It is Soooo Good to be Back!
It's been a very long time since I've even visited SparkPeople.com and I can honestly say, I've missed you all!
I have been recovering from rotator cuff surgery on November 18 and am finally getting to the point where I am able to be on t... Read more
Did you ever have one of those days, or in this case nights, where the thoughts would just start flowing in your head? Some of the thoughts come out of nowhere and I won... Read more
Whew! And WooHoo!
Today was supposed to be a nice bright sunny day and DH and I had planned to get much done in the yard to prepare for winter. Sadly, it didn't turn out to be a sunny day, but there was no rain in sight, just lots of gloomy clouds looming overhea... Read more
Life, For What it's Worth
This blog was inspired by PIXIE-LICIOUS and her blog The Old Me and Why I Love Her. Read it if you haven't already.
I have a friend who is 4 years younger than I, she's about 61. She had bariatric surgery to help her lose weight. She w... Read more
"Bon Voyage", Hello! I'm Back!
Well, we've just returned from a dieter's nightmare of a vacation, but a wonderfully scenic 7 day New England-Canada cruise buffet! All the foods you could possibly imagine were available from 5AM til 11PM; all deliciously lined up and just wait... Read more
The Long Journey
My last blog eluded to the days of car travel, when the boys would be sitting in the back seat of our Vista Cruiser station wagon, asking that age old question, "Are we there yet".
Well, here it is, exactly one month after the last blog ent... Read more
So Close, Yet Still So Very Far to Go
Have you ever had your kids ask you, "Mom, are we there yet?" I feel like asking that same question of my scale when I get on it to weigh myself at weekly intervals. "Are we there yet?" This morning (yes, I'm one of those who weigh every morn... Read more
Support System Blessings
I know I've come a long way on Spark, but the past few days have proven that my support system is the best I could hope for. My husband has always been supportive of my efforts, but this week, he has actually started weighing and measuring my p... Read more
Just the Facts Ma'am!
Having been encouraged by Spark Coach to blog about all the improvements in my life since adopting a healthier lifestyle, I was just a bit surprised to see that I haven't written a blog since June 11? Oh my, and I'm usually so talkative and have... Read more
Weather or Not
It seems that lately I've been making excuses and blaming the weather for my lack of ambition for exercise. I don't have much in the way of equipment to substitute in cases of all day rains or storms. Winter is no problem, because I love being ... Read more
Little Black Skirt
I wasn't going to do it. I wasn't going to say anything about the little black skirt I tried on the other day while just nosing around one of the stores. I found this cute little skirt in block colors of black and white, with a blouse to match ... Read more
All I Have to Say, Is Get Outta My Way!
One of the biggest "worries" a person can have when working hard on losing weight and getting healthy, is your co-worker, friend, cousin, neighbor and maybe even your hair stylist, getting in your way.
I've been very fortunate, I'm surrou... Read more
4 Months Going Strong
I recently celebrated (quietly) my 4 month-iversary with SparkPeople. 4 month anniversary isn't right, because the anni part means year and it hasn't been a year yet. So, I'm inventing a new word and calling this my 4 month-iversary. But neve... Read more
Is This Easy or Is It Just Me?
I have been a member of SparkPeople since January 13, 2013. Since that time, I have taken off almost 20 pounds. Let's see, that's about 15 weeks ago which makes my weight loss average 1.25# a week, which is extremely pleasing to me. Is this e... Read more
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A Summer Treat We Can All Appreciate
After spending a little time on facebook tonight, this item was posted by a friend. I shared it on facebook for my friends there. Now I'm sharing it here for all my Spark Friends!
This is the Ultimate in Summer Food Fun!
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