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The Story of Flowering Plants

Saturday, May 21, 2011      5 comments

My brother, my only sibling...I love this guy, he is 1 year and 11 months older than me and he has been my hero since I was conceived! Ok, enough extolling the love of my big brother...his second child, his oldest daughter, who will be 18 ... Read more

Trouble with Artificial Sweeteners

Thursday, May 19, 2011      8 comments

In my life Before SparkPeople (I guess B.S. would be appropriate!) I tried to drink diet soda, sugar free beverages, substitute a packet os sweet n low for sugar in my iced tea, etc. But I didn't drink the amount of fluids that I do now, in my ... Read more

I went shopping for clothes...

Monday, May 09, 2011      18 comments

Next Saturday is the 40th Anniversary Celebration for the company that I work for and during that celebration they give out longevity awards, I'll be receiving my 10 year award and I will be presenting to my staff 1-10 year award and 2-20 year a... Read more

Positive Self Talk

Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

Throughout my life I've tried to be a positive person. I enjoy encouraging other people to do their best, succeed, grow... One of the things that I've struggled with as an adult, especially as an overweight woman with perfectionist tendenc... Read more

Reading YOUR Blogs! Thank you!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011      7 comments

I have been on Spark for 3.5 months. I've lost 22 pounds since the first of 2011, 16 of those pounds on Spark. So...what about your blogs??? I've been reading blogs about my new Spark Friends; gaining weight and losing it f-a-s-t, handlin... Read more

Eating and Traveling

Sunday, April 10, 2011      6 comments

My greatest concern while traveling recently was what would I eat? Would I find healthy choices? Had I read enough Spark articles to know the right choices? I thought I would partially prepare for the challenges by taking a few things with me... Read more

Working Out While Traveling

Saturday, April 09, 2011      6 comments

As some of you know, I spent the last 11 days traveling in Europe with my son and some students from his art class at school. I had 2 concerns when I left, first, what would I eat that fit in my meal plans and second, would I get enough exercis... Read more

One week until Europe...

Friday, March 18, 2011      3 comments

One of my main motivations for losing some weight, eating healthy and starting to exercise was a trip to Europe that I've been planning to take with my son this Spring. Well, we are now one week from departing for Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and... Read more

Spring will come...soon?

Sunday, February 20, 2011      0 comments

I love being outside. I'm new to Spark and I'm new to exercising; my inside exercise is strength training and elliptical but outside I can walk different routes, go different places. I want to be outside but alas, I'm stuck inside because of t... Read more

All of a Sudden...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      1 comments

Just like those who commented on my blog said...keep it up and the results come...and they did. I've lost 12 pounds since 1/2/11 and 6 pounds since I started Sparking on 1/28/11! Just when I got nervous that I was doing it wrong (according to ... Read more

Doing All the Right Things?

Friday, February 11, 2011      4 comments

I'm following Spark to a T, I'm doing all the right things. I'm working out cardio 6 days per week for 30 or more minutes, I'm doing ST 3 days per week. I'm at the low end of my calories and other nutrition goals, I'm reading articles...but I'... Read more


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