The Story of Flowering Plants
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
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...
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
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!!!
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
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
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...
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?
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...
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
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Doing All the Right Things?
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