursday, June 22, 2017      5 comments

That was the date I broke out of the 290s. I was in the 280s & I was well on my way to life-changing weight loss. Well, here we are almost a year later & I'm still in the 280s & I need to figure out why & how to bust thru this stopping point. I ... Read more
Birthday Blog
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      7 comments

Today I turn 50! Seems like quite an accomplishment. Then I say oh p-shaw, people have been doing this for ages. And then I think about my cancer battle & my friends who didn't survive theirs & I am truly grateful to still be here. I am grateful... Read more
February Fog
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      5 comments

Let's just say I feel like I have been in a fog for awhile now. I'm doing everything I have to do...but I'm not really doing it WELL & I'm not overly happy about doing it. I'm quite literally just going thru the motions. And I'm honestly not sur... Read more
January 17 Goals
Monday, January 16, 2017      5 comments

Hey there SPARK Friends!!! I started another Daisy challenge this past Saturday to lose 5% of my weight. That's going to be 14.25#. I've been pretty STUCK over the past 6 months or so. I lost that 50 pounds & my body said...OK I'm done. So inste... Read more
Da Blues
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      8 comments

There are so many more things I could have titled this piece, but the Blues seems to make the most sense. Today is December 21st & I haven't bought the first gift. I'm one of those crazies who has to be inspired. Please don't give me a list. Let... Read more
Run for the Hills 5K
Saturday, October 15, 2016      3 comments

Today is October 15th, 2016 & I volunteered at yet another 5K today. I did not run. I did not walk. I didn't do the 1 mile "fun run". I did the behind the scenes kind of things. Some lovely (on the outside) runner walked past me & said to her co... Read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      3 comments

Some of us are familiar with the Pete Seeger tune popularized by the Byrds sometime in the 60s. Others of us are familiar with the Bible verses found in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3. "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose und... Read more
Monday, July 04, 2016      4 comments

Today is July 4th which is the USA's Independence Day. I have recently exited an 11 year relationship & I am once again learning to be independent. It's definitely a process. And it's definitely not a simple one. The thing I think I am having th... Read more
2016 Summer 5% Challenge
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      7 comments

You know how long winded I can be, right? This blog will probably be my shortest ever. I have joined the 5% Challenge team for the summer. I did the "Spring Challenge" & while I didn't lose ALL of the weight I wanted to lose (15 pounds) it did k... Read more
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

I am once again experiencing hunger. And it's ok. In fact it's more than ok..I'm enjoying the feeling of being hungry. When I read or hear people saying they are emotional eaters, I nod my head in understanding but I'm not really sure I do under... Read more
Monday, February 29, 2016      7 comments

I have been on SPARK since May of 2008. I was inactive for a time while I was battling cancer, but I've been back quite awhile. And in almost 8 years on SPARK, I've watched other people set goals & meet them. I've watched people come & go. And I... Read more Right Shoulder Hurts
Friday, January 16, 2015      2 comments

I should probably mention that "so" is one of my absolute favorite words & I tend to overuse it. That being said, I might also start ALL of my blog posts with it going forward. And then we can call a collection of my blogs "And SO on...". I'm wi... Read more

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