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"A Monkey Named Simian" or "Frances is Not a Fan"

Thursday, December 08, 2011      4 comments

Today, I enjoyed the amazing coincidence of coming across the SparkPeople article "Tame the Emotional Eating Beast for Good" shortly after my "Beast" had been awakened. Read the short article here for the background story: www.sparkpeop... Read more

Dead & Buried

Saturday, December 03, 2011      6 comments

I came across something this week that I didn't think existed... the "before" pictures. Most people who know me also know that I have always avoided having photos taken of me. And, I'm sure my disdain of personal photos grew significantly when I... Read more

Thanksgiving III

Saturday, November 26, 2011      2 comments

I had an awesome Thanksgiving with my extended family on Thursday. Besides getting to spend some quality time with those I love, I indulged in some of my favorite holiday foods including turkey (skinless breast meat only please), sweet potatoes ... Read more

Risky Business

Saturday, November 19, 2011      4 comments

I'm getting in a quick post far away from home. I'm on my last night of a mini-vacation visiting a friend in Arizona, so I need to keep this brief. It's been a great visit, especially since it is sunny and warm. Tomorrow I head home to a snowy, ... Read more

Snow Falls

Friday, November 11, 2011      3 comments

6 Months. It's amazing what can change in six months. Heck, it's amazing what can change in six days! In my last post, I explained what attracted me to SparkPeople and what keeps me here. Today, I thought I would go over some of those real life ... Read more

The Good Guy Fluctuation

Friday, November 04, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday, I talked a little bit about what motivated me to start losing weight back in May, but I didn't cover why I chose SparkPeople to help me along this journey. The reasons seemed worthy of their own post, so here it is. Also, as a side no... Read more

Pilot

Thursday, November 03, 2011      2 comments

I came to SparkPeople on May 9th, 2011 after being at my all-time heaviest weight for about 2 months. Like a lot of people struggling to lose a significant amount of weight, I have a nice, long and complicated "sad story" to call my own. But, at... Read more

The Black Clock of Time

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      6 comments

This isn't quite what I had in mind as my first blog post here, but then most things in life don't happen exactly as you plan them. In my head, my first blog post was going to be an announcement of some great milestone or achievement, or maybe a... Read more


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